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Enjoying retirement in a home suited for an active life
The active lifestyle baby boomers enjoy means they don't want to take care of large homes any more. They're ready to downsize, and want to design their homes to be exactly what they need.
The homebuilding method you've never heard of that cuts energy bills up to 60 percent
There's a new advancement in home construction that can improve energy efficiency dramatically.
Ways to celebrate National Curb Appeal Month with projects you can do on your home
Can the look and condition of your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? What about your window frames, entry door or shutters? The answer is absolutely.
Three success tips for converting an attic into living space
Converting an attic into living space is a great way to gain room without moving up. Here's what you need to know about attic conversions.
Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home improvement projects
If you're planning a remodel, online resources can help you bring your vision to life, and create a detailed design plan before you begin the project.
Bathroom remodeling should start at the studs
Find out which remodeling projects can have a big impact on your home and its value.
Take the hassle out of moving your boxes to a new home
Moving is exciting and worrisome at the same time. Some planning and organizing can help take the stress out of moving day.
4 ways military service members can better manage their move
The military gives individuals and families the opportunity to explore the world, but that exploration often requires frequent moving. Assistance is available to make moving easier.
What a buyer wants: Green improvements that cut utility costs
Going green is good for the environment, but it can also be good for a homeowner's wallet - and that's the aspect of eco-friendly improvements that seems most appealing to homebuyers.
Most often-overlooked truth of curb appeal: Little things mean a lot
Attention to trim can go a long way toward boosting your home's curb appeal.
Stylize your space with simple, smart buys and updates
Learn these easy ways to improve your home's curb appeal.
Home design: the value of the ideal exterior color
Learn how to make your home the envy of the neighborhood.
Selling this summer? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale
Upgrades can sell a home faster. Fortunately, some of the most effective improvements are also the most affordable.
Trim applications give the world a creative preview of your home
Choosing the right exterior trim products is essential, whether you have a modest home or coastal mansion. In fact, exterior trim is one of the most important architectural accessories you can use to dress up your home.
Driveways to mailboxes: Oft-overlooked items that drive curb appeal
Cracked driveways to shabby mailboxes, these often-overlooked elements can detract from your home's curb appeal.
Four real estate tips to help buyers and sellers both win this summer
Everyone wants to win in the real estate market, but not all do. Some simple steps can help buyers and sellers both be happy with their outcomes.
Modern home-design trends are set to revolutionize the housing market
Gen Y home-buying trends and desires are far different than what their parents and grandparents have wanted in the past, and it may forever change the way homes are designed and built in the future.
Home improvements that make your home more valuable
If you're looking to make some home improvements without breaking the bank, spend smartly and invest time and money now into the projects that will pay back later.
Save money, time and energy when you tackle these home improvements in tandem
In order to make the most of your home improvement resources, it makes sense to undertake certain projects in tandem.
5 essential tips to turn your new house into a home
The act of moving can create unnecessary stress and tension, making the process less than desirable. Here are five tips to simplify the process.
5 ways for borrowers to keep their cool in a warming mortgage market
The housing marketing is heating up. Find out what you need before you apply for a loan.
It's the season for sunshine, barbecues and big changes
Do you know the five most important questions to ask before you buy a car, a home or get married?
The do's and don'ts, how to prime your credit score before you house hunt
What's the most important thing you need to consider when buying a new home? Hint: it's not location.
Three bad-mouthed building materials you won't believe are really eco-friendly
Homeowners don't have to compromise on quality building materials in order to achieve greener construction and renovation. Some of the most durable and cost-effective materials are also among the greenest.
5 simple tips to prepare your home for flood season
The No. 1 natural disaster in the U.S. is floods: Is your home ready? Consider these insider tips for getting your property ready for flood season.
Outdoor kitchen? Second-floor laundry? How to easily achieve summer's hottest home improvements
From adding a bathroom to creating an outdoor kitchen, above-floor plumbing quickly and easily solves a host of plumbing challenges.
Master suite upgrades: the secret to a speedier home sale
If you're planning to sell your home and have already renovated the kitchen and bathrooms, what's your next move? Three words: master suite upgrades.
How freeze-thaw cycles, water, impact, sun and pests can damage siding
Learn why spring is a great time to reside your house and what options you have.
Lead with style: How to create clean, crisp curb appeal for your home's entry
Whether you are building a new home, or want to refresh your existing home, choosing a contemporary style creates high-class curb appeal. But, what goes into contemporary home styling?
Why a wood deck is one of the best investments a homeowner can make
A residential wood deck addition has a recouped cost of 87.4 percent, according to Remodeling Magazine's 2014 Cost vs. Value Report - here's what you need to know about this smart home improvement project.
Check the big move off the moving to-do list with ease
When you're planning the big move, you've probably created a lengthy to-do list of everything that needs to be packed, planned and previewed. While you're likely excited about your move, stress can create a bit of an emotional upheaval as well.
Renovating? Laying a good foundation for home improvement success
You've probably heard the saying: "Your home is your castle." But if your current home - or the home you're thinking of buying - feels more like the servant's quarters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a renovation. At times like these it's easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward, but take a moment to plan your overall strategy. You'll find that, much like your future castle, your renovation project will benefit from a solid foundation.
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