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Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 06:09 pm
What tastes better on a cool fall day than an apple plucked right off the tree? Well, maybe a fresh apple pie, homemade applesauce, or apple butter. This month the fruit is ripening in backyards and c...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 02:19 pm
For a sea of spring color invest now Planting bulbs this fall will pay off in the springBy Vicky Katz WhitakerIt’s apple-picking time! By Jennifer FishburnWhen to save your seedsThings to k...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 09:54 am

Try before you buy for a great night’s sleep

Do you toss and turn? Do you wake up stiff and sore? Have you slept better elsewhere? It may be time for a new mattress – and finding the perfect fit requires a test drive.    We ...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 06:15 pm

It’s the difference between your dream home and a nightmare

The best $300 my fiancée and I spent in the process of buying our first home did not contribute in the slightest to the actual purchase price. Rather, it kept us from purchasing a home that wou...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 01:49 pm

Bright ideas for spending your tax rebate: on your new home

 So, you’ve closed on a home and that federal first-time homebuyer’s tax credit should be coming your way soon. Now what?First of all, realize it might take several weeks for the tax-...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:58 pm

Popular incentives for first time and ‘move up’ homebuyers end April 30, 2010

The warm prospect of more affordable home prices, attractive mortgage rates and a stable economy will likely draw more real estate shoppers to the market this spring. But it’s the opportunity fo...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:55 am

From clueless to homeowner

Considering the available incentive programs, low interest rates and low home prices, the number of first-time homebuyers in the market has increased to approximately 47 percent, up by more than 10 pe...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 04:54 pm

A programmable thermostat helps keep heat in balance

During winter and summer, it is difficult to keep all the rooms comfortable for my family. They are either too warm or too cool, and it varies throughout the day. What is my best option to fix this? ...
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 08:26 am

Ways to camouflage defects in a plaster walls

Our house has plaster walls with many minor cracks. Is there a special paint that will camouflage these cracks? I can’t afford to replace the walls. Texture paint, a heavy-bodied paint that lea...


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