October 22, 2019

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    Top 5 smart decisions to make when remodeling your home

    (BPT) - Whether renovating a new home or remodeling your longtime family dwelling, there is no shortage of options when it comes to design that will make a lasting impact. If you’re wondering where to splurge and what you should hold back on — look no further. From Wi-Fi-enabled appliances, to elevated entertaining areas, here are five smart design decisions to make in your home that will stand the test of time.

  • Real Estate

    5 Ways to Decorate with Nature

    (BPT) - According to a recent YouGov survey, commissioned by VELUX, 63% of people spend less than 7 hours a week in nature. Nature helps to soothe and calm us, so weave it into the decor throughout your home. Natural light brightens this bathroom, highlighting the clean, modern lines.

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    3 things that may go wrong if you don’t winterize your house

    (BPT) - Fall is here, which means, like it or not, cold weather is just around the corner. While most of us would prefer not to think about turning on our heat just yet, this is actually the best time to check your heating to ensure everything is operating as it should.

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Thursday 10/17/2019
Beware of ‘Free Genetic Testing’ Medicare Scam
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries.

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Be Prepared When Natural Disaster Strikes
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Emergency situations, especially those that pertain to natural disasters, can be difficult to recover from without proper planning, which is why it’s important to take small steps from the start to help protect your family.

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Give Your Home a Modern Makeover
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details.

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Fall in Love with Outdoor Décor
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 2:46 am

(eLivingtoday.com) Just because the temperatures cool doesn’t mean the amount of time and attention you spend on your outdoor spaces should. Fall is the perfect time to add seasonal touches and decorations to the exterior of your home that not only improve curb appeal, but also amplify your personal style.

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4 Tire Tips to Prepare for Winter
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Among the many daily necessities that tend to take a backseat during the cold days of winter, driving is one of a handful directly affected by the weather. From slick roads caused by ice and snow to cold temperatures that can wreak havoc on certain parts of vehicles, even a simple commute to work or school may become a more treacherous activity.

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5 Tips to Get Your Home Winter-Ready
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) As the days get shorter and the weather turns chilly, it's time to prepare your home for the winter months ahead. Because your home will likely require extra maintenance to keep it in shape throughout the winter, beginning preparations early can help lower energy bills, increase the efficiency and lifespan of your home's components and make your property safer overall.

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Smart ideas to green your lifestyle
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - The green movement continues to thrive with people finding new and inventive ways to incorporate environmentally conscious elements throughout their daily lives. Now more than ever, sustainable choices are important to how we live today and for generations to come. From fashionable choices cleverly crafted from recycled materials and ecologically thoughtful designs for the home to the car you select and the vacation you choose, there are many creative options to green your lifestyle.

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Outdoor Space in the Offseason
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Regardless of the climate you live in, protecting your patio furnishings and accessories during the colder months is crucial to maintaining a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. Protective outdoor covers can help defend against snow, sleet, wind, sun and rain, which can damage your outdoor essentials and cause them to deteriorate over time.

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How Streaming Can Make Watching Favorite Shows Easier
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) At home, you have ultimate control over your entertainment environment. Now, with today’s technology, you can create the same viewing experience wherever you are, even if that means you are miles away from your favorite spot on the couch.

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4 Ways to Treat and Trick Your Pet this Fall
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The autumn season offers plenty of reasons to celebrate: nostalgic flavors, pretty leaves and a seasonal wardrobe change. Fall also typically features event calendars full of festivals, trips to pumpkin patches and hikes to take in the crisp air.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
10 Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know
Posted: September 12, 2019

(StatePoint) PMI, APR, LTV…these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
How Close Is Too Close When It Comes to Living Near Your Family?
Posted: September 04, 2019

(StatePoint) While you can’t choose your family, you can choose how close you live to them. A new survey suggests some healthy boundaries between parents and in-laws make for a happier family relationship -- something to keep in mind when shopping for a home.  

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Thursday 08/08/2019
Pro Tips for Taking the Perfect Photos of Your Home
Posted: August 08, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve completed an amazing renovation, or you are selling your house, you’ll want to take perfect pictures of your home to share.

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Tuesday 07/30/2019
Readiness Checklist: 5 Steps to Prep for Buying a Home
Posted: July 30, 2019

(StatePoint) For many Americans, making the jump to buying that first house is a significant achievement that allows them to put their mark on their own space, while creating room for family and pets.

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Friday 06/14/2019
Millennial Successfully Relocates And Buys Second Home at Age 25
Updated: July 20, 2019 - 2:48 am

(NewsUSA) - Amy bought her first house in Grand Rapids, Michigan at age 23. Fast forward two years and she has since sold that house and relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two houses in two years at age 25: Here's one Millennial who isn't sacrificing homeownership for mobility. 

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Thursday 05/02/2019
Not Your Grandfather’s Home Loan: What to Know About Today’s Process
Posted: May 02, 2019

(StatePoint) In today’s world where moving fast is the norm, you may think that finding the time to apply for a home loan is about as likely as finding the time to remove your jam-packed storage room of all the objects that don’t bring you joy.

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Saturday 04/20/2019
Shopping for a Home this Spring: Map Out Your Journey
Posted: April 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means the weather is warming, there’s more daylight, flowers are popping up… and so are “For Sale” signs in yards nationwide.

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Monday 11/19/2018
What You Need to Know About Timeshares
Updated: December 05, 2018 - 2:47 am

(StatePoint) It’s estimated that at any given time, there are over 1 million timeshare owners looking to end their timeshare ownership. Unfortunately, exiting a timeshare is more complex than many people realize.

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Friday 11/09/2018
Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now
Posted: November 09, 2018

(StatePoint) Many millennials are buying their first homes in a marketplace that is more challenging than the one their parents encountered for their first purchase.

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Thursday 05/03/2018
6 Money Tips for Buying a Home
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:02 am

(StatePoint) When searching for a new home, you may come across some conflicting information, especially about home financing or mortgage loans. Consider these six money tips to help you navigate the process.

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