• June 24, 2016

Real Estate

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Monday 06/20/2016
Easy Tips to Keep Kids Active this Summer
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With the school year complete, kids are excited to relax after a year of hard work, learning and extracurricular activities. However, this may lead to the temptation of sitting on the couch watching TV or playing on a computer or mobile device.

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Summer-Ready Beauty Secrets
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) It’s time to get your body ready for tanks and shorts, bikinis at the beach, evenings out with friends and vacationing with family – all of which mean showing off your beautiful skin. Summer styles call for a whole new approach to body care.

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Keeping Summer Fun
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Summer is here and that means it’s time for baseball games, barbecues, camping trips and other vacations. However, it’s also a time for continued learning, whether you’re staying at home or out on the go exploring your community and beyond.

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Summer Spritzers to Sip and Share
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) No gathering on a warm summer day is complete without an array of food and chilled refreshments. This summer, add some fun to the beverage cart with fresh, fruity spritzers that make any occasion feel like a beach getaway.

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Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(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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Elevate Your Camping Experience
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If a break from the sights and sounds of the city is calling your name, it may be time for a camping getaway to rest and recharge. Fortunately, if roughing it isn’t your idea of a good time, there are several ways you can elevate your campsite for a less primitive experience.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
A Guide To Finding And Hiring A Heating And Cooling Contractor
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Choosing a heating and cooling contractor can be just as important as selecting the equipment that makes up your home comfort system. That’s because your contractor will help you pick the system that is best suited to your needs, install what is probably the most significant investment you make in your home and provide the technical expertise to keep it operating efficiently. As you begin your search, you should first learn as much as you can about heating and air-conditioning to prepare yourself for the interview process.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Make the Most of Your Backyard This Summer
Posted: June 14, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer has arrived, and homeowners are ready to make the most of their outdoor spaces. Current outdoor living trends focus on several areas, including heating, lighting, dining and multilevel design, with the overall theme of creating a welcoming, relaxing environment suitable for entertaining guests or enjoying in private.

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Monday 06/13/2016
Refresh, Restore and Repair Your Health
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When it comes to your overall health, taking simple steps to keep yourself in good shape is key. Regardless of age or physical ability, practicing healthy habits can help improve both your physical and mental states, and lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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Be a Superhero of Summer Safety
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities. Playground falls, lawnmower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are some common and potentially life-altering childhood injuries that happen during summer months.

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More Home Improvement
Thursday 06/16/2016
New home improvement trends that strengthen your property investment
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When you’re in the process of buying or building a home, you’re constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don’t have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before.

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Wednesday 06/08/2016
Top energy-efficient housing features every new homebuyer should know
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Thursday 06/02/2016
5 Tips to Get More Cash Out of Your Rental Property
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If you own a small rental property -- now, more than ever -- it’s good to be you. For the better part of a decade, a robust multifamily market has delivered low vacancies and higher rents.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Cool summer renovation ideas keep homes more comfortable when the heat is on
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Once spring cleanup is done, you may feel ready to tackle some renovation projects this summer. If so, you’re not alone: 62 percent of homeowners plan to undertake a home improvement project this year, according to a Harris poll. Homeowners will renovate to improve their home’s appearance, livability and energy efficiency, the survey found.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Where there's a will - and more - there's peace of mind
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - What’s the state of your estate? Robert Fishbein, a vice president and corporate counsel in Prudential Financial's Tax Department, says now's a good time to find out.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Moving? 5 tips to keep your valuables safe
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Beyond the flowers blooming, the sound of birds singing and the burst of warm weather, something happens in May. After a long winter, the rising temperatures make spring a prime time to move. College students are moving out of dorms, young families are transitioning to new homes after the school year and retirees are looking for an easier, more maintenance-free living situation. If you are among those about to start the next chapter in your life with a new home, here are some valuable tips that go beyond choosing the right size box or the appropriate padding.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Home improvement investments that pay you back
Updated: May 31, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Homeowners are looking for value in every home improvement project they take on — whether they are upgrading for resale or their own pride of ownership. With new technologies and products on the market, it is easier than ever to add value to your home with projects that ultimately pay you back in numerous ways.

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Monday 05/16/2016
5 interior design trends to step up your style game
Updated: May 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As the temperatures continue to warm up outside, you may be ready to embrace the adage "out with the old and in with the new" when it comes to your home’s interior design. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer looking for ways to upgrade your starter home or a seasoned homeowner seeking a refresh, these tips will give you ideas to work with on any budget.

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Monday 05/09/2016
Real estate insight: Hot tips for buying a home in a competitive market
Updated: May 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As the weather gets warmer and school comes to a close, the real estate market also heats up. If you’re planning on buying a home, you’ll likely find more properties on the market during the summer months. However, increased competition could present challenges on the path to landing the home of your dreams.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Real Estate in the Digital Age: Why you still want an agent by your side
Updated: May 06, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Homebuyers and sellers today can instantly check listings, monitor price fluctuations, research their credit scores and find lenders — all from their smartphones.

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More Real Estate
Lampasas to host 36th annual Toughest 10k in Texas
Posted: June 24, 2016

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce will host the 36th annual Toughest 10k in Texas on July 9, which will start and finish at the Hancock Park Pavilion in Lampasas beginning at 8 a.m.

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Veterans parade set for Friday in Copperas Cove
Posted: June 23, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans will host a Purple Heart Memorial Procession in support of the eighth annual SG-VHV Independence Day Celebration from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

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