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Posted Jan 28, 2015 at 1:01 AM

By Richard MontgomeryMore Content NowReader question: We are thinking of downsizing and found a home at an open house. The agent offered that we could “trade in” our current house. They compared it to trading in the old car. What do you think of trade-ins for houses? Andy and Marcia P.Monty’s answer: “Trade-in,” “guaranteed home sale,” “home buy-out” or similar names have been available...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 8:49 AM

By Laura Firszt, NetworxLooking to buy a new home? Good luck, happy hunting and remember one thing. A home is more than just the house itself, more than the sum of its rooms, decor and landscaping. It’s all about community.

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKDo long, winter days holed up indoors have you dreaming of a new deck to relax on come springtime? Whether you envision transforming a deck into a personal sanctuary or building a new outdoor living space...

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 8:50 AM

By Laura Firszt, NetworxPainting is perhaps the most satisfying of all decorating projects. It allows you to reap rich rewards — a fresher look and an unmistakable upgrade in style — for a relatively small outlay of...

Posted Jan 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM

By Richard MontgomeryMore Content NowReader question: We’ve decided to sell our home and buy in a different school district. I’d like to sell in March so I can pre-register my kids for school. Should we wait...

Posted Jan 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKThough catching mice has been a popular theme in games and cartoons for decades, preventing rodent invasions is not child's play. Even the most fastidious homeowners can fall victim to a pest invader at some...

Posted Jan 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year. In...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 9:31 AM

By Laura Firszt, NetworxImagine being warm even on the coldest winter days ... from your feet on up! If toasty tootsies are the stuff that your January dreams are made of, you may have thought longingly about installing underfloor...

Posted Jan 14, 2015 at 1:01 AM

By Richard MontgomeryMore Content NowReader question: We are in disagreement with two neighbors over surface water drainage. The town wants nothing to do with it. Our concern that this issue is too small for a lawyer, which...

Posted Jan 12, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKAs the new year kicks off, it's the premier time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life — and the home is no exception. Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior...

Posted Jan 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Cold temperatures inspire warm foods and oats can make a toasty breakfast. In fact, oatmeal is rated first among breakfast food choices and is purchased more often in January than any other time of year. Oats also rank third on the satiety index...

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