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Carol Harriston, a member of the National Association of Realtors, suggested that homeowners clear clutter from kitchens and add decorative touches.
Carol Harriston, a member of the National Association of Realtors, suggested that homeowners clear clutter from kitchens and add decorative touches. (Courtesy Photo)
Focusing on Kitchen and Baths Can Hasten Home Sale
Originally published April 10, 2013

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Cleaning kitchen counters and cabinets is a good way to keep pests out of your home.
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- Howard University was recently awarded a $10,000 grant for on campus improvements for finishing as a finalist in the Home Depot 2011 “Retool Your School” Campus Improvement Grant Program. The famed Washington, D.C. university was one of 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to receive grants for their proposals of long-standing eco-friendly projects. more More Arrow

- African Americans may find themselves in the middle of a potentially devastating financial squeeze play, disproportionately pressed from one side by foreclosures tied to the ongoing U.S. mortgage crisis and constricted on the other by growing government demands for concessions from Black-heavy public employee unions.
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