Your house is likely to be the biggest investment you make in your entire life. Whether you're planning to sell it or you're there for the long haul, it is important to take care of your investment. As any real estate agent will tell you, the first thing people notice about your home is the exterior. You need strong curb appeal to make a good first impression.

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Decorating your home is a fun, creative, and expressive process of putting yourself into your living space—but what about the furry members of your family? When laying out and decorating your home, there are some key elements that you can slightly alter or improve to make your home more pet-friendly, durable, and easy to keep looking and feeling fresh. Not only will you benefit, but your pets will feel more at home, too. Here are some ways to make your home design pet-friendly.

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How to Prep Your Home for Vacation

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

If you’re heading out of town soon, you’re likely packing and preparing. But have you given thought to the home you’re leaving behind?

Webber offers the following tips to prepare the home before leaving for vacation:

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By Barbara Pronin

Your bathroom is one of the hardest workers in your home. You want it to help you keep clean and comfy, but when company comes, you want it looking lovely and pristine. To maximize both its use and its beauty, Home and Garden TV designers suggest five thrifty tips for upgrading any bath on a budget:

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Closing Cost Primer: Know Your Terms

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Buying a home is undoubtedly one of the most expensive ventures of your lifetime. But it’s important to understand that much more goes into budgeting for a new home than the price of the house itself—like closing costs.

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An outdoor kitchen sounds like hours of warm-weather culinary fun. But while most of us would love a sleek, state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen, the price tag may not be doable for all. But that doesn’t mean we can’t cook and eat al fresco! Below are 5 tips for a makeshift version.

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How to Stretch Those Travel Dollars

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Planning a vacation? With a few smart tweaks to your travel planning, you can save big money, according to travel resource Hotwire. Below are several Hotwire suggestions for getting more value out of your vacation.

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Summer is here! Make sure you and your home stay cool all summer long:

Tip 1: Check your system in advance.

About a month before the weather heats up, turn on your air conditioning and let it run for 30 minutes to see if it is working properly.

Tip 2: Keep the area around your unit clean.

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By Fatima Puri

All the green smoothies and exercise in the world won’t keep your body healthy if you’re living in a contaminated environment. In order to keep your body happy and thriving, try these four quick and easy DIY projects to improve your home’s health.

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Whether it’s a bad storm or a downed utility pole, power outages can strike at any time. While most only last for a couple of hours, a prolonged power outage presents a whole host of obstacles. Here’s how to make sure your home and your family stay safe next time you lose electricity.

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