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Can a Handyman Handle That? 5 Ways to Tell By Cathie Ericson | Feb 20, 2018 Via REALTOR®.com

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Can a Handyman Handle That? 5 Ways to Tell By Cathie Ericson | Feb 20, 2018 Ridofranz/iStock All hail the handyman. They’re just so … handy! And yet, these jacks-of-all-trades are also masters of none, which means they have their limits. As such, you might often wonder whether certain home repairs or renovations could be handled by a handyman, or whether it’s best you call in …

Selling Your Home? Don’t Neglect These 6 Maintenance Tasks—or Else by Wendy Helfenbaum VIA REALTOR®.com

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Selling Your Home? Don’t Neglect These 6 Maintenance Tasks—or Else By Wendy Helfenbaum | Feb 1, 2018 iStock; realtor.com If you’re a homeowner, you already know that keeping your property in tiptop shape requires dedication and patience for ongoing maintenance. But what if you’ve put your home on the market, or even accepted an offer? Perhaps you’re thinking: Not my problem anymore. Sorry, folks, we’ve …

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How to Build a Fence Without Ending Up in a Feud With Your Neighbors

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By Julie Ryan Evans | Oct 4, 2016 Timothy Masters/iStock Good fences make good neighbors, but how do you make a good fence, exactly? After all, it’s not just a question of marking the division between two pieces of property. Do you and your neighbor both have a say on the height, style, and color—and should you split the costs evenly? If you’re facing any of these …

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6 Shocking Money Pits Hiding in Your Home

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By Liz Alterman | Jun 9, 2017 alexfiodorov/iStock; Oleksii Glushenkov/iStock When people refer to their homes as “money pits,” it generally conjures up stark and terrifying images of a huge chasm in the floor, sucking down dollars (thanks, Tom Hanks). And the reality is that the classic big-ticket home problems, such as a faulty foundation or flooding basement, can indeed sweep through bank accounts like financial tsunamis. But just …