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Builders cite rise in 'mother-in-law suites'

Builders cite rise in 'mother-in-law suites'

Betsy McCann and her husband, Jim Forbes, often worried that his mother was growing isolated in her Los Angeles-area home. At 90, Lois Brokus had stopped driving and was sometimes afraid to be alone in her house.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Decks getting fancier but easier to maintain

Decks getting fancier but easier to maintain

The deck has gone high tech.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Restoring the Homes of Tomorrow, Today

Restoring the Homes of Tomorrow, Today

Beverly Shores, Indiana, may seem like a typical beachfront community—quiet and quaint. However, on a particular road, known as Lakefront (or Lakeshore Drive), there are five examples that prove how atypical it is. Travel left far enough on Lakefront Drive and you'll be struck with the Pepto…

March 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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A 2011 checklist for new home buyers

Over the course of our lifetime, the US Census Bureau estimates that the average American moves a total of 11 times.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

Yes you can build a low-cost green' house

The greenest house in Lewis County, Ky., is a pleasant shade of blue — and a model for future low-income housing.

September 11, 2010 12:00 am
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