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Q. My father is an architect in Florida, and drew plans for changes to my house. He included electrical outlets, switches and lights. A local architect, who we’ve asked to review the plans, told us . . . more
Q. After watching friends go through problems when they closed on their first home, we don’t want to repeat them. We want to know how to avoid them. Our friends found out after they closed . . . more
Q. My southwestern bedroom on the first floor of a 1951 cape goes snap, crackle, and pop — a lot. It’s worst during the winter. This room is the last on the heat run, and the sound seems to be . . . more
Q. After watching friends go through problems when they closed on their first home, we don’t want to repeat the same thing. We want to know how to avoid it. more
Q. This may be a silly question, but I have to ask. My son put Christmas decorations up on our roof last year. We enjoyed them — until we realized last month that he put a lot of holes in our shingles . . . more
Q. I’m finally about to lift my house. It only took three years. I became suspicious right from the get-go that N.Y. Rising and the Small Business Administration loan I almost took would never cover the complete job. more
Last week’s question asked if it was possible that the World Trade Center collapsed by design, as some reports have stated. This is a very serious and sensitive topic. No matter how much time has passed . . . more
Q. What’s your take on why the World Trade Center towers collapsed? It still bothers me that other buildings have had fires and have been hit by planes, but didn’t collapse. Were the towers . . . more
Q. I’m interested in redoing my home to be a zero-energy user. I’ve been investigating the latest materials, like foam insulation and recycled flooring, bamboo (natural) and even low no-emission paint. What can you tell me about . . . more
Q. After traveling to Australia last spring, we came home to reflect on how different their architecture is: much more modern and unique than ours. I took a lot of pictures and want to make some changes to our home . . . more
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