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    5 Ways to Master a Move

    (StatePoint) While real estate agents report that far fewer people than normal have been moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, that may soon change. A recent Harris Poll found that nearly a third of U.S. adults living in urban areas are considering a move to less densely populated cities in the wake of the pandemic. Others may not be fleeing the pandemic but simply want or need to move, either for a job change or other reason.

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    Is your home ready for hail and high winds? 3 ways to make sure

    (BPT) - Severe thunderstorms are increasing in frequency and intensity, according to government data that point to more than 16,000 incidents of damaging wind and 5,000 large hail reports in the U.S. last year alone.

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    Take care of your car – starting with your driveway

    (BPT) - After the snow and ice has melted away each spring, drivers and homeowners around the country are left with their aftermath — annoying and destructive potholes.

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Wednesday 05/27/2020
Get Ready to Roll Safely Into Summer
Updated: May 29, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) During the summer months, personal vehicles tend to cover a lot of ground between travel and daily commutes.

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4 Steps for DIY Paint Project Success
Updated: May 29, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Painting is one of the easiest and most impactful DIY projects for homeowners to quickly update their homes. Whether it’s a new look in a master bathroom, adding a pop of color to the guest room, finishing off a basement remodel or anything in-between, a fresh coat of paint provides a fresh spin that’s all your own.

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Wednesday 05/20/2020
Bound to Your Home? 7 Essentials to Help Make Your Space More Comfortable
Posted: May 20, 2020

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Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space
Updated: May 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Transforming your backyard into a true extension of your home’s living space is a relatively easy way to add usable square footage and increase enjoyment of your home. Making outdoor upgrades is also a scalable project, meaning you can do as little or as much as your budget allows and continue enhancing the space over time.

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5 Tips for Bringing a New Pet Home
Updated: May 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Bringing a pet home for the first time – even if you already have other pets – can be an exciting moment. However, it's important to involve the whole family in discussing whether your family will foster or adopt, and what each family member's responsibilities with the new pet will be. It also takes preparation and patience to ensure a smooth transition.

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5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Decking Contractor
Updated: May 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When it comes to tackling a backyard makeover, there is no time like the present to start planning. Unless you're planning to build your own deck, one of the first items on your "to-do" list should be hiring a contractor.

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8 Tips for Older Adults Isolating at Home or in Assisted Living Facilities
Updated: May 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For many seniors, being home alone during the COVID-19 pandemic means being lonely. 

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Weather the Storm
Updated: May 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

Prepare early for power outages and other storm impacts

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Essential Pantry Staples to Have on Hand
Updated: May 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Keeping a well-stocked pantry ensures you can pull together a quality meal on a moment's notice or when unexpected circumstances keep you from making it to the store. In many homes, the pantry is filled with mismatched odds and ends that may not fit together, but you can shop smart to gather basic ingredients you need for a wide range of recipes.

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Kids Can Save Lives by Getting Active at Home
Updated: May 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) As millions of people across the globe social distance and self-quarantine to help prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, kids and families can help save lives by getting active at home.

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Monday 04/27/2020
Buying or selling a home during a pandemic? Here’s what you need to know
Posted: April 27, 2020

(BPT) - While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed real estate transactions across the country, some still need to buy or sell their homes. It’s critical to understand the pandemic’s impacts on real estate, from simply touring a home to the ability to close transactions.

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Friday 03/06/2020
Boost your home’s curb appeal
Updated: May 30, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Looks matter and first impressions count! So to pique the interest of potential buyers, refresh your home’s exterior and boost the curb appeal with new siding. In-the-know design pros are choosing cypress siding for the upgrade. It looks great and can last a lifetime, no matter what Mother Nature might have in store.

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Wednesday 02/26/2020
5 eye-catching upgrades for your home
Updated: May 30, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Who doesn’t want to upgrade the looks, value, functionality or comfort of their own home? From minor tweaks to major makeovers, renovating with hardwood is a sure way to achieve one or more of those home-improvement goals. “Beautifully milled and finished hardwood surfaces offer a variety of colors and textures that no other material truly matches,” says Linda Jovanovich, of the American Hardwood Information Center. “But most American hardwoods — whether classics like oak and walnut, or less familiar species like sycamore or basswood — are also remarkably durable, easy to work with and sustainably grown.” Here are five hardwood upgrades well worth considering for your home.

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Tuesday 01/28/2020
Fully Escorted Tours Introduce Retirees to Costa Rica
Updated: March 13, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Retirees seeking comfortable climates, relaxed lifestyles, and affordable, quality medical care might find a hidden gem in Costa Rica.

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Friday 12/13/2019
Looking to Buy a Home? 2020 May Be Your Year
Posted: December 13, 2019

(StatePoint) If buying a home is on your near-future to-do list, experts say that 2020 may be a good year to make it happen. Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows, providing you with the opportunity to finance a new home purchase at a much lower cost.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
10 Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know
Posted: September 12, 2019

(StatePoint) PMI, APR, LTV…these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
How Close Is Too Close When It Comes to Living Near Your Family?
Posted: September 04, 2019

(StatePoint) While you can’t choose your family, you can choose how close you live to them. A new survey suggests some healthy boundaries between parents and in-laws make for a happier family relationship -- something to keep in mind when shopping for a home.  

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Thursday 08/08/2019
Pro Tips for Taking the Perfect Photos of Your Home
Posted: August 08, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve completed an amazing renovation, or you are selling your house, you’ll want to take perfect pictures of your home to share.

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Tuesday 07/30/2019
Readiness Checklist: 5 Steps to Prep for Buying a Home
Posted: July 30, 2019

(StatePoint) For many Americans, making the jump to buying that first house is a significant achievement that allows them to put their mark on their own space, while creating room for family and pets.

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