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How to Keep Your Dog Out of Your Garden

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Is your pooch pawing your petunias? Here’s how to keep your dog out of your garden and away from your precious plants. We want our dogs to eat well, but we don’t want them snacking on our heirloom vegetables and...

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Season-by-Season Yard Maintenance Calendar

By: Douglas Trattner Lawn-care tips for a barefoot-worthy yard that'll ensure your home has uber curb appeal. Ahhhh, that sensation of stepping onto a freshly mowed lawn sans footwear. There’s nothing like it. Here’s how to ensure ...

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6 Reasons to Reduce Your Home Price

By: G. M. Filisko Published: March 19, 2010 While you'd like to get the best price for your home, consider our six reasons to reduce your home price. Home not selling? That could happen for a number of reasons you can't control, like a...

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Got Leaky Windows? 3 Low-Cost Tips to Fix Them

By: Nicolette Toussaint Published: May 2, 2011 I used to hang an extra woolly robe in my bathroom because my post-shower route took me past a window so drafty it made me wonder about the etymology of “window.” Turns out it comes from ...

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How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Front Door

By: Karin Beuerlein Published: August 12, 2016 Not all exterior doors are equal. Here are the pros, cons, and costs of different types. Good looks and value -- what's not to love? Not only does replacing your front entry door kick up y...

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Understanding Energy Ratings for Windows and Doors

By: Karin Beuerlein Published: August 11, 2016 Qualifying for the $200 to $500 federal tax credit on new windows and doors depends on two measurements, U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Just because windows or doors are Energy ...

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Installing a Spa on Your Deck

By: Dave Toht Published: August 23, 2016 Evaluate the cost of purchasing, installing, and maintaining an outdoor spa to decide if it’s a worthwhile addition to your deck. Hot tubs and spas come in an array of shapes and sizes, an...

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