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Home Buying Tips From HGTV's Mike Holmes

HOME | By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 30
Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show "Holmes on Homes," says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.

What's Old Is New Again: Charlie Allen Renovations

HOME | By Jill Gleeson | Oct 31
Have you purchased an old-timer house dating back more than a century? While it may have plenty of charm, it's also likely in need of a thoughtful renovation to maximize its use for the 21st century. Fortunately, we've got just the solution.

It's a Dog's Life

HOME | By Sue Manning | Jul 17
These homes are set apart by their amenities - for dogs. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.

Modern Home Divides Southern Historic Neighborhood

HOME | By Allen G. Breed | Mar 24
Architect Louis Cherry sees the two-story structure - with its exposed beams, masonry piers, deep overhangs and shallow-pitched roof - as a "contemporary interpretation" of the Craftsman-style homes that dot the city’s Historic Oakwood District.

Fast-Moving Erosions Threaten Coastal Homes

HOME | By Audrey McAvoy | Jan 8
These are stark options for Sunset Beach, where multimillion-dollar homes line the shore and where the globe’s top surfers converge each year for the World Cup of Surfing.

Raise the House, Lower the Flood Risk

HOME | By Carole Feldman | Oct 28
Nationwide, insurance claims for flooding damage totaled on average more than $3 billion annually from 2003 to 2012, according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The most common way to reduce the risk: elevating the home, the NFIP says.

Little is Rebuilt at NYC Beach Burned During Sandy

HOME | By Meghan Barr | Aug 13
On a desolate stretch of sand and concrete rubble in a beachfront community, a lone home is rising amid the ruins of nearly 130 houses that burned to ashes during Superstorm Sandy.

Building Homes That Make More Power Than They Take

HOME | By Michael Hill | Jul 26
Homes being built in this Hudson Valley cul-de-sac offer prospective buyers wooded lots, pretty views and - oh yes - the promise of thumbing your nose at the power utility.

U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Soars

HOME | By Alex Veiga | Jul 17
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their home sales prospects than they have in more than seven years, a trend that suggests home construction will accelerate in coming months.

Coastal Homeowners Stagger Under Insurance Costs

REAL ESTATE | By Jeff Amy | Jun 3
Rates for homeowner coverage have risen sharply since 2003, pinching homeowners financially, forcing them to take greater risk by accepting higher deductibles and sparking outrage as insurance companies report profits.

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