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?
RALEIGH — State Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set a Sept. 20 hearing for the N.C. Rate Bureau’s proposed 24.5% homeowners’ insurance …
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.
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.”
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.
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.
If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an avocado toast habit. Still, it’s…
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.
Social distancing is tough, especially on kids who are used to the structure of being in school and seeing the same, hopefully smiling, faces …
An accidental fire believed to be started by a propane heater left moderate damage to a home off Crystal Creek Road on Monday afternoon.
Spring was in the air when a New Jersey homeowner found two black bears battling in his yard.
Ordered by a judge to take the flagpole down in 2003 because it violated homeowner association rules, a revamped homeowners association has given him a green light.
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.
A homeowners association in Sarpy County might be feeling the blues after a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling Friday.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the Dysartsville community Wednesday morning.