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Tarek El Moussa of “Flip or Flop” fame now teaches novice house flippers his time-proven tricks on his new show, “Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa.” But as the latest episode makes painfully clear, some of his protégés need more guidance than others.

In the episode “Communication Breakdown,” El Moussa helps flippers Pino and Patsy with a house in Sylmar, CA. The house cost them only $375,000, but it may be more trouble than it’s worth. Between an expensive addition and a retaining wall that’s caving into the backyard, El Moussa isn’t sure Pino and Patsy will ever get a buyer, even with his help.

Yet in the end, El Moussa manages to turn this house around. Read on to find out how he helps these flippers save money on the renovation while not sacrificing style. His budget-friendly suggestions might inspire a few changes in your

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Midwest Home Magazine Announces New Editor

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Greenspring Media, parent company of Midwest Home magazine, announced today that Katelyn Bloomquist has been promoted to Editor for Midwest Home magazine, effective immediately. In her new role, Bloomquist will lead the strategic content development for the magazine in print, digital, and social forms.

Prior to becoming Midwest Home‘s Editor, Bloomquist has developed an array of experience with Greenspring Media’s entire portfolio, most recently as Greenspring Media’s Public Relations and Marketing Manager after serving as Associate Editor for Midwest Home. Over the years, Bloomquist has made immense contributions to Midwest Home, collaborating on its stunning redesign earlier this year as well as the Magazine of the Year honor by the Minnesota Media and Publishers Association. She has also contributed to Greenspring Media’s custom publications and served as Editor in Chief of Flourish and Managing Editor of AccessU: Beyond the Cities.

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Home costs don’t stop at a down payment

If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an avocado toast habit. Still, it’s true that your down payment may be the biggest check you ever write.

But once you move in, it’s also true that the cash tends to keep flying out of your bank account like that money-with-wings emoji. If you drain your savings on closing day, you’ll have to delay furnishings or repairs, to say nothing of less-pressing cosmetic changes.

A sizable cash cushion makes the cost of owning a home more manageable. But even if you lack that cushion, it helps to at least know what to expect and what else you may need to finance or start saving for. Here’s what I learned.


I’ve lost count of the handymen,

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Global Smart Home Appliances Market Analysis & Forecasts 2016-2019 & 2020-2027: Focus on Washing Machines, Refrigerators, TVs, Air Purifiers – Press Release

Dublin, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Smart Home Appliances Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Washing Machines, Refrigerators, TVs, Air Purifiers), by Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2027” report has been added to’s offering.

The global smart home appliances market size is anticipated to reach USD 92.72 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 14.1% from 2020 to 2027. The market is likely to witness significant growth in the years to come on account of the growing geriatric population, improved M-2-M communication systems, new product development, and improvements in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Technology is responsible for providing effective energy saving solutions, which are backed by various initiatives and favorable reforms undertaken by the government bodies in developed regions, including Europe and North America. High-end devices, coupled with technologically advanced features, such as IP and Bluetooth,

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This AI-enabled tiny home increases the usable area by 15% compared to a traditional house!

I have said it before and I will say it again – tiny houses are the future of urban living. It is not a cute trend, it is a movement that will allow millennials and future generations to become homeowners as they battle the second economic crisis and a climate crisis – all before they are 30! Owning homes should not be a luxury or take up a whole paycheck and that is exactly what tiny homes like Nestron’s Cube Two allow you to do. You don’t have to sacrifice good design if you are already compromising on space.

Cube Two is a 263-square-foot home that is designed for the future and smart living. This modern compact home is a prefabricated structure that already comes fitted with the latest home appliances that can all be controlled by an AI assistant named Canny. The exterior has smooth curved corners that give

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Funeral Home Software Market 2020: Growth Opportunities, Top

Funeral Home Software Market Forecast to 2027 – Premium Market Insights

Funeral home software enables scheduling of funeral sessions and communication with clients. The customers are offered a portal through which they can request services and give details about the deceased. The customer can be an individual who knows of his/her sudden demise in the near future or any of the family member. Increase in usage of funeral home software in cemeteries, crematories, mortuaries, and funeral homes is one of the major factors driving the funeral home software market growth during the forecast period.

Funeral home software helps in resource scheduling, work order management, credit card payment processing, custom form generation, and case note creation. Moreover, funeral home software simplifies accounting and reporting processes by keeping track of the amount spent. The software sends reminders for past-due accounts, issuing billing statements, and automatically computes taxes and interest. Moreover, the entries

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Smart Home Appliances Market- Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19|Adoption of Wireless Connecting Devices to Boost the Market Growth


Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Surge by at Least 50%

Is it time for the bears to break out the champagne glasses? Not so fast, says Goldman Sachs. Volatility has ruled the Street for the last few weeks, leading some to conclude that those with a more pessimistic outlook had been vindicated, but the firm believes stocks can still climb higher.According to Goldman Sachs’ head of U.S. equity strategy, David Kostin, the S&P 500 could still hit 3,600 by the end of the year, and 3,800 by mid-2021, on the back of vaccine-related optimism and progress with the economic reopening. This would reflect gains of 10% and 16%, respectively, should the index ultimately reach these targets.“Despite the sharp sell-off in the past week, we remain optimistic about the path of the U.S. equity market in coming months. The Superforecaster probability of a mass-distributed vaccine by Q1

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Avocor Announces Three New 55″ Displays Ideal for Collaborating at Work, Schools or Home

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Avocor, the fastest-growing global collaboration display company, today announces three new 55″ display solutions to address the needs of both businesses and education for remote and in-person work and learning. The ideal size for home spaces, such as offices or dedicated remote learning areas, as well as huddle and focus rooms across the enterprise, Avocor’s 55″ flex line-up makes it easy to stay connected and have meaningful meetings, collaboration, trainings and much more whether in the office or remote. The three offerings include a 55″ interactive display, a 55″ all-in-one interactive display with integrated camera and speakers and a 55″ Zoom Rooms for Touch interactive solution. Each is a powerful tool to solve the challenges that global businesses and schools are facing by keeping them connected and providing the closest experience possible to being together in the same room.

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BSH Home Appliances sees strong demand for dishwashers and front-load washing machines

As consumers increasingly seek convenience while they stay and work from home due to the pandemic, high demand for dishwashers and front-loading washing machines helped BSH Home Appliances register over 40 per cent growth in sales in August.

Consumer durables players begin gearing up for the festival season from August kick-starting their special offers with Onam and demand trends in the month help them gauge consumer sentiment for the overall festival season.

Talking about recent demand trends, Neeraj Bahl, MD & CEO, BSH Home Appliances, said, “Despite the pandemic, we had the biggest August, in 10 years, beating even the last year Diwali sales. We registered 40 per cent plus growth in terms of value. We are positioned in the premium segment and this segment has been relatively insulated from the economic impact of the pandemic.”

“We were also helped by our clear strategy for our range of dishwashers, a

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ZunRoof launches zunpulse range of smart home devices

Home-tech start-up company, ZunRoof, on Tuesday announced the launch of a range of smart home devices under the zunpulse range.

The zunpulse Smart Plug can convert a range of home appliances, including electrical appliances, geysers/ water heaters, room heaters and ovens, to smart appliances. Users can then control these appliances remotely through a mobile app. The zunpulse smart remote, a software-based remote for air-conditioners and televisions, can also help control these appliances remotely.

Its Smart Camera comes with night vision. It has a resolution of 720p and can store up to 128 GB of video. It can be used for two-way communication.

The company’s smart security system includes a motion sensor, a door sensor and an alarm siren. It also sends a phone notification to the user in case of an intrusion.

Other products include a smart video doorbell and smart LED bulbs with pre-built special scenes.

All these devices

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