Home Building Guide
  • 4 Splurges for the Entertainment Room

    Most families spend a majority of their time at home in the entertainment room. From family game night to a TV show binge, the entertainment room can provide the best family time all year long. Because of this, many families find the value in investing money in their entertainment room. Investing money in good entertainment room options allows families to spend better quality time together and have great entertainment for any guests who may arrive. ... [Continue Reading]

    Home Entertainment Options to Consider When Building a Home

    Building a new home is a very exciting process for anyone. There are so many options to consider and it seems like the possibilities are almost endless. Home builders can create a space that works best for all of their needs and gives them a home that they can be proud of. In the beginning of their planning process, home builders will be thinking about all the practical necessities that their home needs, but after those items are figured out, they... [Continue Reading]

    How to Clear a Clogged Bathtub Drain

    When you walk into your bathroom and turn on the faucet to either take a bath or a shower, all you’re really thinking about is how much you’re looking forward to standing under the warm water and getting clean. That is until you step out of it and realize that it’s taking a lot longer for the water to drain out than it normally does. When this is the case, it’s usually the indication of a clogged bathtub drain. Fortunately,... [Continue Reading]

    Property Improvements Will Get a Return

    One of the main things that got the UK economy moving out of recession was the property market, especially in the South East. London has always attracted foreign investment in property and when there was limited domestic demand, such foreign money was able to find bargains. Middle East money snapped up many units that had been part of the accommodation for Olympic athletes in 2012 and the potential profit that will be made is staggering. In times of... [Continue Reading]

    5 Bathroom Tile Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

    Most people don’t enjoy cleaning their bathrooms, even if they do feel a sense of accomplishment afterwards. And you may be especially averse to scrubbing bathroom tiles in order to remove the soap scum that seems to be glued to the surface. But if you want your bathroom to be clean, beautiful, and safe for family members and house guests, you really can’t avoid this unpleasant task forever. So here are just a few tips that will help you to... [Continue Reading]

    HVAC Maintenance Tips to Keep Home Allergens at Bay

    Many people suffer from indoor allergies. And when common culprits like dust, dander, mold, bacteria, and other particulates foul up the air in your home, you’ll know it thanks to the coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and other symptoms that accompany indoor air pollution. Of course, you have a fair measure of control over your indoor air quality. For example, you can remove known allergens by sending smokers outside, washing and grooming pets... [Continue Reading]

    5 Home Maintenance Expenses That Can Drain Your Wallet

    When you purchase a home, you try to calculate the costs as accurately as possible. This not only includes similar costs for rentals, although a mortgage replaces your rent and your utilities likely increase, but you also have to consider annual expenses like property tax and homeowner’s insurance. Luckily, these costs tend to be relatively static and easy to plan for. But you will also have to deal with maintenance costs. Some of them you can... [Continue Reading]

    How to Handle a Frozen AC System

    You might wonder how your AC unit can freeze when it’s busy pumping cold air into your home, but this issue is actually one of the most common concerns when it comes to air conditioners. And there are all kinds of things that can cause your evaporator coil to freeze. If dirt and debris are clogging your coils and restricting air flow, for example, you may end up with a frozen unit. This can also occur if you unit is running constantly, the blower... [Continue Reading]

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    Housing Starts Fall In October As Building Permits Rise
    The pace of new residential housing construction slumped last month, dipping to 1.009 million units in October - down nearly 3% from September's total, the US Census Bureau reports. Newly issued building permits, on the other hand, perked up by nearly 5%, offering a brighter outlook for the near term.(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:04:51 GMT)

    City Council denies neighbors' claims over home construction
    A saga over construction at a Normandy Drive home inched toward resolution Monday after the La Caada Flintridge City Council denied a neighbor's claim the homeowner misled the city while Planning Department staff accepted and disseminated inaccurate plans. Homeowners Steve and Michele Brown have been regular fixtures at council meetings past, where they've asserted their Normandy neighbor Jane Lee has purposely dragged her feet, abusing and ignoring La Caada's building permit process throughout.(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:59:58 GMT)

    Transient tied to string of thefts at new-home building sites in Washington, Clackamas counties
    Police said Wednesday they've cracked open a series of burglaries and thefts at new-home construction sites across the metro area that have cost area home builders untold thousands of dollars during the past year. A 14-months-long investigation involving six police agencies so far has resulted in the arrest of just one suspect, but authorities anticipate there could be more.(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:49:57 GMT)

    Economic Report: Housing starts slip in October as apartment building slides
    A tumble in construction started on apartments led to slower pace of home building last month, according to government data released Wednesday. Housing starts fell 2.8% in October to an annualized pace of 1.01 million from 1.04 million in September, the U.S. Commerce Department reported.(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:33:11 GMT)

    Drinkers win bid to see Primrose Hill pub listed as 'asset of community value'
    Campaigners hoping to stop developers building a house in a popular pub garden have seen their bid to get the boozer listed as an "asset of community value" accepted by the council. On Monday, Camden Council agreed to calls from the Primrose Hill Community Association for The Albert in Primrose Hill to be added to the list.(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:14:35 GMT)

    US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October
    Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector. Builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.009 million last month, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:51:28 GMT)

    US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October
    Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector. Builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.009 million last month, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:51:27 GMT)

    David Weekley Homes Announces Expansion to Nashville
    David Weekley Homes, the nation's largest privately-held home builder, announced today its entrance into Nashville, TN. Weekley expects to begin construction either late fourth quarter of this year, or early first quarter of 2015.(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:31:14 GMT)