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4 Tips for Selling a Home Far Away

Just a few years ago, at the height of the real estate crisis, if homeowners were transferred for work or moved for personal reasons and couldn’t afford to sell their homes, they often opted to become “accidental” landlords. Not experienced real…

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10 Essential Supplies for DIY Movers

Moving can be a stressful time, especially if you’re taking the DIY route. Aside from the day-of essentials — coffee and donuts for you and your crew — you’ll want to gather these 10 must-have supplies ahead of time to…

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Styling a Layered and Neutral Living Room

Nothing says classic design like a neutral palette. For a living room that you’ll still love years from now, throw out the pops of color and opt for soft shades of cream and gray. Neutral pieces with a lot of…

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Lighting Trends Throughout the Home

It’s easy in interiors to focus on one-of-a-kind artwork or a standout fabric in a room. We sometimes forget that lighting is just as important in a space — if not more. The technological and creative developments of recent years have made…

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Getting Rid of Garden Pests

Pests are a major concern for newbies and experienced gardeners alike. In most cases, however, they’re actually easy to control if you stick to the following principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Acceptable pest levels The first principle dictates that you should…

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Styling Your Mediterranean Home

No matter if you live in sunny Los Angeles or among the blizzards in Boston, a warm interior is always inviting. One reliable source of warmth is a Mediterranean styled home. Drawing inspiration from the sand-dotted seaside, lush floral gardens, and…

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Move This, Not That: 10 Items to Get Rid of Before Your Next Move

When it comes to moving, deciding what to take with you — and what to leave behind — can be stressful. Spending a little time clearing out dead weight before the move will make settling into your new place much…

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Helping Your College Student With Money Matters

As you drop your child off at college, budgeting might be the last thing on your mind — particularly as you’re wiping your eyes and saying goodbye. But before you drive off, make sure you’ve set your student up with more…

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Staging Strategy: 5 Reasons Every Room Needs a Clear Purpose

By Lori Livers When staging a house for sale, it’s crucial to consider every space with the buyer’s perspective in mind. Once you’ve accomplished the five basic staging steps, make sure every room in your house has one clear purpose. Defining…

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Insuring Your Home Against Fire Damage

By Samantha Alexander  When it comes to threats to your home, there is little that’s quite as damaging as a fire. In a matter of minutes, a small flame can spread out of control, destroying the structure of your home, as…

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