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  • August 4, 2015

The Kaufman Herald : Real Estate

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Monday 08/03/2015
5 Tips for Tackling a Home Improvement Project
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re looking to refresh your familiar abode, chances are good you have a laundry list of home-improvement projects to accomplish.

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Detect, Destroy Mold for Better Health
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Mold in your home is a serious matter that can cause not only substantial property damage, but also significant harm to your health. Any mold infestation requires immediate attention and cleanup, but it could be growing in a place you cannot see and still affect your health.

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Uncovering Myths about Pests
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) During the summer, it may seem impossible to keep bugs away from the home, so people will try just about anything. Perhaps you’ve heard about household DIY tricks to prevent pests, but what actually works?

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Simple Home Safety Improvements
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Renovating a house can be a tough job. With so many details to consider, just knowing where to begin can be a challenge. But one consideration homeowners shouldn’t skip is safety.

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Friday 07/31/2015
Cool Ideas For A More Comfortable Home
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:33 am

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Eight Clever Kitchen Tricks For The Generations
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If yours is among the 5.1 million families that the U.S. Census Bureau says live in multigeneration homes, there are eight tasteful ideas that can help you make your kitchen better for everyone.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Safety And Security In The Connected Home
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Homeowners can stay safe and secure with connected home technology. Connected home technology offers a variety of benefits, especially when installed in a space such as the garage, which homeowners use almost every day. In fact, a recent study by iControl Networks found that 90 percent of homeowners view personal and family security as one of the most important reasons for installing a connected home system. If you’re looking to integrate connected home devices into your house, and specifically the garage, keep these tips in mind for added safety, security and convenience.

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Why It's Smart To Soften Water
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—You can save money, feel better and maybe even look better if you take your water with a grain of salt. Well, lots of grains. That’s because the right sort of salt and system can soften hard water—and hard water is tough on your clothes, appliances, pipes and complexion.

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Futuristic Digital Homes Burden Power Grid
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—It’s not the year 2062, but Jetson-esque, digital homes have become a residential building standard (think automated controls and home theater systems). Digitally updated homes are dependent on a reliable power grid, along with our modern digital lifestyle.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Make Over Your Front Door: Tips to Make a Grand Entrance
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) There are many reasons why a home could need a door makeover. Entry doors, like other major components of the home, can wear out over time and need to be replaced. Additionally, homeowners may “inherit” a door on a home they've recently purchased and wish to change the style to a better one in order to complement their home's personality.

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Monday 06/08/2015
Expand Your Investment Portfolio With Real Estate
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 10:18 am

(NewsUSA) - Don't let concerns about complexity keep you from the benefits of investing in real estate. The advantages of investment properties include rental income, value appreciation and equity growth, and locating, buying and managing property isn't as complicated as most people imagine.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Considering home improvements? Out-of-the-ordinary upgrades can enhance livability and value
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Perhaps your home is in pretty good shape – newish roof, well-maintained furnace and air-conditioning, and fresh paint throughout. Or maybe you’ve bought a brand-new house that’s move-in ready. Even though you don’t really need to do a thing to the home, you may still have the urge to update. But what can you do when everything is already just about perfect?

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Monday 06/01/2015
5 tips for a seamless moving process
Updated: June 08, 2015 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Packing up your entire life and moving it somewhere new is an exciting, yet intimidating task. Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the street, you’re bound to experience all the ups and downs of the moving process. Between the packing, moving and eventual unpacking, the process seems never ending.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, you’re in good company. The economy and housing market are recovering, home values and equity are rising, and many homeowners are beginning projects they had put off over the past few years. A recent report by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University predicts that the home improvement industry could post record-level spending in 2015.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Spring and summer continue to be the most popular months for selling your home, according to Realtor.com. And with many homeowners staying in their houses for an average of 13 years, your home will surely need some sprucing up to add to its curb appeal. By following a these simple steps, you can increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.

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Monday 05/18/2015
How to tackle your home's stubborn stains and odors
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - From wall stains to washing machines, indoor stains and smells can be a challenge to tackle. Luckily, there are surprisingly simple methods to erase them for good. Here are a few tips to freshen up the most stubborn spots in your home.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Smart Ways to Spruce up a Small Space
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Giving a design facelift to small spaces may seem challenging. But you can make more of every square inch with creative solutions.

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Getting Set to Sell: Which Home Upgrades Matter Most?
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re preparing to sell, or just looking to increase your home’s value, it’s important to think about strategic upgrades -- and not just how; but where to remodel. 

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Quick tips to reduce moving stress
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Moving brings exciting possibilities of a different neighborhood, fresh spaces to decorate and new family traditions to be made. But it also means leaving behind people and places you love. While some sentimental items can be taken to your new place, many memories just aren’t transportable. That’s why it’s even more important to protect those goods that can make the move.

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Glass act: How modern fenestration improves a home's energy efficiency
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Most people probably think of windows and skylights only when they’re buying or selling a house, when they get dirty, when they leak, or when the kid next door lobs a baseball through one. Yet the glass in your home is arguably among its most important features, directly impacting the structure’s overall energy efficiency and livability.

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