In The Neighborhood

Do the in-laws and their brood stay at your home for the holidays? Do long-time friends drive up with their kids to...
In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between mother and child. As borrowed from Readers Digest....
It’s an interesting time in the market. Buyers are hoping prices continue to come down and homeowners are rushing to get their...
How to Keep Relatives From Spoiling Your Kids
It’s natural to want to make children happy, but they also need rules and boundaries. Sometimes well-meaning relatives spoil kids in ways...
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Many real estate agents consider an open house a vital part of the home-selling process. An open house allows several prospective buyers...
How to Keep Your Home Safe When You Go Away
If you’re planning to travel for several days or weeks, you need to take some precautions before you leave to protect your...
5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture
While wood furniture is gorgeous outside, you’ll need to protect it to lengthen its lifespan, or you could face rot and unsightly...
Is Adding a Deck a Good Investment?
Enjoying a meal with family and friends on a deck is the perfect way to relax. Depending on where you live and...
In today’s day and age, choosing the right lighting for your space can be an overwhelming proposition. But it doesn’t have to...
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If you’re revamping your interior design scheme, you may be considering a new color palette. Should you go with earthy hues? Vibrant...
Modern Bathroom Interior
A long soak in a bubble-filled tub can feel like heaven after a hard day at work—and soaking in a bath that...
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The weather’s better in a neighboring state. It would be nice to be closer to the grandkids. Those are a lot of...
Couple buying new apartment
A fenced-in yard. Double sinks. A wrap-around porch. An open floor plan. Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new...
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Remodeling a home, even in minor ways, can increase a family’s comfort and enjoyment. But whether or not they’re planning to sell,...
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For empty nesters and others, moving into a smaller space can mean less maintenance and a welcome bump in discretionary income. But...
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Ugh. Moving, right? Packing, coordinating, updating contacts and everything that goes along with it is time consuming in itself. Managing to squeeze...
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Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to...
If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still...
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Long after first seeing the home of your dreams and deciding to buy it, and just before getting the keys to it,...
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In your home or in your vacation cabin, a handsome stone hearth is often the gathering place for comfy family evenings. But...
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While more buyers now use the Internet to gain access to listings, or available properties for sale, it is still a good...
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No matter how much of a critter lover you may be, pests in your kitchen is never fun. But many consumers are...
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Remodeling a home, even in minor ways, can increase a family’s comfort and enjoyment. But whether or not they’re planning to sell,...
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A backyard pool can look like a lot of fun when you’re house-hunting. Summer days full of swimming and splashing around your...