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What Is An Energy Audit Learn How EnergyEfficient Your Home Is

What Is an Energy Audit? Learn How Energy-Efficient Your Home IsBy Cathie Ericson BanksPhotos/iStockYou've heard it before: Turning off the lights, closing the windows, and not taking

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What Is A Listing Agent

What Is a Listing Agent?Why a Home Sale Hinges on Agent's Expertise By Liz Alterman  Hero Images/Getty Images If you’re getting ready to sell your home, finding a listing agent

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The Ultimate Guide To Funky Home Smells

The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home SmellsBy Margaret Heidenry Tim Platt/Getty ImagesThere are two definitions of funky: 1) something that’s cool, and 2) something that smells bad. For

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The Nine Mistakes Were ALL Making When It Comes To Our Annual Spring Clean And How To Avoid Them

The nine mistakes we're ALL making when it comes to our annual spring clean (and how to avoid them) By ESRA GURKAN FOR MAILONLINEAs the sun begins to shine, the dust and dirt in our homes

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Your Home Tax Deduction Checklist Did You Get Them All

Your Home Tax Deduction Checklist: Did You Get Them All?By Audrey Ference Homeowners, get excited: It’s tax season, that magical time of year when having a house actually

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What Are Restrictive Covenants Read These Rules Before You Buy

What Are Restrictive Covenants? Read These Rules Before You BuyBy Cathie Ericson Gajus/iStockIf you’re looking to buy a home in a community run by a homeowners association, or

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7 Terrifying Things That Can Happen During Home Renovations

7 Terrifying Things That Can Happen During Home RenovationsBy Jamie Wiebe Firmafotografen/iStockA home renovation isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a

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7 Most Annoying Things About Buying A Home

7 Most Annoying Things About Buying a HomeBy Liz Alterman AntonioGuillem/iStockBuying a home is the American dream. So why, then, is it also a complete nightmare? Talk to most home buyers,

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Top 8 Credit Cards For Excellent Credit

Top 8 Credit Cards For Excellent CreditThomas Donaldson, Updated on Feb 12, 2017 *Editorial Note: This content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer. Any

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5 Vows To Make Now To Sell Your Home In 2017

5 Vows to Make Now to Sell Your Home in 2017By Lisa Gordon | Jan 2, 2017 People vow to do all kinds of things—hit the gym, get more sleep, quit Froot Loops—and if you plan to

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REALTY EXECUTIVES AGENTS GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES

EXECUTIVES GIVING BACKREALTY EXECUTIVES AGENTS GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIESUPDATED JANUARY 6, 2017 REALTY EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONALLEAVE A COMMENT

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Get This Look

Get This Look: The Modern Island Glamour of the HGTV Dream HomeBy Jamie Wiebe © 2017 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.Deep in the middle of the freezing

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Dont Get Snowed Under By These 7 Winter Open House Blunders

Don't Get Snowed Under by These 7 Winter Open House BlundersBy Jamie Wiebe OGphoto/iStock; realtor.comSummer open houses are easy-breezy. The sun is shining, the air is warm, potential

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5 Simple Moves That Can Help Your Credit In 2017

5 Simple Moves That Can Help Your Credit In 2017 Matt Schulz U.S.News & World Report "I resolve to make 2017 the year I stop being intimidated by my credit score and start taking

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Tips For How To Hang Garland Wreaths And Stockings

BYMELISSA @ THE INSPIRED ROOMTips for How to Hang Garland, Wreaths and Stockings One question I am asked every year is “how do you hang garland, stockings, ornaments and wreaths on your

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So You Inherited PropertyNow What

So You Inherited Property—Now What?By Lisa Johnson Mandell RomoloTavani/iStockIt’s inevitable: Sooner or later most of us will receive that dreaded phone call announcing a

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Top 10 Benefits Of Buying A Home

Top 10 Benefits of Buying a Home: Do You Know Them All?By Margaret Heidenry Noel Hendrickson/Getty ImagesBuying a home may be the American dream, but it’s also a monumental task: You

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Seriously Youre Selling That The 8 Scariest Things To Avoid At A Yard Sale

Seriously, You're Selling That? The 8 Scariest Things to Avoid at a Yard SaleBy Margaret Heidenry Sean Murphy/Getty ImagesEvery weekend, countless satisfying business transactions take

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