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Monday 05/02/2016
Get the Dirt on Deep Cleaning
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 4:37 am

(Family Features) A deep clean is a surefire way to freshen up your home. In order to create a cleaner, healthier household environment, you need to be sure you're using the right methods and tools to get the job done.

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Get Your Car Spring Ready
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 4:37 am

(Family Features) Spring breezes may be blowing, but before you put those windows down and settle in for a leisurely drive to soak up that fresh air, your car needs some seasonal freshening of its own.

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Feel Good About Clearing Clutter
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 4:37 am

(Family Features) Whether spring or summer, extended breaks from the day-to-day routines are great for making new family memories. They are also great for taking some time to recall previous ones often found in items around the house.

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Increasing Road Safety with Cost-Effective Technology
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 4:37 am

(Family Features) Driving conditions have drastically changed in recent years, and thanks to the rise of cell phones and smart devices there are more distracted drivers on the road than ever before. In fact, the National Safety Council reports that 1.6 million crashes each year are a direct result of cell phone use while driving.

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Outdoor Kitchens Add Fun, Function
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 4:37 am

(Family Features) If your backyard beckons when temperatures climb, an outdoor kitchen may be the perfect answer for your next construction or remodeling project. Outdoor kitchens bring color, style and design to your backyard landscape while adding a fully functional living space to your home.

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Quick Beauty Tricks for a Busy Morning
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 4:37 am

(Family Features) When you’re crunched for time, you may be tempted to ditch the pampering from your morning routine. No matter how quickly you have to dash out the door, you can always find shortcuts to your daily beauty regimen that let you look and feel your best.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Is your high-efficiency water heater going to lead to heartache later on?
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - It’s time to replace your old, energy-guzzling water heater, boiler, dehumidifier or furnace and you’ve done your homework. You’re going to save energy and money in the long run by switching to a high-efficiency condensing heater or boiler. Good for you! But as with any home improvement project, it’s important to know the nuances of proper installation — even if you’re relying on a professional to do the job.

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Hot Accessories For The Contemporary Cook
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—These days, it’s not enough for home cooks to be able to multitask—get all the elements of the meal on the table at the same time, while looking after family and career—they want their appliances to multitask, as well.

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Three Ways To Save This Spring
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—As the weather warms and outdoor watering starts, it's a good time to ask: Are you throwing water—and money—into the wind? Experts estimate that 50 percent of the 9 billion gallons of water we use outdoors every day is lost due to evaporation, wind or runoff caused by inefficient landscape irrigation.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Know Your Options For Home Cooling Systems
Posted: April 26, 2016

(NAPSI)—When the weather heats up, many homeowners crank up their central air conditioning or turn to multiple noisy window units. Unfortunately, neither option is ideal: central air, wastes energy by its all-or-nothing nature. Window units, in addition to being cumbersome, diminish a room’s attractiveness and obscure its views.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
10 moving mistakes to avoid for a safe and productive moving day
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, the turn of seasons means it’s time to tackle the big move. Whether you’ve purchased a new home or are changing apartments, moving is a lot of work — both physically and mentally. By planning ahead, packing smart and moving safely, you can avoid some of the most notorious moving day mistakes.

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How to Make Your Dream Home a Reality
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) Spring is peak home-buying season, but for some, a low credit score may make it difficult for their dream home to become a reality.

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Friday 04/22/2016
Home-buying tips for renters and move-up buyers
Posted: April 22, 2016

(BPT) - The spring home buying season is in full swing all across the United States.

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Monday 04/18/2016
5 essential spring home improvement projects
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - The arrival of spring means new beginnings and a fresh chance to tackle those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off for the last several months. Get your home ready for summer and make it more beautiful, efficient and functional than ever with these five seasonal projects.

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More Home Buyers are Taking Advantage of Today's Low Mortgage Rates
Updated: April 18, 2016 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) If you're in the market to buy a home, today’s historically low average mortgage rates are something to celebrate. Mortgage rates play a significant role in how much home you can afford -- and when rates are low, a home that was once unaffordable may now be within reach.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Why attic to bonus room conversions are tops when it comes to useful home improvements
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Open floor plans, mini-mansions, micro homes — some home design styles and elements shift with the currents of consumer tastes. However, others stand the test of time because they’re enduringly useful. Attics or lofts, for example, are a staple of American home design, remaining in demand even as the way we use them has evolved.

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4 tried and true tips for any kitchen redesign
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Tackling a home improvement project can be a really daunting task – whether it’s a simple redecoration or a full kitchen renovation. You may feel like you're the only homeowner, ever, to have questions. Renowned designer and LG Studio Artistic Advisor, Nate Berkus, has answered design questions from homeowners for more than 20 years, and he's found that the same ones keep cropping up.

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Monday 04/11/2016
Improve your home's energy efficiency with these tips
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 4:38 am

(BPT) - With spring upon us and the emphasis on home energy efficiency continuing to grow, building industry experts say now is the best time for homeowners considering a home improvement project to look at how energy efficient their home truly is. Homeowners should ask themselves, "How much energy is being lost through inefficiencies in my home and how much is this energy loss costing me each month?"

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Protect your home from fire and storms with tough-as-nails exterior products
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 4:38 am

(BPT) - Investing in your safety pays off, whether you live in a coastal region prone to hurricanes or in a place fires can occur and storms inevitably strike. Preparing your exterior with fire-resistant, water-resistant siding and hurricane storm-rated shutters can ensure your home stands up to nature’s harshest elements — and weathers them beautifully. Fortifying your home exterior to resist fires and ride out storms is doable when you choose durable and innovative Grayne Engineered Shake & Shingle siding and Atlantic Premium Shutters.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Homebuyer insights report [Infographic]
Posted: April 07, 2016

(BPT) - Homeownership remains an important goal for consumers, especially for those looking to buy for the first time. While most are willing to make some lifestyle changes to make their first home possible, many are looking to bypass a typical starter home in search of a place that will suit their future needs. Learn about current trends among modern homebuyers in this infographic.

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