Just Bought a Home? Here’s What Not to Do

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Just Bought a Home? Here’s What Not to Do Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, putting you on the path to a smart financial future. There are certain traps you can fall into as a new homeowner, however, that can put your financial well-being at risk. Avoid doing the following too soon: Remodeling. Unless Read More

5 Tips for Deck Design

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5 Tips for Deck Design Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help make your dream deck Read More

8 Best Upgrades to Personalize Your New Home

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8 Best Upgrades to Personalize Your New Home Before you move into your new house, you may want to make upgrades. These add value to your investment, improve your home’s function and allow you to express your personality. Plus, making upgrades before you move in reduces inconvenience later. Consider the following upgrades to make your Read More

Last Minute Things to Do Before Back-to-School

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Last Minute Things to Do Before Back-to-School For parents, back-to-school is looming on the horizon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze a bit more out of the season! Below are a handful things you can still do with your family before they head to school, offered by Booking.com. Plan a last-minute family vacation: They Read More

Save Money by Converting From Oil to Gas Heating: Here’s How

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Save Money by Converting From Oil to Gas Heating: Here’s How If you have an aging, oil-fired heating system and are dreading the day you’ll need to replace or service  your heating system, you may want to explore converting from oil to gas. Heating your home with a cleaner, more fuel-efficient system will shrink your Read More

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way to ensure you receive top Read More

Dog vs. Yard: How to Keep Your Landscape and Your Pet Happy

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Dog vs. Yard: How to Keep Your Landscape and Your Pet Happy Any dog owner has likely watched their beautiful new garden dug up by their four-legged family member, or their beloved new grass become Spot’s outdoor toilet.  With this in mind, here are top five tips for ensuring the family yard is a place everyone Read More

Personal Space: 4 Ways to Add Privacy Inside and Out

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Personal Space: 4 Ways to Add Privacy Inside and Out While a cabin in the woods may not be your thing, there are times when we all crave a little privacy. No matter what your living environs may be, there are several strategies beyond fencing for creating private spaces both inside and outside your home. Read More

Trendy Home Decorations to Consider This Year

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Trendy Home Decorations to Consider This Year The comfort level of your home is significantly influenced by the design of the interior setting. It’s important that you decorate with the latest trends to create a modern and contemporary setting that reflects your taste. If you’re looking to update your home decoration, here are a few designs to Read More

5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500

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5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500 Summer is a time filled with good times and warm weather. Unfortunately, it’s also a time for many homeowners when energy costs skyrocket as they attempt to keep their homes cool and comfortable. Thankfully, there are many things that can be done to help keep Read More