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7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers

Anyone whos ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is "just right." While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a homes price and how attractive it is to buyers, small details like fresh paint and new faucets can also help clinch a sale.When youre trying to sell your home, you should be willing... read more
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5 aging-in-place bathroom upgrades to make while you're young(er)

Is it ever too early to think about aging in place, and making home improvements that will allow you to remain living in the same house well into your golden years? Homeowners in their 60s and 70s are no longer the only Americans investing thought and money into preparing their homes to meet their needs as they grow...
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Want to catch homebuyers' eyes? Follow 5 easy steps to a lush lawn

When it comes to selling a home there are many different strategies and most of them focus on the home's interior. However, what many sellers fail to realize is that it's the exterior of the home that often makes or breaks a sale.Curb appeal is necessary for that vital first impression. Much of a buyer's opinion about a...
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Burglaries peak in summer: Is your home secure?

Long days, moonlit nights and endless opportunities for adventure are probably causing you to daydream about travel. Whether you're planning a day trip or a month-long extravaganza, summer is full of opportunity for you. But what about your empty house while you're away?Unfortunately summer months are also peak periods for home burglaries. Seasonal patterns exist in household burglary...
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Help children avoid asthma attacks by improving home indoor air quality

More than 6 million American children — nearly 9 percent of all kids in the U.S. — have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, asthma attacks send more than a million people to emergency rooms, including approximately 24,000 children younger than 15, the CDC reports. Yet health experts agree many of those...
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