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How to Buy or Sell Like a Pro

The housing market predictions are in and 2016 is set to be an active real estate year with a 3 percent increase in total home sales over 2015. ...


How to Tame Student Loan Debt and Afford a Mortgage

(TNS)--It’s no secret that student loans can make buying a home a challenge. But what exactly is the problem, and how can buyers overcome it? ...


Living Smart: First-time Homebuyers’ Mistakes

(TNS)—The experience of buying your first home often brings up a lot of emotions. With so many new considerations and complicated processes to navigate, it’s easy to get tripped up in details and make costly mistakes. ...


Springtime Home Security Tips

With spring finally here people from across North America will be cleaning, traveling and getting out of the house to enjoy the warmer weather. ...


How to Repair Cat and Dog Damage before Moving

Moving can present an exciting opportunity, but if you’re a pet owner and a renter, the normal chaos of packing up could be accompanied with stress over how to handle the damage your pet has done to the property over time. As you ...


Shortcuts to Spring Renewal: Simple Ways to Refresh Your Spirit

Spring is here at last. This is the season of rebirth. And it's only natural that as dark, depressing winter gives way to budding greenery, we find ourselves longing for renewal. ...


Is Your Home Ready for Spring? A Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is a time for renewal both for ourselves and our homes. It’s also a great reminder to check key areas around the home for defects or repairs. ...


3 Ways Successful Professionals Unwind

Learning to relax is required for a balanced life, and although it may not be a topic taught in business school or encouraged in the workplace, some of the most successful individuals understand the importance of setting aside time to restore; both physically ...


Spring Lawn Care Tips You Can Do Now

Warming temperatures, rainy days, sunny skies—these are just some of the signs that spring is here. While your lawn probably maintains its dingy brown winter look, soon, it will be blossoming with the rest of the flowers, shrubs and trees – but only ...


Are Outdoor Kitchens on the Outs?

Homeowners continue to cook up outdoor kitchens that in some cases rival their indoor counterparts. Yet some experts insist the popularity of outdoor kitchens has boiled over. ...


8 Tips That Could Get You to Millionaire Status

About 5 percent of the adult population in the U.S.—or about one in 20 people—are millionaires. Entrepreneur and investor John Rampton is one of them. Rampton, who achieved millionaire status early in life, has made some savvy decisions along the way. As ...


5 Spring Home Improvement Projects for Under $1,000

Spring is not only the best time of year to give your home a good cleaning, it’s also the best time of year to take on several home improvement projects. Spring projects like these can improve your home’s looks and performance, and rarely cost ...


Simple Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

Buying a new home is an exciting time. Although you may be busy planning new projects, picking out paint colors and decorating your new space, there are a few essential maintenance measures you should be doing, too. ...


Great Spaces: Want to Own the Playboy Mansion? There’s Just One Catch

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5 Investments that Shine Brighter than Gold

(TNS)—It has been a tough few years for gold investors. Despite a recent uptick in gold prices, the yellow metal is still dramatically cheaper than it was in 2012, now selling at around $1,200 ...


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