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    Cool summer renovation ideas keep homes more comfortable when the heat is on

    (BPT) - Once spring cleanup is done, you may feel ready to tackle some renovation projects this summer. If so, you’re not alone: 62 percent of homeowners plan to undertake a home improvement project this year, according to a Harris poll. Homeowners will renovate to improve their home’s appearance, livability and energy efficiency, the survey found.

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    Where there's a will - and more - there's peace of mind

    (BPT) - What’s the state of your estate? Robert Fishbein, a vice president and corporate counsel in Prudential Financial's Tax Department, says now's a good time to find out.

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    Moving? 5 tips to keep your valuables safe

    (BPT) - Beyond the flowers blooming, the sound of birds singing and the burst of warm weather, something happens in May. After a long winter, the rising temperatures make spring a prime time to move. College students are moving out of dorms, young families are transitioning to new homes after the school year and retirees are looking for an easier, more maintenance-free living situation. If you are among those about to start the next chapter in your life with a new home, here are some valuable tips that go beyond choosing the right size box or the appropriate padding.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Demystifying Composite Decking
Updated: May 23, 2016 - 3:40 am

(Family Features) First introduced in the late 1980s, composite decking quickly gained acceptance among builders and homeowners who recognized and appreciated being able to achieve a natural wood look without the ongoing hassles of upkeep. While most people today understand the main benefits of composite decking – durability and minimal maintenance – the material itself is still new enough to raise questions, confusion and some skepticism among homeowners who grew up with wood decks.

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5 Simple Ways You Can Create More Healthy Days
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Creating more healthy days is easier than you may think. Contrary to popular belief, overall health is more than just being free of disease or chronic illness. Other factors, such as access to fresh foods, neighborhood walkability and public safety, to name a few, can help cultivate healthy days within your community.

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Fun in the Sun
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) From a leisurely afternoon watching the kids play in the sprinkler to an evening cookout with friends under the stars, it’s the perfect time of year to bask in the comfort and beauty of your own backyard. Take this year’s outdoor enjoyment to a new level with items designed to keep you and your fellow revelers safe and ready for food and fun.

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A Historical View of Food Publicity
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) If you’ve ever wondered how national food brands are promoted, now’s your chance to dive into the history of some exciting public relations campaigns. “Adventures in PR,” a new book from PR pioneer Leo Pearlstein, offers an insightful and informative perspective on the history of food publicity. In his book, Pearlstein recounts a number of interesting adventures – both good and bad – with classic movie and television celebrities over the past 60 years, and shows readers how to apply these experiences to their own business activities. 

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Protect Your Family During Summer Fun
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Summer is the perfect time for outdoor recreational activities, from ballpark tailgates and camping trips to backyard barbecues or simply hosting a party outside. Portable generators can be used to make these activities even more enjoyable, but their exhaust fumes can pose serious risks. So before you head out to enjoy a fun summer day, make sure you’re ready to protect your family from the potential dangers associated with portable generator use.

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Tricks for Tackling Food Cravings
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) If your diet’s been derailed by a sudden desire for chips or hankering for a hamburger, you’re not alone.

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Friday 05/20/2016
The 3 Steps of Mural Installation
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 3:35 am

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Selecting A Zero-Turn Mower
Updated: May 18, 2016 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Every lawn is unique. From slopes and rough terrain to a cleverly crafted maze of trees, each lawn requires the right mower to make clean, precise cuts. To help you make the right decision when it comes to mower selection, here are some expert tips on how to accurately choose a zero-turn lawn mower.

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Monday 05/16/2016
Home Remodeling Politics
Updated: May 16, 2016 - 3:38 am

(Family Features) If you’re voting Democrat this fall, you’re more likely than your Republican-voting counterparts to spend the extra money to hire a professional for your home projects.

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Celebrate Summer with DIY Party Decor
Updated: May 16, 2016 - 3:38 am

(Family Features) Spring and summer present endless opportunities to celebrate, from events like graduations and birthday parties to barbecues and gatherings with friends. Impress guests and add an element of fun and whimsy to your party with these easy DIY balloon projects.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Home improvement investments that pay you back
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Homeowners are looking for value in every home improvement project they take on — whether they are upgrading for resale or their own pride of ownership. With new technologies and products on the market, it is easier than ever to add value to your home with projects that ultimately pay you back in numerous ways.

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Monday 05/16/2016
5 interior design trends to step up your style game
Updated: May 24, 2016 - 3:42 am

(BPT) - As the temperatures continue to warm up outside, you may be ready to embrace the adage "out with the old and in with the new" when it comes to your home’s interior design. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer looking for ways to upgrade your starter home or a seasoned homeowner seeking a refresh, these tips will give you ideas to work with on any budget.

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Monday 05/09/2016
Real estate insight: Hot tips for buying a home in a competitive market
Updated: May 17, 2016 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - As the weather gets warmer and school comes to a close, the real estate market also heats up. If you’re planning on buying a home, you’ll likely find more properties on the market during the summer months. However, increased competition could present challenges on the path to landing the home of your dreams.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Real Estate in the Digital Age: Why you still want an agent by your side
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Homebuyers and sellers today can instantly check listings, monitor price fluctuations, research their credit scores and find lenders — all from their smartphones.

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4 ways to get the character of historic window architecture in a new house
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - History tends to repeat itself.

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Trending real estate investment: Land ownership
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Smart investors know a diversified portfolio is the best way to weather any storm. Considering the volatility of the current stock market, the desire for better options has never been greater. Rather than gamble on the next buzzworthy stock or bond and hope it lives up to expectations, there’s an alternative that’s gaining traction: land ownership.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
10 moving mistakes to avoid for a safe and productive moving day
Updated: May 05, 2016 - 3:34 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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