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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Why Some Homeowners Are No Longer Cool with Backyard Pools

(TNS)—For more than 25 years, a kidney-shaped pool sparkled behind Paul Chen’s Los Angeles-area home. ...


5 Smart Home Products We’re Not Sure We Need

From learning thermostats to garage-opening apps, there’s no doubt smart home devices have brought convenience to our doorstep – but we’re willing to bet many aren’t nearly as practical as they seem. Below, we’ve rounded up some recent innovations that are more ...


Ghost Towns: America’s Most Haunted ZIP Codes

With the holiday of haunt right around the corner, RealtyTrac took a look at a segment of properties where the haunting may hit too close to home for neighbors and potential buyers. More than 22,000 single family homes nationwide are vacant and have a homeowner who is now deceased, according ...


Spray Foam Insulation Has Many Uses, but Here’s where It’ll Really Shine

The fall season brings with it memorable events and tasty treats. Freshly harvested local apples, pumpkin treats galore and Halloween festivities are just a few. Getting creative with your Halloween parties and local trick or treat night means coming up with ingenious creations. While Pinterest may provide inspiration for a ...


The Top 7 Emerging Food Capitals in the U.S.

Willing to travel for good food? Booking.com recently announces the top 7 emerging food capitals in the U.S. New data according to the experts - Booking.com travelers - confirms several U.S. cities that are pushing New York, San Francisco and New Orleans off their ...


Americans’ Financial Satisfaction Continues to Climb despite Tough Conditions

Even in the face of the U.S. stock market having its worst quarter in four years, Americans continued to enjoy increased personal financial satisfaction in the third quarter. Substantially fewer loan delinquencies - almost 25 percent below the prior year's level - and ...


Buyer Beware: Would You Scare Up the Cash for These Haunted Houses?

Ever wondered what it’d be like to live in a haunted house? Skip the ghost tour and buy one of these haunted listings, perfect for those unafraid of sharing space with the supernatural. ...


Off the Beaten Path: Safety Solutions for Secluded Living

When people think of crime-ridden locales, it may be images of bustling city backdrops that dance in their heads – the kind of area where you wake up to the sounds of sirens instead of the call of a rooster. While it’s true ...


Millennials Less Likely Than Baby Boomers to Understand the Impact of Major Life Events on Credit

Millennials are less likely than baby boomers to identify milestone life events that could affect their credit, according to a new survey released by TransUnion. In fact, less than half of millennials surveyed could cite specific major life events that could negatively or ...


New Survey Uncovers Concerns about Identity Theft

There were nearly 17 million victims of identity theft in 2014, according to the Department of Justice. With those numbers, consumers have plenty to be concerned about. An online survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) has ...


Americans Are Expected to Spend $6.9 Billion on Halloween This Year

(TNS)—Batman bib-and-booties costume for $14.99 caught the eye of Joanna Robles as she searched for something for her months-old son to wear while she holds him as she hands out candy on Halloween. ...


What Every Seller Should Know about Comps

“Comps” – or recent comparable sales – give real estate practitioners and appraisers the information they need to price a home at fair-market value. Though comparable data are clear-cut to a professional, how many sellers understand the various tangibles and intangibles that inform ...


Top Tips for Winterizing a Vacant Home

For a home to remain in good shape throughout the winter it needs regular care and attention. When a home is occupied, many of the things that are necessary to keep it in good working order happen by default. But when the home ...


Spend Now, Save Big: Top 5 Preventative Home Products to Invest In

You know it’s important to set aside some savings for emergency home repairs, but it’s equally as important to spend money now to prevent what can turn into future disasters. So, don’t put it off for a rainy day (that is when you’re ...


Well Living Lab to Study Creation of Healthier Indoor Spaces

(TNS)—Exposure to indoor environments is at an all-time high. In fact, Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, whether at home, work, school, retail stores, fitness centers, health care facilities and more. But what many ...


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