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Charlotte’s Hottest Neighborhoods Share a Common Feature: Walkability

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North Davidson (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)
NoDa, the arts district along North Davidson Street, is popular once again, in part because of the retail and restaurants in easy walking distance. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)

Area Realtor says buyers are looking at communities where they can reach retail, restaurants, shops and parks on a short walk.

What Makes Arlington County Such a Highly Rated Place to Live?

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Arlington County Virginia (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
Arlington's Courthouse neighborhood is two subway stops from D.C. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

Arlington County always seems to rank as one of best places to live in the U.S. Why? As they say in real estate, it's all about location, location, location.

Photo Tips Can Make you a Sharp Shooter for Nature's Fall Show

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Amateur and professional photographers enjoy fall in the Carolinas. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Spooner)

With the right technique and composition, pictures of Carolinas' colorful fall foliage can impress year round.

Farmer's Almanac Predicts Cold, Snowy Winter for Washington, D.C.

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The Obama family dog, Bo, better brace himself for another cold winter. (Photo courtesy of The White House)

Fall has just arrived in D.C., but it's not too soon to be thinking of winter and snow removal. Predictions call for a cold and snowy season around Washington.

Yoga Lovers Go to the Mat to Fight New D.C. Exercise Tax

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Yoga tax (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)
Yoga classes are getting more expensive thanks to a D.C. tax. (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)

D.C.'s new exercise tax has yoga instructors and city officials arguing over the definition of yoga, asking whether the practice is more about spirituality.

4 Things to Know Before Hiring a Chicago Snow Removal Service

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Over 80 inches of snow fell on the Chicago area during the winter of 2013-14. Forecasters say it could be snowier than normal this winter, so it might be time to consider a snow removal service.  (Photo by Steven Jack)
Over 80 inches of snow fell on the Chicago area during the winter of 2013-14. Forecasters say it could be snowier than normal this winter, so it might be time to consider a snow removal service. (Photo by Steven Jack)

Chicago may be in for another brutal winter with above average snowfall. Use these tips to find the right company to plow your driveway before the first storm.

#Ask Angie: How to Fix Stucco Cracks

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When you repair stucco, you'll often have to paint the affected side of the house. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Cory B. of Long Beach, California)
When you repair stucco, you'll often have to paint the affected side of the house. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Cory B. of Long Beach, California)

It's not unusual for stucco exterior surfaces to develop cracks. Because stucco requires an individual approach, be careful about who you hire to work on it.

Pet Memorials: A Final Pilgrimage, Resting Place for Charlotte's Pets

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Paw prints, nose prints and special urns with pet cremains are among the ways families can remember beloved pets. (Photo by Meranda Adams)
Paw prints, nose prints and special urns with pet cremains are among the ways families can remember beloved pets. (Photo by Meranda Adams)

When a beloved pet dies or is dying, this funeral home near Charlotte offers pet cremation, burial and memorials. The city also has guidelines for how families can handle pet remains.

Chicago's O'Hare International Once Again World's Busiest Airport

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Chicago's O'Hare International Airport will recapture the crown of world's busiest airport in 2014. (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Department of Aviation)
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport will recapture the crown of world's busiest airport in 2014. (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Department of Aviation)

On-time flight percentages fall even further at O'Hare International Airport as number of international passengers soar in the first half of 2014.

Things to Do in Indy - October 2014

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The penny-farthing (right) is the ultimate throwback bicycle. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Albert)
The penny-farthing (right) is the ultimate throwback bicycle. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Albert)

Angie's List compiled some October activities around Indianapolis for October, including the Tweed Ride and the Historic Irvington Halloween fest.

Wood vs. Vinyl Windows: Which Is Better for Your Home?

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A perk of wood windows is that they can be stained to match existing woodwork in the room they are being installed in, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)
A perk of wood windows is that they can be stained to match existing woodwork in the room they are being installed in, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)

Not sure what type of window materials are best for your home? One highly rated provider breaks down the differences between wood and vinyl windows.

6 Ways You’re Unintentionally Harming Your Home

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Rain gutters serve an important part in protecting your home from water damage. They cannot perform this task if they are clogged, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)
Rain gutters serve an important part in protecting your home from water damage. They cannot perform this task if they are clogged, says Lindus. (Photo courtesy of Lindus Construction)

We all want to take good care of our homes, but sometimes we end up hurting it without even thinking. Here are six ways you may be harming your home.

Pumpkin Patches and Festivals near D.C. Serve Up Fun with Nutrition

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D.C. pumpkins (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
Don't forget about the nutritional value of your pumpkin when heading out to your local picking patch. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

Picking pumpkins can kick off a festive fall season while also serving as a healthy reminder of the nutritional value those orange gourds bring to the table.

Easy Tips to Manage the Stink Bug Invasion

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The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is extremely resilient and almost impervious to pesticides, says Garvin. (Photo courtesy of Greenix Pest Control)
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is extremely resilient and almost impervious to pesticides, says Garvin. (Photo courtesy of Greenix Pest Control)

Fall is the season when stink bugs will begin to try to enter your home. Fight off the invasion with these tips to get rid of brown marmorated stink bugs.

What's That Smell? Don't Let D.C. Stink Bugs Call Your House Home

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Stink bugs make their presence known this time of year in the Washington area. (Photo courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture)
Stink bugs make their presence known this time of year in the Washington area. (Photo courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture)

Fall in the Washington, D.C., area is when stink bugs start eyeing your house as a place to spend the winter. Find out what you can do to keep them out.

Granite, Quartz or Marble? Discover Popular D.C. Countertop Options

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D.C. granite countertop (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
Granite has been the go-to countertop for the last few years, but changes could be on the horizon. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

Granite countertops remain popular in D.C., but products, such as quartz and marble, are now trendy. Options are endless depending on your style and budget.

5 Ways to Make Small Spaces Feel Larger

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Contrary to popular belief, using large pieces in a small room is far better than filling a small room with many, smaller pieces of furniture, says Nesbitt. (Photo courtesy of Aesthete Designs)
Contrary to popular belief, using large pieces in a small room is far better than filling a small room with many, smaller pieces of furniture, says Nesbitt. (Photo courtesy of Aesthete Designs)

When your space is feeling cramped, you may not be able to knock down a wall, but you can still get a more open feel in your room with these tips.

6 Ways to Update Your Home Interior on the Cheap

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Dress up a dining room with stylish, contemporary tablecloths, placemats, runners and napkins, says Nesbitt. (Photo courtesy of Aesthete Designs)
Dress up a dining room with stylish, contemporary tablecloths, placemats, runners and napkins, says Nesbitt. (Photo courtesy of Aesthete Designs)

If you are ready to redecorate your home, but your bank account is not, here are six ways you can update your space without destroying the budget.

Contractor Covers House with Cement Siding

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RenovateRepair.com used HardiePlank siding to cover plywood siding, giving the exterior a new look. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member David W. of Chapel Hill, N.C.)
RenovateRepair.com used HardiePlank siding to cover plywood siding, giving the exterior a new look. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member David W. of Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Chapel Hill Angie’s List member decided to change his home’s exterior by hiring a Cary service provider to cover plywood siding with HardiePlank fiber siding.

Landscaper Removes Grass Fescue, Lays Sod Despite Rain

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Grounds Touch Landscaping removed fescue and overhauled the yard. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Rick B. of Raleigh, N.C.)
Grounds Touch Landscaping removed fescue and overhauled the yard. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Rick B. of Raleigh, N.C.)

Fescue removal project for Angie’s List Raleigh member includes laying sod and creating raised plant beds around the back and sides of the house.

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