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How to Use the ‘Color of the Year’ at Home in 2012

The color experts at Pantone say the hot color of 2012 is Tangerine Tango (PANTONE 17-1463), chosen for it’s cheerful and attention-getting hue. Here’s how to use it at home!

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5 Tips to Help You Hire the Right Contractor

Hiring a contractor can be extremely stressful. In order to make sure you make the right choices when it comes to hiring, I’ve put together a few tips that I have learned while renovating my 1924 fixer-upper.

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Man Cave? How about a Mom Cave?!

I live in a small house with my husband and young son (and a dog and cat). I love them all dearly, but often feel totally overrun with their stuff. Nowhere in our house is sacred. Not even the (only) bathroom. Sometimes a mom just needs some peace and quiet and a clean place to sit down.

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5 Easy Ways to Transform Your TV into a Home Theater Experience

Many Americans spend the majority of their daily leisure time watching television to escape from reality and simply relax. Here is a list of the top five additions to transform your TV into a home theater experience.

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Are Insurance Companies Doing Enough to Protect Victims of Natural Disasters?

Insurers are cutting coverage and paying fewer benefits for damage due to tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters, according to a study released by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA).

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FHA To Increase Up-Front Mortgage Insurance Premiums April 1

Beginning April 1, 2012, the cost of up-front mortgage insurance premiums will increase by 75 basis points on new, 30-year, single-family FHA loans.

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Personalize Your Home: Pick Colors that Stand Out in a Good Way - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Don’t Get Color Overload – How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home

Where do you start when it comes to picking paint colors? I’ll give you one huge hint: it is not standing in front of thousands of paint chip colors at your local home improvement store.

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Spring Cleaning Tips That Can Save You Money

Spring cleaning has evolved into a potentially lucrative event that could provide you with extra cash, if you’re willing to part with some of the clutter that has built up in your home over the winter. Here are some tips to get you started!

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What's the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Loans? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

4 Ways to Cut Your Home Costs in 2012

Frugal homeowners have adopted new trends to make sure their hard-earned money lasts a lot longer. Here is a list of the top four ways to cut your home costs in 2012.

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Top 10 Places for Affordable Home Décor

Want to update your home without spending a lot of dough? Check out my top 10 places for affordable home décor and make your space reflect your personal style!

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