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8 Things You Should Never Do to Your Home

The list for things you should do to your home is endless—change furnace filter, clean gutters, leave a faucet running when it’s freezing out— there are likewise many things you shouldn’t do. Of course, “set it on fire”, “paint it all black”, and “take off the roof” are gimmes, but we’ve come up with the…

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Costs for Popular Improvements in Pittsburgh

While some people might look around their property and find nothing they’d like to change, for most homeowners, there are several projects around the house that are worth considering. The problem for many of us isn’t identifying what areas could use improvement, but choosing which are the most cost-effective endeavors. A lot of factors come…

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Costs for Popular Improvements in Philadelphia

The list of things a homeowner can do to improve his or her property is seemingly endless. From something as small as planting a new tree in the backyard to a project as big as adding on additional rooms, everyone has an idea of what can be done to make a property “just right”. Though…

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Costs of Popular Improvements in San Diego

When shopping, we all want to get the most out of what we spend. This is true of just about any product or service imaginable, and home improvement is no different. One of the best ways to ensure that you get the most out of every dollar is to do some research on how much…

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Costs for Popular Improvements in Los Angeles

Just about every homeowner has at least one or two ideas for how his or her property could be improved. Sometimes the improvements are simply cosmetic, but in many cases they can improve function and increase the house’s market value. The cost of living is high in the Los Angeles area. No matter what you’re…

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History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy

Former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a pretty impressive family tree. By blood or marriage, he had ties to 11 other past presidents. While most people aren’t related (even by a shoestring) to a single world leader, tracing a family’s history is an exciting journey. Genealogy involves searching for the clues that link relatives…

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Getting Along with Your Spouse During a Home Renovation Project

In a recent HomeAdvisor survey, more than half of respondents who reported completing a remodeling project with a spouse or domestic partner admitted to arguing with their partners during the process. In fact, 3 percent even considered separation or divorce! Check out the infographic below to see what couples argue most about — and to…

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True Cost of Home Remodels

The True Cost of Home Improvement

One of the great joys of owning your home is improving upon it, and major projects can feel exciting and empowering. They can also appear overwhelming – but they’re often more simple than you think. One of the best ways to feel confident as you plan is to be as informed as possible. For example…

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Costs for Popular Improvements in Boston

The holidays are past, the long Boston winter has set in, and for most Bostonians any thoughts of remodeling and home improvement have been put off until spring. If that sounds familiar, here’s some fat for you to chew on: late winter and early spring are actually some of the best times to get started…

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Costs for Popular Improvements in Baltimore

The holidays are an exciting time in Baltimore, from the Mayor’s Christmas parade at the beginning of December through the New Years Eve fireworks over the Inner Harbor. But what’s a Baltimorean to do after all the hullabaloo is over? Truth be told, late winter and early spring are some of the best times to…

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