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5 signs your leaky pipes may be a dripping time bomb

Winter isn’t just the holiday season; it’s also burst-pipe season. If your pipes are older or you’ve already had a few leaks to repair, you may worry about how well they’ll weather Old Man Winter’s temperature tantrums. Leaky pipes can indicate a bigger problem, and it...

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Gym-free fitness ideas anyone can do

Visiting a gym to lift weights or take a class is great for your health. However, busy schedules, tight budgets and simply not feeling like the gym environment is for you are reasons that frequently cause people to stop going. Fortunately, being fit doesn’t require the gym! Tavis Piattoly, a s...

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New home improvement trends that strengthen your property investment

When you’re in the process of buying or building a home, you’re constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don’t have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before. It’s good you’ve s...

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Simple tips to save money, conserve energy as the heat rises

With temperatures — and therefore, electric bills — on the rise, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills; however, many may be overlooking some of the most important energy-saving strategies. Homeowners are more...

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3 simple, fast changes to make your kitchen more usable and beautiful

Why do you want to remodel your kitchen? Sure, the cabinets date back to the disco era, but the doors and hardware all still work. Your stove may be older than your college senior, but you can still bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies in it. So why invest the time, money and emotional capital in...

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Golden rules for an easy summer move

The nicer weather and longer days of summer make it the ideal season for moving. In fact, an estimated 17 to 20 million people move during the summer months. While it’s exciting to settle into a new home, the logistics and process of moving can feel overwhelming. If you’re getting ready...

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First-time homebuyers: You’re closer to a down payment than you think

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it’s a common misconception that you need 20 percent down to buy a home. Actually, lenders across the country offer mortgage products with very affordable down payments –...

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5 ways to shake up your summer beauty routine

  Stay cool this summer and let your natural beauty shine with products that protect, hydrate and get you glowing. With the warmer months ahead, now is the perfect time to lighten up your beauty routine with new, fresh formulas that will get you out the door in minutes and help you look and fee...

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Wait for the correct weight oil

Most vehicle owners know it is important to regularly have their motor oil changed. Many owners may not know that choosing any oil weight other than the one specified in their owner’s manual could damage their engine. “My dad taught me to switch oil weight depending on the season and the...

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Kill the 9-to-5 by turning your hobby into a thriving business

A beloved hobby can feel like a mini vacation from everyday life. Whether it’s gardening for relaxation, photography as a creative outlet or computer coding to exercise the brain, hobbies serve as an escape from stress and boredom. What if rather than a hobby being your escape, it was what you...

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