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Q: We remodeled our basement about 10 years ago and used a company that is still in business. It doesn’t seem like they obtained any permits for the work in our basement. We still own the home and plan to be here for some time to come. Do we have to report this to the local housing department and what should we do about our home improvements?

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Buying a home is a very complicated transaction, making it easy to fall for some of the most common and costly home buying myths. PennyGem’s J…

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Homeowners should have their garage door maintained at least once every 18 to 24 months, if not once a year, experts say. You can avoid a lot of problems with basic maintenance.

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Talk about an oldie but goodie. What makes HGTV's hit show, "Love It or List It," so popular is not the slightly wacky premise — homeowners renovate their homes to address major problem areas while also looking for a possible new home — but the relationship between Hilary Farr and David Visentin.

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Q: I wanted to comment on your recent column relating to the use of a homeowners association (HOA) pool during (the pandemic). Halfway through your answer you wrote, “You and your fellow residents voted in the board and they represent you.”

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Q: I live in a suburb of Chicago and have two neighbors across the street who I have met a couple of times at block parties. Both are a bit older than I am. My guess is that at some point in the next five to 10 years these neighbors will move out and sell their home. They have the kind of property that a developer would likely buy, tear down and build a large home there.

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Q: I’ve always been told that when buying a house, I should ask to see any building permits to make sure major changes made to the house were built to code. However, I am constantly being told by home sellers that they did work to the home themselves over time, so they didn’t need permits, even if I know this not to be true.

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Q: We live in Florida in a 55-plus condominium development. Do residents who visit out-of-state folks need to quarantine themselves upon return? And, what about residents who have out-of-state guests staying in their home? It is the community swimming pool (where everyone tends to congregate) that makes me nervous.

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An accidental fire believed to be started by a propane heater left moderate damage to a home off Crystal Creek Road on Monday afternoon.

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The saga of Greensboro's historic Julian Price house will return to the airwaves on Tuesday, when the A&E network airs an update on its "Hoarders" episode from 2017.

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As the summer selling season kicks off, BBB teams up with the home security industry to warn consumers about deceptive sales. Often, unscrupul…

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CONNELLY SPRINGS — A mobile home in the Connelly Springs area was damaged after a fire broke out due to a candle catching materials on fire.

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