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7 Reasons Why You Should Use a REALTOR® to Sell Your Home

Selling your home can seem a daunting task. When you close that deal, you want to make sure that your home goes to the best buyer for the best price. It may seem cheaper to sell your home yourself, and many do; however, ...


Top 8 Reasons Homeowners Choose a Metal Roof

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about metal roofs and their manifold benefits. And why not? As one of the most durable roofing materials available on the market, metal roofs have outshined the famous asphalt shingles, ...


Be Generous: It’s a Simple Way to Stay Healthier

(TNS)—If there’s a magic pill for happiness and longevity, we may have found it. ...


Great Spaces: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Home Hits the Market

Movie buffs – this one’s for you! The home portrayed in Jonathan Demme’s crime-horror film "The Silence of the Lambs" is now up for sale! In the film, the property was home to one of the movie's main villains, Buffalo Bill, who lured ...


10 Easiest Home Upgrades to Increase House Value

Whether planning to sell the house, have it rented out, or simply for personal satisfaction, a little renovation and upgrade is always necessary to help increase its market value. In order to boost a house’s value in the market, it ...


Great Spaces: Historic 617-acre Estate and Former Plantation Up for Sale

In Green Plains in Mathews County, Va., an estate rich with historical significance and counting some of America’s most striking political families as owners and former owners is set to hit the auction block. ...


Get Ready for National Clean Out Your Garage Day

(TNS)—One thing that attracted me to our house when we bought it 14 years ago was the garage. ...


7 Weird Ways to Clean Up Kitchen Messes

Everyone seems to gather in the kitchen, and that may be one reason why it’s ground zero for major messes. You may already rely on vinegar and water to wipe down countertops and other areas. But, notes home projects guru Bob Vila, there ...


Great Spaces: Andy Warhol’s Hamptons Home

Andy Warhol was a strange, shy fellow of few words who invented an image for himself so whacky that he couldn’t be ignored. His timing for his white fright wig and pop art paintings of soup cans was well timed as post-Eisenhower era ...


5 Things You’re Paying too Much for

(TNS)—As a savvy shopper, you need to always keep your guard up. From food to services and products to personal grooming, there are a lot of areas where you might be spending too much money. But making a few adjustments or opting for ...


Great Spaces: Fairytale Living in Ireland

Have you ever dreamed of living in a fairytale? This stunning stone estate—located in Moneygall, Ireland, and decked out with palatial gardens, rolling parkland and a tree-lined avenue-length driveway—couldn’t be any more magical. ...


Home Improvement Hot Spots: Who’s Rebuilding?

(TNS)--After doing just enough to maintain their homes in the wake of the Great Recession, Americans are starting to ramp up spending on backyard decks, spa-like bathrooms and other vanity improvements. ...


10 Shortcuts to Make Your Move Easier

Near or far, there’s no short of challenges when it comes to moving. Between organizing an entire household, changing addresses and vetting out movers, relocating to a new home can be more hectic than happy. ...


Great Spaces: Chicago Luxe Listing

Looking for luxe living in the Windy City? This swanky two-level penthouse home—perfect for entertaining—includes a 67-foot wrap-around terrace, in-unit sports courts, a 500-gallon hot tub, three saltwater aquariums, and 21-foot tall floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive Chicago skyline views. ...


When Is the Best Time to Shop for School Supplies?

Based on the results of a July National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) Financial Literacy Online poll, the calendar doesn’t have much of an influence on the majority of shoppers who are looking for the best deals on school supplies. A substantial majority ...


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