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2 hrs ago | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

5 Things You Should Probably Pay Someone Else to Do

Whether it's a home improvement project, buying clothing or furniture at the consignment store and taking it from underwhelming to amazing, or even writing your own memoirs, it feels like an accomplishment when you see the finished product and say to yourself "hey, I did that."

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5 hrs ago | ContractsProf Blog

Pa. S. Ct.: Contract that is Unenforceable by Statute Does Not Preclude Claim for Quantum Meruit

The borderland between contract and quasi-contract can be murky. For example: when failure to comply with a statutory requirement makes a contract unenforceable, can a party still recover under a theory of quantum meruit? The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently addressed this question in the specific context of the state's Home Improvement ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home, Dauphin County, PA

9 hrs ago | Fine Homebuilding

Wood Walls - 3 Tips

There is just something about wood walls that everyone likes. Here in Austin, TX there were many houses built in the 1920-40a 2s that had wood walls without plaster.

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13 hrs ago | This Old House

A Busted Open, Brightened Up Kitchen

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18 hrs ago | Empire State News

Contractor sentenced to prison for defrauding homeowners

ALBANY A contractor who stole thousands of dollars from homeowners by taking their money but failing to complete work on their homes is heading to prison.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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Opinion: Green Deal or no Green Deal?

Last Tuesday, the government lowered the levels of funding available for households and housing providers to claim back for energy improvements to their homes.

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WISH-TV Indianapolis

UHS Way To Stow, Ribbons and Bows

Unique Home Solutions is Central Indiana's trusted home remodeling company, proud to have served over 25,000 satisfied customers in our 30 years in business.

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WFIE-TV Evansville

Police: Caretaker used credit info to make unauthorized purchases

A man hired to be a woman's caretaker is facing charges that he used her financial information to make thousands of dollars in purchases.

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Victorville Daily Press

State warns consumers about deceptive home improvement offers

The California Contractors State License Board urged consumers this week to be alert for home improvement offers by individuals who use unethical business practices to gain entry into their homes, and then use illegal, high-pressure sales or scare tactics to up-sell unneeded services or equipment.

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Related Topix: Home, Weather, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

KSL-TV

Sniffing out scammers: How to recognize flawed home improvement offers

Home improvement measures can be great methods for enhancing the overall value of your home, or to take advantage of a home equity line of credit opportunity.

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WFMD-AM Frederick

Job Hunt July 28, 2014

Frederick County Work Force Service's Latrice Lewis said her agency is committed to assisting job seekers find employment and there are several Hot Jobs that are available right now.

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Related Topix: Frederick County, MD, Home, Frederick, MD, Montgomery County, MD

News 4 Jax

Do I need a permit?

What could possibly go wrong with work not done to code ? Sometimes, nothing. But sometimes homeowners may encounter several issues when work isn't properly permitted such as leaks, electrical shorts that become fire hazards and windows too small to crawl through in the event of a blaze.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Vancouver Courier

Opinion: Please shut up about your home renovations

How do I put this delicately? It's bad enough when so many people go on about heritage this drizzled with artisanal that, or refer to green beans as haricot verts.

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Related Topix: Home, North America, Canada, World News, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Deseret News

Remodeling? Experts say some projects add to home value more than others

While spring may be the season for cleaning up around the house in Utah, summer is the unofficial remodeling season for many Utah homeowners.

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Deseret News

Remodeling? Experts say some projects add to home value more than others

While spring may be the season for cleaning up around the house in the Beehive State, summer is the unofficial remodeling season for many Utah homeowners.

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OregonLive.com

Oregon City tears into the Ematinger House, restoration of Oregon's 3rd-oldest house begins

It took more 12 years for Oregon City to come up with the money to preserve the historic Ermatinger House, but much-needed repairs are finally underway.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Review

Open the fiberglass door to durability

You walk through them continually throughout the day, but do you really think about the doors in your home? From the front entry door that helps set the personality and curb appeal of the house to your fast-access patio doors that allow you to enjoy your outdoor living spaces, you live in a "house of doors."

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Deseret News

Renovation Solutions: How to pull off being your own general contractor

BEFORE: Before you attempt to be your own general contractor for a major remodel or new construction, try managing a smaller project like this fireplace remodel.

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Albany Times Union

Amsterdam roofing contractor going to

An Amsterdam building contractor with a history of shoddy work and running afoul of the law will be serving state prison time for a scheme to defraud dozens of homeowners throughout the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons, Prison, Home

Lifehacker

Donate Home Improvement Leftovers and More to Habitat for Humanity

There are lots of places to donate clothing and other items to charity, but few will take things like interior doors or sink fixtures.

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