Organizing Your Closets

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When it comes to making the most of your living space, organizing your closets can provide a two-for-one benefit for little or no additional cost. First, it can make simple existing in your own space so much...
Want a Pool for Summer?

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Ah, the sweet smell of chlorine water on a hot, sunny day. Makes you want to go for a swim, right? Well, if you can afford it and your backyard is ready, start now to plan for the dig. Cost. In-ground...
Investing in Real Estate

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Investing in real estate, done smartly, can set you up for residual income for years to come, if you go in prepared.Total costs. When you’re buying apartments, office space or houses to rent—or...
A Staged Home

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To translate an old saying, when it comes to preparing your home for the market, an ounce of staging is worth a pound of regular old cleanup.Forbes magazine says that homes that are staged sell for about 17...
Kitchen Trends: The Heart of the Home

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Oh, the possibilities for revitalizing the heart of your home—the kitchen. Here are some of the latest trends:Epoxy countertops. While stone and marble countertops will always win fans, they can cost...
Getaway Ideas for Spring Break

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Spring Break is just around the corner. The kids are vowing to be bored. You don’t have a ton of cash to spend, either. Nowhere to go? Try these ideas:National parks. While only 26 states have national...
Top Wishes for First-time Home Buyers

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What do first-time home buyers really want in a house? It’s not like it used to be, when first-timers bought fixer-uppers with the expectation of months (or years) of building sweat equity. For better or...
Front Entrance: Create a Memorable Welcome

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First impressions mean a lot, and that goes for your home, too. To make a good impression with front entrance, here are some tips:Clean sweep. Before people get into your house, they have to walk up. A simple...
Home Warranty 101

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Home warranties can be a very good idea, and they’re often used as a cherry on top by home sellers—but both parties in a sale should read the fine print to determine if the policy in question is...