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4 Solutions to Common Home Improvement Blunders

To help you spend more time enjoying your DIY projects (and less time fixing them), use these four tips to help you avoid common home improvement mistakes. 1.Have the right tools. Before starting your job, perform some research to ensure you have the proper tools. If you’re missing a tool, borrow it from a friend…

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Urban Remodeling Trends in San Francisco, CA

Although the social and economic effects of gentrification are just now being studied in-depth, the phenomenon itself has been around for a while. The educated and relatively affluent Baby Boomers had started San Francisco gentrification in the 70s and 80s, and the dot-com boom of the 90s finished the job off. Indeed, the entire evolution…

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Costs for Popular Improvements in Denver

With the holidays now past, and the Broncos missing the playoffs, there are a lot of Front Range residents that aren’t sure what to do with themselves these days. Fortunately, we’ve got a suggestion for you. How does a new home improvement project sound as far as fighting those winter doldrums go? The truth is…

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Pay Your Bills, Check Your Home

In order to maintain your home, you have to pay for its monthly utilities, but that’s not the only thing you want to do every month to make sure your home is operating smoothly. To stick to the utility and minimize any costly repair bills, a simple and easy self-maintenance schedule can reduce the possibility…

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The 3 Branches of Home Improvement Government

Teddy Roosevelt once said that “the best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” While it would be great to have a government—large or small—to manage the improvement of your…

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Top 6 Home Improvement Investments

Considering a home improvement? Check out the top 6 home improvements across the country. 1. Bathroom Remodel/Addition A bathroom remodel is a smaller, affordable remodeling project that can have a great impact on your everyday life. From updating tired fixtures to adding more storage to creating a relaxing haven, any changes you make to your…

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Best Cities for Sidewalks and Winter Safety

According to the National Safety Council, the mortality rate of falls in people aged 65 and older has increased by almost 40 percent over the last decade. It should come as no surprise that snow and ice are often contributing factors in fall-related injuries, but the best winter cities for pedestrians involve a lot more…

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Preventing Home Improvement Fraud

Table of Contents Introduction Beware: Seniors most at-risk Signs of fraud Questions to ask How to protect yourself Organizations that help References Introduction A home improvement project can be overwhelming, and hiring a contractor often helps to ease the tension. However, scammers sometimes appear and offer their services for what sounds like a good deal,…

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Buying Foreclosed Properties at the Sheriff’s Sale

A sheriff’s sale (or auction) comes at the end of the foreclosure process when the defaulting homeowner can’t repair his financial problems with the lender. About half of our states use the “judicial” process when foreclosing mortgages. This process starts with the mortgage document, a security device used to pledge the property as security against…

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