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Grow a Happy Garden by Following These Tips

The advantages of being a home owner don't stop once you walk outside. As anyone who enjoys the outdoors will tell you, your property is a blank slate just waiting for a little landscaping TLC. Improving upon your home's surroundings will greatly add to its curb appeal, making it the envy of both the neighborhood and future buyers. Of course, one of the most effective ways to accomplish this goal is to plant a lush, colorful garden out front for all to enjoy! If this is the point at which you curse your lack of a green thumb, then don't panic; keep reading for some simple tips that can make any garden grow.

Almost 5 Million Homeowners Could Save by Refinancing

If you currently have a mortgage, then now is the perfect time to look into refinancing. In fact, a report from last week by data and analytics company Black Knight determined that 4.9 million U.S. homeowners could significantly reduce their interest rates if they were to refinance their mortgage! This number spiked dramatically from just one week prior, rising by 1.6 million borrowers.

Follow These Rules for a Perfect Basement Remodel

Is your home's living space simply not big enough? Before you build an addition or move, you might want to look down. A basement that isn't finished, or at least functional, represents a massive amount of untapped potential for your home! Of course, as with any remodel, you'll want to carefully plan the project to make sure that you get the most out of the final result; otherwise, you could end up unnecessarily wasting both time and money. Keep reading to learn about some of the most important rules to follow for a perfect basement remodel!