I asked my home inspector what kind of warranty or guarantee they offer, and he said none. Why is that?
SEATTLE — Mafe Rajul, King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney, drove around King County — mainly Seattle and the Eastside — with a prolific
MOSAIC GARDEN ART: Dunn County Master Garden Association speaker Betty Verdon will deliver a presentation on mosaic garden art from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Suite
The front of the Weber design has a courtyard for plants and flowers and a covered porch with a ramp.
Autumn's mostly warm days make it a perfect time to take on some home maintenance tasks and prepare your abode for fall.
It’s that time of year again to get your home ready for cold weather. It’s hard to believe, but the heating season is almost upon us.
The traditional look of the covered porch, two-car garage, compact home is very visible in the Misty Falls design.
COLFAX HOME TOUR: A tour of six homes in Colfax from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 19 will serve as a fundraiser for the restoration of a 1915 Colfax municipal building.
The Riffle house plan gives the owner a feel of openness and comfort.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles-based designer Taidgh O’Neill and his wife, Stephanie, had been searching for a home for months when the architectural restorer
What do you find to be the most important areas of a home inspection?
Parents can cook dinner and still keep an eye on kids playing in the front yard in the Donald 1 house design.
The Biggs house design has the garage in the rear with a side entry.
The Kloster house design is ideal for a cabin in the woods or on beachfront property, with 1,778 square feet divided between 1,224 square feet on the main floor and 554
This time of year, certain things change in the home inspection process.
DALLAS — Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley dreamed of starting a company that sold unique home goods made by artisans from around the world. Then, they hopped on a plane
A portico porch covers the entry door of the Theron house design, which has 1,828 square feet of living space and a storage area of 316 square feet.
Electricity is such a fundamental part of our everyday lives that we hardly ever think about how it works or any safety issues that could occur as a result of our plugged-in
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
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:
A home remodeling project has homeowners dreaming of the finished space.
This three-bedroom split-level house design features a rear deck over a walk-out basement patio — providing ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
The Sheba design has the look of a traditional two-story ranch home from the outside but has many extras inside.
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
Do you recommend a home be inspected before it is put on the market?
Before you leave on your last, late-summer vacation, don’t forget to give your HVAC system a break too.
Duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes are popular to build.
Lower interest rates and favorable home prices continue to boost housing affordability across the country.
Homeowners might be giving thought to building outdoor kitchens or barbecue islands and other outdoor entertaining options during summer.
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.
The Renegade is a ranch-style home design featuring a wrap-around porch, large garage, lots of windows and room to grow inside.
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
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
The Orion is a two-bedroom compact home with 1,028 square feet of living area designed with an open floor plan, two-car garage and amenities available in larger homes.
Now that we are midway through summer, you might have noticed your air conditioning isn’t working at full capacity. Here is some advice to make sure your air
No matter what type of pruning method you favor — vase, open air, summer, winter — the first step is to have the right tools.
The Groen house design demonstrates a great use of space while offering large open family areas.
GROUND COVER CROPS PRESENTATION: Chad Zutter from the Elk Mound Seed Co. will present ways to use ground cover crops to improve soil health in gardens. The event is at 6:30 p.
To show you the importance of getting your home inspected, I thought I would share some recent items I found during home inspections that buyers would not normally know about.
Whether you’re selling your home in the current market or are several years out, the upgrades you invest in can affect more than your wallet.
Results are in for the annual People’s Choice awards, nominated by patrons of the 42nd annual Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Parade of Homes.
The Serena house design is made for a family that needs a compact four-bedroom home.
When I do inspections, I note routine maintenance recommendations in the final report. These generally won’t show up in the summary reserved for addressing bigger
CHIPPEWA VALLEY ROSE GARDEN PICNIC: A pot luck picnic for the Chippewa Valley Rose Garden will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at the public rose garden. Bring salads,
Looking for a suitable lot for your new home can seem tedious when you are eager to start the main event — the actual building process.
The Long house design has a wraparound porch that extends from the front entry around the side of the house.
Is there anything you do differently in the inspection process in hot weather?
MENOMONIE — Sheila Berger keeps her rural Menomonie garden free of pesticides by using only manure and maple leaves as fertilizer and compost.