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Updated 1 year 6 months ago
Whether you dream about a small garden bed or a whole landscape transformation, you need to figure out what you can conquer yourself and what you need help with. Here's how to evaluate the possibilities and challenges of do-it-yourself landscaping. Analyze Your Skill SetIf your thumb is more brown than green, or if you think thecolor wheel is a...
Updated 1 year 7 months ago
Buying a house for the first time is an exhilarating experience, and knowing which potential pitfalls to avoid will ensure that your elation continues for many years. Here are some tips to help make that happen. Get your finances in order now! A clean credit report and saving for a big down payment are the two biggest keys to getting the best...
Updated 1 year 7 months ago
Making your rental feel like home can be a challenge, especially if you’re trying to make huge changes that your landlord might not sign off on. The solution: stick to simple, thoughtful updates. Artist and DC transplant Julie Bjarnhoff shares eight tips on how to choose a great rental space and how to be mindful when making updates: 1. Create a...
Updated 1 year 7 months ago
If you’re looking to upgrade your backyard this spring with an eye toward putting your house on the market, millennial house hunters might have an unusual request. “They’ll ask, ‘Where’s your backyard vegetable garden?’ ” said Mary Hutchison, a real-estate agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Kansas City, Mo. While homeowners...
Updated 1 year 7 months ago
First, take a look at your house from the eye of a buyer. Is there faded paint on the shutters, overgrown bushes around the front windows and tired mulch? Besides just re-mulching, there are simple upgrades that sellers can make to the existing landscaping so that the property makes a great first impression. Landscapers generally agree that the...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Spring is the perfect time to upgrade your home. Whether you’re looking to stay or sell, now is the time to start projects that will hike up the value of your home, impress guests and increase efficiency and style. Here are four go-to tips:   Improve your home’s “IQ” with smart technology One upgrade that not only adds value to your home, but also...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
This week Your Legal Corner discusses "Top tips for buying real estate."  One sure rite of passage that spring is near is the number of "For Sale" signs that pop up on homes throughout area neighborhoods.   Most realtors agree that spring is the busiest time of the year as the weather warms up and families start looking in anticipation of settling...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
  The bathroom: It might not be your favourite room in your home, but it sure is an important one. Use your DIY skills to boost the organisation and functionality of your bathroom, updating it on the cheap. Here are 10 suggested projects almost anyone can do.  Some of the projects below require more DIY skills or a workshop compared to the others...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
The amount of trash people produce has increased a whopping 10,000 percent over the past 100 years, according to Terracycle, a company that handles hard-to recycle materials. Starting in April for Earth Month, personal care companyTom’s of Maine partnered with TerraCycle to inspire less waste going to landfills. With the average American producing...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Planning on painting? Updating a room in your home can be a lot of work, but there are ways to make your painting project easier. To help make your room look picture perfect, be sure to follow these seven tips: Clean your walls before you add new color. According to the painting professionals, paint doesn’t stick well to dirty walls. For the best...

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