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Vinyl vs. Wood Fencing: What’s the Difference?

Photo (Left): Jason / Adobe Stock Photo (Right): Vastram / Adobe Stock When it comes to vinyl versus wood fencing, the biggest differences relate to their aesthetics and durability. Wood fencing offers a timeless look with various finishes. But you need to stay on top of maintenance to maximize its longevity. Budget-friendly vinyl fencing is…

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24 Tips for Low-Maintenance Landscaping

Low-maintenance landscaping makes your lawn upkeep easier and is more beneficial to the environment. It can also be very visually appealing. Check out our recommendations on how to make easy and eco-friendly decisions when designing your yard.

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Projects to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

When it comes to remodeling there are a few general rules that apply to every home. It never hurts to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom. Focus on improving or increasing your home’s livable space. Increase your curb appeal with exterior upgrades. If you’re going to remodel, make sure you spend the money to do it…

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Head Off Common Construction Problems

What are some common construction problems and how do I solve them? The most common problems that homeowners experience on remodeling projects are cost overruns, missed deadlines, and results that don’t match their expectations. And almost every time, such problems stem from miscommunication. One of the best ways to avoid construction headaches is to get…

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Appreciation Slows Amid Worsening Affordability

September 25, 2018 More Homeowners Will Stay Put New data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index of home prices shows that the pace of home price increase is still elevated, but is finally starting to slow, as we had been anticipating. The 20-City Composite posted a 5.9% year-over-year gain in July, down from 6.4% in…

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The Home Price Deceleration Has Begun

August 28, 2018 New data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index of home prices shows that the pace of home price increase is still elevated, but is finally starting to slow, as was inevitable. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index showed a 6.2% annual rate of increase in June, down from 6.4% in…

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Wooden vs. Vinyl Windows: What Are the Differences?

The biggest difference between wood versus vinyl windows is the material. Wood windows are made with natural materials, while vinyl windows are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). They have many differences, particularly in appearance, price, and durability. In this article: What Are Wood Windows? What Are Vinyl Windows? Appearance Cost Upkeep Durability Installation Life Span…

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Carpet or Hardwood Floors for Bedrooms, Living Rooms and More

Left/Top: Photo: Samiylenko / Adobe Stock Bottom/Right: Photo: Samiylenko / Adobe Stock When it comes to carpet versus hardwood, both are popular flooring options, but each offers various advantages and disadvantages. For instance, carpet is better at muffling sound, while hardwood is easier to clean and has a longer life span. Use this guide to…

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