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  • Further evidence of housing recovery? Lowe's earnings jump 26%

    Further evidence of housing recovery? Lowe's earnings jump 26%
    Lowe's fiscal second-quarter earnings provided even further evidence that the housing recovery is boosting the economy. Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported that earnings for the quarter that ended Aug. 2 jumped 26% to $941 million, or 88 cents a share,...
  • Dream home: Renovated home gathers family to the farm

    Dream home: Renovated home gathers family to the farm
    When hearth and home — together with a growing family and an onsite family business — are at the center of day-to-day living, a small and dated one-story farmhouse in Ellicott City begins to burst at the seams. To keep their extended family...
  • 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...
  • Staying safe with summer DIY projects

    Staying safe with summer DIY projects
    I have several summer home improvement projects on my list. Any tips on where to start and how to get everything done? Start with safety. After several eye injuries and a dislocated shoulder, Lou Manfredini, TV's 'Mr. Fix-It,' has become an advocate for...
  • Eric Z. Geiger, painter

    Eric Z. Geiger, a painter and home improvement worker, died Friday of injuries sustained in an Owings Mills motorcycle accident. The Eldersburg resident was 29. After the accident, which occurred on Dolfield Road in Owings Mills, Mr. Geiger was...
  • Chino Hills maternity hotel controversy heats up

     
    Chino Hills officials told residents Tuesday night that they have filed a public nuisance lawsuit against the operators of a so-called maternity hotel....
  • Hiring a contractor isn't easy - these tips can help

     
    When hiring a home improvement contractor, choose carefully. There are many good ones out there, but others will give you trouble, as I noted in today's Watchdog column about contractor Kevin Drake. Here's how you can try to protect yourself.......
  • Contractor to face fraud charges in Lehigh County court

     
    Kevin Drake, of Drake Construction, was ordered Friday morning to stand trial on eight cases of home improvement fraud after customers testified they paid him to build decks, additions and basements that were not completed. I wrote about the allegations.....
  • Bethlehem native to reunite with Tim Allen on "Last Man Standing"

     
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas, the Bethlehem native who is best know for playing Tim Allen's wisecracking middle son Randy from 1991 to 1998 on the ABC series "Home Improvement," will reunite with his former "dad" on the season finale of Allen's......
  • Do your homework when selecting a contractor

     
    When hiring a home improvement contractor, choose carefully. There are many good ones out there, but others will give you trouble. Here's how you can protect yourself. Your starting point should be the registry kept by the state attorney general’s.....
  • In Baltimore's booming neighborhoods, growth comes with power outages

    In Baltimore's booming neighborhoods, growth comes with power outages
    When Michelle and Matthew Gorra moved to Upper Fells Point four years ago, they saw it not only as an investment in Baltimore's revival but in their own future. Michelle Gorra, a 36-year-old pediatrician, thought hard about that future last week as...