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December Home Maintenance

Quick-and-easy tasks that’ll brighten up your interior. December. The year’s coming to an end. Time to do four small tasks for a bright (and money-saving) new year.#1 Clean Light Bulbs and Fixtures Two great reasons to clean your light bulbs: … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Fire Pits

Indoor evenings on the couch are so last year. Literally. Relaxing around a fire and under the stars is about to be the place for a perfect night. But a built-in fire pit can cost upward of $5,000 for an … Continue reading

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September Home Maintenance

Ah, September… The weather is changing, and we’re getting back to our normal, post-summer routines. It’s also a great time to give the house a little extra love and maintenance. Stain the DeckHelp your deck field what winter throws at … Continue reading

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What to Know About Credit before Buying a Home

Like it or not, your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life, ranking up there with your Social Security number, date of birth, and wedding anniversary. This three-digit number is your financial report card, except … Continue reading

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Replace or Reface?

Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets? Options and Costs Refacing kitchen cabinets might be “superficial,” but the results and savings are dramatic. Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic … Continue reading

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Housing Market Is Feeling Effects of Coronavirus Outbreak

February 6, 2020 The U.S. housing market is feeling the impact of the new coronavirus outbreak from China. Mortgage interest rates have dropped because of it, and the luxury sector has seen Chinese buyers, who had been propelling that market, … Continue reading

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Where Homeowners, HOAs Bump Heads the Most

September 24, 2019 More people are purchasing homes in neighborhoods governed by a homeowners association. While HOA rules aim to establish order and consistency in a community, many homeowners say they often feel bylaws are intrusive. “Nit-picky rules are often … Continue reading

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What the Fed’s Rate Cut Means for Buyers

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession took hold in 2008, though the move is not likely to deliver significant juice to an already favorable borrowing environment for home buyers. The … Continue reading

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12 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

Let more natural light shine indoors with these simple tips. Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while swaddled in a couch blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less … Continue reading

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