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Wipe Woes: What Not to Flush

By Carolyn Thompson | Monday Sep 23, 2013
To flush or not to flush? That is the question. Increasingly popular bathroom wipes - pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable - are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.

6 Tips for Best Home Resale Improvements

By Alex Veiga | Friday Aug 16, 2013
Spending on home remodeling has picked up over the past 18 months and is expected to rise nearly 20 percent to $151 billion by the fourth quarter. Here are six tips to flip your home from Grey Gardens to Manor in the Sky.

Little is Rebuilt at NYC Beach Burned During Sandy

By Meghan Barr | Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
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.

Coastal Homeowners Stagger Under Insurance Costs

By Jeff Amy | Monday Jun 3, 2013
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.

California Neighborhood Slowly Sinking

By Tracie Cone | Wednesday May 15, 2013
A neighborhood 100 miles north of San Francisco is slowly sinking, one house at a time.

Hurricane Homes at Bargain Prices

By Eileen AJ Connelly | Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
Buyer Beware: Though you may be able to snag a property up to 60 percent off it’s pre-storm price, there are a host of expensive uncertainties to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Outsource Your Spring Cleaning

By Mae Anderson | Monday Mar 18, 2013
Spring cleaning can make a home feel like new, but let’s face it, it’s a pain. But it’s possible to outsource some of that work without being a millionaire. If you’re willing to spend a few bucks, here are some options to consider.

Why, oh Wi-Fi! Troubleshooting Your Wireless Connection at Home

By EDGE | Friday Jan 18, 2013
After hours of online searching, you discover the man of your dreams and start chatting him up, only to have your Internet connection disappear like Brittany Spears’ career. Here are five tips to get your Wi-Fi up and running again.
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