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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 ...


What to Do after Buying Your Dream Home

It's finally yours. The paperwork's all signed and you've secured one of the most important investments of your life: your dream home! What happens next? Most new homeowners often find it difficult to transition into their new house or home, but the ...


Living Smart: 5 Reasons You Should Remove a Dead Tree

(TNS)--Severe winds, harsh storms and wood-boring bugs can brutally assault your trees. ...


Survey: Craftsmen Seldom Tipped or Trusted to Be in Homes Alone

(TNS)—It has been quite a while since I had anyone in my house to do work. ...


21 Signs Your Home Is Ready for Winter

Shorter days, cooler temperatures, Halloween – these are all signs that winter’s right around the corner. While the weather is still suitable for working outside, put on your work boots and gloves, head outside and give your property a once-over. Then, work your ...


More Urban Homeowners Are Buzzing Over Beekeeping

According to a United Nations report, of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world's food, over 70 are pollinated by bees. That means without a ready crop of beekeepers to protect and sustain hives, the entire ...


6 Easy Steps to Efficiently Declutter Your Home

Does your home look like a storage locker or a pack rat’s dream? If so, it’s time to purge, declutter and refresh. It may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some quick, effective ways ...


5 Things Effective Entrepreneurs Spend Their Money On

(TNS)—Starting your own business allows you to be your own boss and pursue your passions in the workplace. What it probably won’t provide, at least in the beginning, is a whole lot of financial stability. It typically takes startups at least three to ...


7 Crucial Facts about FHA Loans

(TNS)—FHA loans are popular with mortgage borrowers because of lower down payment requirements and less stringent lending standards. ...


Diggin’ In: Some Tips on Cool-Weather Lawn Care

(TNS)—Fall’s cooler temperatures and moderate rains create a time frame for getting cool-season fescue lawns back in shape. Here are some tips from Virginia Master Gardeners on the best ways to get your lawn green and growing again. ...


Living Smart: Flat, Satin or Semi-Gloss? Brush up on Paint Types

(TNS)—Ready to refresh your home’s interior walls with a new coat of paint, but aren’t sure what type to use for each room? Or do you have other items around the house that need to be spruced up? If painting is on your ...


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