• August 24, 2016

Real Estate

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    Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families

    (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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    Fast fixes to boost curb appeal for a quick home sale

    (BPT) - It takes just seven seconds to form a first impression after meeting someone new. The same psychology applies to the first impression people get when shopping for a new home. Within seconds of arrival, home buyers are forming positive and negative opinions about the property.

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    The science of lawn care made simple

    (BPT) - America has home renovation fever. At one time, a handful of home improvement shows were on late at night or during the day, but now entire networks are dedicated to showcasing remodels, flips, additions and new constructions.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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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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Crosswords

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

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Monday 08/22/2016
Bring Style to Your Closet
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Closet designer may not be a title on your resume, but deep down you may find talents you never knew existed. Whether you are laying out the perfect closet or organizing your belongings, these tips will guide you toward creating a truly stylish and functional space.

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Tips for Tackling Storm-Related Roof Damage
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Having your home severely damaged by a storm can turn your world upside down. The damage could simply be cosmetic, or so extensive as to render your home uninhabitable. In either case, you need to act fast, but smart, to ensure that your home will be properly repaired.

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Get Smart About Snacking
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) School bells will soon be ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits. Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance, but smart eating isn’t just about meals; it applies to snack time, too.

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Couples Serenaded by Country Star at Backyard Wedding
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Saying “I do” doesn’t have to mean saying “yes” to all the fuss of an ordinary wedding, which is why mike’s hard lemonade asked two real-life couples and die-hard Randy Houser fans to ditch tradition and get married in a communal backyard wedding before the start of a Randy Houser concert. After all, there’s no better place than the backyard to celebrate life's special moments.

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New (School) Year, New You
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Forget Jan. 1. Parents know the real new year begins when you can smell the fresh pink erasers and hear the clatter of brand new pencils on still-smooth notebook covers.

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Thursday 08/18/2016
3 simple DIY updates to make your home safer and more energy efficient
Updated: August 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - At the height of summer when busy schedules are at their peak, it’s difficult to find time to cross home improvement projects off of your to-do list. But as the seasons change, it’s important to be mindful of best practices around the house when it comes to safety and energy efficiency.

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Speakers That Listen
Updated: August 19, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Now hear this: You can have a device in your house that looks like art, sounds like your favorite music and listens to your requests.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Now that your kids have launched lives of their own, you may be considering how to maximize the extra space they left behind.

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Is It Time To Replace Your Home Comfort System?
Updated: August 18, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—As a home comfort system ages, repairs to the system can become more frequent and expensive. As a result, you might ask yourself whether it makes more sense to repair the system or invest in new, more efficient equipment. Having a conversation with your contractor and asking the following questions can help you make an informed decision:

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Monday 08/15/2016
Eco-Friendly Ideas for Sustainable Eating
Updated: August 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) In many American households, once-unfamiliar sustainability practices have become commonplace. Current data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows a national recycling rate of about 34 percent, more than double the 16 percent rate in 1990. Even so, more than 167 million tons of waste still ends up in landfills each year.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
Make Homeownership Affordable for Your Family
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) If homeownership feels like it’s beyond your reach, don’t throw in the towel just yet on the American dream. In the face of an ever-widening housing affordability gap, there are options you may not have considered, say experts.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Election update: Americans want action on housing and credit [Video]
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 07/20/2016
Tips for creating a multi-purpose home office space
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 2:30 am

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Monday 07/18/2016
Relocating in 2016? 6 tips for a stress free move
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Does the prospect of moving have you buzzing with excitement? Or are you left with worries about packing and clutter? This moving season, an estimated 40 million Americans will move or relocate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Monday 07/11/2016
Get unhinged: 3 ways to create visually striking doors in your home
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Think of a door opening and closing.

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Houses: Building them better than they used to
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - The phrase, “they don’t build them like they used to,” has been applied to nearly everything from cars to footwear, but most often it seems people say it about houses. In fact, this sentiment has become so common, that many believe the homes today aren’t built to the standards they were 60 or 70 years ago.

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5 interest rate terms every first-time homebuyer should know
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - You’ve saved enough for a down payment, your budget is looking good and you’re earning steady income. You’re at the point in your life where you feel confident you’re ready to buy that first home. Congratulations! Buying a home is one of the most exciting and rewarding purchases you’ll ever make. However, if it’s your first time shopping for a mortgage, you may not be super knowledgeable about some of the financing terms you’ll hear, including “interest rates.”

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Simple summer home improvement: Upgrade your curb appeal
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Summer is a great time to complete your home improvement projects, but deciding which ones to tackle can be overwhelming. Here are a few simple curb appeal projects you can tackle this summer to welcome your family and friends into your home with style.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
What to Look for in a New House This Home Buying Season
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Mortgage rates have remained low, and home prices are stable or rising in most communities.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Helping first-time home buyers get from 'I can't' to 'I can'
Updated: July 06, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Finally! The economy is improving, interest rates are low and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. There’s a small problem though for some locations around the country — the booming real estate market is resulting in rising home prices and increased competition for the most desirable properties.

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Heights police still looking for vehicle that hit 2 pedestrians, killing 1
Posted: August 23, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — The police department is trying to find a vehicle and driver that hit two pedestrians Friday, killing one of them.

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Fish fry to raise funds for Coats4Kids
Posted: August 19, 2016

A fish fry charity will be held at Killeen’s Long Branch Park, 1101 Branch Drive, at noon Sunday to raise funds for Coats4Kids, which supplies winter coats for children who need them.

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