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    Fact or fiction? 5 common car insurance myths debunked

    (BPT) - Trimming costs is, hands down, the easiest way to put more dollars in your pocket. When looking at the major expenses in your life, insurance is often seen as a big one. While there are well-known tips for saving on insurance, like bundling home and auto, a good first step is to have accurate information. “There are a lot of myths out there about what impacts insurance rates,” said Eric Madia, vice president, product design, Esurance. “Dispelling some of those myths upfront will not only save people money, but will also help ensure they’re properly protected.”

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    Revive deteriorated concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios by resurfacing

    (BPT) - There are many simple and affordable ways to improve the curb appeal of a home. From power washing the siding and painting the shutters to landscaping the front yard and updating the mailbox, homeowners have countless do-it-yourself possibilities that will effectively add curb appeal to their home. However, a commonly overlooked project homeowners should consider more often is renewing old, worn-out concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios with a concrete resurfacer. Thanks to new technology, resurfacing concrete has become a DIY-friendly project rather than being perceived as too difficult or expensive.

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    Which Home Upgrades Are Worth It and Which Aren't

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Mark your calendars.

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Thursday 03/14/2019
Give Your Space a Spring Refresh
Posted: March 14, 2019

Start with upgrades to your home’s design features

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Shop Your Way to an Organized Closet
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) If you often find yourself standing in front of a closet bursting with clothes but can’t find anything to wear, it may be time for a makeover – not only for your wardrobe, but for your closet, too.

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Swing into Spring
Posted: March 14, 2019

(Family Features) While spring naturally means it’s time for a refresh for many homeowners, it doesn’t mean you’re limited only to a cleaning party. Take advantage of the season by using it as an opportunity to upgrade different areas of your home for reasons ranging from energy efficiency and convenience to ease of living and safety.

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Home Decor 101
Posted: March 14, 2019

Decorating with bold colors

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5 Tricks for a Chore-Free Weekend
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) When thinking about errands, check-lists and even downtime, every busy person wishes there were more hours in the day. When tight on time, chores have a way of piling up and spilling into free time. With the right routine, however, day-to-day tasks can be tackled throughout the week, paving the way to a chore-free weekend, which means more time for the fun stuff.

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Wednesday 03/13/2019
Lawn Equipment: Keep Safety In Mind
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:59 am

(NAPSI)—When spring is on its way, home owners are often eager to get outside and spruce up their yards. It’s important when doing so to keep safety in mind.

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Give Your Home a Modern Makeover
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details.

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Simple Steps to Maintain Natural Stone
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Natural stone adds elegance and style to any home. With a nearly endless array of colors, textures and designs, it’s easy to create a one-of-a-kind look for your kitchen or bath. However, without proper care, that carefully selected natural stone may quickly start to show wear and tear.

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Starting Your Smart Home Transformation
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:42 am

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6 Top Home Design Trends for 2019
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) The influence of global cultures is increasingly visible in home decor as technology expands homeowners’ worldviews. Acting on the inspiration of global trends can be as simple as shifting your outlook to bringing eye-catching features and everyday functions into your home.

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Thursday 02/28/2019
Renew an old concrete patio with pavers
Updated: March 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Nearly 70 percent of homeowners spend more time outside after completing a landscaping project, according to a 2018 Houzz survey. While this is not a new trend, upgrading the backyard and the curb appeal of a home continues to be a smart investment, especially when hardscapes are involved. Few things improve the look and the value of a home like a paver driveway or patio, and it’s hard to beat entertaining family and friends around an outdoor kitchen or fireplace made of concrete stone.

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Monday 02/25/2019
One Small House in Boise, One Big Step in Homeownership
Posted: February 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - There came a point in Meghanne's 29-year-old life when she decided it was time to "be an adult and buy a house." And as a loan officer, she wanted to practice what she preached about investing in homeownership.

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Friday 02/08/2019
5 tips to flip your home from drab to fab
Updated: March 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re looking to freshen up your living space, it’s easy to get swept away in on-trend designs. But while trends come and go, savvy homebuilders and designers agree that there’s one thing that never goes out of style: natural wood details, such as those crafted from a versatile species like cypress. Here are a handful of helpful tips to flip your home from drab to fab.

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Friday 12/21/2018
4 Insider Tips for Anyone Buying or Selling A House
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - How many houses have you been outbid on? And if you're an owner who can't even get a nibble out of buyers - if some barely even bother stepping inside - are you starting to feel like screaming?

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Thursday 12/20/2018
Home is Where the Smart is…This Winter!
Updated: March 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re considering making your home life more efficient and cost-effective with smart home technology, you’re part of a growing trend.

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Thursday 12/06/2018
Budget checkup for homeowners and future homeowners
Updated: March 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Sponsored Ad Content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
5 steps to help improve the value of your prefabricated home
Updated: March 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - [Sponsored Ad Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage] 

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Friday 11/30/2018
Protect your family from the invisible dangers of carbon monoxide [Video]
Updated: March 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

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Monday 11/19/2018
What You Need to Know About Timeshares
Updated: December 05, 2018 - 2:43 am

(StatePoint) It’s estimated that at any given time, there are over 1 million timeshare owners looking to end their timeshare ownership. Unfortunately, exiting a timeshare is more complex than many people realize.

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Friday 11/09/2018
Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now
Posted: November 09, 2018

(StatePoint) Many millennials are buying their first homes in a marketplace that is more challenging than the one their parents encountered for their first purchase.

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