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As soon as winter weather starts giving way to fairer days, folks start itching to get any planned repairs, maintenance and renovations started. If you want to protect yourself from rogue and incompetent builders, take some advice from the Connecticut Better Business Bureau’s Howard Schwartz, who suggests a few time-honored procedures. Schwartz says it is […]

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4/17/2018 2:20:26 PM

(TNS)—Q: My neighbor’s large, seemingly dead tree overhangs my screened-in pool and has long made me nervous. I have repeatedly asked her to remove it. She always ignored or rejected my requests. During a hurricane, the tree finally came down, like I knew it would, and damaged my pool cage and house. The damage, while […]

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4/16/2018 2:47:38 PM

I know it’s warm and cozy doing your spring cleaning inside, but remember that spring cleaning plans should include a thorough walk around outside, as well. The Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) in Minneapolis tells homeowners that an early inspection and maintenance of their property is extremely important to prevent risk. To assist in […]

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4/12/2018 1:59:23 PM

(TNS)—Let’s get one thing clear from the start. Airfares are volatile. While it’s true that flying on a Tuesday or Wednesday is cheaper than on a Friday or Sunday, there is no magic time of day, day of week or month of year to book a low airfare. Airfares can change in a heartbeat, high […]

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4/10/2018 2:13:47 PM

Did you know that just three basic home improvements—updating insulation, maintaining heating systems, and checking for proper ventilation and air-sealing—can transform your humble abode into a “high-performing,” clean, efficient and healthy home? Experts at the utility company Eversource developed these three tips homeowners and renters can follow to make your home is high-performing: 1. Make […]

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4/8/2018 11:00:58 AM

(TNS)—If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But there are some vital things to do before you start shopping. Follow these steps to make buying a second home a smooth process: The best way to start the search […]

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4/1/2018 11:00:20 AM

Do you know how disaster-prone your home or community really is? Smack in the southern end of California—one of the nation’s most disaster-weary states—bloggers at inscenter.com started reaching out to clients years ago to share important data regarding residential risk assessment. In 1992, University of Colorado’s Dr. William Gray accurately forecasted Hurricane Andrew, and predicted […]

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3/28/2018 1:34:27 PM

(TNS)—You don’t have to use a credit card to earn rewards on your daily purchases. Some banks reward debit card users with cash back, miles or points. Online banks like Bank of Internet USA offer debit card rewards programs. Brick-and-mortar banks like SunTrust and Bank of America offer them, too. Discover recently beefed up its […]

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3/26/2018 2:27:07 PM

(TNS)—Spring and summer are traditionally the busiest times in real estate, for both homes and apartments. Home shopping is more pleasant in the balmier months, moving is typically easier, and longer, sunnier days tend to give people more time to search for new digs. Yet whether someone is hunting for a new home or staying […]

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3/13/2018 2:09:45 PM

As sure as winter will turn to spring, before too long folks will be looking forward to planting gardens and digging into landscaping projects around the yard. So we turned to research from gardenoid.com, which gathered 34 gardening experts to find out their opinions on the top must-have tools for making your garden look stylish […]

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2/28/2018 3:13:31 PM


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