Published November 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Although most homeowners already turned their clocks back an hour for the end of daylight saving time Nov. 3, it doesn’t mean they’re off the hook.

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Published October 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bright colors, falling leaves and the crisp, cool air of autumn are signs that yardwork will soon turn from lawn mowing to snowblowing as Old Man Winter comes to town.

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Published October 23, 2019

METRO DETROIT — After years of daily use and food preparation, a home’s  kitchen can start to look like stale leftovers. But when it’s time to cook up something new, professional renovators are dishing out some design tips based on common sense and the latest trends.

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Published October 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Whether the grass is truly greener on the other side is a debatable question for the ages, but experts say there are things you can do to make sure your grass is healthier on the other side of winter.

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Published October 9, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Larcenies from vehicles, damage to vehicles and vehicle thefts are an ongoing problem and can be heartbreaking to experience, causing feelings of violation and mistrust.

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Published October 2, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Don’t wait until it’s cold outside to check out your furnace.

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Published September 25, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Glen Williams humbly denies being an expert on the art of the “home haunt,” but the resident of Grosse Pointe Farms clearly knows a thing or two after years of transforming his Mack Avenue home into a Halloween wonderland.

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Published September 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — When homebuyers are looking for a new place to settle in, they’re looking beyond the stainless steel appliances that were the centerpiece of homeownership 10 years ago. Today, consumers want to walk into a home already curated with smart technology.

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Published September 11, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Thousands of students recently took part in move-in days at Oakland University in Rochester Hills Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, and they might want to keep working on their organization, equipment and décor until they have it just right for their needs.

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Published September 5, 2019

METRO DETROIT — With new developments sprouting up all over metro Detroit, homeowners and communities are looking at  implementing green infrastructure at a residential level. 

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Published August 26, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Orange and black are beginning to be the dominant colors in stores, and pumpkin-spiced everything isn’t far behind, but what does that all mean? Fall is just around the corner.

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Published August 21, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Summer weather can make it tough to beat the heat, but running an air conditioner can make it even tougher on the electric bill.

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Published August 13, 2019

METRO DETROIT — There are trees everywhere. Yet many people fail to recognize that trees have to be maintained before they become a detriment.

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Published August 7, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Summer is a wonderful time of year where the sun is shining, the water’s warm and cookouts might become a weekly event. Mostly everyone loves summer, and that doesn’t just include friends and family.

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Published July 31, 2019

METRO DETROIT — People recovering from surgery, an injury or illness at home know they have to take it easy, rest and follow their doctor’s orders in order to heal.

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Published July 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Outside of the tiny moments this year when the summer hasn’t been hit with heavy rainfall, residents might be finding some time to go on vacation.

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Published July 16, 2019

PONTIAC — The Pontiac-based nonprofit Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan provides families with basic pieces of furniture.

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Published July 9, 2019

If you live in an area frequented by deer, your home’s lush landscape — especially your prize tulips, roses, day lilies and hostas — will inevitably turn into a midnight snack.

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Published July 2, 2019

METRO DETROIT — With wet weather more the rule than the exception in recent years, home vegetable growers can plan ahead with eyes equally set on the sky, the thermometer and their plants to prevent potential problems.

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Published June 25, 2019

METRO DETROIT — With spring and summer cleaning comes a need for a place to put all that junk. While it can feel good to declutter and eliminate years of remodeling leftovers and junk that isn’t fit to donate, sometimes it becomes too much to put out on the curb.

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