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This Is the Best Way to Upgrade Your Home Under $50

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This home upgrade might be a waste of money

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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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Despite improvements, Oklahoma is miles from completing upgrade of roads and bridges | Govt-and-politics

But the program has not been without controversy. Lawmakers have “borrowed” from the fund several times in recent lean years, much to the chagrin of county officials, and some say the program’s rules do not sufficiently take into account differences among counties.

In any event, CIRB is intended for large, high-priority improvements such as bridge replacements, not normal maintenance and operations.

And that normal maintenance and operations can be pretty expensive. While some of those county roads seem pretty lonely, collectively they’re traveled more than 12 million vehicle miles a day.

Texas County, in the Panhandle, has 2,400 miles of county roads. Neighboring Beaver County has more than 2,000.

Even relatively urbanized Tulsa County has more than 700 miles of county roads.

All told, counties get around $300 million a year for road maintenance and operations, which works out to $4,239 a mile — considerably less when the four largest

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Polk Audio Signa S3 review: solid audio upgrade with Chromecast

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  • The Polk Signa S3 soundbar with wireless subwoofer provides improved audio performance over most built-in TV speakers.
  • Though the 2.1-channel soundbar can get quite loud, its physical size is small enough to fit under most displays.
  • The S3 comes in at $250, which provides solid value for the audio performance and features you get, but the device is missing integrated digital assistant support and surround sound.
  • Going beyond movies and shows, the Signa S3 can also function as a music speaker using Chromecast audio or Bluetooth.

Though built-in speakers on TVs have improved somewhat over the last few years, most displays are still lacking in the audio department. This is usually a result of the thinness of modern TVs squeezing out the physical room that quality speakers need.

As a solution,

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NH Based, Outdoor Living Startup to be featured on National TV Program for Modern, DIY Fireplace Kits to Upgrade your Backyard Living Space

With all the extra time spent at home these days, homeowners are looking for projects to enhance their living space. Countless vacations have been cancelled and consumers are looking for a luxury experience they can enjoy without leaving home.

Enter the outdoor kitchen and fireplace. RTA produces ready-to-assemble outdoor kitchens and fire features that can be put together in one afternoon. Everything is included – and all shipped straight to your door.

Due to the rise in popularity of staycations, RTA has experienced significant growth in 2020. In fact, by the end of the year they are expected to have grown by 600%.

“The staycation has been a growing trend for the last 10 years. However, now more than ever homeowners are investing in outdoor kitchens and fire features to upgrade their backyard living space,” said national sales director, James King.

Speaking about his RTA outdoor kitchen, Skip Bedell

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