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This blog was contributed by Myles Kleeman, eComfort.com. If you're like most people, a home represents the most important purchase you will make in your life. It is not only your largest investment, it's also shelter. It is the place where you build your life. The significance of a home cannot be overstated, but it can be overlooked. Prospective homebuyers love to...

flickr Every time a prospective homebuyer walks onto your property, there are a few things that they will absolutely not put up with. These deal breakers can be anywhere in the home, but there is one area that we often forget about: the backyard. The backyard is very important to family life. After all, this is the place where children will enjoy their childhood and...

This blog was contributed by HomeAdvisor. Buying and installing a new floor can be overwhelming. There are a number of options to choose from, all of which appear on the show floor to look amazing in any home. There are also a number of variations in price and -- even if you research flooring installation costs -- it’s difficult to determine what will fit into...

                    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the gang here at RISMedia and Housecall! We hope you enjoy some much deserved time off and relaxation while spending time with all of your loved ones. We wish you all continued success in 2015 and beyond! May your days be merry, bright and filled with deliciousness! ...

If you could have any amenity at home, what would it be? A 10-car showroom? A mile-long moat? How about a zip line course crisscrossing the backyard? (Okay, that last one’s just me.) While homeownership is a dream realized for most, it’s no surprise that the desire for wish fulfillment remains long after closing. Castle-in-the-sky features may seem like a priority,...

A new home is one of the biggest purchases homeowners will make in their lifetimes. Regrettably, sometimes costly mistakes are made by various parties of the transaction - builders, remodeling contractors, or even the new homeowners, themselves. Knowing a few of the common mistakes homeowners make can prevent future snafus from happening and save you lots of time,...

According to Custora, 40 percent of online shopping for last year's Black Friday occurred on a mobile device. What some may not know - or just need a healthy reminder of - if you're browsing on a public Wi-Fi network, your desire to save may be compromising your private information. No one wants to worry about their identity and credit card info during the holidays! As...

On Thanksgiving Day there is so much to look forward to: a giant turkey, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, eggnog, and most importantly, some quality time with loved ones.  Happy Thanksgiving - may you enjoy the holiday and time off with your family and friends! And don't forget that pumpkin pie!   ...

As the McMansion era continues to fade into the abyss, the green building movement is picking up speed with each passing day. In fact, many of today’s buyers are trading square footage for spaces that are not only smaller, but eco-friendly to boot. There’s also much more attention being paid to unique building materials such as re-purposed shipping containers. Yes,...

The in-laws and their brood coming to stay for the holidays? Don't panic about where to stow everyone for the night. The following article offers three tips for sleeping more guests in your home, so you can focus on more important preparations—like stocking the home bar, perhaps? Screened off corners. So you put a cot in the office—now what? The answer is a privacy...