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Everyone loves a good cookout to celebrate Independence Day, but getting ready to host an event—big or small—involves considerable planning. These ideas will help you get the ball rolling for a successful day with food, friends, family, and fun. Food Typical holiday food ...
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Buying a house is an exciting, yet stressful, adventure. You’re ready to move on to something new, but you’re not quite sure how to navigate the world of residential real estate. You may be wondering if you need a real estate agent to buy a house, if you can do it on your own, ...
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Selling your home will probably be one of the most stressful things you ever do. If you want to shorten the process, consider learning how to stage your home. Staging is a great way to increase your home’s overall market value and bring in offers fast. Work from the outside ...
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If you’re selling a home for the first time, the sheer volume of real estate advice available can make it difficult to know where to start planning or even what to plan for. While you may not be able to account for every possible scenario, you can prepare to be ...
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Smoking inside can have many negative effects on your home and your furnishings. This practice leaves smells, stains, and other maladies that can be difficult to remedy, especially if left untreated for long periods of time. Odor Cigarette smoke can leave an unpleasant smell ...
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Summer means longer days and shorter hemlines, but it doesn’t have to mean higher energy bills. Whether you’re looking for a long-term fix or quick tricks to up your efficiency and lower costs, these tips are sure to help you save money while staying cool.  Here are a few home ...
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Summer has officially arrived, and so has the summer heat. It’s definitely time to turn on the A/C. You probably know that keeping your air conditioning unit in good shape is important, but what you might not know is that there are other things you can do around the house ...
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In today’s world of ever-increasing technology, it is easy to lose the feel of nature. Similarly, modern architecture tends to rely on straight, rigid lines rather than incorporating the curves typically associated with natural formations like mountains and wooded areas ...
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From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon—regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—to your neighbor’s impressive hydrangea display, gardening has been ever present in human society. Perhaps born of a desire to bring order to the natural world, ...
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With warm weather comes many great things—baseball season, longer days, and even an overwhelming desire to clean up and clean out your home. A yard sale is a classic way to make your mess worth something again. With a little planning, you can make room for the ...
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