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Grub Control & Other Curb Appeal Tasks for June

If your lawn could talk, it would tell you to water deeply and less often. June’s a critical month to make sure you’re giving some TLC to a key curb appeal asset: your lawn. You’ll spend less time (and money, if … Continue reading

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Sharp Homeowners Know June Is the Best Time to Do These 5 Things

Like cleaning your siding — just be sure to start from the bottom and go up. Could it really be summer?! Tackle these five summer maintenance tasks during June’s longer days and better weather — and save yourself time and money this … Continue reading

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4 Smart Home Devices

4 Smart Home Devices: Which Are Right for Your Home? Smart home devices can be clever choices for your home and your budget. When you’re not home, little doubts can plague you. Did I lock the door? Did I leave … Continue reading

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Are Closing Costs Deductible?

The answer to whether closing costs are tax deductible — or mortgage interest and property taxes for that matter — is often maddeningly, “It depends.” Basically, you’ll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling more than the standard deduction, … Continue reading

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8 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!) But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that moving in, and now you’re ready to … Continue reading

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13 Home Trends to Watch for 2022

While buyers are still seeking homes that offer safe, enjoyable shelter, new wish list items are emerging that give houses better design and function. Home design trends that are expected to loom large in 2022 are an evolution of what … Continue reading

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A Home Gym? No Sweat

In the 1980s and ‘90s, when houses were getting bigger and fancier with all sorts of specialty spaces—theaters with stadium seating, giant aquariums, rathskellers, and sports courts—some homeowners would bring in dozens of pieces of gym equipment, install cushioned flooring, … Continue reading

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6 October Home Maintenance Tasks

The temps are starting to drop; the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Temps are more chilly than warm. That’s when veteran homeowners know it’s time to do these six things if they want to avoid grief or … Continue reading

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Protect your Home From Severe Weather

Brown lawns. Flooded basements. Piles of snow dumped on your doorstep. Topsy-turvy weather can test your patience, and even put your home at risk. If a freak storm drops in your area, will your home be up to the challenge? … Continue reading

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