One-of-a-Kind Sunglasses Built for Home Improvement

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This April, I moved into my first solo apartment, and decorating quickly took over my life. Days (and days) of working from home were broken up by browsing and buying art online. But once New York City opened back up, sometime around the start of June, it was all left neglected on the floor, waiting to find a home on my naked walls. See, I was too busy. My attention was solely focused on looking cool and hot in public as I reclaimed my pre-pandemic, fashionable socialite life.

Then a collaboration between designer Heron Preston

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Heartland Financial offers home improvement loan to low-income clients

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Heartland Financial USA Inc., or HTLF, a bank holding company based in Dubuque, Iowa, is offering a home improvement loan product designed for low- and moderate-income homeowners through its 11 chartered units in 12 states.

This fixed-rate installment loan is secured by the borrower’s primary residence. It has a 60-month term, with dollar amounts between $5,001 and $14,999.

“This is another way we can help serve the communities that we’re in,” said Brian Jensen, senior vice president, segment marketing director at HTLF. “We know that a lot of larger national banks have announced they’re discontinuing some lending, pulling back

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Home improvement big box stores update COVID mask policies

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Home Depot & Lowe’s have adjusted their polices based on the increase in COVID cases nationwide

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two big names in home improvement have updated their mask policies nationwide.

Both Home Depot and Lowe’s updated their policies effective Monday in light of growing COVID cases.


“The health and safety of our associates and customers continue to be our highest priority. Because of the increased cases of COVID-19 and the rapid spread of the delta variant, effective August 2, Lowe’s associates are required to wear masks indoors at all U.S. locations and while working in

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HOME IMPROVEMENT GUIDE: Magnolia Home Xperts weigh in on home remodeling on a budget

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Magnolia Home Xperts owner David Davis offers tips for homeowners to make the most of a home remodel, including affordable ways to improve the value of a home.

Why should a homeowner pursue a kitchen or bathroom remodel? What makes it worth it?

It adds a lot of value. A typical kitchen remodel will add about 20% value to your home, and a bathroom remodel [will add] about 15% value for your home. So it’s definitely well worth it when you talk about remodeling. Most people’s homes are their biggest asset, their biggest investment. And you want to maintain your

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Arizona Bank & Trust Launches New Home Improvement Loan for Low- to Moderate-Income Consumers

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Arizona Bank & Trust continues to support the community with affordable, low rate consumer loans as some national banks pull back on consumer lending

PHOENIX, July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arizona Bank & Trust, powered by HTLF (Heartland Financial USA, Inc. – NASDAQ: HTLF), introduced its new Home Improvement Loan for Low- to Moderate-Income consumer borrowers. The new loan product is structured to help low- to moderate-income borrowers access much needed credit.

“We’re proud to launch this new loan product to help the communities we serve,” said Bill Callahan, President and CEO at Arizona Bank & Trust. “Arizona Bank

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HOME IMPROVEMENT GUIDE: Tomball-based Moore House Interiors shares 3 interior design tips

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Ashley Moore, CEO of Moore House Interiors, based in Tomball, shares what to consider when pursuing interior design services.

How should homeowners prep for interior design services? What do they need to consider?

Realistically, they need to know a budget. When you are furnishing a house … typically most homeowners do it piece by piece, so they don’t realize how much one room costs. Don’t base your budgets off what you see on HGTV because it’s false in every sense of the imagination.

What are some must-have pieces for a home?

I think people really quickly forget about their window

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