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Is Hurricane Insurance Worth It?

We’re in the peak of the busiest hurricane season in years. Is your home properly insured? Hurricanes are a force to be reckoned with, especially since the season sticks around so long and does damage beyond coastal areas. For example, … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Save Money and Energy When You Do Laundry

Most families do more than 400 loads of laundry a year, costing upwards of $600. Trim those costs with these energy-saving tricks. Here’s a fun laundry room fact: The average American family washes 300 loads of laundry a year, spending as much … Continue reading

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HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Here’s an easy, doable preventive maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system in top shape. It’s a good idea to hire an HVAC company to inspect and do maintenance on your system every fall and spring. They’ll do things … Continue reading

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17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

Keep the vintage wallpaper, but upgrade that time- and money-draining retro thermostat to programmable. What may seem like a good idea often isn’t.  Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners may make. #1 Get Rid of Your Only Tub If … Continue reading

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When to Repair or Replace Your Appliance

Consider age, repair cost, pricing, energy efficiency, and whether to modify your kitchen to accommodate a new unit. When an appliance is old and isn’t working efficiently, it may seem natural to decide to replace it rather than repair it … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Ticks

Here are two ways to nix ticks in your yard to keep your dog — and you — healthy. Ticks may be one of the smallest summer pests in my neighborhood, but they’re also the scariest because they carry Lyme disease. I’ve had … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Make Fido Happy in Your New Home

Your dog will love these features, which will look awesome in your home, too. CONTRIBUTED BY This article was contributed by Sarah Fogle, a DIYer, self-professed power tool addict, and home renovation blogger, who writes “The Ugly Duckling House.” Life … Continue reading

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Landscaping for Dogs: Do’s and Don’ts

Dog-friendly landscaping tips so you can have a beautiful yard and a happy dog. Landscaping for dogs is easy with these tips about what to do and what NOT to. Like choosing the right mulch. Mulch DO: Use gravel, shredded hardwood … Continue reading

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5 Outdoor Patio Lighting Ideas

Creative patio lighting ideas add a nighttime glow to keep you outside. Outdoor patios are an extension of your home, perfect for gathering with guests, getting lost in a good book, or even working out. But the fun shouldn’t stop … Continue reading

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