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Home Improvement

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  • Tips for staying safe with DIY home projects

    Finally fixing that loose step? Planning to use power tools? Doing your own home repairs and projects can feel empowering, but if done improperly, it can be dangerous too. Last year, one-third of DIYers reported injuries while working on a home...
  • Orlando Home Show: Josh Flagg's million-dollar tips

    Orlando Home Show: Josh Flagg's million-dollar tips
    Josh Flagg is known to viewers  of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing as the young real estate whiz who sets records and whose relationship with his spunky grandmother has earned him a fan following.  Within the first four years of his career, Josh...
  • News-Press Editorial: Outcome is a lesson on home improvement

    Judy Shea, whose home improvement project on Lowell Avenue got completely out of hand, is crying foul again. This time her outcry is related to a judge's decision this week to approve the sale of the property. Shea will not receive any money out of...
  • Police warn of possible home repair scam in Northampton County

     
    Police said Wednesday that residents of several communities should take precautions to avoid falling for what appears to be a roaming contractor scam. Lower Saucon Township police said residents of the township and Hellertown areas should be suspicious if...
  • City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash

    City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash
    Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
  • Building on perfection

    Building on perfection
    Mary Kay Mosch could not be more delighted with the latest renovation to the 7,000-square-foot home she shares with her husband, Jim. Their stucco and gray stone residence in Sparks, with architectural elements that might best be described as European...
  • These improvements add instant value to your home

    Even with today's real estate worries, our homes remain the single largest investments most of us make. And, regardless of the market in your area, it's always a good idea make improvements that keep your home updated and refreshed. Some home improvements...
  • How to insulate your basement

    DEAR TIM: I'm going to be remodeling my basement and want it to be toasty warm. How would you do insulation for a basement remodel like this? Would you use foam insulation or just the old standby fiberglass? What's the worst thing that can happen if you...
  • Some tips on exterior house painting

    DEAR TIM: I just got bids to paint the exterior of my home. Ouch! I'm a little afraid of being on a ladder, but I am determined to do this job myself to save money. Can you share any tips on what I can do to be more comfortable? I'd also appreciate any...
  • Taking a pew to help preserve past

    Taking a pew to help preserve past
    The inside of the vacant Port Mesa church is in thrashed disarray. Broken-down doors, spilled roofing tar, shattered glass and trash are the evidence of vandals ravaging the former Westside Costa Mesa church and school from within. The walls where the...
  • Pool contractor repays customer, fights court order

    The criminal case against swimming pool contractor Ed Mara Sr. has been dismissed after he repaid a homeowner he was accused of ripping off. But Mara isn't out of deep water yet. The state attorney general's office now is trying to put him in jail for...