Four DIY Home Improvement Projects to Boost your Home’s Value Without Breaking Your Pockets

Four DIY Home Improvement Projects to Boost your Home’s Value Without Breaking Your Pockets

Making upgrades to your home can add value and worth.  Most home improvement projects are simple, affordable, and can be done yourself.  Here are four suggestions to improve your home without breaking your budget. Spring clean with four home improvement projects under $300: Paint Your House Painting is a home improvement project that can pay big dividends using inexpensive and easy supplies.  The living room, kitchen, and master bathroom are the most important rooms in a house.  A new coat of paint can freshen up your home and add zip to it.  The most appealing colors universally are neutrals (off white, and other shades of yellow- based tones). Indoor Light Fixtures When renewing lighting, remember to replace the three Ds: Damaged, Dated, and Distracting lighting. -       First replace all damaged lights in your home. -       Renew dated, low-hanging chandeliers with a basic pendant lamp placed higher for less distraction. -       Replace lighting in dark rooms with higher-wattage light bulbs. Landscaping Before you begin, survey the area and make a plan.  Landscaping home improvement projects can range from relaxing Zen themes to traditional yard designs. Aside from lawn upkeep, landscaping consists of floral arrangements, shrubbery grooming, and even the addition of a garden.  Proper watering and careful lawn mowing will keep your landscape looking its best for years to come. Curb Appeal Add curb appeal to your home with easy DIY home improvement projects by: -       Replacing your dated mailbox -       Cleaning your storm door and windows -       Add a fresh…

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$500 Twitter Giveaway: How would you support the troops?

$500 Twitter Giveaway: How would you support the troops?

I’m back with another giveaway for all you Tweeps! If you haven’t signed up for Twitter yet, get on it! We’re going to have lots of AMAZING giveaways this summer. This time we’d like to take out some time to think about our troops – and we want to know how you would thank them for all they do. So, this week’s question is simple: If we give you $500, how will you use it to support the troops? All you have to do is follow us on Twitter and tell us why you deserve the $500 by 10am on Tuesday, May 31, 2011! In order to enter, you must use the following hashtag so we can find your tweet: #QLCash We know it’s only 140 characters, but be creative with your tweet! Want to make a video or send us a picture? That’s fine – just make sure the link fits into your 140 character tweet! And, only 1 entry per person, so think about it before you tweet it. The official rules are below, but if you’ve got questions, leave us a comment or….ask me on Twitter! Good luck!   Best Tweet Giveaway #2 Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Twitter. 1. Eligibility: The Best Tweet Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States…

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Increased Demand for Government Debt Continues – Market Update

Increased Demand for Government Debt Continues – Market Update

Bonds had their second weekly gain yesterday as debt problems in Europe and slowing growth in the U.S. economy increased demand for government debt. Today, Treasuries and mortgage bonds have retreated off yesterday’s highs as some inflation measures showed an increase, as expected. However, these inflation measures remain low relative to historical standards.

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