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The Top 14 Metro Areas for Backyard Grilling
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The Top 14 Metro Areas for Backyard Grilling

Backyard grilling ranks right up there with baseball as a summertime tradition in the U.S. There’s nothing quite like throwing some burgers, steaks, hot dogs and corn on the grill, and then salivating as the food sizzles and the smells waft through the air. A 2013 study by the Hearth, […]

The 12 Big ’Burbs That Are Growing Like a Weed
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The 12 Big ’Burbs That Are Growing Like a Weed

They say everything’s bigger in Texas. That well-worn phrase definitely could be applied to some of the Lone Star State’s big suburbs. A LawnStarter analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that from 2014 to 2015, Texas had five of the 12 fastest-growing big suburbs — those with at least […]

The 16 Best Metro Areas for Yard Sales
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The 16 Best Metro Areas for Yard Sales

Your yard is a potential goldmine. Well, not necessarily the yard itself, but what you put on your yard. Each week, Americans hold an estimated 165,000 yard sales, also known as garage sales, according to Statistic Brain. And each week, buyers snap up close to 5 million items — lawn […]

The Top 12 Metro Areas for Boosting Curb Appeal
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The Top 12 Metro Areas for Boosting Curb Appeal

In the home-selling market, there’s nothing more unappealing than a house with bad curb appeal. For potential buyers, things like peeling exterior paint and an untamed lawn are big turn-offs. “The first thing a prospective buyer sees is the front of a house, which includes the yard and exterior of […]

The 12 College Towns That Are ‘Growing Like a Weed’
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The 12 College Towns That Are ‘Growing Like a Weed’

Unlike other pieces of America’s economic pie, the higher education sector grew before, during and after the Great Recession of 2007-09. “Colleges and universities are assets to their regional economies, especially because they spend money in their local areas and employ local workers,” economists Jaison Abel and Richard Deitz say. […]