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Why You're Unlikely To Make Money Flipping Houses

Watching HGTV and reading news articles tout the financial windfall of buying a distressed house, fixing it up, and selling it for a handsome profit. But before you cash out your 401K and get a second mortgage to flip your own house, the odds are you will not make any money and rather lose your...
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Household Items You May Be Cleaning Too Much

Believe it or not, it's actually possible to clean your home too much. Whether it means you're cleaning an item too often or cleaning it more than necessary, over-cleaning is a waste time, money and energy and sometimes, even ruin your stuff. For instance, over cleaning your wood furniture can...
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Uses For Mismatched Socks

Somewhere socks get lost between being worn and the laundry basket. It leaves us with onesies that are missing their twin but rather than having them sit around and collect dust, you can put them to work around the house. Socks usually generate some amount of static which makes them fantastic for...
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Lose Weight By Taking Off Your Shoes

FINALLY! A diet plan you can stick to that not only could help you lose weight but help you live healthier. All you have to do is take off your shoes before you enter your home. According to research, our shoes bring in nasty environmental chemicals known as obesogens, which meddle with your...
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Reduce Stress At Home With The Rule Of Five

Home is where the heart is, so why does it stress you out so much? Keeping your home clean can be a challenge with kids, pets and guests. So this week, try the "Rule Of Five" and see if it cuts down on your stress. The rule works like this, every time you get up to walk through your home, select...
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Be Smart About Home Maintenance

Being a homeowner can give you the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction, but it can also lead to sleepless nights worrying about the pitfall of unexpected expenses in the upkeep. a recent study from NerdWallet found that the main anxiety shared among homeowners was financing (65%). The simple...
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Stage Your Home Without Your Pet

We love our pets but when it comes to staging your house to sell, keep all signs of a pet out of the picture. That's the advice from real estate experts who say the favorite part of coming home could be preventing you from getting your home sold quickly and for top dollar. As you prep your home to...
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Birdnesting Trend For Divorced Families

There are challenges, trends and fads galore, which seem to come more frequently thanks to the Internet. The trend even extends to divorce where more couples are birdnesting the custody of their children. The concept is simple, instead of the children moving between both parents’ homes in order to...
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What You Should Clean Before The House Cleaner Arrives

While many chuckle at those who clean up their homes before the housekeeper arrives, there is some valid reasons to employ the practice. For one, house cleaners are not house organizers, which means the clutter of mail, magazines and that pile of clothes is something you should organize, or clean...
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May Is The Best Month To Sell A House

If you've ever wondered if there is a best time to sell your house, wonder no longer and get ready to list it in time for May. Zillow, the online real estate database company, crunched sales numbers in 24 real estate markets and found in more than half of those markets, the first half of May was...
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