Archive for December, 2009

Allison Millar
Dec
11
A bathroom faucet--not a big purchase, but boy is it complicated. Do you want two handles or one, a high arch or a sharp geometric shape? What's your budget? Usually they only ask that when you're buying a new car, but you could hear it in a few home improvement stores. That's because there is such a large selection that it makes your head spin. (Can you believe Home Depot ...
Allison Millar
Dec
09
It's freezing here in Chicago and I just learned a valuable lesson. Never wait until December to cover the roses. That's right. I just battled the snow and wind to put stakes and burlap around four sections of roses. As the weather forecast looked bleak for tonight--12 below zero with the wind chill--I knew I had to take on this one last home repair project to give our landscaping a ...
Allison Millar
Dec
04
We all love quick home repair projects because, well, they are quick. There's another reason to love quick home repair projects, though. Sometimes they save you big money. Dripping With Home Repairs I'm talking about the quick home repair projects that take care of a problem while it's still small. The dripping faucet, the window or roof leak. Sometimes we overlook these home repairs because they are quick. Oh, I'll ...
Allison Millar
Dec
03
If you've got your heart set on a condo for Christmas (…or early next year), be prepared to jump through a few hoops to get financing. You need to make sure your credit score is in good shape, more so than in years past. The downturn in the market has made mortgage lenders leery of the condo market, particularly in newer buildings with low occupancy. Can you blame them? What's ...
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