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(StatePoint) From smart thermostats to remotely controlled showers, connected homes are all the rage for today’s homeowners and those looking to make a purchase, providing easy opportunities to boost your profit when you sell.

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(NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, when spring comes, you’re ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you’re aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an outdoor family room, or want to expand your space for entertaining. Perhaps your kid…

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(Family Features) Spring is a sensible time to refresh and restore your home after heavy indoor use during winter. It’s also an opportunity to conduct overdue home maintenance and achieve a sense of accomplishment.

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(Family Features) When it comes to remodeling, there are dozens of ways to improve your home’s overall value and appeal without breaking the bank. Opt for projects that are manageable in scale, affordable and deliver benefits in multiple ways, such as aesthetics and energy efficiency.

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(Family Features) Whether the family dog gets his muddy paws on the couch, an ice cream cone melts all over the backyard hammock or a sudden storm soaks your new patio cushions, life is filled with unexpected messes. There’s no time like the present to plan ahead so you’re ready for whatever…

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(Family Features) Veins of color and unique patterns give marble tile a truly stunning appearance. However, maintaining that elegance may seem anything but effortless.

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(Family Features) For the first time since 1880, more young people are living with their parents than any other living arrangement. A recent report from the Pew Research Center showed the number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home is higher than the number of young adults who are married o…

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(NAPSI)—Winter is in full swing! The cold weather is not ideal for working on outside home maintenance projects, so focus on sprucing things up indoors. These four winter tune-ups will give your home a pick-me-up just in time for spring.

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(BPT) - February is the season of flowers, chocolates and new relationship statuses. Like us, there are many love bugs that are “in a relationship, but it’s complicated.” Different bug species across the planet engage in peculiar behaviors to satisfy both hunger and reproductive needs — with…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—When Valentine’s Day comes around, these seven Essential Shopping Hacks can help you score a great gift for your sweetheart:

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—If you're one of the estimated 34 million Americans who use well water, you may be pleased to know there's a fount of information about the care and maintenance of your well available to you.

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The cold winter months provide the perfect reason to stay inside and enjoy the warmth of your home. Unfortunately, pests agree — and many are eager to make your cozy space their home for the winter months. Indoors, these critters can be problematic and frustrating to have in your home. Termi…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—Heating equipment is the second-leading cause of home fires in the United States. More than 65,000 home fires are attributed to heating equipment each year.

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—The unusually cold temperatures that the country is currently experiencing will cause all kinds of chaos, including frozen water pipes. If the pipes burst as a result of the cold, this can be a major nightmare—but something that can be prevented with the proper precautions.

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(NAPSI)—It’s official: The purple rose is Flower of the Year for 2018. There are many reasons this enchanting bloom is having its moment.

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(NAPSI)—The next time you find you have a too old or already broken water heater, these tools and advice from the U.S. EPA can help.

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(BPT) - Many people turn to nasal sprays and antihistamines to combat seasonal nasal allergies or hay fever, but keeping the home clean is just as important in the fight against allergies.

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(NAPSI)—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that it will be a wetter-than-average winter across most of the northern United States, extending from the northern Rockies to the eastern Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley. This could mean hazardous weather in some re…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—Major New Year's resolutions can be hard to keep, but committing to taking small steps that save water throughout the year can have a real ripple effect. As one of your 2018 resolutions, you can join the thousands of smart consumers who have taken the "I'm for Water" pledge and save …