• September 28, 2016

Real Estate

  • Real Estate

    How to Make a Successful Offer in Today’s Housing Market

    (StatePoint) Prospective homebuyers can get encouraged by the current market. Nearly 68 percent of homes sales today are to individual buyers compared to 53 percent in 2011 when investor and cash deals were at their peak. Still, competition for housing is hot.

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    3 things to look for when buying a new home

    (BPT) - Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. Whether you’re moving to a new town or looking to upgrade from your current space, finding a new home requires patience, expert guidance and a keen eye for detail.

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    Tips to stop drafts, save money and improve your home

    (BPT) - Can you imagine keeping your windows open all winter long? The heat loss, cold drafts and all that money spent on wasted energy would be staggering. But if your home has folding pull-down attic stairs, a whole-house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, you may be doing the equivalent of leaving the windows open every day.

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Monday 09/26/2016
Keep Your Home Safe Without Compromising Style
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Home accidents cause nearly 13 million injuries a year. Some simple updates to your home can help you avoid these accidents, as well as give your rooms a facelift.

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4 Important STEM Education Innovations
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent from 2008-2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations. Not only has this trend led to increased job opportunities, but it has also produced numerous technological advances that have drastically changed the world.

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7 Health Concerns That Can Result from Sleep Apnea
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Sleep is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but sleep problems – such as sleep apnea – can hinder sleep quality and lead to other severe health complications. Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that causes you to snore loudly and stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from 10 seconds to more than a minute. According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine(AADSM), approximately 25 million adults in the United States suffer from this disease. What many people don’t realize is that in addition to being a nuisance at night, sleep apnea also is a contributing factor to several other health problems.

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Friday 09/23/2016
Put A Great New Face On Your Fireplace
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a hot tip from decorating experts: A small change can have a big effect on the look of a room.

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Seven Safety Tips For Protecting Your Child
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, some 70,000 children under age 5 are injured every year by common household products and toys—but yours don’t have to be among them.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Cooler seasonal temperatures can have an impact on not only your home, but also your wallet. Along with adjusting your thermostat as the cooler weather embraces much of the country, weatherizing your home also has a direct impact on the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors. Follow these five easy DIY home weatherizing tips to increase your home's energy efficiency and lower the utility bill each month.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Is Your Christmas Tree Up to the Task?
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Ensure that your holiday lighting dreams come true with brightly lit bulbs on your trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations. Plan ahead to save time, reduce aggravation, and eliminate disappointment.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
How to Store Your Warm Weather Gear for Winter Hibernation
Updated: September 20, 2016 - 2:30 pm

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Four Tips On Getting A Second Home
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—With home values rising, mortgage rates low and rental demand strong, purchasing a second home may seem like a good investment.

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Monday 09/19/2016
Is Your Money Going Up the Chimney? How to Make Your Fireplace More Efficient
Updated: September 19, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Nothing beats gathering around the fire in winter. Unfortunately, a wood-burning fireplace could be a major source of energy loss in your home, sending your utility bills sky high.

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Tuesday 09/13/2016
Lights out: 4 ways to prepare for a long outage after the storm
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As winter storm season arrives, homeowners should be ready for power outages that last for days or even weeks. 

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Monday 09/12/2016
Secrets to marrying style, eco-sense and luxury in any bathroom
Updated: September 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When you’re improving a bathroom, do you assume that luxury upgrades may look good but aren’t always good for the environment? Or that sensible, eco-friendly fixtures, finishes and materials will lack the aesthetic of more luxurious ones? Just a few decades ago, the assumptions might have been accurate, but today a plethora of luxury bathroom options perfectly marry good sense with great style.

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Friday 09/09/2016
6 simple ways to freshen your home inside and out
Updated: September 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Looking for some easy ways to breathe new life into your home? Whether it’s the air inside or the decor itself, freshening things up can make your home look and feel more welcoming at any time of year. You don’t need a lot of time or money to reinvigorate your home; just a few simple and affordable, yet high-impact DIY projects will do the trick.

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Buying a Home? Don’t Underestimate ‘Location, Location, Location’
Updated: September 09, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If you are in the market for a home, you are probably weighing a range of factors, including size, amenities and architectural style. But experts say that the old adage “location, location, location” should never stray from one’s thoughts.   

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
5 ways to reinvent your garage
Updated: September 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Smart tips for buying a first-home that will be easy and affordable to personalize
Updated: September 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Site-built, manufactured or modular: What's the difference and what does it mean?
Posted: August 31, 2016

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Tuesday 08/30/2016
Budgeting basics for first-time home buyers
Updated: September 07, 2016 - 2:30 am

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
What to look for when buying a garage door for your home
Updated: September 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The most important factor that garage door buyers consider is not the price! 

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Tuesday 08/09/2016
Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Parents, grandparents and children all living happily together under one roof — it’s an iconic American image you may associate with “the good old days.” In reality, more Americans are now living in multi-generational households than at any time in the past 75 years, according to Pew Research Center. The growing number of multi-generational households means homeowners, remodelers and builders are rethinking what it takes to make a home livable for multiple generations.

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Family, pets displaced after Cove house fire
Posted: September 28, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — Fire destroyed a home on the 200 block of East Hogan Drive in Copperas Cove on Monday.

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VFW Post 8577 to host elections town hall
Posted: September 28, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 will host a town hall meeting for four candidates for state and national office today at 6 p.m. at 1506 Veterans Ave.

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