Monthly Archives: August 2014

5 Home Improvements That Boost Safety, Comfort And The Value Of Your Home – Ellwood City Ledger: Home & Garden

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3) Front door In addition to properly lighting your entrance, there is another simple and affordable update you can make to boost curb appeal and home security: a new steel front door. Doors that feature decorative glass might look nice, but they make it easy for criminals to break into your home. Give your homes facade a facelift and added security by replacing your entry door with a steel option. http://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/homeandgarden/home-improvements-that-boost-safety-comfort-and-the-value-of/article_38280c07-869a-5f95-ac97-44b957ea356d.html

It can be a place to retreat to after a long, work-filled week as well as a place to spend time with family and friends. Saturday, June 28, 2014 2:31 AM PDT Power Outage Survival: Emergency Generators Provide Backup Power (NAPSI)In the last two years, one in every four homeowners has experienced a power outage lasting 12 hours or more, averaging more than $1,900 in property damage, according to a survey by Harris Interactivebut you dont have to be among them. Saturday, June 28, 2014 2:31 AM PDT Stay Safe After Severe Storms (NAPSI)Even after a storm has passed, there are still some things to watch out for. For example, electrical dangers may still pose a risk throughout the community and even in your home. Saturday, June 28, 2014 2:31 AM PDT 10 Easy Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden ( Family Features ) Growing fresh, healthy vegetables at home isn’t as hard as it may sound. http://www.reedleyexponent.com/articles/2014/06/26/ara/home_improvement/

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The good news is that you don’t have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home. First impressions happen at the curb. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon, simple outdoor improvements can make a dramatic difference. Add curb appeal without emptying your bank account. The No. http://www.livingstonenterprise.net/41905/2179/home-improvement

The Oconee Enterprise > Ara > Seasonal > Home Improvement Tips To Prepare For The Summer Storm Season

Weather-related power outages have doubled since 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Without electricity, your sump pump will stop, your refrigerator wont be able to keep your food chilled and your home security system wont work. To keep your home secured and operating without power, Del Grande recommends installing a permanent standby generator system. A standby generator like those from Kohler is a backup electrical system located on the outside of your home that turns on automatically when power is lost. http://www.oconeeenterprise.com/ara/seasonal/ar-8c64b458-42a2-5f20-98f6-9edae8c7a94f.txt

Quotatis Unveils The Strategies On How To Find A Reliable Tradesman In Less Than Five Steps

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2 Do some Research: If possible, seek a few references and check on the tradesman s previous works. Visit previous jobs done so you would be able to make a comparison on how the job was done based on your standards. Search for their office address which should be a physical address and not just a PO Box. A legitimate firm should be able to provide their customers with an established physical location and a landline. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12112506.htm

Top 500 Chinese E-Retailers – Q2 web sales grow 24.3% for LightInTheBox – Internet Retailer

As a percentage of total net revenue, fulfillment expenses increased to 6.1% from 5.2% in the same quarter of 2013, primarily as a result of smaller average order size, the retailer says. Fulfillment expenses per order improved to $2.50 from $2.60 in the same quarter of 2013. Selling and marketing expenses were $24.8 million, up 26.6% compared with $19.6 million in the same quarter of 2013, reflecting the company’s efforts to grow its customer base and market share. General and administrative expenses were $11.5 million, up 30.7% from $8.8 million in the same quarter of 2013. http://www.internetretailer.com/2014/08/27/q2-web-sales-grow-243-lightinthebox

His decision-making won him the starting job against Hawaii. Petersen cautioned that the Huskies don’t need Lindquist to try to go beyond what he showed in practice. Making solid, simple decisions is all Lindquist needs to do. ”Just stay within yourself. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/washington-hawaii-preview-153003741–ncaaf.html

Habitat To Kick Off Revitalization Work In Ypsilanti Township’s West Willow Neighborhood – Ypsilanti Courier – Heritage Newspapers

Porter Kratz said that the organization began its work in that neighborhood with home rehabs, and it was at the request of neighbors that they took on a more holistic view of neighborhood stabilization. Continued… See Full Story The neighbors started coming to us and saying, We know who you are and youre doing great work. But our homes are in the same condition as the ones youre fixing. So in that neighborhood we started in the reverse, where we started with the homes and then the neighborhoods asked us to do more in the community, Porter Kratz said. With West Willow, we now know how valuable these other programs are so were starting with those. The organization recently received a grant from Lowes to fund some of the work in West Willow. http://heritage.com/articles/2014/08/27/ypsilanti_courier/news/doc53f7ab3e04a0b487044710.txt

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Rose in June at a Slower Pace – Yahoo Finance

Contracts on new homes fell unexpectedly in July to a 412,000 annualized pace, their weakest level since March, the Commerce Department reported yesterday. Still, there are signs of progress. Construction rebounded last month, with starts climbing 15.7 percent to a 1.09 million annualized rate. Resales of existing homes also picked up, increasing to a 5.15 million pace, the best showing since September, according to the National Association of Realtors. Retailers with fortunes tied closely to the housing market, including Home Depot Inc. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/home-prices-20-u-cities-131121339.html

Home & Garden: Planting, Gardeing, Decorating And Diy Projects – Kfda – Newschannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Eagle Scout candidate and Fairview Park High School sophomore, Chris Corrigan, built benches surrounding Bain Park’s basketball court | cleveland.com

PCs, Smartphones, and handheld tablets are essentials of daily life. However, these conveniences need some basic maintenance to stay in top working order. Learn how to clean your electronic devices in the following easy, natural ways. http://www.newschannel10.com/category/28006/home-garden

Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks – Blogs – Devils Lake Journal – Devils Lake, ND

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Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks About this blog By Anu Jameson Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient … X Home Improvement Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. http://www.devilslakejournal.com/article/20140823/BLOGS/308239996/-1/news

So while golfing, he took some photos of benches he had seen in the Cleveland Metroparks to assist him in modeling the benches he wanted to create. Corrigan has been a member of Boy Scouts of America , Troop 401 since first grade. The final step of obtaining Eagle Scout is to complete a senior project and Corrigan thought it worthwhile to complete a project that would have a lasting impact on his community. Preparing for an Eagle Scout senior project “is a step-by-step process,” according to Corrigan. His first step was to pitch his idea to his Scoutmaster, David Kemme and seek approval. http://www.cleveland.com/fairview-park/index.ssf/2014/08/eagle_scout_candidate_and_fair.html

Home Depot Q2 Profit Beats Street; Revises Fy14 Eps View – Quick Facts

Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks – Blogs – Devils Lake Journal – Devils Lake, ND

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On average, 28 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $1.45 per share for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude one-time items. The firm clocked $23.81 billion in sales for the recent quarter, a 5.7 percent increase from the prior year’s $22.52 billion. Analysts estimated revenues of $23.61 billion for the period. Comparable-store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 were positive 5.8 percent, and comp sales for U.S. http://www.rttnews.com/story.aspx?Id=2372194

Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks About this blog By Anu Jameson Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient … X Home Improvement Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient ideas (because we also don’t have time to sew our own drapes), real stories about great, imperfect homes and gardens, and funny writers who don’t take themselves too seriously. Recent Posts http://www.devilslakejournal.com/article/20140823/BLOGS/308239996/-1/news

Home Improvement Store Home Depot Posts Strong Sales As Homeowners Repair Damage From Severe Winter Weather In 2014

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“In the second quarter, our spring seasonal business rebounded, and we saw strong performance in the core of the store and across all of our geographies,” Chief Executive Frank Blake said in a statement on Tuesday. Spring is an important time for home improvement retailers, as customers begin to repair snow-damaged homes and gardens and get set for the barbecue season. Home Depot raised its full-year profit forecast to $4.52 per share from $4.42. http://www.ibtimes.com/home-improvement-store-home-depot-posts-strong-sales-homeowners-repair-damage-severe-1662540

Top 500 U.S. E-Retailers – Home Depot drives $1 billion in online sales in Q2 – Internet Retailer

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Posted 07/31/2014 2:50 PM 0 Ask The Experts How do I choose from among the many e-commerce shopping carts? Start by listing your requirements in order of importance. About Charts View the latest trends and charts in the 8 e-commerce categories listed below. Online consumers by country, age, activity, income; how consumers pay online; data on online shopping patterns. Sales and traffic to online retailers by category and merchant type, data on Amazon and other leading e-retailers, comparisons of leading web retailers, site performance data, more. http://www.internetretailer.com/2014/08/20/home-depot-drives-1-billion-online-sales-q2