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Hopping over the border

A sharp-eyed state Department of Natural Resources botanist visiting the Chippewa Falls area recently found Japanese hop among a tangle of vegetation between a Chippewa Falls

1 week ago
Wood flooring options grow for homes

Wood flooring is a classic look for any home, but there are trends to consider when installing a new floor or refinishing an existing one:

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Waste removal methods depend on project size

A home remodeling project has homeowners dreaming of the finished space. 

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House features big patio, deck

This three-bedroom split-level house design features a rear deck over a walk-out basement patio — providing ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

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Optional attic could be used as a playroom

The Sheba design has the look of a traditional two-story ranch home from the outside but has many extras inside. 

2 weeks ago
Around the House: 8/13/16

WELL INSPECTIONS REMINDER: Well checkups should be done each year, or if there is a change in color, taste or smell of your water, according to a news release from the

2 weeks ago
Presale inspections grow in popularity

Do you recommend a home be inspected before it is put on the market?

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Set home temp to sweet spot while on vacation

Before you leave on your last, late-summer vacation, don’t forget to give your HVAC system a break too.

3 weeks ago
Design can function as duplex or multiplex

Duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes are popular to build. 

3 weeks ago
It's a homebuyer's market

Lower interest rates and favorable home prices continue to boost housing affordability across the country.

3 weeks ago
Outdoor kitchens need water-safe outlets

Homeowners might be giving thought to building outdoor kitchens or barbecue islands and other outdoor entertaining options during summer.

4 weeks ago
Ask the Inspector: Moisture, insulation issues can be spotted in attics

If you can get into your attic, you should inspect it a couple times a year for moisture buildup and a check of the insulation.

4 weeks ago
Ranch-style home has room to grow

The Renegade is a ranch-style home design featuring a wrap-around porch, large garage, lots of windows and room to grow inside.

4 weeks ago
Big ambition, smaller scale

LOS ANGELES — When Vanessa Bradley and Michel Bocande had an opportunity to tour the Minarc-designed Appleton house in Venice several years ago, they walked away

4 weeks ago
Tile, wood shingles among priciest roofing materials

It’s important to consider the pros and cons of several different types of roof shingles and the relative cost of each material, as well as consult with a local roofing

1 month ago