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    Quick tips to reduce moving stress

    (BPT) - Moving brings exciting possibilities of a different neighborhood, fresh spaces to decorate and new family traditions to be made. But it also means leaving behind people and places you love. While some sentimental items can be taken to your new place, many memories just aren’t transportable. That’s why it’s even more important to protect those goods that can make the move.

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    Glass act: How modern fenestration improves a home's energy efficiency

    (BPT) - Most people probably think of windows and skylights only when they’re buying or selling a house, when they get dirty, when they leak, or when the kid next door lobs a baseball through one. Yet the glass in your home is arguably among its most important features, directly impacting the structure’s overall energy efficiency and livability.

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    How to determine the true value of home improvements

    (BPT) - As the U.S. housing industry continues to emerge from the Great Recession, signs are pointing toward positive recovery. In fact, a recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University states that the home improvement industry could see record spending in 2015. It’s news like this that may have you contemplating an update to your house. Even if you plan to stay in your home for years to come, it’s important to consider which home remodeling projects offer the potential for a positive return on investment.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Repairing potholes protects your vehicle and wallet
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - There are millions of potholes in the United States, so it is not surprising that nearly 500,000 insurance claims are filed annually due to damage caused by this unrelenting enemy of vehicles across the country. Making matters worse, these potholes often sit unrepaired for extended periods of time in the worst possible locations like residential driveways or business parking lots.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Protect Your Family Three Ways
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 3:44 am

(NAPSI)—A few simple steps can help reduce the risk that your loved ones will be injured in your house.

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Protect Your Business From Termite Problems
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 3:44 am

(NAPSI)—While termites cause more than $5 billion in damage a year, knowing a few facts can help your company and property best those pests.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Go With A Pro To Be Sprinkler Savvy
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—With warmer weather upon us, you may be getting ready to boot up your irrigation system to return your landscape to its former glory. Before you get started, remember that winter can take a toll on your sprinkler system, causing anything from cracked pipes to broken sprinkler heads. This type of damage can result in lots of wasted water.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Upgrade your entryway with simple DIY projects
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You only get one chance to make a first impression and that first statement for your home begins with your front door. Fortunately, there are a few simple projects to help welcome your family and friends into your home with style.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Five Hints To Help You Save Energy And Money
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Everyone has the opportunity to help improve the environment—to save energy and money while knowing you’re helping to save the planet—not only during April, the month that features Earth Day, but year-round.

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Dehumidifiers Add Comfort, Keep Humidity In Check
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—No matter the season or the reason, when homeowners must eliminate damp or humid conditions to create a more comfortable home environment, a dehumidifier can be a valuable tool.

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Look good or feel good? 5 home improvements that let you do both
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Who remembers that old Saturday Night Live bit in which Billy Crystal, posing as Lorenzo Lamas, quips that “It’s better to look good than to feel good”? Home improvement can sometimes shake out that way. Some upgrades that look great don’t do a lot for a homeowner’s emotional or physical health. Others, however, can help your home look good and make its inhabitants feel great.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Nine Simple And Effective Ways To Save Energy
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, you can keep your cool—and more of your cold cash—if you heed these nine hints:

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Tips On Helping Your Yard Warm Up To Spring
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—With winter finally behind us, it’s time to focus on getting your yard prepped and ready to enjoy! Here are some tips that can help make your time and effort more productive and rewarding.

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
One smart update can upgrade your entire home
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - If your home is 10 years old or older, your garage door is probably a plain-Jane raised-panel steel door that adds little or nothing to the overall design of your house.

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Monday 04/06/2015
Will Your Home Withstand Storm Season? Six Tips to Help You Prepare
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Year after year, Americans from Tornado Alley to the Gulf Coast to the metropolises of the Eastern Seaboard witness storms that cause millions in damage and loss of life. However, no matter where you live, or what type of extreme weather you may face, there are things you can do to protect your home and family from the worst.

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Monday 03/30/2015
Plan now for your big move this summer
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - The big move – it should be in all-caps and announced with a deep, authoritative voice. THE BIG MOVE. And it's coming to your family soon. It might be from one house to another across town, or it might involve crossing many state lines. No matter the distance, amount of belongings or number of people, your big move is going to be a big deal.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
4 Surprising Tips You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling a House
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Insider tips -- who doesn't love a good (legal) one?

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Buyer Beware: Termite Inspections a Necessity for Spring House Hunters
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 3:39 am

(NewsUSA) - A home is the biggest financial investment most people will make in their lifetime. However, dream homes can quickly turn to nightmares if destructive termites find their way into the structure.

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How to secure the home loan you need
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Springtime represents new beginnings and is the prime time to get the house in order. Whether you’re looking to make a first-time purchase, refresh an existing home or simply leverage built-up equity for other reasons, it’s important to figure out which path is right for you and understand the lending options available.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
5 upgrades for under $5,000 to put your home at the top of every buyer's list
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - It’s a sobering truth of real estate that sellers often have to spend money to make money. Even if your home is relatively new, you still face costs associated with getting it ready to show, such as repainting interior rooms or hiring professional cleaners and stagers. If your home could use some TLC and updating, spending as little as $5,000 on key upgrades could improve its appeal for buyers – and ensure a speedier sale at a better price.

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5 home-improvement projects to help sell your home
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - The real estate market has improved across much of the country, but homeowners thinking about listing their homes this summer need to stay competitive to attract buyers. Buyers are looking for long-term homes, ones they want to stay in for years while raising their children, or settling down and retiring.

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This top garage trend keeps gaining momentum
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - The carriage house garage door is to your house what the little black dress and strand of pearls are to your wardrobe; classic style elements that never go out of fashion.

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Creating an island paradise: Tips for adding an island in your kitchen renovation
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, reclaimed wood flooring and accents, and top-of-the-line, high-tech appliances – what more do you need to make your kitchen renovation perfect? How about adding an island? Designers and builders across the country are pointing to the addition of an island as the must-have upgrade for kitchen renovations this year.

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