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Add Beauty, Charm and Energy Efficiency with New Windows from Andersen

Windows can make or break the appearance of a home, and they make all the difference in its energy efficiency, too. Old, drafty windows let heating and cooling dollars escape on a daily basis, and no amount of cosmetic touch-ups will change the look of your monthly utility bill.

Instead,...

Interior Remodeling

It's the first challenge of his and hers decorating: a moving van deposits stacks of his and her boxes and furnishings at the newlyweds' new residence, as they stare and wonder how to pull it all together.

"Couples receive lots of marriage advice, but little on creating a new home,” says C....

Buying or Selling a Home

The question of whether to rent or buy a home can pop up more than once in life, and at any stage. Several elements enter into the complicated and very personal equation leading to your answer, and one category that can be expensive to leave out is that of home improvement and...

Air Conditioning Repair

Preparing your home for sale in a challenging economy requires time, elbow grease and a discerning eye. Many new buyers are entering the market and looking for deals, so competition among home sellers can be fierce. The key to a quick sale at the highest price, according to experts at the...

Choosing Colors and Patterns

Is there a room in your home that's ready for a face lift? Adding a splash of color with a new coat of paint can easily and inexpensively transform a room. Many paints on the market today offer the ease of one coat coverage at an economical price. Many manufacturers now package paint in plastic...

Buying or Selling a Home

Applying for a home loan is a complicated process, and if we've learned anything from the recent round of foreclosures and the credit crunch, it's not a purchase that allows for unrealistic views of personal finances. Saving money for a respectable down payment is just the beginning of the...