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Snapshots of Low-Risk Housing Markets

Snapshots of Low-Risk Housing Markets

Using the PMI Risk Index, SmartMoney.com highlights five locations that present the lowest risk of a price drop over the next two years

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How to Drum Up More Remodeling Business -- Should I Pay to Estimate?

How to Drum Up More Remodeling Business -- Should I Pay to Estimate?

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Even in the best of times, getting new business isn't easy. When buying newspaper ads or relying on word-of-mouth referrals isn't getting it done, what are some off-beat approaches to reeling in new paying customers?

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As Lenders Begin to Stir

Commercial lending is showing signs of growth for the first time in two years, and steady, if incremental, growth is expected for 2011

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Rube Goldbergs Return: Creative Accessories for Accessory Dwelling Units

Rube Goldberg's Return: Creative Accessories for Accessory Dwelling Units

Inventive, multi-tasking furniture and appliances can help make the most of small-space dwellings.

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How to Make a 1930s Bungalow Cozy

How to Make a 1930s Bungalow Cozy

A bungalow in northern Massachusetts has been renovated twice in the last 10 years but still has a major weakness when it comes to energy efficiency: an uninsulated field stone basement and a furnace and air handler located in an unconditioned attic.

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Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 1: How to Install Faucets and Drains

Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 1: How to Install Faucets and Drains

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See how to prepare an opening in a counter top, and learn how to seal and fasten all the fixtures, before you drop your new sink into place.

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Electrical Subpanel Safety Tips: What You Can and Cant Touch When Installing Circuit Breakers

Electrical Subpanel Safety Tips: What You Can and Can't Touch When Installing Circuit Breakers

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Electrician Brian Walo gives a quick but important tour of a typical subpanel.

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How to Make Your Kitchen Look Better and Work Harder on a Budget

How to Make Your Kitchen Look Better and Work Harder on a Budget

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Get the most out of your cabinets and counter tops without spending an arm and a leg. Download this free book chapter on smart kitchen planning.

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Deadline Nears for NGBS Consensus Committee Applications

Deadline Nears for NGBS Consensus Committee Applications

The update of NAHB’s National Green Building Standard will include member participation in the standard’s Consensus Committee and a variety of Task Groups

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Designing Patricks Barn: Adding Window Components

Designing Patrick's Barn: Adding Window Components

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With the roof configuration approved, the next step is to create a window component to add to the studio model. Using Silverline brand window schematic dimension as a guide, a realistic window model is created. This provides an opportunity to decide what, where and how many windows to use.

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Weighing the Confidence Factor

Weighing the Confidence Factor

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With the second stimulus package approved, corporations flush with cash, and spending up, economists and consumers are feeling better about prospects for economic growth. Will it help housing?

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Multigenerational Living in Paradise

Multigenerational Living in Paradise

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With scarce land, extended families and a culture that values kindness and cooperation, the Balinese have long favored family compounds.

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How To Clean a Small Paint Roller Without Clogging Your Sink

How To Clean a Small Paint Roller Without Clogging Your Sink

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An improvised spinner and a bucket of water work wonders when cleaning these handy little rollers.

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Whats Worse: Air Leaks or Not Enough Insulation

What's Worse: Air Leaks or Not Enough Insulation

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Al Cobb's goal is simple: Build better houses and help consumers make better choices. To do that more effectively, he wants to understand the root causes of heat loss a little better. Are air leaks or low insulation levels the real culprit?

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NAHB Analysis: Its (Still) a Small-Builder World

NAHB Analysis: It's (Still) a Small-Builder World

Amid the downturn, small builders have gained single-family market share while big builders acquired land and reduced production

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Can McMansions Help Solve Our Housing Crisis?

Can McMansions Help Solve Our Housing Crisis?

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With almost 19 million homes standing empty in a time of high housing costs and widespread homelessness, we should consider all our options--including the unthinkable ones.

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Tax Credit Extended for Builders of Energy Efficient Homes

Tax Credit Extended for Builders of Energy Efficient Homes

The new tax package extends, through 2011, the $2,000 credit for newly built homes that use no more than half the energy of those conforming to the 2003 national model energy code. Consumers get breaks too

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Room at the Top: Converting an Attic into an In-Law Unit

Room at the Top: Converting an Attic into an In-Law Unit

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Four questions can help you decide if it makes sense to convert the "free space" above into living space

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Are There Hidden Dangers with PEX Plumbing?

Are There Hidden Dangers with PEX Plumbing?

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Experienced builders disagree about whether there's enough information about this popular tubing's health hazards.

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How to Remove an Old Kitchen Sink That Wont Sit Flat on Your Countertop

How to Remove an Old Kitchen Sink That Won't Sit Flat on Your Countertop

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Plumber Bruce Norman will walk you through the steps to remove an old kitchen sink, and help you decide what to do next.

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