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21 Ways to Save On Your Remodel:

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Busting the budget is everyone's biggest fear when it comes to renovation. And with good reason. Even if you follow the essential advice we've been doling out for years—build in a 20 percent cushion to cover the nasty surprises, get contractor references and check them, banish the words "while you're at it" from your vocabulary—it's hard not to end up shelling out more than you want to, even if you want to pen a check for a million bucks.

But why scale back a project or forgo that Viking range? No, what you need to do is get your dream at a price you can afford. And not by cheaping out, either. With some strategic thinking about design, materials, and timing, you can cut costs without cutting corners. On the following pages, we'll show you the ways, from the big (knock down the house and start over) to something as small as choosing a wall sconce over a recessed light. But another universal truth about renovations is that every little thing adds up. So sa…

RELOCATE AND FIND LOVE!

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Are you single and considering a move in 2017? In the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day, Trulia (with some help from the US Census), crunched the numbers on the best locales in the US for single men and women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. To determine these statistics, Trulia economists looked at a few different data points on singles in distinctive areas such as the ratio of single men to single women, age, education and previous marriages. Given those parameters, the report reveals all kinds of “love demographics.” And if you’re still unsure where to find love, interactive quizzes are included in Trulia’s report that can help you determine where to find Mr. Marriage Material or Ms. Independent. Check out the data and take the quiz yourself in Trulia’s recent research article “Where to Live and Let Love Find You.” LOOKING FOR A YOUNG ROMANCE? If you are in your early to mid 20s, and looking for a young, single significant other, Madison, WI, San Diego, CA, El Paso, TX, and Boston, MA