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Get Rid of Cooking Smells

December 31 2010 Does your house have housitosis? Your home may have “bad breath” from all your delicious cooking. If cooking smells linger long after the meal is served, it’s time to take action. The best remedy is to prevent the odors in the first place.  This is easily done through proper ventilation … read more

Installing a New Toilet

November 30 2010 If you’re tired of jiggling the handle and you wait eons for the tank to refill, or you want to reduce your water bill, it’s time to buy a new toilet. When is buying new better than repairing? Simply look online at available models and then check prices against buying … read more

McMansion are McOver

November 30 2010 The gigantic houses funded by the no-doc loans of the late 90s and early 2000s gave new meaning to the term “embarrassment of riches.” When the housing market faded in 2006, the unsold behemoths known as McMansions (oversized houses built on undersized lots) were unpleasant reminders of massive egos and … read more

All About Asphalt Shingles

November 30 2010 Have you been thinking about new shingles for your roof? Asphalt shingling is the most common roofing choice made by consumers today, says TheRoofingContractors.com. And why not? They’re the most affordable option. Base models can last as long as 20 years given the right weather conditions, and upgrades can last even … read more

How American Homes Are Changing

November 30 2010 HUD’s annual snapshot of American housing is an important tool for researchers to learn about housing stock and households, but it also reveals a lot about housing culture.  The 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS) shows, that despite two recessions in a decade, Americans are living larger than they were 37 … read more

Lead-dust Safety

November 30 2010 Many homes built before 1978, still contain potentially dangerous levels of lead in the form of lead-based paint, lead solders in old plumbing or lead dust in the soil, but the problem may not be as hard to fix as you may have heard. And in some cases, it’s best … read more

Emergency Plans for Your Family

October 31 2010 Do you know what to do when a disaster strikes? Do your children? You can protect your family by creating and following an emergency plan. Fires, tornadoes and earthquakes each require a separate emergency plan. You need an effective escape strategy that has every exit and route clearly mapped out, … read more