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  • Renovate for your pleasure, not for resale

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We recently purchased a home which is large for our growing family. Although the home is beautiful, the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are outdated. I really want to update them and have the resources to do so....
  • Lowe's settles EPA allegations on lead paint

    WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint. The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
  • Property of the Week: 1430 Asylum Ave. in Hartford

    Property of the Week: 1430 Asylum Ave. in Hartford
    Take a stately home with an impeccable pedigree and season it with a meticulous renovation. The result honors the history of the property yet offers a comfortable, updated space for contemporary living and entertaining. The white clapboard exterior with...
  • Warranties: Dubious value

    Warranties: Dubious value
    Home warranties, maintenance plans and service contracts have two things in common. One: You pay upfront to cover home repairs and services even if you never need them. Two: Many plans will pay for only part of the fix. Sound like a bad deal? On Angie's...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 03/06/14

    Today's Birthday (03/06/14). Nurture creative collaborations this year. Stick to basics, revising strategies, infrastructure and action plans for efficiency. Work chugs along, while you focus on fun, home, friends and kids from now to August. Romance...
  • Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013

    Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013
    Scammers don't have to file annual reports. The Federal Trade Commission does it for them. The FTC received more than 2 million complaints in 2013, most frequently about identity theft (290,056). American consumers reported $1.6 billion in fraud losses,...
  • Navajo military veterans struggle with housing

    Navajo military veterans struggle with housing
    FARMINGTON, N.M. — In World War II he served as a Navajo code talker, one of the Marines who became legendary by using their native tongue to transmit messages the enemy could not decipher. Years later, to express its appreciation, the Navajo Nation...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 02/06/14

    Today's Birthday (02/06/14). Health and service provide context this year. Listen to emotions and intuition, with Mercury retrograde (today until 2/28). Plan, practice and prepare. March and April favor home improvements, while the solar eclipse (6/10)...
  • January 7: 'Fast Eddy' convicted of home improvement fraud

    "Fast Eddy" got hobbled by a Northampton County jury on Tuesday. A home-improvement contractor accused of ripping off a homeowner in Allen Township, Edward L. Humphrey was convicted of fraud and theft charges by jurors who deliberated nearly three...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 02/16/14

    Today's Birthday (02/16/14). Your understanding of health grows this year, allowing for higher performance. Profit correlates to your integrity and fun levels. Play true to your heart. Clean house or do some remodeling this spring. Bring home a new...
  • Wish Lists

    Wish Lists
    Whether it’s building an addition or creating a nook outside to relax with family and friends, Lehigh Valley homeowners appear to be concentrating on transforming their properties with home additions, renovations and outdoor rooms. “One of...