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Home Improvement

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  • Small-business profile: the ABL Group

    Small-business profile: the ABL Group
    Name: Miriam Lipsky Age: 57 Hometown: Highland Park Name of business: The ABL Group Describe what you do/sell/serve: We are a full-service decorating, remodeling and maintenance company. Our remodeling division provides comprehensive home...
  • Home improvement projects on rise in Tri-Cities

    Home improvement projects on rise in Tri-Cities
    More Tri-Cities residents invested in construction projects for their homes in 2013 than in 2012, according to local officials. "We definitely did see an upswing in the number of building permits but that did not necessarily (translate into) a lot of...
  • Fells Point home has historic exterior, modern interior

    Fells Point home has historic exterior, modern interior
    Much of the charm of Fells Point is found in its narrow back alleys and side streets — contributing to the area's original grid from land purchased by William Fell in the early 1700s. Many of the homes on these streets date to the mid-18th to 19th...
  • Developer Notes

    Developer Notes
    William Ryan Homes offers Custom Collection With the introduction of William Ryan's Custom Collection, buyers can now select a home site anywhere they want and William Ryan will do the rest. Currently, the company is building a custom home model in...
  • Builder Profile: West Point Gardens

    Builder Profile: West Point Gardens
    'Building each home as if it was our own' West Point Builders and Developers, Inc., is celebrating their 56th year. They are currently building West Point Gardens in Elgin. We asked Pat Curran of West Point Builders about their business and latest...
  • Former Bear sells Highland Park home

    Former Bear sells Highland Park home
    Former Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, who was traded in June to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has sold his renovated, five-bedroom, ranch-style house in Highland Park for $942,500. Carimi, 25, joined the Bears as their starting offensive tackle...
  • $3 off admission at Fort Lauderdale Home and Remodeling Show

    $3 off admission at Fort Lauderdale Home and Remodeling Show
    Save $3 on $10 admission to the Fort Lauderdale Home and Remodeling Show at the Broward County Convention Center through Memorial Day. Buy an online ticket to save $3 off adult admission or print out a coupon to save $2 at the box office. The annual...
  • Mérida — an appealing destination in Mexico's south

     Mérida — an appealing destination in Mexico's south
    MÉRIDA, Mexico — Until this winter, Mérida had just been a busy city I passed through on my way to the ancient Mayan ruins. Then, in mid-December, I made it my destination. I pretty much had to: I'd been hearing the city's name all fall, from...
  • Cash in on your home

    Even if you have no plans to sell or buy, you can cash in on your home. Rising home prices mean you have more equity and more options. You can refinance to cut your monthly mortgage payment and total interest, do a cash-out refi to simultaneously...
  • When it comes to home improvement, simple upgrades can pay off

    When it comes to home improvement, simple upgrades can pay off
    Pop quiz: What's the home-improvement project that comes closest to paying for itself when you sell? Not a snazzy new kitchen or bathroom. A lowly steel front door. So says Remodeling magazine in its annual survey breaking down the cost benefits of...
  • Giving buyers what they want in a home

    Giving buyers what they want in a home
    Dan Kittilsen, president of Plainfield based DJK Custom Homes Inc., knows what buyers are looking for when purchasing a home today. Great detail, energy efficiency and real customer service, he says. "That's what people care about right now," he adds....