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Jan. 28, 2019

5 Hacks to Make a Tiny, Cramped Closet Look Huge

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No matter how beautiful and spacious your home is, one out-of-sight area could still make visitors cringe: your closet. Especially if it's small, dark, and cluttered.

"A house can be amazing, but if it has no closet space or the closets are super small, which you do see sometimes ...

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Jan. 24, 2019

The New Rules of Neighborly Etiquette: Do You Know Them All?

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Neighborhoods just aren't the same as they used to be.

Gone are the days when everyone on your street knows you and waves when you pass one another by. One recent study by the City Observatory found that only about one-third of homeowners know their neighbors by name! That ...

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Dec. 19, 2018

7 Reasons to Accept the First Offer on Your House

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How do you know you've found The One? The one offer on your home worth taking, that is. It's entirely natural for sellers to consider multiple offers from interested buyers, but in certain circumstances, the first offer you receive may actually be the one you should accept.

Why ...

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Dec. 10, 2018

The 5 Stages of Grief You'll Feel If You Try to Buy a New Couch

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I need a new couch. I want a new couch. And yet, I find myself wholly incapable of buying one. Instead of an exciting big-ticket-item shopping excursion, buying a sofa has dragged me through months of agony.

The reason? Just like there are stages of grief you cycle through when ...

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Dec. 7, 2018

The No. 1 factor that can drive up your mortgage costs

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Time is not on your side when it comes to an escrow.

The mortgage process can be a bureaucratic, complicated gauntlet that punishes today's borrowers more often than not. One of the many factors that borrowers must consider is the opportunity to lock in a mortgage rate.

A rate ...

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Dec. 7, 2018

Christmas Light Safety Tips: Did You Deck Your Halls the Right Way?

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These Christmas light safety tips will help you get in the holiday spirit and reduce your risk of fire or electric shock injuries. There's nothing like a twinkling strand of Christmas lights to really dress up a home, which is why many homeowners and renters hang them year after ...

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Dec. 4, 2018

How to Make Moving During the Holidays a Painless Experience

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Moving during the "most wonderful time of the year" is anything but wonderful. At a time when people look forward to cozying up at home, the last thing most of us want to do is pack boxes, clean, and wrangle odds and ends.

But some people don't have a ...

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Nov. 30, 2018

How To Hurricane Proof Your Home

Many Americans dream of a life on the coast, with the sun grazing their rooftops and waves lapping at the shore below. Not everyone considers the risk of purchasing a coastal property, which could easily be destroyed in the event of a hurricane.

When Hurricane Michael touched down in Mexico ...

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Nov. 27, 2018

Always Add This to Your Dishwasher Before You Run It

Always Add This to Your Dishwasher Before You Run It

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Do you ever open your dishwasher after it runs only to be disappointed? (Even when you load your dishwasher the right way.) It can be so frustrating when "clean" dishes are covered in water spots. But don't rush out ...

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Nov. 26, 2018

Love to Entertain? 7 Features Your Home Must Have to Host Right

Do you love hosting dinner parties, holiday gatherings, even full-on New Year's Eve bashes at home? Then you'll want to make sure your house is rigged with a few essential features that make entertaining a breeze. Whether you're looking to buy a new place or considering a renovation of the place ...

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