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  • Rehab loan on underwater home is a dicey proposition

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My home is like most in our neighborhood: I owe more than what it's worth. I would continue to live in my home until I'm ready to sell, maybe around fall or near the end of this year, which would give me time to pay...
  • TV Editor Marco Zappia, Two-Time Emmy Winner, Dies at 76

    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...
  • Record rebound in home equity gives owners new options

    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,...
  • City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties
    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...
  • Arthur F. Jenkins, construction executive

    Arthur F. Jenkins, construction executive
    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,...
  • Former Bear sells Highland Park home

    Former Bear sells Highland Park home
    Former Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, who was traded in June to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has sold his renovated, five-bedroom, ranch-style house in Highland Park for $942,500. Carimi, 25, joined the Bears as their starting offensive tackle...
  • A good appraisal is hard to find

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am in the middle of selling my home. I got an offer at 97 percent of my asking price. The inspection and all went well. In addition, I did a prelisting appraisal, after which I added about $20,000 in upgrades....
  • 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...
  • Change in quality of appraisers a cause of concern

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Many people have faced difficult moments during the housing crisis wondering whether the home they want to buy, sell or refinance would appraise out in value. We've answered a number of questions about appraisers and...
  • 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...
  • Ask the Builder turns 20: My 1,000th column

    Ask the Builder turns 20: My 1,000th column
    Call the fire department and notify the EPA! There's going to be lots of smoke when we blow out the 1,000 candles on top of the Ask the Builder cake. This is the 1,000th column I've written for my syndication partners. My editor recommended that I take...