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    110 Nightmarish Home Inspector Scenarios

    After seeing these real-life home inspector photos (and picking your jaw up off of the floor), you’ll wonder what these homeowners were thinking!

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    Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 1

    Our friends at Structure Tech in St. Paul, MN, look at homes all across the Twin Cities. These are just...


    50 Abandoned Houses That Would Look Great Restored

    If you think these abandoned houses look cool now, just imagine them restored!


    24 Things Your Garbage Collector Wants You to Know

    Look out for the people who take out the garbage.


    Home Inspector Nightmares: Volume 25

    Here’s another batch of photos from our home inspector friends. If these fixes are any indication of what people are...

    What’s the Difference Between a Castle and a Palace

    What's the difference between a castle and a palace?


    12 of the Craziest Things Ever Found During Home Inspections

    Home inspectors, real estate professionals, estate-sale professionals, and undertakers all have one thing in common: They know your secrets—the ones...


    15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe

    A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...


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    Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors

    Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.


    HGTV’s Ben and Erin Napier on the 9 Renovating Mistakes They’ll Never Make Again

    The hosts of HGTV's Home Town renovated their home when they were newlyweds. Since then, they've made renovation dreams come...


    30 Home Inspection Myths You Need to Stop Believing

    Make sure you understand the nature of home inspections


    Why Houses are So Expensive to Build

    Find out what's driving housing prices up and why so many people struggle to find affordable housing options.


    How to Paint Your Front Door

    Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.

    Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

    New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


    5 Tips For Managing Client Expectations

    Acquiring new clients is challenging. Try turning existing clients into repeat clients by managing their project expectations.


    5 Highest-Paying States for Architects

    Looking for a job in architecture? These five states have the highest average professional architect salaries in the U.S.


    5 Highest-Paying States for HVAC Contractors

    Looking for HVAC jobs? These five states have the highest average HVAC expert salaries in the U.S.


    20 Tips and Tools That Make House Demolition Simple

    Demolition shouldn't be a haphazard job, especially for the professionals. These tips and tools will make your residential remodeling and...


    What Does the Boost in Young Homeowners’ Remodeling Spending Mean?

    More people under 35 are buying homes, and they're starting to spend serious money on improvements.


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    Stuff We Love: Landscaping Tools That Last

    Be better prepared for anything that comes your way as a landscaper with these three tools we love.


    5 Highest-Paying States for Electricians

    Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional electrician salaries across the U.S.

    OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020

    Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.


    5 Essential Tips for Pro Carpenters

    Five game-changing pro tips for carpenters who want to up their game and get more efficient on the jobsite.


    Toolipedia: Painter’s Tape

    Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about painter’s tape


    Which Interior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

    New and refinished wood flooring and HVAC upgrades are the top interior renovation projects that add the most value at...


    5 Thing I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Roofer

    Just getting started in roofing? We talked with a roofing industry veteran to find out five things he wishes he...


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    Stuff We Love: Plumbers Tool Up

    Gear up with these 3 plumbing tools