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    Affordable decorating tips to take your home from ho-hum to high style

    (ARA) - Feeling uninspired in your space? Updating the decor in your home is an easy way to add more color, style and personality to rejuvenate your residence. Whether you're making a few updates, like new artwork or wall colors, or renovating an entire room with a completely new look, decorating should be fun, not stressful. With a few simple tips, you can up the design ante in your home without breaking the bank.

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    The design element that can add drama and save cash

    (ARA) - While drama may be unattractive in other aspects of your life, a dash of it can be just what your home's decor needs to spice things up. Fortunately, you don't have to choose between drama and cents. At least one popular design element can deliver positive impact on your decor and your wallet: skylights.

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    Need a style lift? Begin with neutral flooring for ultimate design versatility

    (ARA) - Do you pin your favorite bathroom makeover ideas on Pinterest, look for inspirational kitchen designs or dream about new decorating styles for your home? If so, you're not alone. Many homeowners are opting to makeover their homes this year instead of upgrading to a new one.

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Tuesday 04/10/2012
Maintain the health of your home with spring mold and mildew intervention
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

Perhaps the most important item on your spring cleaning list this year is lurking in a musty corner of your basement or on the back of your house. Though most of us prefer not to think that we share our homes with mold and mildew, the reality is that mold can strike any home, new or old, in any area, dry or arid. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asserts that all types of mold have the potential to cause some health issue, making mold a structural and health liability for your home and everyone inside it.

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Sunday 04/01/2012
Is your showerhead making you sick?
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Hand sanitizer, flu shots and regular exercise are just some of the ways Americans build their immunity to protect themselves from harmful bacteria and illness. But many may be missing a simple step for preventing health problems.

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Wednesday 03/28/2012
2012 outdoor living trends can easily update your patio or deck
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - More homeowners want their outdoor space to truly be an extension of their house and are taking steps to create an inviting area to relax, play and host guests. If you want to update your deck or patio for warm weather entertaining, you don't have to spend a lot of time or money. You can easily refresh the items you already have and add new stylish elements by keeping some top trends and design ideas in mind.

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Monday 03/19/2012
Designing your home office for maximum comfort and productivity
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - There's no doubt that we're a connected society - and connected like never before through email, social networks, video conference technology, instant messaging, smart phones, the list goes on. While this influx in connectivity has made it easier to do business, it has also blurred the lines between work and home life, resulting with many of us working in our homes at least a few hours each week. If your kitchen countertop has become your go-to place for paying bills, responding to emails and conducting business, it may be time to consider adding a dedicated office space in your home.

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Wednesday 03/07/2012
Engineered wood flooring: Real wood or fake?
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You're standing in front of a hardwood flooring display in a retail store or home center and you see a sign on a sample that reads engineered wood flooring and you ask yourself, "Is that real wood?"

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Sunday 06/24/2012
Buying a home: Prepare by getting your finances in order
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - For those considering buying a home, the current real estate market presents some unique opportunities. One of the side effects of the economic roller coaster ride of the past few years is that home prices have gone down and more homes have gone on the market. For buyers, that means more choices and better deals. However, those same tumultuous years also can also teach buyers a lesson: Make smart buying decisions and be wise with your finances.

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Wednesday 06/20/2012
Signs that termites might be invading your house
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Termites live to eat. Their hunger causes $5 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S., damage most homeowner's insurance doesn't cover. In fact, a colony can devour a foot of 2-by-4 wood in only six months. And since termites are masters at going undetected, they can destroy entire support beams before you discover their presence. That's why it's so important to know what to look for.

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Wednesday 06/13/2012
Five basic steps to making a house your home
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Owning a home remains a key element of the American Dream. In fact, a recent survey by TD Bank revealed that 84 percent of young renters (ages 18 to 34) intend to buy a home in the future. While it is exciting, home buying can be overwhelming and complicated if you don't have a general knowledge of the process.

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Monday 06/11/2012
Moving? Make sure your possessions are protected
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - The average American makes 11.7 moves during a lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That's about one in six people pulling up stakes each year.

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Monday 06/04/2012
Is your new home safe and secure?
Updated: November 01, 2016 - 1:43 pm

(ARA) - Summer brings a full court press for moving season - with June being the busiest month for Americans to relocate.

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Thursday 05/31/2012
Big design ideas for small kitchen spaces
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Bigger isn't always better in the real estate world, and what's more, it's not always possible. With more baby boomers downsizing from McMansions to smaller, more manageable houses, and a growing number of people opting to rent rather than buy, many families are looking for new ways to decorate, design and work with smaller spaces.

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Monday 05/28/2012
Five rules for buying a foreclosure or short sale with confidence
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Buyers are still clamoring for real estate deals in this turbulent market. Foreclosures and short sales offer some of the best bargains, but also have a higher risk level. Still, more than four in five adults think foreclosures and short sales can be good deals, according to a recent American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) survey.

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Thursday 05/24/2012
What you need to consider when hiring a moving company
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

Though average Americans move approximately 12 times throughout their lives, many people are in the dark about the ins and outs of hiring a mover. Movers can make the stressful relocation process go much more smoothly, but if you don't do your research, you could be in for some surprises when hiring one.

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Wednesday 05/23/2012
Improve your curb appeal with a few outdoor painting projects
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Summer is finally here, and with warmer temperatures and longer days, it's the perfect time to brighten up your home with a few outdoor painting projects. You can add the right amount of color and increase your curb appeal in just one weekend, leaving you the rest of the season to enjoy the finished product.

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There's good news for those who are selling a house.
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NAPSI)—With a flood of real estate listings on the market, sellers continuously search for ways to stand out.

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