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Oct 23, 2019
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You Should Shop for Houses Outside Your Budget
Shopping for a home — even if you’re just at the “looking at Zillow listings” stage — can be psychological warfare. It’s all too easy to get discouraged about what you can’t afford. And for Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive …
Apartment Therapy
This Is How Long It Takes to Close on a Home
I have July 9, 2019 outlined in cartoon red hearts in a planner I will never throw away: it’s the day I finally closed on my first home …
Apartment Therapy
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14 House Problems That Don't Require a General Contractor
As most homeowners are well aware, problems can strike a house suddenly and without warning: a leaky roof or a fallen tree, a burst …
Bob Vila
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Kitchen Windows Guide — Find the Right Choice for You
From sipping coffee in the morning to cooking family dinners at night, we spend a lot of our day in the kitchen. For most homeowners …
Fresh Home
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Warning Signs Your Roof Is Damaged
Many homeowners are unaware of roof damage until they notice leaks. But there are earlier warning signs to look out for… Walk around …
RIS Media
How To Clean Granite Countertops
Granite countertops have proven their reliable position in the kitchen. These durable, hardworking stone surfaces are heat resistant …
Southern Living
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Transform Your Home into a Haunted House
Home renovations and decorating don't have to be scary, but sometimes it's fun if they are! Setting a spooky scene for Halloween just …
Today's Home Owner
Test For Asbestos In Your Home
Asbestos was used in many construction materials between 1930-1990. It was used so heavily due to its plethora of properties making …
Homebuilding & Renovating
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9 Tips for Mixing and Matching Tile Styles
For tile fans such as myself, the more tile, the better. But though I'd happily cover every surface with it, there are certain things …
Houzz
Fireplace Maintenance Tasks to Complete Every Fall
As days get shorter and the weather gets colder, we retreat indoors to the warmth of our homes and hearths. If you have a fireplace …
Bob Vila
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The Twice-a-Year Checklist that Will Keep You Safe at Home
Home maintenance efforts with a visible result are, if not exactly fun, at least rewarding. Even cleaning the bathroom feels good when …
Apartment Therapy
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"I found a 12-bedroom egg carton in you price range, Mr. Dumpty."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
What was the first consumer product purchased on the installment plan?
See the answer below.
8 Tips to Save Money on Heating Your Home
The 2020 Farmers' Almanac predicts "yet another freezing, frigid, and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country." The …
Today's Home Owner
What Year Was It?
Hostage Crisis in Moscow Theater
What Year
About 50 Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 700 people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical.
The day was Oct 23. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
Western Union internal memo, 1876
Trivia Answer
What was the first consumer product purchased on the installment plan?
Answer: A Singer sewing machine