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10 Easy Steps to Keep Your Air-Conditioning Unit Running Smoothly

“DIY Network” has some advice on keeping your air conditioner unit running smoothly. When even that doesn’t work anymore, keep in mind that renovation loans cover HVAC systems. https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/maintenance-and-repair/cleaning/10-easy-steps-to-keep-your-air-conditioning-unit-running-smoothl    

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20 Ways to Add Curb Appeal

“Curb appeal” refers to the attractiveness of a property to potential buyers who are viewing it from the street. Here are some ways to increase it for your property, according to “Better Homes & Gardens.” https://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/ways-to-add-curb-appeal/?slideId=d686b144-2bb3-4f81-a805-65a02ebda232  

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14 Front Yard Tree Favorites

Looking to add more vegetation to your habitation? Here’s a list of front yard tree favorites from HGTV, along with a reminder that renovation loans can cover landscape improvements. https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/trees-and-shrubs/14-front-yard-tree-favorites-pictures  

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Brokers Tell All: 10 Ways to Boost House Value

Value-wise, not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some relatively small projects can go a long way toward improving house value. Here’s a list from “This Old House.” https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/brokers-tell-all-10-ways-to-boost-house-value  

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How to Replace Your Home’s Front Door

In terms of square footage (square inchage?), exterior doors are not a big part of your home. But they are the first part that people see, so let’s give them their due. “Family Handyman” provides a tutorial on how to replace one. https://www.familyhandyman.com/doors/installation/how-to-replace-an-exterior-door/view-all/    

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How to Place Your Speakers to Maximize Your Home Theater Experience

A good home theater set-up is a fun amenity that can really enhance your enjoyment of your residence. Here are some tips on speaker placement from How-To Geek. https://www.howtogeek.com/137896/how-to-place-your-speakers-to-maximize-your-home-theater-experience/

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What to Know About FHA 203k Loans

There are some important features to remember when looking into a FHA 203k renovation mortgage.  These are great loans for buyers looking to purchase a foreclosure or short sale or for the home owner who wants to update or remodel there house.  Below are a few important things to remember: FHA loans are for primary […]

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Our Best Before-and-After Kitchens

A lot of people think of kitchen in terms of functionality, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful, too. Traditional Home provides a selection of before-and-after kitchen expansions. http://www.traditionalhome.com/kitchens/our-best-and-after-kitchens

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DIY Your Plumbing or Hire a Pro?

You might be able to handle some plumbing jobs yourself. Others are better left to the professionals. Porch has some advice about which is which. http://porch.com/advice/diy-your-own-plumbing-or-hire-a-pro/  

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10 Cool Ideas for an Entertaining Basement

A basement can be so much more than a storage space. Here are some ideas for what to do with one. https://www.homify.com/ideabooks/1472863/10-cool-ideas-for-an-entertaining-basement  

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