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    Boost your home’s curb appeal

    (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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    5 eye-catching upgrades for your home

    (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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    Fully Escorted Tours Introduce Retirees to Costa Rica

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

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Wednesday 03/25/2020
Keep Clutter at Bay
Updated: March 27, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) You can get your home reorganized and looking great with just a little bit of TLC and some helpful storage solutions. From those stray groceries that haven’t found a home in the pantry to shampoo bottles that linger on the bathtub ledge, these options can help you get reorganized and maximize your storage space.

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Prepare Your Home for Storm Season
Updated: March 27, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Protecting your personal safety is the first priority when severe weather emerges with homes and personal property often running a close second. After all, the home is not only a place for comfort and sanctuary – it could be your single largest investment.

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7 Steps to Prepare for a Home Remodel
Updated: March 27, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel.

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A Spring Cleaning To-Do List
Updated: March 27, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Spring cleaning often lands in a perfect spot on the calendar to serve as an annual reminder of your regular home maintenance to-do list such as changing HVAC and appliance filters, checking smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and cleaning exterior appliance venting. Keep this checklist from Kidde in mind this spring and find more spring safety information at kidde.com/home-safety.

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Friday 03/20/2020
Unlock Your Home Equity with A Home Co-Investment
Posted: March 20, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Owning a home is a huge investment, and once they've owned long enough to build up equity, many homeowners opt to leverage the equity for other uses. But if you're on the fence about taking on another monthly loan payment, an option that may be right for you is co-investing.

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Wednesday 03/18/2020
Don't Sweat The EPA's 2020 Freon Phaseout This Summer
Posted: March 18, 2020

(NewsUSA) - As temperatures rise and air conditioners begin to blast, educated homeowners have no need to fear the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2020 Freon Phaseout.

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Color Your Kitchen
Updated: March 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While the kitchen is often the busiest room in the house, it is also one of the most important rooms when it comes to renovations. An upgraded, vibrant kitchen that incorporates elements of personal style can make the room more attrac­tive while increasing the home’s overall value.

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Monday 03/16/2020
Spring Cleaning: What You May Be Missing
Posted: March 16, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Spring is here, and that means so is spring cleaning. This year, take time to show some love to the workhorses that make your house run smoothly; namely, the washing machine, dishwasher, disposal, and stove.

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Simple steps for DIY concrete crack repair
Posted: March 16, 2020

(BPT) - If you have a concrete driveway, walkway, patio or other area on your property, you know that cracks can happen. Reasons vary, but the most common causes of cracks include temperature changes, ground movement, improperly placed joints and excessive loads. As seasons change and spring emerges across the country, many homeowners are surprised to discover cracks that formed during the cold weather. This is even more prevalent as many parts of the country are experiencing record precipitation.

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Friday 03/13/2020
Spring Lawn Equipment: Keep Safety in Mind with These 8 Tips
Updated: March 15, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—Spring is on its way and homeowners are eager to get outside and spruce up their yards. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing outdoor power equipment, small engine, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, reminds homeowners to keep safety in mind when working in their outdoor living spaces.

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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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Friday 11/08/2019
Hispanic Homeowner Follows A Step-By-Step Plan to Buy A House
Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:48 am

(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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Hispanic Homeowner Follows A Step-By-Step Plan to Buy A House
Updated: January 07, 2020 - 3:10 am

(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
Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:48 am

(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 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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Thursday 05/02/2019
Not Your Grandfather’s Home Loan: What to Know About Today’s Process
Posted: May 02, 2019

(StatePoint) In today’s world where moving fast is the norm, you may think that finding the time to apply for a home loan is about as likely as finding the time to remove your jam-packed storage room of all the objects that don’t bring you joy.

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Saturday 04/20/2019
Shopping for a Home this Spring: Map Out Your Journey
Posted: April 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means the weather is warming, there’s more daylight, flowers are popping up… and so are “For Sale” signs in yards nationwide.

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