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Tornado Victims' Rebuild Leaves Them Feeling Abandoned

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-526331{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-526331, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-526331{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;} Nearly a year after their home was destroyed in the massive tornado that struck Moore, Okla., last... Continue Reading »

When Contractors Stiff Homeowners: How to Make Sure You're Hiring the Right Person

Homeowner Holly Bridges says that she was excited to commission contractor Danny Jones to build her family a swimming pool in the backyard of her Carrollton, Texas, property this year. Though it was only February, the teacher says that she was eager to get the pool built before her son's birthday party in June -- plenty... Continue Reading »

Home Improvement: Finding the Best Contractor

Home improvement contractors play a key role in many home sales. Sellers may need to do some significant repairs to ready their home for market; buyers oftentimes want to customize or renovate their new purchase as soon as they close. Jorgen Wouters of our sister site, WalletPop, offers some valuable advice when hiring the... Continue Reading »

Home Maintenance for the First-Time Buyer

First-time buyer Anna Daugherty learned the hard way that home maintenance is a new owner's responsibility. "One thing we completely forgot about was actually very simple. We forgot to get a shovel," says the Lansing, MI, resident. "This weekend, we had seven inches of snow fall in a short amount of time, burying us in... Continue Reading »

Working with Contractors: Preparation Prevents Problems

Winter is prime time for indoor remodeling jobs. But don't jump in just because a contractor suddenly has all the time in the world to work with you. When it comes to working with contractors, proper preparation is everything. You'll get the best price, best experience and best results--any time of year--if you follow... Continue Reading »

Home Improvement: Best Ideas for Every Room in the House

The home improvements that add the most value, like updated kitchens and baths, also cost the biggest bucks. But you don't have to shell out for a full-scale renovation to get payback for your remodeling dollar. Sometimes all it takes is one strategic upgrade to transform an entire room. If your home-improvement budget is... Continue Reading »

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