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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now on Priced Out: Gender Pay Gap Spills Over to Housing 4 Tips for Organizing Your Home Maintenance Routine Exploring America’s Neighborhoods: Mission District, San Francisco Did your invite for the Oscars get lost in the mail? Are you […]

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2/23/2017 3:05:48 PM

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now on Exploring America’s Neighborhoods: Mission District, San Francisco Switzerland’s Most Expensive Residential Addresses Two Problems, One Solution: Boosting Agent Adoption and Communication Buying a house is only the first step in homeownership. Once you own the property, it […]

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2/22/2017 3:04:32 PM

(TNS)—Q: They say you’re supposed to reverse the direction of ceiling fans in the winter to improve the circulation of warm air, thus helping your furnace’s heating efficiency while reducing your utility bill. Most homes have their warm air ducts at floor level. My house is a little funny in that a previous owner who […]

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2/19/2017 12:02:01 PM

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at Feast on ‘Santa Clarita Diet,’ a Comedy About Real Estate (and Zombies) New Job? New City? 4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Home 8 High-Tech Features to Include in Your Next Remodel Should you buy or rent? […]

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2/14/2017 3:04:11 PM

(TNS)—Whether your bucket list consists of big travel goals such as taking a cruise around the world or simpler wishes such as a weeklong road trip, travel costs money. The surest way to make your travel dreams come true is to set money aside designated for those bucket list adventures. Here are a few ideas […]

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2/5/2017 12:05:57 PM

Pool tables are often a fixture of basement remodeling; they’re a great way for children and adults to enjoy their time. However, installing these tables may not be as easy as one would think. Imagine finishing your basement remodel and realizing your spacing is off and you don’t have enough room to play. It’s a […]

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2/2/2017 3:02:05 PM

When disasters strike, they come without warning. This is why you need to prepare for emergencies ahead of time. These 10 tips will help safeguard your home and family, and save you time, money, and stress should an emergency occur. Protect your home from break-ins. A home invasion occurs every thirteen seconds in the U.S. This alarmingly high rate […]

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1/27/2017 11:00:10 PM

Smart homes are rapidly gaining popularity. Being able to control numerous features of your home even while you are away is not only convenient, but it can increase security. There are all kinds of ways to turn your home into a smart home. Some are a little more expensive than others. The following five home automation steps […]

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1/26/2017 3:05:30 PM

Keeping your home clean can be quite a challenge after a busy holiday season. Here are a few helpful suggestions to ensure that you begin 2017 with a clean house. Plan for Trash It might not seem like a wonderful concept to have small garbage cans in your living room or family room, but putting […]

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1/23/2017 3:12:50 PM

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: As we make our way through National Radon Action Month, why is it so important for homeowners to take a proactive approach to radon testing? A: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January National Radon Action […]

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1/19/2017 3:07:59 PM