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Q. This isn’t a question, but rather an observation. Now divorced, my husband and I started our home repair/renovation three years ago and in the process learned a lot about people, including each other. more
Q. We recently ran into zoning problems to do an extension and have stopped everything until we can regroup, since we had a specific time frame and failed to meet it before . . . more
Q. I want to flip houses, and need to make the whole process go as quickly as possible in order not to lose money. I know it takes time, but can you tell me the fastest way to . . . more
Q. We recently attended the first concert at the “new” Nassau Coliseum, and were very disappointed with the way things were done. It seems nothing is really new, except the outside has shiny fins and there is new paint and seating. more
Q. I have a fence in my front yard and want to replace it with a wall because I live on a main road, and cars have crashed into the fence a few times and I’ve had to replace it. It’s hard to understand . . . more
Q. Sometimes you sound really pessimistic about trusting builders. It has made us very concerned about doing the window replacement, re-siding and roofing we need. Should we interview more than three contractors . . . more
Q. Our friends built a house from scratch, without an architect or contractor, and explained that there were no requirements for either, just a building permit. It was in Oklahoma, and I understand from them that other states only require an architect or licensed contractor for bigger buildings, but not homes. more
Q. Half the year we live in Florida, and our development put in a sport court made of cement for pickle ball (a smaller version of tennis using a paddle). The concrete was . . . more
Q. We’re looking for a designer who can draw on a computer and show us plans in three dimensions, like we see on TV. The designers show these pictures and even animate them, and that would really help us visualize . . . more
Q. We got estimates from three contractors to add a second floor to our house, and now are confused about what to cut back. All of the estimates are much higher than we can afford or want to spend. more
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