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5 things you should never bother to fix when selling your house

There are upgrades that increase the value of your house when you're selling it, and some that just cost money with no ROI. Don't bother with these projects.
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Gas dryers vs. electric dryers: Everything you need to know before you buy

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The secret Costco rotisserie chicken deal only pros and super fans know about

Costco croissants

How to keep Costco croissants fresh for weeks (or months)

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The best times to do your Costco shopping, according to workers and members

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The 10 tips pro shoppers wish they knew their first time shopping at Costco

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Is September a good time to sell your home?

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The hidden costs of charging an electric vehicle nobody is talking about

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Get rid of gross washing machine smells with these simple tips

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Should you be using vinegar in your washing machine?

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Sanding, primer, or both? This is how to prepare a wall for painting

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Is regrouting your bathroom a wise choice? Here’s what to consider

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Follow these tips and tricks to learn how to remove old paint from wood furniture safely and efficiently

Reviving wood furniture is a DIY-friendly project. Follow these steps to give an old piece a fresh coat and a new life in no time.
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We found the absolute best places to buy affordable midcentury modern furniture

Midcentury modern furniture is classy and elegant. You can shop for it at these places without breaking the bank.
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5 home pieces you should always buy at thrift stores (and 6 you shouldn’t)

Somewhere along the line of the last decade or so, thrift store shopping became cool again. Here are easy rules to follow when shopping at thrift stores.
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3 things to know about homemade laundry detergent so you don’t ruin your clothes

Does homemade laundry detergent really work? Read on to find out how effective DIY soap is, how to make it, and the pros and cons of using it.
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Decorating on a budget: 6 inexpensive upgrades designers swear by

If you're decorating on a budget, try these cool hacks designers love (that are totally affordable).
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One of the best realtors in the country gave us their top tips for buying a home in 2023

If you're a first-time home buyer, don't stress. A realtor reveals their best tips on how to buy a house.
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What Costco price tags really mean

Instagrammer The Freebie Guy recently posted an easy way to tell if you are getting the lowest price for an item and what the price tags mean.
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Changes coming to mortgage fees could affect new homebuyers

The FHFA has announced an update to mortgage fees that could affect prospective homebuyers. We share what you need to know.
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This meal prep pro made 24 dinners and only spent $67 at Costco

If you're looking to eat healthy and want to stick to a budget, this Redditor’s meal prep system just may be for you.
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A competitive rental market is pressuring one rural market more than anywhere else

If you're looking to rent and are flexible on where you live, this report gives a wealth of information by state to help you make an informed decision.
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The best cities for EV charging stations are all on the West Coast

EV charging stations are few and far between, but some major metro areas have better infrastructure than others. Here are the best cities for EV charging.
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Throwback pic shows Costco hasn’t changed much in 40 years

I don't recall our family having a Costco membership in the '80s, but if I did, I hope they had samples that drew people into the stores like they do today.
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This incredible app helps you find furniture that looks like it’s from premium brands – for a fraction of the cost

If you're looking for affordable furniture for your next redesign, Craftle's lookalike finder is just what you need.
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It’s not your imagination: Apartments are getting smaller

New research from RentCafe shows some staggering new insights into apartment sizes today. And they are getting smaller.
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DIY home decor: This bathroom tray looks high end but costs less than $5 to make

Everyone loves a good do-it-yourself project, especially when it saves you a ton of money and looks like it was bought it a high-end store.
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Get your home ready for spring with these 5 incredible DIY decor ideas

Looking for last-minute spring decor ideas? Try these easy springtime crafts and decorate your home for the season.
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Be sure to get rid of these 7 items in your spring garage sale

A spring garage sale is a great idea if you're looking to get rid of clutter. This is what you should definitely get rid of.
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Mortgage rates expected to stay high through 2023: Study says

Mortgage rates are expected to stay above 7% through 2023, a new study from Realtor.com says.
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How to upcycle your Goodwill finds into beautiful home decor

The subreddit page r/HomeDecorating has loads of information, inspiration, and how-tos on all things home decor and how to find the best deals.
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Want to save up to $500k on a new house? Build instead of buy, study says

Designing and building a home could be cheaper than buying a used one, depending on where you live. Check out this guide to see if your area is on the list.
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The best purchases of all time: The Costco deals shoppers will never forget

The subreddit r/Costco is a wealth of information. They posed a question, one for the record books: "What was your favorite Costco purchase of all time?"
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Homebuying budgets: New report says buyers have unrealistic expectations

If you're in the market for a new house, do your homework before diving in. Set realistic budget expectations with these facts and tips.
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How Costco makes money, explained

Have you ever wondered how Costco makes its money? We're taking a closer look at the company's economics to find out.
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You can buy a whole Caribbean island for less than some homes in the U.S.

Increased mortgage rates began to price people out of the market. So, what to do if you can't afford to buy in the U.S? How about purchase a Caribbean island?
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5 expert tips for selling a home when it isn’t a seller’s market

Lindsay McLean, the CEO of HomeLister, offers her expert tips for selling your home when it isn't a seller's market.
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Egg prices are insanely high (but inflation isn’t actually the sole culprit)

Egg prices have seen a major spike due to several contributing factors, including the avian flu, inflation, and possible price gauging.
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4 fantastic reasons to buy a starter home (and 3 reasons not to)

Thinking about a starter home? Or maybe you want to buy your forever property? This is what you need to know before you start looking.
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Research: The 10 best places to live in the U.S. are all in the south

A mix of facts like home affordability, mortgage rates, job growth, and supply are all taken into account when looking at the best places to live in the U.S.
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Modern updates for your old kitchen that won’t break the bank

If your kitchen is in need of a facelift in the new year but you don't have a large budget to spend on completely renovating it, you just may be in luck.
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Recharge and refresh: 8 incredible tips for making your staycation phenomenal

Staying home can be just as fun as going on vacation. These staycation ideas will help you relax and have a good time.
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These are the household products Reddit agrees you should always buy brand name

Household products can add up, especially when you consider all the different types you need to keep on hand as a homeowner.
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Housing market decline continues: Moody’s releases its revised forecast

Moody's Analytics released its forecast detailing the current state of the housing market decline. Here's what you need to know.
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Study shows 25% of homeowners want to move, but we have 5 reasons not to sell your home

Now may not be the best time to sell. Here are five reasons not to sell your home.
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A startling number of 2022 homebuyers are already underwater – find out why

Homebuyers beware: Many 2022 homebuyers are finding they have underwater mortgages. Here's why.
Costco rotisserie chicken

Costco shoppers share their best ideas for quick and easy meals

While there are hundreds of other options, these seem to be the most popular for their value and ability to get multiple meals out of them.
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The house maintenance tasks homeowners think first-time buyers should know

If you're buying a home for the first time, you'll want to pay attention to the advice of people who have been there before with these tips.
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6 amazing homemade Christmas gift ideas that cost less than $50 to make

These DIY Christmas gifts are from the heart and they're inexpensive to make.
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How to store Thanksgiving leftovers so they last (plus 5 tasty recipes)

Thanksgiving leftovers are one of the best parts of the holiday. Here's how to make the most of yours for days to come.