• December 14, 2018

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Wednesday 12/12/2018
Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) As temperatures drop, the risk of severe winter weather conditions and sudden power outages rise. Preparing your family ahead of time can help minimize the impact of a power loss.

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5 Ways to Rev Up for a Travel Adventure
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Hitting the open road continues to be an increasingly popular vacation option for families. As spring approaches, the idea of exploring the country in full bloom encourages many families to begin planning an RV travel adventure.

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The Art of the Perfect Gift
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Even in a world where just about anything is a few clicks away, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can still be a difficult task. One trick to winning the holidays is bringing back the basics by choosing presents you know your loved ones need and can actually use.

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Thoughtful, Stress-Free Gift Giving
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) When in need of inspiration during gift-giving season, focusing on thoughtful presents that align with the personalities and interests of your intended recipients can be a surefire way to delight even the hard-to-buy-for friends and family on your list.

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A Photo-Worthy Home Decorated for the Holidays
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

Tips for creating a festive space while leasing your home

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Perfect Picks for the Holidays
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

Practical presents for everyone on your list

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Tuesday 12/11/2018
6 value-adding upgrades for your home
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Faced with a tight U.S. housing market, many people are looking to improve the looks, comfort and value of homes they might otherwise sell. Renovating with hardwood is an excellent way of achieving these goals.

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Wednesday 12/05/2018
Trending Gifts Topping Wish Lists this Year
Updated: December 10, 2018 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Nostalgia often runs deep during the holidays, and retro gifts are one way to relive the holiday celebrations of your childhood.

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5 Ways to Support Your Community this Holiday Season
Updated: December 10, 2018 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Each year, the true spirit of the holidays can seem to get buried further beneath mountains of wrapping paper and drowned out by commercialism.

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Deck the Halls for Happy Holidays
Updated: December 10, 2018 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Whether you opt for fresh-cut or fresh out of the box, trimming the tree is a staple of holiday decor in most homes. However, if you'll be entertaining this season, you may want to go beyond the tree and take your seasonal decorating to whole new level.

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Monday 11/19/2018
What You Need to Know About Timeshares
Updated: December 05, 2018 - 2:45 am

(StatePoint) It’s estimated that at any given time, there are over 1 million timeshare owners looking to end their timeshare ownership. Unfortunately, exiting a timeshare is more complex than many people realize.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Winterize your lawn equipment following these 6 essential tips
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - You enjoyed a beautiful green, lush lawn all summer thanks to your favorite yard tools. Show your gratitude now by properly storing all yard equipment before winter. When the freezing temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall, you can rest assured your lawn mower, trimmer and other accessories will be safely tucked away and remain in perfect condition when spring rolls back around.

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Friday 11/09/2018
Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now
Posted: November 09, 2018

(StatePoint) Many millennials are buying their first homes in a marketplace that is more challenging than the one their parents encountered for their first purchase.

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Friday 11/02/2018
5 Homebuying Myths Debunked
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - You may not know everything about homebuying, but some things are simply common knowledge, right? Think again! Some facts about buying a home that seem obvious are actually myths.

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Thursday 11/01/2018
Real-estate ready: 8 tips for boosting your home's value
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - When selling a home, you want the best possible offer from homebuyers. To capture attention and boost bids, consider these eight tips.

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Monday 10/29/2018
10 Essential Tips to Winterize Your Home
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - That chill in the air means one thing: It’s time to winterize your home. Taking a few simple steps now to repair and protect your home from Mother Nature can help save on time, energy bills and costly repairs this season. Here are 10 easy-to-accomplish projects to tackle before winter really sets in.

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Tuesday 10/09/2018
How to create the perfect, four-season outdoor living space
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on your budget and how you plan to use the space.

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Wednesday 10/03/2018
Smart Millennial Uses Down Payment Assistance for New Home
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Until this summer, Matt Berna had an unusual tradition: Every year, he moved to a new apartment. After doing this for 9 years, the 27-year-old inside sales professional decided enough was enough.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:53 am

(StatePoint) While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over the last year, increasing the cost of 30-year loans for borrowers.

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Friday 08/31/2018
Going green a smart real estate strategy that adds value
Updated: December 14, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Are you thinking of selling your house and want to know some of the best ways to boost your home's value, demand top dollar and potentially inspire a bidding war? Whether you're selling in a few months or a few years, there is one strategy that gets noticed in real estate markets across the United States: green home improvements.

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