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If You Build It, They Will Stay: Boomers Remodel Their Homes

If You Build It, They Will Stay: Boomers Remodel Their Homes

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Apr 7
The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes.

What's Old Is New Again: Charlie Allen Renovations

By Jill Gleeson | Oct 31
Have you purchased an old-timer house dating back more than a century? While it may have plenty of charm, it's also likely in need of a thoughtful renovation to maximize its use for the 21st century. Fortunately, we've got just the solution.

Wipe Woes: What Not to Flush

By Carolyn Thompson | Sep 23
To flush or not to flush? That is the question. Increasingly popular bathroom wipes - pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable - are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.

6 Tips for Best Home Resale Improvements

By Alex Veiga | Aug 16
Spending on home remodeling has picked up over the past 18 months and is expected to rise nearly 20 percent to $151 billion by the fourth quarter. Here are six tips to flip your home from Grey Gardens to Manor in the Sky.

Little is Rebuilt at NYC Beach Burned During Sandy

By Meghan Barr | Aug 13
On a desolate stretch of sand and concrete rubble in a beachfront community, a lone home is rising amid the ruins of nearly 130 houses that burned to ashes during Superstorm Sandy.

Coastal Homeowners Stagger Under Insurance Costs

By Jeff Amy | Jun 3
Rates for homeowner coverage have risen sharply since 2003, pinching homeowners financially, forcing them to take greater risk by accepting higher deductibles and sparking outrage as insurance companies report profits.

California Neighborhood Slowly Sinking

By Tracie Cone | May 15
A neighborhood 100 miles north of San Francisco is slowly sinking, one house at a time.

Hurricane Homes at Bargain Prices

By Eileen AJ Connelly | Mar 27
Buyer Beware: Though you may be able to snag a property up to 60 percent off it’s pre-storm price, there are a host of expensive uncertainties to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Outsource Your Spring Cleaning

By Mae Anderson | Mar 18
Spring cleaning can make a home feel like new, but let’s face it, it’s a pain. But it’s possible to outsource some of that work without being a millionaire. If you’re willing to spend a few bucks, here are some options to consider.

Why, oh Wi-Fi! Troubleshooting Your Wireless Connection at Home

By EDGE | Jan 18
After hours of online searching, you discover the man of your dreams and start chatting him up, only to have your Internet connection disappear like Brittany Spears’ career. Here are five tips to get your Wi-Fi up and running again.

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