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Consumer Getting the best price when selling your home Getting the best price when selling your home (Video)
If you're one of the more than 5 million homeowners who'll sell their home this year, don't make the mistake of selling it "as is." To get the top price for your house, start by decluttering and deodorizing your space. Store personal pictures and move extra furniture out so that potential buyers can visualize their own stuff in your house. Open drapes and blinds to let in natural light to make rooms look bigger. Sellers who follow those rules can up their asking price by 3 to 5 percent, according to Consumer Reports.
Consumer Want to adopt a new pet? Don't rush it Want to adopt a new pet? Don't rush it
My wife and I just became proud pet parents again this week.

We adopted Buster, a 10-year old longhaired orange tabby, from Homeward Pet in Woodinville. He’s a spry guy with a lot of personality and very affectionate.

It took us several visits to the shelter to find Buster.
Consumer Free credit scores not always free Free credit scores not always free (Video)
Credit Sesame, Credit.com, Quizzle.com, and Credit Karma are just a few of the many websites that promise a free credit score. But Consumer Reports says there are hundreds of different ways to score the same credit information.
Consumer Top-rated car brands from Consumer Reports Top-rated car brands from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is out with its annual report card on carmakers and once again Japanese brands take the top spots – with Lexus out in front.

"They have excellent cars that are comfortable, well made and absolute aces for reliability,” said Mike Quincy with Consumer Reports Autos.
Consumer Free help filing your tax returns Free help filing your tax returns (Video)
Many taxpayers are giving money to professional tax preparation services when they could be using that money on food or other essentials- and getting their taxes done free of charge. It's part of an Internal Revenue Service program called VITA- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Consumer Headphones put to the test Headphones put to the test (Video)
Do headphones that cost hundreds of dollars produce better sound than headphones that cost a fraction of the price? You'd be surprised what happens when you can't see the headphones you're using. Our sister station in Baltimore put some to the test.