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1 property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums soar by hundreds of dollars in some states.

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Earthships, new homes made from old junk

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships.

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Is student loan debt hurting the housing recovery?

Student loan debt is preventing millions of Millennials and Gen Xers from buying their first homes -- and that is having a big impact on the housing market.

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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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Get your home ready for spring

When Old Man Winter finally dies down and spring breezes blow in, it's easy to focus only on the garden and forget to do some maintenance on the house.

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Did You Know?

Did you know that Central Oregon boasts some of the most fertile land in the region? 

C.O. housing market sizzles as 2014 arrives

2014: More homes, but enough?

It seems like homes on the High Desert can't be built fast enough.

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