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Yard and Garden

7 Yard Decor Ideas

Homeowners enjoy personalizing their yards, by adding decor that reflects their tastes and is admired by visitors and people passing by. You can add yard decor from the whimsical to the practical, finding a variety of items to fit most any budget.

Home Repairs

Community Volunteer Project: Critical Home Repairs

An aging population and a weak economy have combined to create a major problem in many neighborhoods: deferred home maintenance. Especially in cases in which an elderly or disabled individual lives alone

Landscaping

How to Hire a Landscape Professional

Some homeowners prefer to outsource their lawn care needs to a private party. This makes sense if you don’t have the time to take care of your property or simply prefer to leave the chore to someone else.

Home Values

Home Values? Not at Bottom Yet Zillow Says

You may have no plans to sell your home this year or next, but local home values should concern you and be of concern to all Americans for that matter.

Yard and Garden

You Can Create a Backyard Bird Habitat

There may be no better or well received update that you can do to your yard then to include a bird habitat. Generally located in the backyard, away from traffic, noise and constant human interaction, a backyard bird habitat requires very little from you other than a supply of fresh water, a source of food and cover.

Home Structure

Looking Towards Spring

Even though we are still in the month of February, many of us are looking towards Spring and all its beauty! Believe it or not, there are a few easy tasks that you can do to prepare your home and outdoors before the weather breaks into the next season.

Home Decor

7 Quick & Inexpensive Home Interior Updates

Updates that can handled in one afternoon or over a long weekend. We’re stepping inside and will focus on tips related to your kitchen and bathrooms, two of the most important areas in the home buyers consider when shopping for a home

Financing

Mortgage Settlement Could Lead to New Scams Warns Task Force

Consumers are being warned that the recent news stories about several fresh initiatives to help beleaguered homeowners handle their mortgages may trigger a fresh onslaught of scams.

Garage

Garage Clean Up and Junk Removal

Garages, particularly those that are attached to houses tend to get crowded with junk, with little to no room for cars. Somehow, we’ve turned a garage’s original purpose of temporary car storage into permanent junk storage, storing all kinds of stuff inside, including things no one needs.

Exterior Home

7 Quick & Inexpensive Home Exterior Updates

Does your house give you the blahs when you look at it from the outside? Short of a pricey renovation, you can do some things to help step up your home’s visual appeal.

Yard and Garden

You Can Prep Your Lawn For Spring

As winter begins to wind down, your thoughts may turn to your lawn which has been lying dormant for the past several months. Before you know it, your grass will begin to assume that unmistakeable green tint, signaling that spring has arrived.

Home Financing

How to Get a Home Equity Loan

If you have owned your home for several years, you may have built up some equity. That equity can be tapped to pay for some major improvements or cover smaller projects such as new fixtures, a refreshed kitchen or new floors.

Kitchen and Dining

How to Get Your House Super Bowl Ready

Hut, hut, hike! That’s right, with the Super Bowl right around the corner, many people enjoy getting together to watch the annual Super Bowl game.

Financing

5 Mortgage Tips For 2012

Not all homeowners will renovate their homes, with some people choosing to upgrade to a new home instead of undertaking a time-consuming and costly renovation. With home prices down nearly across the board, buying a home now can be a sensible alternative to renovating your current residence.

Contractors

Bathroom Renovation: How to Go About It?

Bathrooms are much more than a water-tight box; they are being designed as thoughtfully as the rest of the home in the present world.

Usually a lot of home owners think about renovating their bathroom only if the shower becomes slippery or the colour of the walls fades away or there are water-stains all over it.
But some aesthetic people would want to re-design or remodel their bathroom for just making it look modern and attractive.