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When the worst of the pandemic set in and stay-at-home orders were in effect, many people turned to Pinterest to “DIY” (do-it-yourself) their …

When you visit a home, what do you notice first? For some it's the decoration or color coordination. For others it's the landscaping. For me it's the defects. My eye is attracted to any and all errors and failures resulting from how the home was built or remodeled. It's almost like a disease for me: Instead of enjoying looking at a home, I feel like I’m inspecting it.

When the worst of the pandemic set in and stay-at-home orders were in effect, many people turned to Pinterest to “DIY” (do-it-yourself) their …

A woman was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after the vacant building she was staying in caught fire early Tuesday morning, Wildwood police said.

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In the autumn of 1993 when I started Ask the Builder, I knew I’d become a clearinghouse of homeowner complaints, misery and frustration. Homeowners from all across the fruited plains of the USA might understand I was an independent voice and someone who didn’t have a dog in their particular fight. That prediction came true, and lately I’m seeing a deeply disturbing trend.

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A smart garage door opener might not sound like a big deal, but there’s nothing quite like the feeling of your garage door automatically opening up to greet you when you get home. Sure, the added security is nice: You can set your garage to automatically close if you accidentally leave it open, or even open it from your smartphone if you need to let someone in while you’re away.

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