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Not All Wood Floors Are Equal: Some Aren’t Even Wood

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 05, 2016

What exactly is a “wood floor” anyway? And what’s the difference between new wood-look materials like engineered wood and laminate? If you’re as confused as...

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10 Simple Solutions to Maximize a Small Yard

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 02, 2016

Postage stamp sized front- or backyard? No problem! You can still make the most of your outdoor space, no matter how teeny it may be. Just put on a happy face, adjust your attitude,...

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Learn the Secrets of Your Water Shutoff Valve

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 28, 2016

What do you consider the most important part of your house? Sorry, the refrigerator doesn’t count. Neither does the TV, even if it’s an enormous flat-screen model that...

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Spend Less Money to Look After Your House

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 25, 2016

Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, the natural tendency is to make the place you call home an attractive and cozy spot to live in. But as you have no doubt discovered, this...


Real Estate: When Only One Partner Wants to Move

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 21, 2016

The couple's tension could have been cut with a knife. She wanted to sell; he didn’t. I was viewing a condo for sale, the lower half of a duplex which included an unfinished...