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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Home

8 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Home

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Home

This Old House

10 Secrets of Cottage Style

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Related Topix: Home

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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Related Topix: Home

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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Related Topix: Home

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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Related Topix: Home

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

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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This Old House

A Busted Open, Brightened Up Kitchen

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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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Related Topix: Home

Mon Jul 28, 2014

24dash

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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Related Topix: Home, Opinion

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