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The $680K Mistake: Beach House Built On Wrong Lot

“It’s a beaut. Can you move it?” The owners of a brand new custom home in Hammock Dunes, Florida, got some bad news this year. Their new house should have been built on the lot next door. More

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October Letters

Installing kitchen cabinets in plane, misclassifying workers, Lowe's lumber-sizing lawsuit More

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Monitoring Home Performance

Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the... More

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A $1.8M Tear Down

A $1.8 million waterfront house built on the wrong lot must be removed More

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The Case of the Sobbing Siding

On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof... More

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An Efficient Box Truck Build-Out

An organized work vehicle can save you a ton of time and effort, and it might even... More

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Asheville, North Carolina Market Shows Strong Recovery

Builders in Asheville, North Carolina are back to a healthy level of construction — but the houses are smaller and not so pricey. More

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Comeback Milestone: Joplin, Missouri Hits A Billion In Post-Tornado Permits

Rebuilding is not complete, but Joplin’s post-tornado building boom is rolling along. More

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Tips for Building a Double Winder Stair

In building this double winder stair, remodeler Dave Holbrook used modular boxes... More

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Florida County Prepares To Tear Down An Abandoned Project

They’ve stood empty and half-finished since 2006. Now, the county is ready to tear the houses down. More

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