| May 16, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Name: Miriam Lipsky
Hometown: Highland Park
Name of business: The ABL Group
Describe what you do/sell/serve: We are a full-service decorating, remodeling and maintenance company. Our remodeling division provides comprehensive home...
| Jun 1, 2014
If the real estate industry already is wringing its hands about a dearth of houses on the market, this isn't going to help the situation much: Homeowners who recently remodeled or are planning a renovation say they did it for themselves, not with an eye...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:13 AM
If you’ve got the decorating bug, or a hankering for house upgrades, then the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1 is a must.
Before heading out to the Broward County Convention Center, here...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:21 AM
With little fanfare, the Aberdeen City Council passed its $14.08 million budget for the next fiscal year that calls for spending less than in this fiscal year and does not include a property tax rate or water and sewer rate increase.
As it passed the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques.
Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Senior citizens in the northwest suburbs can now get low-cost handyman services through a new pilot program.
The Northwest Suburban Housing Collaborative launched the Senior Handyman Program at the end of May. Residents who are 65 years old and older...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Home improvement projects can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars, which means the stakes are high if something goes wrong.
And things do. Maryland regulators received more than 4,400 complaints about home improvement contractors in the last...
| Jun 1, 2014
More than half of 190,000 registered Houzz users recently surveyed said they plan to tackle a remodeling project to increase the resale value of their homes, although most don't plan to move for at least five years.
A series of lawsuits recently filed...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Can the Chesapeake Bay get cleaned up faster if the environmental cops spend less time on the beat, but focus on the worst polluters and count on the rest to get the message?
That's essentially what the Environmental Protection Agency proposes to do...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:26 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:38 PM
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...