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Are you spending home improvement dollars on the wrong door?

(BPT) - How often do you use the front door? Not often, right? When Americans come home from work or school, the front door now takes a back seat to the garage door.

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Sunday 09/07/2014
4 questions to ask before purchasing a new home
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Buying a new house is an exciting time in your life. Because it is one of the most important investments you’ll make for yourself and your family, there are many important factors to consider. Before making a purchase, take these four questions into account. Having the answers will allow you to enjoy your new home now and in the years ahead.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Singles finding their way to homeownership without making lifestyle compromises [Infographic]
Posted: August 19, 2014

(BPT) - With the average American getting married later than they have in a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, more and more singles aren't waiting for wedding bells before they take the plunge into homeownership. A new CENTURY 21 Real Estate survey shows that while singles are less willing to make lifestyle sacrifices in order to purchase a home, they still value homeownership. Find out how these determined buyers pull it off with the help of agents who understand their unique needs.

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Monday 08/11/2014
One simple home improvement cuts noise pollution while boosting energy savings
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s the neighbor’s lawnmower, low-flying aircraft, heavy traffic or loud music, noise pollution can hinder you from truly enjoying your home. Nowadays, a quiet place to relax and chill out can be increasingly difficult to find. Yet, a smart investment in the right materials can let you achieve both solace and silence in your home.

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Add curb appeal to your home inspired by architecture
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 1:38 am

(BPT) - When you drive through your neighborhood, you may notice a variety of architectural styles. There might be a traditional colonial with evenly spaced windows. Down the road may be an ornate Victorian. On the corner there may be a craftsman home with an inviting front porch. Others may include a mixture of different styles combined to create a unique home.

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Tuesday 07/01/2014
The homebuilding method you've never heard of that cuts energy bills up to 60 percent
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - For people building new homes in the coming months, the ever-increasing pain of monthly utility bills for cooling and heating their homes has them looking for more energy-efficient construction methods. In 2014, homeowners have been burdened with electricity costs that rose 5 percent, heating oil 7 percent and natural gas 10 percent, as reported in USA Today.  At the same time, homebuilders are challenged to meet increasingly stringent energy codes imposed by cities and counties.

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The tools you need to increase your home's curb appeal this year
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - 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.

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Monday 06/30/2014
Three success tips for converting an attic into living space
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Moving up – vacating your current, smallish home for a larger, roomier abode – was the American way before the Great Recession. Now that the economy is humming again, at least some of the people who stayed put during those lean years will be looking to move into larger, nicer homes this summer. High demand and low inventory, however, may leave many with nowhere to go. Some will rediscover a time-honored space-gaining technique: attic conversion.

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Wednesday 06/11/2014
Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home improvement projects
Updated: June 21, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - More than 40 percent of homeowners plan to update their homes in the next two years, according to the latest Houzz & Home Study. Of those who plan to remodel, 78 percent cite their motivation as improving the look and feel of the space.

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