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Get yourself out of a home repair jam with this common household item famously used by our favorite handy hero: MacGyver.We’ve all had them: the clogged drain, the ripped vacuum hose, the unsightly hole in the wall. Home repair emergencies like these are the last thing you need when you’re runni...
01/18/2012
                      Signs indicate the housing market is looking up. Optimism is building that the housing industry is nearing a bottom — finally. Home sales and home building are forecast to rise this year after sliding steeply the past five years in housing’s worst downturn since the Great D...
01/17/2012
By Adam Belz, USA TODAY   Home owners insurance premiums are starting to rise after tornadoes, hail, winds, and lightning slammed U.S. insurance companies’ balance sheets throughout 2011. Storms along the East Coast, tornadoes in the Southeast and in Joplin, Mo., and earthquakes in Japan and New...
01/16/2012
  A majority of American voters say they value home ownership and oppose any steps by the government that make it more difficult to own a home, according to a nationwide poll of 1,500 likely voters, commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders. In fact, the poll revealed a word of ca...
01/13/2012
Home affordability is at 1971 levels, due to falling home prices and record low mortgage rates, pushing home ownership in reach to more families, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Home owners are bringing in nearly double the median income they need to cove...
01/12/2012
  Mulling a kitchen remodel but want to keep costs low? You’re au courant with today’s trends that emphasize options and high-tech wizardry at affordable prices.     Trend #1: Remodeling scales back A new focus on moderation and value has entered the remodeling mind-set. Trends that are likely t...
01/11/2012
  Here is subject that I know a lot about and I’m not too happy about what I’ve      been reading and hearing. Apparently, the number one home ownership type  that has been foreclosed upon the most in the USA is condos. That has created a snowball effect. If you have many foreclosures in your com...
01/10/2012
  Carbon monoxide poisoning threat prompts recall of certain tankless water heaters.         Even though tankless water heaters are a great way to save on water and energy costs, it appears some models are not without problems.The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a voluntary ...
01/09/2012
     A friend of mine says I use a lot of different “old ways” to try to stay organized. I keep information everywhere. My computer, telephone, files cabinets, even on little stick notes etc… and many times when I need something I can’t find it or don’t remember exactly where I put it. And I spen...
01/06/2012
  An attic bedroom remodel is an easy way to increase living space and avoid many of the zoning restrictions attached to adding on.       Before embarking on an attic bedroom remodeling project, check to see if you have rafters or trusses holding up the roof. Image: Valspar Paint An attic bedroo...
01/05/2012
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