| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Home sales and prices are up, and mortgage rates are still considered low by historical standards. The combination is a recipe for a strong 2014 home remodeling forecast.
But not all home improvement projects are created equal, and getting the best...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties.
Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:41 AM
The Allen Township man needed his roof replaced. The contractor who came to his house offered to do the work and more, and seemed professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy.
Nearly $35,000 later and with his second floor completely gutted, Leeander...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Emmy-winning TV editor Marco Natale Zappia, who worked on shows including "All in the Family," "Maude," "The Jeffersons," "The Sonny and Cher Show," "Who's the Boss?," "Roseanne," "Home Improvement" and "Boy Meets World," died Sunday, December 22, in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Arthur F. Jenkins, former owner of a home improvement and construction company, died Saturday of pancreatitis at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J. He was 51.
The son of T. Courtenay Jenkins Jr., owner of the Falls Road Corp., and Muffie Jenkins,...
| Jan 18, 2014
I'm ticked off that the first four ingredients of most packaged food are sugar and/or salt. Also, with organic modified foods we no longer know what we are eating contrary to the charts.
I'm so ticked off at a home improvement store that sent me a card...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The biggest story in American real estate in 2013 hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, so let's shout this out: Homeowners' net equity holdings soared $2.2 trillion from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of this year,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
| Jan 22, 2014
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas acknowledged Tuesday that a taxpayer-funded project to install a security system in a converted garage at his home involved improvements "over and above" that job, but said he reimbursed the county for...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:05 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR TIM: I want to install some flat pieces of rock for a walkway. I'm also using the same stone to make a shortcut where two sidewalks meet at a 90-degree angle. Do you have suggestions on how to trim the stone to fit, how to set the stone in place, and...