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Wednesday 11/13/2019
4 Steps for DIY Paint Project Success
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 2:32 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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3 Tips to Create Your Dream Closet
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) If you’ve ever opened your closet doors and been depressed by what you see, it may be time to rethink your closet.

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Are Your Lungs Trying to Tell You Something?
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Do you get short of breath doing daily activities? Feel like you’re unable to take deep breaths? Are you constantly coughing or wheezing? If you said yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious, potentially devastating lung disease also known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Though it’s easy to think of these symptoms as just part of “getting older’’ or as problems that come with allergies, often they are not.

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Ready for Winter Weather
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

Tips to keep your family safe and warm

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It Pays to Compare Using Medicare’s New Plan Finder During Open Enrollment
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

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Emerging Trends in Pet-Friendly Cities
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) From housing and business policies to overarching economic health, pets are making a profound impact on the lives of their owners. In its first Annual Report, Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program highlights seven emerging trends as cities are working to make pets feel welcome. For a view of the full report and resources to help make your community more pet-friendly, visit BetterCitiesForPets.com.

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Warm, Cozy and Eco-Friendly
Posted: November 13, 2019

Earth-friendly home improvements for winter

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Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) As fall weather sets in, many homeowners take advantage of cooler days to spruce up their living spaces since they’re confined indoors. However, fitting all that work into a busy season filled with school, sports and other family demands isn’t always easy.

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5 Tips to Get Your Home Winter-Ready
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) As the days get shorter and the weather turns chilly, it's time to prepare your home for the winter months ahead. Because your home will likely require extra maintenance to keep it in shape throughout the winter, beginning preparations early can help lower energy bills, increase the efficiency and lifespan of your home's components and make your property safer overall.

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Friday 11/08/2019
Hispanic Homeowner Follows A Step-By-Step Plan to Buy A House
Posted: November 08, 2019

(NewsUSA) - A national housing survey found 88 percent of Hispanics felt homeownership was a good long-term investment, with 92 percent reporting they planned to be homeowners.

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Tuesday 10/29/2019
How to Buy A House Without Draining Your Savings
Posted: October 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Erin, who works at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, had been toying with the idea of buying her first home. She was 32 years old, and was very aware that the Durham housing market was heating up.

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Thursday 10/24/2019
5 Ways to Reap the Benefits of Natural Light [Slideshow]
Updated: October 29, 2019 - 3:04 am

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Thursday 10/17/2019
Top 5 smart decisions to make when remodeling your home
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Whether renovating a new home or remodeling your longtime family dwelling, there is no shortage of options when it comes to design that will make a lasting impact. If you’re wondering where to splurge and what you should hold back on — look no further. From Wi-Fi-enabled appliances, to elevated entertaining areas, here are five smart design decisions to make in your home that will stand the test of time.

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Thursday 10/03/2019
5 Ways to Decorate with Nature
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - According to a recent YouGov survey, commissioned by VELUX, 63% of people spend less than 7 hours a week in nature. Nature helps to soothe and calm us, so weave it into the decor throughout your home. Natural light brightens this bathroom, highlighting the clean, modern lines.

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Tuesday 10/01/2019
3 things that may go wrong if you don’t winterize your house
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Fall is here, which means, like it or not, cold weather is just around the corner. While most of us would prefer not to think about turning on our heat just yet, this is actually the best time to check your heating to ensure everything is operating as it should.

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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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Friday 06/14/2019
Millennial Successfully Relocates And Buys Second Home at Age 25
Updated: July 20, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NewsUSA) - Amy bought her first house in Grand Rapids, Michigan at age 23. Fast forward two years and she has since sold that house and relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two houses in two years at age 25: Here's one Millennial who isn't sacrificing homeownership for mobility. 

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