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Watch Now: How to make groceries last longer, and more videos to improve your life

Check out some ways to make your groceries last longer, the most important things to know about fire insurance, and more videos to improve … Read more

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Ask the Builder: Want your room addition to be perfect? Plan early and exhaustively

In recent weeks I have done quite a few telephone consultation calls. One in particular stood out, and it should be of particular interest to you if you’re planning on remodeling a kitchen or building a new home, a large room addition or even a humble outdoor shed. Read more

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You may find it hard to get rid of your timeshare

Q: I read your recent article on timeshares with great interest. I would also like to get rid of a timeshare. We enjoyed the timeshare for many years when our son was growing up and the maintenance fees were at a reasonable rate. At this point in time, our son is no longer interested in vacationing with us and the maintenance fees for the timeshare have skyrocketed. Read more

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Buyer believes agent’s inspector missed HVAC defect. Who is to blame?

Q: I purchased a home in June. My real estate agent hired an inspector and collected a fee from my husband and me. The inspector wrote an inspection report that minor problems were showing. I paid a second fee for him to return after the owners repaired the problems to ensure that everything was in great shape. Read more

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Ask the Builder: Want your room addition to be perfect? Plan early and exhaustively

In recent weeks I have done quite a few telephone consultation calls. One in particular stood out, and it should be of particular interest to you if you’re planning on remodeling a kitchen or building a new home, a large room addition or even a humble outdoor shed. Read more

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You may find it hard to get rid of your timeshare

Q: I read your recent article on timeshares with great interest. I would also like to get rid of a timeshare. We enjoyed the timeshare for many years when our son was growing up and the maintenance fees were at a reasonable rate. At this point in time, our son is no longer interested in vacationing with us and the maintenance fees for the timeshare have skyrocketed. Read more

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Buyer believes agent’s inspector missed HVAC defect. Who is to blame?

Q: I purchased a home in June. My real estate agent hired an inspector and collected a fee from my husband and me. The inspector wrote an inspection report that minor problems were showing. I paid a second fee for him to return after the owners repaired the problems to ensure that everything was in great shape. Read more