• April 12, 2021

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Ready, set, sold: 5 tips for selling your home in a hot market

(BPT) - If you're thinking about moving, now could be the ideal time to sell your home. Over 28 million Americans say they plan to purchase a home in the next 12 months, yet the number of available homes on the market is lower than it’s been in decades. When there are more buyers than available houses, the uneven supply and demand typically results in bidding wars and higher selling prices. This has created a hot market for home sellers in cities across the country.

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Friday 04/02/2021
5 inspiring ways to bring the beauty of nature into the home
Updated: April 11, 2021 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s no secret that nature has the power to inspire, invigorate, restore and refresh. Research shows that nature can offer mental health benefits including decreasing stress and relieving anxiety. In fact, incorporating elements of nature into the home has been proven to improve happiness and well-being. Following are five ways to invite the beauty and benefits of the outdoors into your home.

Wednesday 03/31/2021
3 easy ways to get your home ready for Earth Day
Updated: April 11, 2021 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - With Earth Day just around the corner, have you done a home health check to make sure you aren’t wasting water? Some easy upgrades can help you to kick water-guzzling fixtures to the curb and start saving water and money.

4 easy one-day bathroom upgrades
Updated: April 11, 2021 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Since you’ve been spending more time at home, you've probably noticed things that need a refresh, especially in that most-used room of the house: the bathroom. Whether you’re an experienced DIY-er or novice fixer-upper, you may be putting off renovations that seem too tough to tackle.

Inspect these 3 areas to protect your home against costly water damage
Updated: April 11, 2021 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - There’s nothing quite like owning a home. There’s the pride of achieving a financial goal. There’s the comfort of having a sanctuary and space of your own in which to build a lifetime of memories.

Tuesday 03/30/2021
Spring refresh: 5 easy indoor projects to freshen up your home
Updated: April 11, 2021 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - While spring cleaning tends to get the most attention this time of year, the best way to usher in the new season is by giving your home a warm-weather refresh. There’s no need to go out and buy all new furniture and décor or undertake a major renovation to give your current interior a fresh look and feel, though — small tweaks can make just as big of an impact!

How to show your appliances some extra love this spring
Updated: April 11, 2021 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - This past year we’ve all made a few changes to our daily lives, but one thing has remained constant — your appliances. It’s easy to forget these machines are working hard in the background, but they’re always helping to keep your household running smoothly. In the spirit of spring cleaning, let’s give some extra love to our dedicated appliances, so they can keep performing at their best. Here are spring cleaning must-dos from Maytag appliance experts.

Monday 03/29/2021
The missed home improvement step putting you and your community at risk
Updated: April 11, 2021 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - What do planting a tree, building a patio, installing a pool and putting up a fence have in common? These popular home improvement projects add value to your home, and they all require an important safety step: getting utility lines marked before digging.

Friday 03/19/2021
What Homeowners Need to Know Before Refinancing
Updated: March 23, 2021 - 2:35 am

(StatePoint) With mortgage rates hovering near three percent, experts say there are still a number of homeowners who could benefit from refinancing. In fact, borrowers who refinanced in 2020 to lower their mortgage rate saved over $2,800 in mortgage payments annually, according to the latest Freddie Mac research.

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