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Q. We just bought a house, and this has been a real test of our marriage. We have so many things to do . . . more
Q. What is your take on why the building collapsed in Surfside, Fla.? more
Q. We have an old porch behind our house that has been converted to a sunroom so we can use it year-round. The floor is concrete and angled toward the door. We looked at our property survey and realized . . . more
Q. I don’t get why such a big deal is being made about the deck that came with our house. My neighbor put up a 7-foot-tall fence . . . more
Q. We live behind a shopping center, and want to know if there’s anything we can do to stop a restaurant from opening there. more
Q. We’re buying a house with multiple issues, from a deck to a pool shed, and we think there are changes inside, like the garage was made into a family room. The owner is selling “as is” . . . more
Q. We have put in for a permit and been rejected because we were told we were supposed to “maintain.” We’re not sure what that means, exactly, nor do we want to argue with anyone about it. more
Q. Why are prices so high? I know we can blame it on the pandemic, but I wonder if prices are really going to come back down, or whether this is the new normal. We’re trying to decide whether to start our renovation . . . more
Q. We need to simplify our job. The costs are out of control. Can we only do plans for the part of our home we’re adding on, since a few architects are telling us we need plans of the whole house, even though . . . more
Q. I just bought a house that needs a lot of attention. It has little if any insulation, a sagging first floor, cloth-covered wiring with only a few three-pronged outlets that I doubt are grounded, and water stains in the ceilings. I’m thinking . . . more
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