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Home equity loans vs.  home improvement loans: Which is better?

Home equity loans vs. home improvement loans: Which is better?Home equity loans vs. home improvement loans: Which is better?

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Home equity loans can offer solid interest rates, in exchange for securing the loan against your home.

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Whether a major renovation or a remodel, starting a homeproject can be a huge undertaking. But finding the right financing option can help make the process run more smoothly and hopefully minimize the financial burden.

Homeowners today have a number of financing options available, but two popular options are home equity loans and home improvement loans. These loan types carry very different terms, requirements, loan amounts and more — details that can help you decide which one is best suited for

Home improvement scam suspects arrested in Norwood

Home improvement scam suspects arrested in NorwoodHome improvement scam suspects arrested in Norwood

NORWOOD – Be it for solar panels, cable, or pest control… If you have a door and bell, you’ve probably heard it ring by someone trying to sell something.

“I can take care of that for you. Your yard will be beautiful, you live in the corner. It will increase the value of the house,” one Norwood neighbor recalled, of which she heard the offer.

But Norwood Police are warning of a specific type of solicitor, scammers offering home improvement jobs for cheap. Thanks to an alert neighbor, police arrested two suspects Tuesday near Harrow and Albemarle Roads.

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Tim Allen talks Home Improvement son Zachery Ty Bryan's struggles

Tim Allen talks Home Improvement son Zachery Ty Bryan’s struggles

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On this week’s Very Special Episode of Home Improvements, The Hollywood Reporter is digging up a lot of dirt played on Zachery Ty Bryan, who’s oldest son Brad Taylor. Bryan has apparently been tangled up in a lot of untoward business in recent years (among other odd details, he plagiarized Armie Hammer’s divorce announcement, the least and most petty of his misconduct). His post-Home Improvements career includes producing movies, making it big with bitcoin, and providing commentary for conservative outlets. But he’s also

Summer Special Occasion Table – French Country Cottage

Summer Special Occasion Table – French Country CottageSummer Special Occasion Table – French Country Cottage

Summer is always a perfect time for a family gathering and for special occasions. Maybe you are celebrating an engagement or a birthday or anniversary. Whatever the occasion- setting a table that delights is key. And the setting goes beyond how the table is decorated- the location & the areas just beyond the table are also key when setting the stage for a dazzling gathering.

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Today, for our second post on inspiring entertaining ideas for June- I am breaking down a few tips for doing just that- and the best part is that it is so easy to do and

Home improvement issues were the 2nd biggest source of complaints in 2022

Home improvement issues were the 2nd biggest source of complaints in 2022Home improvement issues were the 2nd biggest source of complaints in 2022

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Here’s how to file one in Massachusetts — and how to avoid getting into that mess in the first place.

Gavel And Soundboard On Consumer Protection Law Book Over Wooden Table for a story on consumer complaints

The Globe’s Ask the Remodeler writer offers tips for vetting contractors. Adobe Stock

For the seventh year in a row, auto sales and repair complaints ranked first in the 2022 consumer complaint survey report, conducted by the Consumer Federation of America.

Home improvement/contractor issues and consumer debt/credit rank second and third, respectively.

Here’s what to know if you want to file a complaint in Massachusetts.

Start at the Attorney General’s Office. There, you can file a consumer complaint

Five home improvement projects to take on in Summer 2023

Five home improvement projects to take on in Summer 2023Five home improvement projects to take on in Summer 2023

Summer is the perfect time to tackle home improvement projects that enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of your property.

With the sunny weather and longer days, you have the ideal conditions to complete projects efficiently. In this article, we’ll explore five home improvement projects to consider this summer, with a particular focus on heavy-duty tasks where you need help from professionals.

Basement Waterproofing

One of the most critical home improvement projects is basement waterproofing. Moisture infiltration in basements can lead to mold growth, structural damage, compromised indoor air quality and can even impact the value of your property. Waterproofing

Beautiful Vintage Wine Glasses – French Country Cottage

Beautiful Vintage Wine Glasses – French Country CottageBeautiful Vintage Wine Glasses – French Country Cottage

Have I mentioned I have an affinity for vintage place setting elements? Or maybe you already noticed that. From dainty detailed plates to vintage linens and lovely etched glassware- I am always on the lookout for a beautiful piece to bring home.

Vintage Wine Glasses & Other Glassware

The other day, we went out thrifting and stopped by several different thrift stores to find some treasures. I walked in and made a beeline to the kitchen and home area and stopped in my tracks when I saw stacks of beautiful vintage dishes, bowls, glasses and more. My daughter looked at

finding my garden inspiration – MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOME

finding my garden inspiration – MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOMEfinding my garden inspiration – MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOME

I’m always looking for garden inspiration. Like most gardeners, I never sit back and say ‘This is finished’, the creation is fun!

You may remember at the end of last year, I had the visit of garden designer Philippe Dubreuil. I love his garden in the Perche, it is a true garden inspiration for me. He came to lunch and kindly took a moment to wander around my garden, analyzing what we had going on, and giving me suggestions for improvement.

“You have to be more BOLD”, he said several times. I nodded vaguely, trying to envisage how this would