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    Singles finding their way to homeownership without making lifestyle compromises [Infographic]

    (BPT) - With the average American getting married later than they have in a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, more and more singles aren't waiting for wedding bells before they take the plunge into homeownership. A new CENTURY 21 Real Estate survey shows that while singles are less willing to make lifestyle sacrifices in order to purchase a home, they still value homeownership. Find out how these determined buyers pull it off with the help of agents who understand their unique needs.

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    One simple home improvement cuts noise pollution while boosting energy savings

    (BPT) - Whether it’s the neighbor’s lawnmower, low-flying aircraft, heavy traffic or loud music, noise pollution can hinder you from truly enjoying your home. Nowadays, a quiet place to relax and chill out can be increasingly difficult to find. Yet, a smart investment in the right materials can let you achieve both solace and silence in your home.

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    Add curb appeal to your home inspired by architecture

    (BPT) - When you drive through your neighborhood, you may notice a variety of architectural styles. There might be a traditional colonial with evenly spaced windows. Down the road may be an ornate Victorian. On the corner there may be a craftsman home with an inviting front porch. Others may include a mixture of different styles combined to create a unique home.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Gasp-worthy perils of bad indoor air - and what you can do about them
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Cooler weather is on the way. You might think the seasonal demise of pollen-spewing flora, coupled with more time spent indoors, means allergy and asthma sufferers – not to mention the rest of us – can expect to breathe easier. Not so – if the air inside your home or office is polluted.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Enhancing the Curb Appeal of Your Home
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - August is National Curb Appeal Month, and there's no better time to spruce up the exterior of your home. Be sure to use colors that complement each other when repainting or replacing window frames, shutters, doors and other areas. For inspiration and ideas, visit www.sensationalcolor.com/color-for-your-home.

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Monday 08/18/2014
Tips to Keep Your Family Safe
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but if used incorrectly, they can cause harm to you and your family.

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Make Your Home Smarter
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) With apps that offer comfort, convenience and security, homeowners are getting more out of their smartphones to make their homes better, smarter places to live. Smart home apps such as those from Nest are expected to link various home devices together to bring peace of mind, control and even energy savings to our lives.

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Create a Room Fit for a Queen with Crown Molding
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to dress up a room in your home, crown molding is a simple way to add elegance and class with minimal investment.

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Install Bathroom Tile Like a Pro
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Updating the flooring can instantly infuse new life into a tired, outdated bathroom. For an upscale, polished look that doesn’t have to break the bank, transform your bathroom with a fresh style by installing a new tile floor.

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Assessing Curb Appeal
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) So you're looking to move your family out of your current residence to a new home better suited for your needs. Before you list your home on the market you will need to gauge its appearance to prospective buyers.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
A Fresh Approach To Fresh Air
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you think a screen door is a great way to let fresh air in and keep insects out of your home, you may want to retract that. The door, that is.

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Five Good Reasons to Replace Your Old AC in Fall
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Before you turn off your AC system for the season, consider having it checked out by a certified contractor. If it’s older or has been giving you problems, you might want to replace it. 

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Is Your Home Ready for Winter?
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) It’s time to start preparing your home to make sure it can efficiently handle colder weather.

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Wednesday 07/02/2014
Ways to celebrate National Curb Appeal Month with projects you can do on your home
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Can the look and condition of your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? What about your window frames, entry door or shutters? The answer is absolutely.

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The homebuilding method you've never heard of that cuts energy bills up to 60 percent
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For people building new homes in the coming months, the ever-increasing pain of monthly utility bills for cooling and heating their homes has them looking for more energy-efficient construction methods. In 2014, homeowners have been burdened with electricity costs that rose 5 percent, heating oil 7 percent and natural gas 10 percent, as reported in USA Today.  At the same time, homebuilders are challenged to meet increasingly stringent energy codes imposed by cities and counties.

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Tuesday 07/01/2014
Three success tips for converting an attic into living space
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Moving up – vacating your current, smallish home for a larger, roomier abode – was the American way before the Great Recession. Now that the economy is humming again, at least some of the people who stayed put during those lean years will be looking to move into larger, nicer homes this summer. High demand and low inventory, however, may leave many with nowhere to go. Some will rediscover a time-honored space-gaining technique: attic conversion.

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home improvement projects
Updated: June 21, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - More than 40 percent of homeowners plan to update their homes in the next two years, according to the latest Houzz & Home Study. Of those who plan to remodel, 78 percent cite their motivation as improving the look and feel of the space.

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Bathroom remodeling should start at the studs
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - Remodeling a bathroom can increase the value of your home but short-sighted planning can wash projects down the drain.

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Thursday 05/29/2014
Debunking the Myths about Homeownership
Updated: May 29, 2014 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) As a result of the recent housing crisis, many potential homebuyers, especially first-timers, are hesitant to enter the market. But if you’re holding back, evaluate why. Experts say your reasons may be based on myth.

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Take the hassle out of moving your boxes to a new home
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Americans are on the move. More than 35 million Americans moved last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. While relocating to a new place is exciting, it also brings its own set of worries, with packing and unpacking topping the list of stressors. With careful planning and organizing, your move can be more celebratory than stressful – just follow these tips.

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Friday 05/23/2014
Most often-overlooked truth of curb appeal: Little things mean a lot
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Curb appeal relies not just on the color of a home’s siding or the beauty of its landscaping, but on often-overlooked, underplayed details. Whether it’s charming intricate gingerbread scrolls on the porch, or fluted door casing that imparts an elegant, upscale look, trim can have a strong impact on a home’s curb appeal.

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Monday 05/19/2014
Home design: the value of the ideal exterior color
Updated: May 26, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - When it comes to designing a home – whether it’s new construction or a renovation – choosing beautiful exterior colors and complementary accent hues is critical to creating an appealing household.

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Thursday 05/15/2014
Top 10 Tips Every Renter Should Know
Updated: May 15, 2014 - 3:42 am

(StatePoint) The number of U.S. renters has expanded significantly since the burst of the housing bubble, and renters now represent 34 percent of all households, according to government statistics. Meanwhile, rents climbed 3.2 percent last year.

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