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5 TIPS TO CLEAN & PREPARE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER FOR SUMMER

Source:  realtytimes.com staff “Making it through the summer without a working air conditioning system isn’t feasible in some parts of the country.  Even if you live in a temperate climate, your AC system will make you much more comfortable at home…So before the weather really gets hot, take the time to clean and prepare your…

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LANDSCAPING TO IMPROVE RESALE: AT DIFFERENT PRICE POINTS

SOURCE:  realtytimes.com “As the weather starts to heat up, so too does the housing market.  Spring is an optimal time to get your house ready to sell.  The first thing that potential buyers will see of your home is the landscaping, so make a great first impression with beautiful outdoor spaces.  An investment in landscaping…

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THE END OF THE ALL-WHITE KITCHEN? THE CASE FOR NATURAL WOOD

Source:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “A funny thing happened while everyone was obsessing over white kitchens:  Natural wood sneaked back in, creating some of the chic-est spaces around.  For many, natural wood evokes a country feel.  Or perhaps something ultra-traditional.  But today’s natural wood kitchens are modern showplaces that mimic the newest trends we’ve been…

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SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE LIST – FOUR THINGS TO CHECK OFF!

Source:  Realty Times Staff “Just as you prepare your home for the winter by covering outside pipes, etc., there are also a number of things homeowners should do to ready their homes for warmer weather.  With spring in full swing, check out the following list of home-related chores and checkups you may want to do…

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FIVE WAYS TO SAVE ON HOME RENOVATION COSTS

Excerpted from an article by Daniel Bortz for realtor.com “…Remodeling can be a huge undertaking – and a costly one at that.  The average kitchen remodel will set you back $60,000, a bathroom overhaul, $17,908.  But plenty of home renovations can fall way under that if you know some tricks to keep your home improvement…

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DON’T FORGET TEXTURE WHEN PLANNING YOUR GARDEN

Excerpted from an article by Dean Fosdick/Associated Press “The most popular element in landscape design is color, but texture is another important building block. Texture in gardening can be seen as well as felt, and is used primarily to provide contrast. Color lacks dimension without texture, which can soften spaces, provide visual interest, fashion backdrops…

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HOW TO SCORE A DEAL ON HOME APPLIANCES

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Who doesn’t dream of a kitchen full of shiny, new appliances – raise your hand – but don’t want to go broke to get what you want?  Use a few tips and tricks to get a great deal. BUY AT THE RIGHT TIME.  You can’t go…

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TOP FIVE NEW BATHROOM TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSIDER

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes. “Installing bathroom tech is  a great way to take your remodel or addition to the next level.  Aside from adding extra comfort, bathroom tech will also improve the efficiency of your home.  Here’s a look at five high-tech gadgets that will turn your bathroom into the…

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IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR SMALL FRONT YARD

Source:  Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “There are many ways to improve your small front yard without uprooting your driveway or dialing back your front porch.  With the right touches, small front yards can be just as appealing as large ones…. USE SYMMETRY.  Balancing the elements of your yard on either side of your sidewalk –…

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NEW WAYS TO BRING ECO-FRIENDLINESS INTO YOUR HOME

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Living green is on the minds of many, but bring up the idea of grey water and composting toilets, and, well…never mind.  The great news is there are tons of products and ideas you can use to be kind to the universe without a big compromise.…

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