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How To Design The Perfect Laundry Room

The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center, whether in a tidy corner of the basement or a nook next to the kitchen. For help updating yours, check out this expert advice on everything from energy-wise machines and thrifty flooring options to the best labor-saving layout and how
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2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much lenders require for a down payment or believe all lenders require a down payment above 5 percent.” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers often overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify
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10 New Flowering Plants For More Garden Color In 2018

Bursting with blooms in coral red, gold, pale green and purple, this year’s new flowering plant introductions offer a rainbow of options for adding color to gardens. Plus, the standout blooms on many of these plants attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Take a look at this selection of 10 new flowering perennials and shrubs to
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4 Clever Ways To Hide A Spare Key

(click image to view video) You can do better than the obvious under-the-doormat method—here are 4 brilliant ideas for where to hide a spare key. It’s always a good idea to stash a spare key somewhere on your property. That way, when you accidentally get locked out of your house, you’ll be relieved that you don’t
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What Impact Will The New Tax Code Have on Home Values

Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months. Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how home values are forecasted to change by the end of 2018 using data from the most recent report. As we can see, CoreLogic projects an increase
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37 Ways To Add Storage To Every Room

Clever ways to declutter your home! Create the perfect places to stash all of your stuff. Whether you own a tiny home lacking closet storage, or you are trying to organize the space you have—the first step is to get building. This article shows 37 projects that are sure to help you manage your messes or conceal items
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14 Unique Garden Water Features

From whimsical fountains to quiet pools, now’s the time to quench your thirst for the hottest garden water feature around. Ambiance and Reflection This pond adds tranquility, reflection and ambiance to its landscape. A partially above-ground water feature, it was created with stone-and-mortar walls, then finished with a butyl liner. Double Duty This stacked-stone water feature