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1 hr ago | Augusta Magazine

Publilsher's Notes

Readers began casting their ballots on our website at the first of the year and finished in late March.

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6 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Contractor charged with fraud

The owner of a Swoyersville contracting business is facing a fraud charge after allegedly collecting payment for work that was never completed, according to court documents.

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Related Topix: Swoyersville, PA, Kingston, PA, Home, Luzerne County, PA

10 hrs ago | Fine Homebuilding

Small Pond

Before: surrounded by a pond, and fig & Paw Paw trees it was a slice of southern heaven in need of a LOT of TLC.

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14 hrs ago | This Old House

How to Build an Outdoor Dog Bed

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Advocate

EBR building permits up by 52 percent

Big-ticket commercial building projects, more home remodeling and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 52 percent for the first half of the year over 2013.

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Related Topix: Home, Lafayette, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

Effingham Herald

How to pull off being your own general contractor

AFTER: 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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The Post-Standard

Home improvement contractor accused of defrauding customers in Syracuse

A countertop contractor repeatedly defrauded customers in Syracuse and Western New York by performing shoddy work or no work at all after accepting payment, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleged today.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Home, Rochester, NY

MarketWatch

10 things consumers complain about the most

What irks people most? New data show that consumers complain most about having to deal with cars - whether false sales ads or repairs, according to the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators.

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WauwatosaNOW.com

Refashion for Life Charity Fashion Show to Feature Clothing, Home Improvement Products

"Refashion for Life," the fashion show combining the newest in clothing with fashionable products for the home, will feature an assortment of fall and winter fashions, plus a variety of home improvement and remodeling products.

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Related Topix: Home, Muskego, WI, Fashion, Winter

Kansas City InfoZine

Missouri Obtains Judgment Against Kansas City-area Home Remodeling Contractor

Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Attorney General Chris Koster has obtained a judgment against a Texas-based home contractor who defrauded consumers in the Kansas City area.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Home, Clay County, MO

Wed Jul 30, 2014

SBWire

Supplier of Kitchen Cabinets in NJ Now Offering Park Avenue - Honey Maple Kitchen Cabinet Line

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, there is a certain hierarchy homeowners must follow.

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This Old House

10 Secrets of Cottage Style

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Southern Living

7 Rules for a Smooth Bathroom Remodel

We've partnered with online home-improvement network Porch.com to give you the skinny on how to master your remodel.

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JD Supra

Store to Pay Up to $6.5 Million for Misclassifying Workers

A national home-improvement store recently agreed to pay thousands of California workers as much as $6.5 million for improperly labeling them independent contractors instead of employees.

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Related Topix: Home, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Tax, Healthcare Law

Boston.com

House Speaker DeLeo Defends $20 Million House Restoration Project

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is defending a proposal to spend $20 million on the restoration of the House chamber.

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Cruising World

Full Profile

Hi, I am Aaron Ollie working as a home remodeling contractor in Phoenix offering a wide range of remodeling services including Kitchen remodeling, stucco repair Phoenix AZ , bathroom remodeling and more.

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Related Topix: Home, Phoenix, AZ

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Times-Tribune

More charges filed against accused contractor

Lackawanna County Detectives filed additional charges Tuesday against a Taylor contractor, after news reports of his arrest last week led authorities to 14 additional fraud victims.

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Related Topix: Lackawanna County, PA, Taylor, PA, Home

WauwatosaNOW.com

24th Annual Milwaukee/NARI Fall Home & Remodeling Show Scheduled

The 24th annual Milwaukee/NARI Fall Home & Remodeling Show will be held Fri., Sept.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Home Listing, Home, West Allis, WI

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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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

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