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    The latest in home fire safety

    (BPT) - While the office, school and home now share one roof, keeping your house and family safe has never been more important. Thanks to enhanced safety technology, you can better protect against the threats of smoke, fire and carbon monoxide (CO), allowing you to go about your busy lifestyle without skipping a beat. When upgrading your protection, make sure to install alarms with the latest safety enhancements. Alarms should be installed on every level of the home, including in each bedroom and outside every sleeping area.

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    Pet-friendly design tips

    (BPT) - Whether you're dreaming of a complete home remodel or a simple decor update, you may not be factoring your pets in your decision-making and overall design process. But how many times have you regretted a furniture or upholstery choice once Fido or Fluffy got their paws (and fur) on it?

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    How to use the noir aesthetic in home design

Tuesday 07/28/2020
4 home improvements that may affect your homeowners insurance
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Many of today’s homeowners have been inspired by house-flipping shows to learn practical tips and savvy tricks to either increase their home’s resale value or, for those who prefer to stay put, refresh their living space for its long-term use. While these shows highlight the newest trends that resonate with new buyers or help customize a house to an owner’s current needs, what they don’t tell you is how remodeling might affect your homeowners insurance coverage.

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Wednesday 07/15/2020
Have time and energy? 5 affordable DIY projects homeowners can finish now
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Wednesday 07/08/2020
Simple solutions to create a modern home oasis
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - When people think of modern homes, many picture classic floor-to-ceiling glass windows, white rooms and contemporary furniture. The reality is, adding modern touches to your home does not require a rebuild, a huge investment or a blank space. A few design tips and simple swaps can transform your existing space into an updated, modern oasis.

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Friday 06/26/2020
Staying secure beyond National Home Safety Month
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Assessing and updating your home’s security measures should be a year-round focus for homeowners. While timely reminders, such as National Home Safety Month, are great for encouraging immediate action, these considerations should remain top-of-mind 365 days of the year.

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Home renovations to fit the ‘new normal’ of homeownership
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - With people across the country spending more time at home than ever before, home improvement projects are increasingly becoming top of mind for homeowners. Despite the financial difficulties brought on by the pandemic, 77% of homeowners say their home renovation budget for 2020 is the same or greater than last year, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

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Friday 06/05/2020
4 easy steps to a chemical-free backyard
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Because everyone is spending more time in their own backyards now, parents are wondering how to create healthier lawns for their families.

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Wednesday 06/03/2020
5 ways to go green and stay comfortable at home
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Wednesday 05/27/2020
5 Ways to Master a Move
Posted: May 27, 2020

(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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Tuesday 05/19/2020
Is your home ready for hail and high winds? 3 ways to make sure
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(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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Thursday 04/30/2020
Take care of your car – starting with your driveway
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(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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