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Bob Vila’s 5 ‘Must Do’ Projects Before Summer

Filed under: Home Improvement, How To May is that in-between month — that time of year when we adjust to the unpredictable nature of spring and get ready to welcome summer with its longer days, warmer temperatures, and unlimited opportunities [...]

10 Home Fixes That Require a Pro

Filed under: News, Home Improvement, How To By Lisa Frederick We’re all for empowering homeowners to take on their own house improvements. You save money, gain confidence and get the satisfaction of custom tailoring your home with your [...]

Xeriscaping: 6 Steps to a Natural, Low Maintenance Lawn

Filed under: Home Improvement, How To Xeriscaping, or waterless landscaping (or smart-scaping or native-plant landscaping — whew!), is a great way to save time and money on maintenance for your lawn. By using native plant species and [...]

In a Bidding War? 5 Ways to Win the Home You Want

Filed under: Buying, How To It’s becoming a war out there when it comes to buying a home. An increasing number of would-be homebuyers are finding themselves in fierce competition, as more and more sellers are fielding multiple bidders [...]

Curb Appeal: 5 Low-Cost Easy Landscaping Tips

Filed under: News, Home Improvement, How To A minimalist curb-appeal landscaping plan can revitalize any yard that’s not in serious trouble. You’ll have bright color, lush greens and a well-manicured yard that says, “I’m [...]

Home Sellers and Realtors: Where They Agree and Don’t About Marketing a Property

Filed under: News, How To, Selling By Samuel Weigley The services of real estate agents can be invaluable, but it seems that most sellers know how to sell their homes. And when it comes to home improvements before putting their houses on the [...]

What a Homebuyer Should Know Before Closing

Filed under: News, Advice, Buying, How To By Leonard Baron It’s hardly page-turning literature, but there are many reasons why you should read these documents before making any property purchase: o. Title abstract o. Title insurance policy [...]

Kitchen Lighting: Ambient, Task and Accent Lighting From Start to Finish

Filed under: Design, News, How To Beautiful and functional kitchen lighting breaks down into three categories: Ambient, task and accent lighting. Incorporating all three into your kitchen layout will provide you with a well-lit and attractive [...]

10 DIY Projects That Even Renters Can Do

Filed under: News, Home Improvement, How To By Scott Gamm NEW YORK — Even though mortgage rates are at historically low levels, it’s the rental market in many areas across the U.S. that is really heating up. Obtaining a mortgage [...]

How Your Smartphone Can Find Your Dream Home

Filed under: News, How To By Adam Verwymeren Buying a house, particularly if it is your first, can be a daunting task. Between finding the perfect place, securing financing and moving in, it can seem like there are a ton of steps standing between [...]