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5 Holiday Hosting Disasters and How to Avoid Them

Take a look at the most common things that can go wrong when you have holiday guests over and learn how to prevent them. Holiday Mishaps Imagine you’re preparing to host your annual holiday party, and you’re past the point of no return. The veggies and meats have been bought. Guests are already braving busy airports and crowded highways to get to your home -- and then your oven won’t turn on. … [Read more...]

9 Money-Saving Tips That Grandma Never Told You About

Your grandma and her ma before her knew how to pinch pennies. Bet they knew where every dime of their household income went. Do you? Don't kick yourself if you don't. It's tough in this day and age of automatic billing and apps that tap your debit card. But we all could still learn a thing or two from grandma. Here are a few money-saving and money-making habits that your grandparents cultivated … [Read more...]

What’s Causing Those Spooky Sounds and Smells?

Are you haunted by strange noises and weird odors? With the proper maintenance, you’ve got more than a ghost of a chance to rest easy. Creaking and Popping in the Night The many materials that make up your house — wood framing, plywood, glass, metal ducts, nails, plumbing pipes — all expand and contract at different rates. When a house cools at night, these materials may move slightly, … [Read more...]

6 Halloween Must-Do’s to Keep Little Trick-or-Treaters Safe

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween -- as long as it’s just a trick. To help you avoid any real-life scares -- such as falls, fires, and traffic accidents -- around your property this All Hallows Eve, play it safe while you’re setting up your Halloween lights and decorations. Here are seven simple precautions recommended by John Pettibone, curator of Hammond Castle, a Gloucester, Mass., … [Read more...]

5 Deck Makeover Projects Under $300

Want to upgrade your deck but watching your budget? Here are 5 easy deck makeover ideas, many well under $300. If you'd rather hide inside rather than hang out on your tired-looking deck, you need an upgrade. Here are five ways to transform it back to its fun self. 1. Add Solar Lighting If you’d like your wood deck to come alive when the sun goes down, add solar lighting. Solar lights … [Read more...]

10 Things You Gotta Do in Fall to Skip Costly Winter #Fails

When the last of summer's heat is a faint memory, and you're pulling out your hoodies more than your shorts, it's time to tackle a few simple chores that'll make winter more pleasant and prevent some nasty surprises next spring. #1 Clean and Stow Your Mower If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, get to know it. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home

Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don't let the best offer slip through your fingers. You’ve worked hard to get your home ready for sale and to price it properly. With any luck, offers will come quickly. You’ll need to review each carefully to determine its strengths and drawbacks and pick one to accept. Here’s a plan for evaluating offers. 1. Understand the process. All … [Read more...]

Bathrooms Help Sell Houses

Staying on top of the latest trends in home decor isn’t for everyone, but even for traditionalists, it can be fun to incorporate some new ideas. For people selling their homes, bathroom designs can make or break the deal. Here are five bathroom decor trends that are appearing in 2017. Geometric Patterns: Many homeowners are selecting bold patterns in geometric shapes, like chevrons or … [Read more...]

SEEKING A FURNISHED RENTAL?? THIS ONE IS GORGEOUS!

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