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How to ghostbust your home


What You'll Learn: Introduction Who You Gonna Call? The Investigation Proper Ghost Removal Troy Taylor is the author of more than 40 books on all things paranormal—most [...]

Coping Skills: What are your priorities?


When Harriet Burke and her daughter Kathy Scheidemen decided to expand Burke’s 1961 tract house into a “green,” energy-efficient home for the two of them, they agreed [...]

Acting childish during a remodel?


I don't mean to make fun of these adorable children dressed up like adults. Really I don't. They're precious. But this image got me thinking about what happens [...]

How to talk to a contractor

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Speaking with a contractor or subcontractor can be difficult, especially when your remodeling project is already in progress . That's because your house is likely torn [...]

Ever been in over your head?


There’s an interesting story by Michelle Hoffmann in today’s Real Estate section titled: Weekend wasters struggle with DIY home-repair jobs. The subhead says: [...]

Seeking sanity amid chaos


As far as I can tell, half the battle in remodeling is maintaining some semblance of sanity during the chaos. In a tragic coincidence, the people most likely to remodel are [...]