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Quick House-Cleaning Tips For Short Notice Visitors

'Tis the season for pop-in visits and unexpected get-togethers. While it is nice to have visits from friends and family, it add a bit of pressure to clean up your home. But with these quick cleaning hacks, you can give your home a "good enough" clean with time to spare. If your couch is looking a...
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The Right Hot Water Tank Temperature

There is no universal formula for hot water in your home. It is a setting you have to set yourself, so what is the ideal hot water heater temperature? Well there is no “perfect” hot water heater temperature for every single house but depending on who lives in your home and how much money you want...
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Book A Night In A Hotel Room haunted By A Spirit Who Hates Men Who Smoke

In the spirit of the spookiest time of the year, one of America’s most haunted hotel rooms has just reopened for the first time since a $28 million makeover. The Read House in Chattanooga, Tennessee is home to room 311 , which has a grisly past. It involved a woman named Annalisa Netherly who was...
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Cheap Ways To Spruce Up For Home For Sale

Remodeling your kitchen, giving your bathroom a major makeover and adding a wood deck are all heavy-hitting renovation projects that, hopefully, end up increasing the value of your home when it comes time to sell. But there are some lighter projects that can add value and give you a nice ROI...
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Home Values Higher Around Trader Joe's

The three rules of real estate are location, location and location. Good schools, close to work and shopping are desirable and according to one study, living near a Trader Joe’s can give your property a major boost in value and a return on your investment. ATTOM Data Solutions compared the impact...
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Most Home Renovation Programs Are Unrealistic

: If you’ve ever watched HGTV, you know how easy it is to get sucked into the shows. While there’s no shame in binging whatever reno-marathon is on TV, it’s important to remember that these programs are not always accurate. In fact, realtors will tell you that buying or fixing one up is much more...
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Two Words That Should Make You Shop For A Home Elsewhere

Buying a house can be a tricky game. Are you getting the best deal? Are there any hidden pitfalls? Will you like it this time next year? While all of those concerns are valid, if you come across a home that is being sold "as is," keep looking. The real estate phrase refers to purchasing a home in...
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Is Buying A Fixer-Upper A Smart Financial Move?

A home fixer-upper is a diamond in the ruff. They're so popular that there are several TV and web shows devoted to nothing home renovations and the deal you get purchasing a handyman's special. But when you crunch the numbers, fixer-uppers are a savings goldmine as you would think. A recent survey...
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Recommended Thermostat Settings For Summer

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency released a new Energy Star report this week for the recommended thermostat settings for energy efficiency of 78° F when you’re home, 85° F when you’re at work or away and 82° F when you’re sleeping. The suggestions have come with...
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The Cost For Selling Your House

You might hope that selling a home will leave more money in your pockets, but there are costs of selling a house that can make that difficult. Contrary to popular belief, selling a house isn’t cheap! A recent analysis from real estate company Zillow and home improvement site Thumbtack calculates...
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