| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
An Irvine man was sentenced to more than six months in jail after his appearance on the reality TV show "Catch a Contractor" led to his second conviction for soliciting home improvement work without a state license.
Myron Elliott Barker, 66, pleaded...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Fall maintenance tips will save homeowners money.
"There are many simple maintenance to dos that, when completed provide considerable cost savings for home owners," said Chris Hall, RepairClinic.com co-founder and president. "Properly maintaining a...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The Orange County Sheriff's Office identified the man who was found shot to death Monday behind an 18th Street home being renovated as 51-year-old Nicholas Roehrick.
Deputies are asking for the public's help with the investigation of Roehrick's death....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Projects such as historic restorations and whole-house redos reveal that beauty and excellence are in the details.
Every year, the Maryland Improvement Contractor Association (MICA) selects winners for its Remodeler of the Year (ROYAL) Awards. Here,...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:21 PM
From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns.
Owning a home can pay off at tax time.
From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on...
| Nov 9, 2014
Coral Springs will henceforth allow big-box stores to organize outdoor sales events twice a year.
At a recent City Commission meeting, officials unanimously approved amending the Land Development Code to allow large-scale retail stores, which have a...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The University of Connecticut Foundation has spent about $75,000 to renovate the home it bought for $660,000 last year in Hartford's West End, as a fancy outpost for school President Susan Herbst to entertain donors and spend the night when she's got...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, said hackers stole about 53 million email addresses in addition to customer data for 56 million payment cards previously disclosed by the retailer.
The company, which confirmed the breach in...
| Nov 6, 2014
Thanks to a partnership with Rebuilding Together Broward County Inc., one low-income neighborhood in Pompano Beach will get a significant upgrade.
City Commissioners recently approved a $50,000 grant to the county nonprofit, which will select a...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:03 PM
For three years, Adrienne Carter cared for her non-ambulatory son Adrian, 16, in a home ill-equipped for his needs.
Adrian has hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling, and is in a wheelchair. The Carter family...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Tackling home improvement projects with kids in tow can be challenging. But if kids are old enough, moms and dads can enlist their youngsters' help when working on projects around the house. Not only can adults keep closer tabs on kids' activities, but...