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Home Projects That Give Back

Improving your kitchen and bath will make your home more enjoyable now and more sellable later. Find out which remodeling projects add the most value.

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November 17, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

HouseLogic's Best Tips & Tricks

We're celebrating the show's 300th episode with a roundup of our best homeownership tips.

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November 10, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Bathroom Features You'll Never Regret

Looking to upgrade your bath? Here's how to remodel your bathroom for comfort, convenience, and marketability.

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November 5, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Kitchen Trends with Staying Power

Some trends -- like these helpful kitchen upgrades -- are actually worth more than a fleeting look. Plus, we describe the only maintenance strategy you'll ever need -- one that puts your home's No. 1 enemy on notice.

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October 20, 2014 from Real Estate Today © NAR

Dog-Friendly Landscaping Do's and Don'ts

Being a pet parent doesn't mean sacrificing a nice yard. Make your space Fido-friendly and keep your curb appeal, too.

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October 13, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

DIY Inspection Tips

Make your home more energy efficient by inspecting your HVAC, windows, and doors. We have tips on how.

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October 6, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fast Fixes for Nagging Problems

Get your home open house ready by fixing up the little things, like a sagging towel rack or a scratched counter. We have tips on how.

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September 29, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Keep Warm and Save Energy This Winter

Try these practical and cozy ideas for turning your home into a energy-saving haven.

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September 22, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How Does the CFPB Help You?

Find an error in your credit report? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has your back. Find out how it's making sure your credit issues get resolved.

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September 15, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Lighting 101

About 5% of a remodel budget is spent on lighting, so it's smart to brush up on lighting do's and don'ts before you start a project.

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September 8, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Where to Go to Find a Contractor

You want to tackle some remodeling projects and need a reliable contractor's help. Where do you go? We have tips for navigating reviews, referrals, and rating sites.

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August 18, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Smart Ways to Up Your Curb Appeal Game

Impress the neighbors with these value-adding exterior projects.

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August 11, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Top Value-Adding Home Improvements

Ever hear anyone complain about having too much storage space? We didn't think so. Making more space for your stuff if just one way to up your home's enjoyability and marketability. Tune in for more tips.

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August 4, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

What a Burglar Doesn't Want You to Know

Leaving for a summer vacation? Avoid a break-in while you're away with these tips.

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July 28, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

The Truth About Getting a Mortgage

Buying a home isn't as hard as you might think. Special loans and programs can help you get a home with as little as 3.5% down.

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July 21, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Keep Your Home Healthy for $300 a Year

A yearly dose of home TLC will help you avoid paying for major repairs down the road. We explain how to inspect your house for trouble spots and cover low-cost ways to stop problems before they get too big.

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July 7, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Getting More From Your Garage

A look at garages from a value perspective.

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June 30, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Summer Maintenance to Do Now

Heat, humidity, and moisture -- oh my! HouseLogic covers what home tasks you should tackle this summer based on your region.

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June 23, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Want to Save Serious Dough on Your Utility Bills? Here's How.

Commit to these five energy-saving practices and save as much as $660 each year on your utility bills.

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June 16, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Inexpensive Upgrades with Great ROI

Adding crown molding is just one budget-friendly home improvement that will help you enjoy your home now and get a good return on your investment in the future.

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June 9, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

DIY Adds Value and Enjoyment

How much do you save when you DIY? On a project like a minor bathroom refresh, as much as $10,000. Find out if you should get out the tools and DIY this summer.

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June 2, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Easy Projects for Memorial Day Weekend

Use your three day weekend to complete projects in your garage, garden, and more.

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May 19, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

What You Need to Know About Vacation Homes and Your Taxes

Love your vacation home? You'll love it even more if you can take tax deductions for the property. How you use the home affects how much you can deduct. Find out more.

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May 12, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

BIY and Save 20% on Your Remodel

BIY (buy-it-yourself) is a new remodeling trend, and you can save up to 20% by BIY-ing your next home improvement project. Here's how.

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May 5, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Organize Maintenance Projects with Your Smartphone

Skip the selfies and put your phone to work as an organizational tool for home improvement projects. Here's how.

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April 28, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Keep Your Home Sale from Falling Apart

Once you get a buyer on the line, don't flub the sale on your end. Here's a review of seller don'ts, including ignoring repairs, missing deadlines, and refusing to negotiate.

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April 21, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How To Field a Lowball Offer

Good news: Someone wants to buy your house. Bad news: They give you a lowball purchase offer. What are your options?

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April 14, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Sell Faster with Eye-Catching Curb Appeal

Spruce up your front yard to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

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April 7, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fixing Errors in Your Credit Report

How to check for and correct mistakes in your credit report.

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March 31, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Top Trends at the Kitchen and Bath Show

Practical, durable, and space-saving new products from this year's kitchen and bath show.

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March 23, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tricks for Keeping Your Home Cleaner Longer

Shake off winter with these smart spring cleaning tips.

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March 17, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Easy Tax Mistakes Homeowners Make

Avoid filing errors this year with these helpful tax tips.

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March 10, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Is Refinishing Floors a DIY Job?

Thinking about refinishing a hardwood floor? Get the scoop on buffing, sanding, staining, and other options for bringing floors back to life -- either on your own or with the help of a pro.

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March 3, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Where To Go When You Can't Get a Mortgage

New mortgage standards are making it harder for borrowers to get a loan or refinance. Fortunately, there are some other options for folks who don't qualify under the new rules.

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February 24, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

The Future of Homeownership

HouseLogic has pulled out its crystal ball to gaze into the future of homeownership, taking a look at where home values, the environment, and lifestyles will be 25 years from now.

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February 18, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Show Your Home You Care

Proactive maintenance will keep your home looking its best and add to its value, so show it some love.

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February 10, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Remodeling Projects with the Best ROI

Which projects give you the biggest long-term bang for your remodeling buck? HouseLogic takes a look at new front doors, siding, kitchen updates, and more.

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February 3, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

The Benefits of Homeownership

A look at the financial, emotional, and societal rewards of owning a home.

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January 27, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

What to Know if You're Building New

Tips for future-proofing your home if you're building from scratch.

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January 20, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Renting vs. Selling

Should you rent out or sell your home? What to consider before making a decision.

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January 13, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

What Not To Do as a New Homeowner

If you're new to homeownership, avoid these boneheaded but easy-to-prevent mistakes that could cost you.

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January 7, 2014 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Winterizing Your Home

Tips for avoiding burst pipes, icy gutters, and other cold weather woes.

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December 16, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Preparing Now for the Year Ahead

Review your homeowners insurance, finances, and taxes now to start 2014 off right.

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December 9, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Home

This holiday season, give your home a gift that will keep it younger than its years -- protection from water and moisture damage.

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November 25, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Splurge-Worthy Home Features

A few features worth dropping some dough on when you remodel, plus a list of upgrades that have low ROI.

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November 18, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Secrets of the Pros

Knowledge is power when it comes to working with a contractor. Here's what you should know before you sign that contract.

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November 12, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Features of an Ideal Home

No house is perfect, but certain elements can simplify your life and add value to your home -- now and into the future.

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November 4, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Creaks, Groans, and Other Scary Home Sounds

Discover some common explanations for the spooky sounds and eerie drafts in your home.

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October 28, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

The Fixer-Upper: What to Know Before You Buy

Buying a fixer-upper? Here's what you should consider, including remodel estimates, contracts, and 203(k) loans.

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October 21, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Benefits of a Home Maintenance Routine

Don't be a slouch when it comes to maintenance. Regular home checkups and repairs will keep your house in shape and can even add value.

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October 14, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Is Your Home Sitting on Trouble?

Foundation problems are no joke. Learn about spotting, diagnosing, and fixing potential foundation trouble.

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October 7, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Smart Ways to Save on Home Energy Bills

This week's show offers insight into better, smarter home energy consumption.

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September 30, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fall Lawn Maintenance Tips

Fall is here. Take time to stow those mowers, hoses, and sprinklers the right way.

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September 23, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Keeping Bears at Bay

Black bears roam 40 U.S. states, so making your yard bear-proof is a real concern for many homeowners. Learn what attracts bears and get tips for keeping bears away from your house.

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September 16, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Combating Clutter

Organization tips for staying on top of all the stuff that accumulates during back-to-school season, with a focus on the importance of well-managed closets.

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September 9, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Should You DIY or Hire a Pro?

Tackling home maintenance projects yourself can save money, but only if you know what you're doing. Know when it's time to hire a pro.

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September 3, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Using Home Equity Wisely

Home equity is tempting. Find out when it's a good idea to borrow against your house, and when you should think twice about cashing out your hard-earned equity.

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August 26, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Handle Problem Neighbors

Advice for dealing with common neighbor issues, including new fences and noise.

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August 19, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

A U.S. Home When You're Not from The States

Learn the steps to homeownership in the U.S. for foreign buyers.

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August 12, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Best Practices When Working with a Contractor

This week's show covers how to handle contracts, eliminate unknowns, and combat "unforeseen problems" when working with a contractor.

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August 5, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Things You Might Not Know About Your Home

Test your home improvement knowledge with this week’s fun quiz show. The true-false questions cover everything from flood insurance to flower beds; how many can you answer correctly?

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July 29, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fast Fixes for Your AC

Here’s a list of common air conditioning warning signs and their likely causes and fixes.

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July 23, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Picking a Pool Fence for Safety

A pool fence is a smart security measure, especially if you have kids and pets. In many areas, the law and your insurance company may require one. Here's what to know about picking a pool fence.

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July 15, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

The Value of Good Landscaping

Good landscaping can add as much as 28% to the value of your house. Here's how to use trees, native plants, and outdoor lighting to your advantage.

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July 8, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Kitchen Trends Worth Investing In

Kitchen remodels are among the most expensive home improvement projects. Learn about which features will stand the test of time, and which ones won't.

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July 3, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tips for Storm Preparation

If a nasty storm is headed your way, you want your home and family to be prepared. Here are a few tips to keep you safe and organized.

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June 25, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tips for Summer Gardening

We've got tips on pruning trees, aerating lawns, fertilizing, and mowing grass so your yard stays lush this summer.

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June 17, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Staying Cool Without Air Conditioning

You can save energy and money by cutting down on your AC usage this summer. Here's how.

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June 10, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Give Your Garage a Makeover

Learn how to create the garage of your dreams with adequate lighting and storage.

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June 3, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Lawns: Love 'Em or Leave 'Em?

Some homeowners love lush, green grass; others don't love the time and water lawns require. We explore the pros and cons and point out some alternatives to grass.

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May 28, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Exterior Projects that Add Value

Curb appeal makes a big difference in the value of your home. Here are a few projects to boost your home's curb appeal and make it shine.

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May 20, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Energy Efficiency Improvements and Your Utility Bills

Making just one energy-efficiency improvement won't make a difference in your energy bills — you have to make several upgrades before you'll save money.

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May 13, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Problem Trees

Trees add shade in summer and provide a windbreak in winter, saving you money. But not all trees are good for your yard. Here are a few you should avoid.

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May 6, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Declutter Your Home

Decluttering is good for your home and your health. Here are a few ways to sort out what's important and what you can get rid of.

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April 29, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Live Happily in a Tiny Home

Many families are living simply in very small homes. Here's how they do it.

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April 22, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Spruce Up Your Home for an Open House

Learn how to fix holes in walls, cover up crayon marks, remove caulk, and more so your home will stand out to potential buyers.

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April 15, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Set a Comparable Price for Your Home

Learn about 5 factors that can help you set a price for your home that's comparable to similar homes.

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April 8, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

New Rules for Mortgage Lenders

Learn about new regulations that change the way you work with mortgage lenders.

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April 1, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Kitchen, Bath Remodeling Trends for 2013

Sleek, simple, and casual kitchens and bathrooms are in for 2013.

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March 25, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

5 Tips to Make Cleaning Easier

Cleaning can be an overwhelming chore, but we've got tips to make the job go by faster and easier.

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March 18, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tax Breaks for Home Owners

Tax time can be less painful for home owners who take advantage of incentives. Here are a few common tax filing errors and how to avoid them.

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March 11, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Transform a Room with Paint

Painting is one of the most effective, and least expensive, ways to brighten a room. Here are some ideas for making rooms seem larger, and how to do it right.

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March 11, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Oscar-Worthy Homes

If a house could win an Oscar, which would get the statue? We have a few award-worthy tips for making your home golden.

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February 25, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Reinventing Your Pantry

Winter is a great time to rethink your kitchen's organization. We have some unique ideas to make your pantry a stylish storage heaven.

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February 18, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Quick, Easy Home Makeovers

Improve the look of your home in 15 minutes or less.

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February 11, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Remodeling Value on the Rise

The return potential on your remodeling investment is up, according to the Cost vs. Value Report.

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February 4, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Home Owners Keep Tax Benefits

Home owners get to keep three major tax benefits: The mortgage interest deduction, the capital gains exclusion, and the property tax deduction.

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January 28, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tips to Prepare Your House for Sale

We have pointers for inexpensive ways to give your home a facelift to prepare it for sale.

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January 14, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

3 Things to Do When Moving Into a New House

Every time you move, take care of these things: Change the locks, locate your circuit breaker, and find your water shutoff valve.

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January 7, 2013 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Where to Hide Holiday Presents

Kids' prying eyes often find holiday presents before it's time to open them — but you can fool them by picking good hiding spots.

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December 17, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

200th Show Special

We take a look back on some special moments from the first 200 shows.

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December 10, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Save Energy by Sealing Air Leaks

Air leaks can spring up in surprising places. Here are a few places around your home that you can seal up.

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December 3, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Avoid Home Holiday Disasters

Ward off home disasters this holiday seasons by properly using your oven, kitchen sink, HVAC system, and refrigerator.

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November 19, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Fund Your Retirement With a Rental Home

A lot of people don't realize that rental properties can be put into an individual retirement account. Here's how it works.

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November 12, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Secrets of Smart Home Ownership

We have a few secrets to share about home security and cold-weather energy savings to make you a better home owner.

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November 5, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Spooky Sounds and Smells: What to Do About Them

We have a few tips to quiet your house's creaking, popping, squeaking, and other noises that go bump in the night.

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October 30, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

To-Do List When Moving Into a New House

We have a few tasks that everyone should do when moving into a new home.

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October 22, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Finding the Right Home

Pamela Kabati recently purchased her dream home. She shares her buying experience.

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October 15, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

DIY Home Tips from MacGyver

Learn how to unclog a drain, fix a scuffed floor, create more pantry space, and clean your fingernails with everyday home supplies, courtesy of our favorite TV DIYer.

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October 8, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Saving Money on a Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodels are among the most expensive home improvement projects, but we have a few tips to cut the cost down.

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October 1, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fall Lawn Care Tips

Fall is the make-it-or-break-it season for your lawn. Learn about the maintenance tasks you should be doing outside this time of year.

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September 24, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Turn Your Garage Into Living Space

If you need the space in your garage, move the cars and stuff out and convert it to a living area.

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September 18, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Time to Plant Your Fall Vegetable Garden

If you're planning to plant a fall garden, make sure you know when the first frost will be.

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September 10, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Stay on Top of Home Ownership Issues

It's important for home owners to be informed about the housing issues being discussed in Washington. HouseLogic has the resources to keep you educated.

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August 27, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Easy, Fun Weekend Projects for Kids

There are plenty of ways to entertain kids around the house, including drawing on chalkboard paint, observing nature, building a pond in a barrel, and constructing a garden gate arbor.

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August 20, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tips for Storage and Saving Space

To maximize storage space, look up. Also make use of hooks, magnets, and shelves.

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August 13, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Get to Know Your Neighbors with a Community Garden

One way to get acquainted with your neighbors is to grow your own food together.

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August 6, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Stay Cool with a Whole-House Fan

Whole-house fans pull out the hot air from inside your home and replace it with cool outside air in the morning or evening.

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July 9, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Avoiding Chemicals in Your Home

VOCs and other toxic chemicals can cause health problems, but they're avoidable. Learn how to keep your home's air quality clean.

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July 2, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Incentives for Selling Your Home

When you're selling your home, incentives can sweeten the deal for a buyer. Here are a few incentives you could offer.

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June 25, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

Is your air conditioner on its last legs? Learn about the warning signs and a few simple fixes.

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June 18, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Keep Water Away from Your Home With a French Drain

Water can cause all sorts of damage to your home, but a simple French drain can divert it away so you stay high and dry.

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June 11, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Update a Home

New door handles, cabinet hardware, and faux finishes are inexpensive ways to make a new house feel like home.

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June 4, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Home Equity: The Best Way to Pad Your Bank Account

When it comes to funding your retirement, forget Facebook stock — home ownership is the best bet.

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May 21, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Ensure a Smooth Home Closing

There are plenty of loose ends to tie up before closing on a home. Here are a few tips to remember so your closing goes smoothly.

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May 7, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Ensure a Successful Open House

We have advice on preparing for an open house, plus a spring cleaning playlist!

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April 30, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Credit Score Myths Busted

How much do you know about credit scores? We explain how they work by separating fact from fiction.

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April 23, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

6 Ways to Deep Clean Your Home

When you're really getting down and dirty with cleaning, here are a few spots around your home you may have missed.

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April 16, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Regular Maintenance Increases Home Value

Spring is a perfect time to catch up on some home maintenance tasks. Learn how to take care of drainage issues, clean siding, and check your home's wiring.

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April 9, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

What Rehabbers Need to Know

Buying a fixer-upper? Know what you're getting into financially before you commit. Here's what you need to know.

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April 2, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Save Money with a Vegetable Garden

Growing your own tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, bush green beans, pole green beans, and leaf lettuce will give you the biggest bang for your buck.

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March 26, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Get Cooking with Outdoor Kitchens

Spring is here, and outdoor entertaining won't be far behind. Learn about the features you need if you're outfitting an outdoor kitchen.

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March 19, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Ideas for Investing a Tax Refund in Your Home

If you want to save energy with a new water heater, garage door, front door, or energy monitor, consider using your tax refund to buy them.

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March 12, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

HOAs: Learn About the Rules

Home owners associations make rules that generally are in the best interests of its residents. Know what your HOA will and will not allow before you buy a home.

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March 5, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Hire a Contractor

Don't fall victim to an untrustworthy contractor. Here are the essential questions to ask so you can be sure to hire the best contractor for your remodeling project

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February 27, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fallen Trees and Fences: Keep it Neighborly

A fallen tree over property lines can lead to confusion between neighbors. Find out the best way to sort out the insurance details and pick up the pieces.

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February 20, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Show Your Home Some Love

When winter temperatures have you stuck inside, make the most of it by doing some simple home repair jobs.

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February 13, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Benefits of Restructuring Your Mortgage

Restructuring your mortgage can help you pay it off faster or lower your monthly payments. Learn more here.

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February 6, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Maintain a Vacation Home

With a second home, you have to stay on top of routine maintenance as well as emergency repairs. Learn about the best ways to keep your vacation home in great shape.

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January 30, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

Common New Year's resolutions — dieting, organizing, saving money — can be applied to your home as well.

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January 23, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Prep Your Home for Sale

Learn a few tips for selling your home in today's market, including a pre-sale home inspection.

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January 16, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Short Sales: What You Need to Know

Short sales can be tricky for both buyers and sellers. Here's what you need to know.

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January 9, 2012 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tips for Safe Holiday Lighting

Don't ruin your holiday season with a trip to the hospital. Follow these tips for hanging lights safely.

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December 19, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tips for Tax Season: Preparing Your Return

Tax season will start soon. Here are some tips on getting your finances in order so your return will be accurate.

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December 12, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Baby-Proof Your Home

Once your baby is on the move, make sure your home isn't presenting any dangers.

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December 5, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Firewood: How to Buy and Store It

When it comes time to build a fire in your home, make sure you have the right kind of wood.

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November 21, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Keep Your Home Warm for the Holidays

Get your HVAC inspected before the holidays so you and your guests will stay toasty warm.

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November 14, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Should You Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?

Tackling home maintenance projects yourself can save money, but only if you know what you're doing. Know when it's time to hire a pro.

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November 10, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Cleaning Up After Halloween Tricks

Did pranksters get your house with eggs or toilet paper this Halloween? Here are the best ways to clean up the mess.

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November 1, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Keep Deer Out of Your Yard

They may be cute, but deer can also be destructive. Find out how to keep them away from your yard.

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October 24, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Preventative Maintenance Adds Value to Your Home

Stay on top of home maintenance problems now and you'll save money when it's time to sell.

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October 17, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Attic Cleaning Helps Remove Allergens

The dust, dander, and mold in your attic could be irritating your family’s lungs and kicking up allergies.

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October 3, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fixing Mysterious Sounds and Smells Around the Home

If you're noticing strange sounds or smells around your home, there might be a quick fix for it.

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September 26, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Forbearance Can Help Storm Damage Victims

If a storm has damaged your home, your bank may offer a forbearance option that will temporarily delay your mortgage payments while you get your finances in order.

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September 12, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

5 Tips for Saving Money Around Your Home

Here are five quick tips that can help you cut down on your household bills.

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September 6, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Family Lending: Benefits and Drawbacks

Family lending can be beneficial for everyone, but only under the right circumstances.

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August 29, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Create an Attic Bedroom

Attics don't have to be used only for storage. Learn some ways to create an attic bedroom.

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August 22, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Keeping Cool Outdoors

Learn about a few products that can help you stay cool when you're enjoying the outdoors.

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August 15, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Intensive Gardening: Dig Deeper, Harvest More

Intensive gardening helps those with small gardens increase their vegetable yield.

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August 1, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

5 Home Improvement Trends

Learn about five popular ways to make your home work for you.

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July 25, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

French Drain Basics

Keep your yard free of excess water, which also reduces stress on your foundation, by building a French drain.

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July 18, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fence Etiquette Tips

Learn how to keep the peace with your neighbors by following these tips for establishing property lines.

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July 11, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Duct Tape, Toothpaste to the Rescue

Channel your inner MacGyver by using common household objects to solve home repair dilemmas.

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May 31, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Security Measures for Your New Home

Avoid burglaries by taking steps to ensure your new home is safe and secure.

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May 23, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Cooking in Compost

Compost piles can reach 180 degrees, hot enough to slow-cook a meal.

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May 16, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Garden Rooms: Add Style, Value to Your Home

Bring the outdoors in with a bright, airy garden room.

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May 9, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Radon: Find Out if You're At Risk

Radon can be dangerous when it reaches elevated levels. Learn how to test your home to make sure you're not at risk.

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May 2, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

5 Mistakes to Avoid Before Reaching the Closing Table

Follow these five tips to make sure both sellers and buyers reach the closing table with big smiles.

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April 25, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

How to Deep Clean Your Home

Learn a few tips for achieving a truly deep clean in you home.

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April 18, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Save Money and Energy With Programmable Thermostats

Just set your programmable thermostat and you'll stay comfortable in your home while keeping costs down.

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April 12, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Top Remodeling Projects for the Best Returns on Investment

Learn which home improvement projects will get you the most bang for your buck.

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April 12, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Incandescent Light Bulbs: Truth Vs. Myths

Learn what's true and what's not when it comes to replacing incandescent light bulbs with CFLs.

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April 12, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

7 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer-Upper

Renovating a fixer-upper house is often harder than it seems. Here are seven things to keep in mind before you invest in a money pit.

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April 11, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Spring Maintenance Tips to Preserve Home Value

Learn about a few important things to remember when performing maintenance tasks on your home this spring.

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April 4, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

5 Ways to Save Money Around the Home

Learn five easy ways to save energy and money in your home.

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March 28, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

5 Tips to Help You Decide Whether to Move or Remodel

When it's time to upgrade, consider these five tips to determine whether you should move or remodel.

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March 21, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Top 5 Tax Filing Errors

Learn a few tips to file your taxes correctly, including information on the mortgage interest deduction and the first-time home buyer tax credit.

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March 14, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Energy-Efficient Retrofits Battle Rising Energy Costs

If you're not seeing a big difference in your power bills after installing energy-efficient devices in your home, consider that these devices are helping you hold your ground against rising energy costs.

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March 7, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Working With a Contractor: What You Need to Know

Learn how to find and hire the best contractor to get your home improvement job done right.

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February 28, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Home Energy Monitors

Home energy monitors provide information on exactly how much energy you're using so you can better conserve it.

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February 22, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

The Truth About Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Find out more about the recent issues surrounding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and how they affect American home owners.

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February 17, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Removing Stains from Countertops

Learn how to best remove stains from different types of countertops.

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February 14, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Why Home Ownership is a Good Deal

Learn about the many benefits of owning a home over renting.

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February 11, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Save Money by Recasting Your Mortgage

Learn about recasting, a way to lower your mortgage payments without refinancing.

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February 7, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

6 Tips for Reducing Your Exposure to VOCs

Learn about six ways to breathe easy around paint.

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January 31, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Smart Storage for Your Home

Check out these tips and tricks for keeping your home organized.

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January 18, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Maintain Your Home Based On Its Age

Find out what type of maintenance and upgrades your home needs.

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January 10, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Home Trends in 2011

Iconoculture.com's Nissa Hanna reveals the top home trends for 2011.

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January 10, 2011 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Home Improvement Trends

Projects with mid-range costs have become popular choices for home owners.

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December 20, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Ron Phipps on The Dennis Miller Show‏

NAR President Ron Phipps discusses Operation Home Relief.

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December 14, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

High-Tech Holiday Gifts for Home Owners

From programmable showers to automated cabinets, here are some whiz-bang gift ideas for tech geeks committed to home improvement.

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December 13, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Home Debt Reduction

Find out about ways to save money on your home, including taking advantage of the mortgage interest deduction and refinancing your home.

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December 6, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Community Involvement

Communities with active neighborhood participation garner lower crime rates, better schools and higher property values.

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November 22, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Holiday Lighting Tips

Check out these tips for making your holiday lighting display safe and energy-efficient.

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November 15, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Adding a Fireplace

Learn about the pros and cons of adding a fireplace to your existing home.

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November 8, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Real Repair Costs of Movie Disasters

Find out about the real-life costs of Halloween home disasters.

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November 1, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Surviving Foreclosure

Find out what it takes to become a home owner again after foreclosure.

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October 25, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Money-Saving Ideas for Homeowners

Find out five ways homeowners can save some green.

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October 18, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

What Would MacGyver Do?

Find out how you can use common household supplies to solve problems around the house.

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October 11, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Inheriting a House

Taxes, mortgage, and family relationships are a few things to consider when you inherit property.

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October 4, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Energy Tax Credits

Federal tax credits that cover everything from insulation to biomass stoves are set to expire this year.

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September 27, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Fall Home Maintenance

Fall home maintenance prevents structural damage, saves energy, and keeps key systems running properly.

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September 20, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Move or Improve?

Learn what to consider to figure out if it's smarter to move to a larger house or improve the one you have.

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September 13, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

A Financial Plan for Your Home

Your plan should include regular expenses--like a mortgage--and funds for unexpected events, like a broken washer.

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August 30, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Be smarter about how to avoid scams and learn about helpful resources for homeowners facing foreclosure.

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August 23, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Emergency Preparedness

Having escape routes, a designated meeting place, and a solid communications plan are all ways your family can be prepared for an emergency.

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August 16, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Saving Money on a Remodel

Find out about smart ways to remodel your home, including using your room's existing footprint and incorporating salvaged building materials.

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August 9, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Protecting The Value of Your Vacation House

Learn what you need to do to protect the value of your summer vacation house when you close it for the season.

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August 2, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Swimming Pools

Find out what to consider if you'd like to add a pool to your home.

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July 26, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

HOAs and Condo Associations

Find out more about homeowners associations and condo associations.

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July 19, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

10 Tips on How to Sell Your House

Keeping your house in top shape makes it easier to move on.

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July 12, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Champion a Cause in Your Community

Learn how you can make your voice heard in your community to bring about positive change and enhance property values.

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July 6, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Foreclosure Tips and Resources

Find out about the help available for homeowners who may be facing foreclosure.

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June 28, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Outdoor Kitchens

A variety of freestanding and built-in appliances are available for outdoor entertaining.

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June 21, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Vacation Home Maintenance

Find out how to keep your vacation home in tip-top shape.

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June 14, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Universal Design

The principles of universal design help make your house safer and easier to use.

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June 7, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Weekend Maintenance Projects

Find out about a few projects that are ideal for weekend warriors.

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June 1, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

10 Home Landscaping Tips

Learn how to keep the green in your garden and your pocketbook.

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May 24, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Improving Your Home and Community

Learn about several tips and strategies to improve your home and community.

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May 17, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Causes and Cures for Common Home Maintenance Problems

Find out what to do if you hear rustling in a wall, have flickering lights, or if you hear knocking when you turn on a faucet.

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May 10, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

10 Tips for Painting a Home Exterior

Learn more about painting your home's exterior.

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May 3, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Buying New Clothes Washers and Dryers

Learn what features you should consider when purchasing a washer and dryer for your home.

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April 26, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Tool Libraries and Tool Co-ops

Save money and have access to a stunning tool collection by starting a neighbor-to-neighbor lending program or a tool library.

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April 19, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Springtime Outdoor Maintenance Tips

From sealing decks to regrading the soil around your foundation, learn about springtime weekend warrior projects that help you maintain the value of your home.

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April 12, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Walk Away from a Mortgage

Walking away from your mortgage isn't as easy as it sounds. Learn how it can affect your credit score and financial future.

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April 6, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Mortgages: 15 vs. 30 Years

Which is a better length for your fixed-rate mortgage? Take into account your current financial situation and willingness to take risks before deciding.

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April 6, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

DIY Projects That Help Maintain Your Home's Value

From sealing grout to helping extend the life of your wood windows, learn about DIY projects that you can do to maintain the value of your home.

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April 5, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Save $500 or More on Springtime Projects

Learn about projects, including growing your own fruit trees, that help you save at least $500 in annual expenses.

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March 29, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Springtime Home Maintenance

Find out about maintenance jobs you should complete every spring to prevent costly repairs and keep your home in peak condition.

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March 22, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Invest a Tax Refund in Your Home

Learn how you can use your tax refund to pay for projects that will add value to your home.

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March 15, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

All About Umbrella Insurance

Umbrella insurance offers added homeowner liability protection that kicks in after homeowners insurance reaches its coverage limits.

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March 8, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Energy Tax Credits for the Home

Learn about the home energy upgrades that can lower both your tax bills and utility bills.

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March 1, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Save Money on Your Mortgage

Save money by canceling your PMI, paying less interest over time, and taking the mortgage interest deduction. Here's how.

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February 19, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

NAR President's Podcast

In the February 16 edition of the President's Podcast, 2010 President Vicki Cox Golder updates members on the launch of the consumer-oriented Web site, HouseLogic.com

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February 18, 2010 from National Association of Realtors

Updating Your Rooms with Paint

Learn about the proper tools to use, how to prepare the room, and the best technique for painting your walls.

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February 16, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Avoiding Home Foreclosure

Learn about the options available to you if you're in danger of foreclosure

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February 3, 2010 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Homebuyer Tax Credits

Learn about the changes to the new tax credit rules.

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December 7, 2009 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Preparing Your House for Fall

Learn how to protect your house from upcoming cold weather.

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December 3, 2009 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Preparing Your House for Winter

Keep your home cozy during the cold months with these tips.

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December 3, 2009 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Save On Homeowners Insurance

Learn how to save money on your homeowners insurance.

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October 23, 2009 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Refinancing and Loan Modification

When you're having trouble paying your mortgage

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October 22, 2009 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Challenge Property Taxes

Learn how to challenge a property tax assessment.

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October 19, 2009 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR

Energy Tax Incentives

Tax credits available through 2010, 2016

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October 19, 2009 from Real Estate Today Radio © NAR