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If You Build It, They Will Stay: Boomers Remodel Their Homes

If You Build It, They Will Stay: Boomers Remodel Their Homes

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Apr 7
The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes.

'Big Beach Builds' Premiers on DIY

'Big Beach Builds' Premiers on DIY

By EDGE | Mar 10
Dated beach homes transform into dream retreats when contractor and fifth-generation builder Marnie Oursler renovates properties in the coastal communities near Bethany Beach, Del., in DIY Network's "Big Beach Builds."

US Construction Spending Rose a Slight 0.1 Pct in June

By Martin Crutsinger | Aug 6
U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building.

Home Buying Tips From HGTV's Mike Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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