Feb. 17, 2017

Kitchens That'll Never Go Out of Style

Kitchens That'll Never Go Out of Style:

7 Ingredients for a Timeless Look


Kitchen trends will come and go, but some things never go out of style. If you want a kitchen that will stand the test of time and still look as beautiful twenty years from now ...

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Jan. 30, 2017

Downsize a Home Sooner, Not Later

For most people, their house is their biggest asset. It's also their biggest expense. But when it comes to retirement planning, a house often falls to the bottom of the list involving changes in later life.

There are plenty of reasons for the inertia. Emotionally, it's hard to ...

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Jan. 26, 2017

Silent but Deadly

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With cold temperatures affecting much of North America this winter, it's worthwhile to address a potential hazard that could arise with increased use of fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces and water heaters: carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by the combustion of fuels ...

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Jan. 25, 2017

Radon, Fact or Fiction?

Radon awareness and education should be at the top of every homeowner's safety list. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Fortunately, there are ways to test for mitigate its effect in the home. If you're buying a home, the US ...

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Sept. 8, 2016

6 home renovations you can do yourself

6 home renovations you can do yourself

Americans spent a combined total of more than $326 billion on remodeling and home improvements in 2015 as of October, according to the National Association of Realtors' 2015 Remodeling Impact Report.

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Aug. 26, 2016

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets (Budget-Friendly Renovation at Its Best!)


Kitchen renovations can cost a bundle, except this budget-friendly face-lift: painting your cabinets. Hire a professional to paint the cabinets in a midsize kitchen for about $750 -- or spend as little as $200 on materials and a weekend tackling this ...

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Aug. 22, 2016

Move-up homes evolve to fit changing tastes

Move-up homes, traditionally purchased by families who have outgrown their first house, are as in demand as ever. But builders say today's buyers have different preferences than their predecessors.

Rather than providing more space, move-up homes have evolved to offer features designed to fit the hectic lifestyles of today's buyers, usually families with young ...

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Aug. 17, 2016

Making Extra Mortgage Payments Can Pay off, but Should You?


On the Money-Accelerated Mortgage PaymentsIt's a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: Make an extra mortgage payment or two every year and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest.

The move can shave off costs for a home loan and ensure it ...

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June 30, 2016

Get to know your home's electrical system

Your home’s electrical system is more than just a bunch of wires – it’s a complex system, carefully designed to deliver all the power you need for modern life in the safest way possible. Knowing how your home’s electrical system works will help you be a more “empowered” homeowner.

Electrical ...

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June 22, 2016

Buying and Selling Your Home: Which comes first?



Unless you’re upgrading to a new home every year, chances are the buying and selling process has changed significantly since you were last in a closing. The market is different, new lender requirements have been introduced and you probably have a different set of needs for your next ...

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