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The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint or adding new fixtures, you're not alone.

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A gingerbread house that can be yours for $78,000

You know what would really impress your guests this holiday season? A custom gingerbread house worth $77,910.

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America's most expensive home for sale: $195 million

A massive Beverly Hills, Calif., estate with its own entertainment complex, 27-car garage and vineyard has hit the market with a record breaking listing price of $195 million.

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Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city during their retirement years, a majority of Baby Boomers say they're just going to stay put in their old home.

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Swimming accident law: The basics

It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most tragic stories about childhood drowning deaths, near deaths and injuries.

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Buying in bulk can save big bucks

From the single shopper to the family of seven, buying certain items bulk can save time and money.

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Cut grocery bills with these 15 tips

When it comes time to cut spending, people often overlook what they spend at the grocery store. Find out how to keep both your fridge and your wallet full.

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Small decorating changes make big impact

You can make big changes to your home just by making small decorating switches.

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Laundry tips to defeat 5 impossible stains

We've got the answers that will help you stop the guesswork on laundry and make it easy to beat five almost-impossible-to-get-out stains.

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5 ways to declutter your life

While some may think clutter is a sign of genius at work, the truth is messy surroundings could actually be holding you back. Discover five ways to you can cut out the clutter.

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Don't let budget hinder summer parties

Before you let your tight budget prevent you from throwing a party this summer, take a look at these tips on how to trim costs at your summer bash.

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Impress your guests with top grilling tips

Get out the tongs and grilling tools, then find out what it takes to put together a top-notch grilling station.

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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Deschutes County’s home prices are still rising among the 10 fastest in the country, though the market reflected some cooldown, as also seen nationwide, new figures out Tuesday showed.

Bend vacation home rental public forum set

On Thursday, December 4th, the Bend Planning Commission is holding a public forum as part of the Vacation Home Rental Task Force meeting.

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