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email@example.comProblems with leaves in your gutters? The 28th annual Home Show at Hagerstown Community College had the solution with products like the Leaf Filter. A little chilly on your patio recently? Shawley’s Superior LP Gas was there to help on over the...
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Real Estate MattersQ: Our parents left their home to me and my two sisters. The home is in Oklahoma and was appraised at $49,000 three years ago. It has a mortgage with a balance of about $21,000 and the house needs some repairs. One of my sisters wants to buy out my sister...
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Watchdog with Paul MuschickKevin 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.....
Utility companies throughout the United States and Canada are warning their customers that scammers are calling residents and impersonating utility staff, claiming to be collecting on late bills. Here's how the scam works. Your phone rings, and the...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickWhen 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.......
Sweepstakes scammers are forever creating new ways to take advantage of the public. A recent scam involves an alleged telephone call from the Better Business Bureau. One consumer reported that he was called by a man claiming to be from the BBB. The...
Tags: Taxation, Investments, Politics, Credit and Debt, Consumers
For many property owners, yard work season has arrived. But raking leaves, taming shrubs and picking stray pieces of gravel often leads homeowners to an unhappy discovery — loose spouting, a few missing shingles or stray siding. “...
It's going to be a busy summer for HGTV. The home-focused cable channel announced at its Upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on Tuesday that it would debut nine new series by July 31. The highest profile new series is "Brother Vs. Brother,"...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsA Wichita tax preparer has been convicted on charges of filing false federal income tax returns. Lata L. Tomlinson, 33, was convicted on 19 counts of preparing false income tax returns for a total of 17 people during tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009....
Tags: Taxation, Politics, Personal Income
Time and money are inexorably linked through our life stages. During our working lives, we sell our time to earn money at a job. And then we spend money to recapture precious time — paying others to mow our lawns, complete our income tax returns...
Ask The BuilderDEAR TIM: I'm a single mom with a few young kids and need to do home repairs myself because I simply can't afford to hire professionals. I'm not lacking in energy or determination. My biggest challenge is tools. I don't have many, and I constantly...
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...
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