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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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Know Your Options For Home Cooling Systems
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 3:36 am

(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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Monday 04/25/2016
Ten Ways To Get Prepared For Planting
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—When the weather warms, many people's thoughts turn to how to make sure their yard is in tip-top shape for planting. These 10 tips can help get your garden off to a great start:

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Enhance Your Home Decor with Natural Light
Updated: April 25, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Something about warmer weather inspires homeowners to lavish attention on their homes. While painting and decluttering are great ways to revitalize home decor, there’s no better way to breathe new life into interior spaces than decorating with light. 

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Tips to Create the Perfect Sports Viewing Set-Up at Home
Updated: April 25, 2016 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to watching the game, the next best thing to the stadium can be your home. And sometimes home viewing can be even better. This season, take your spectating more seriously by bringing your entertainment center to the next level.

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5 Tips to Remove the 'Pain' from Painting
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) If painting is on your list of home upgrades to tackle this year, you may find yourself procrastinating to avoid a painful process. However, with the right tools and a little preparation, you can achieve the new look you want and a finished product that makes you proud.

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5 Reasons Why Hen Welfare Should Ruffle Your Feathers
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Over the past year, the national conversation over animal welfare has grown increasingly louder. Just three years ago, eggs from hens in cramped cages made up 95 percent of the market. Today, major corporations across the country have committed to more humane food practices by moving to cage-free eggs.

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3 Ways to Find Financial Happiness This Year
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Whether a Millennial keen to put down roots and buy a house in the near future, a Gen Xer intent on nourishing credit health to keep life goals on track or a Boomer who wants to ensure their finances are in order before retirement, good credit health matters. A majority of Americans feel it directly correlates with their overall happiness, too.

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Quick Beauty Tricks for a Busy Morning
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 3:37 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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Weed Out Gardening Injuries this Spring
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Gardening has many health benefits, but you need to ensure that you're not putting undue strain on your body.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
10 moving mistakes to avoid for a safe and productive moving day
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 3:37 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 - 3:37 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 - 3:36 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 - 3:34 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 - 3:34 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 - 3:34 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 - 3:38 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 - 3:38 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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