Latest Home remodeling News

Woman creates construction jobs to battle gender gap

Aug. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CARRBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nora El-Khouri Spencer sometimes tells people that she started her nonprofit Hope Renovations because she got mad. She had picked up construction and home renovation as a hobby while working a corporate job at Lowe’s and after an expensive contractor...

In your debt: 3 times debt can be a helpful tool

Jul. 22, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

In some corners of the personal finance advice world, getting into debt is just about the worst thing you can do. And yes, some forms of debt — particularly those that charge high interest rates — can keep you locked in a cycle of owing money for years. Still, there are times...

Baltimore's vacant homes draw interest from investors

Jul. 10, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Members of a community development group gathered outside a vacant West Baltimore rowhouse on a cloudy winter morning, preparing for an auction, when a stranger in his 20s showed up with a New York accent and slicked-back hair. As the auctioneer called out bids for...

South Carolina family funneling grief into helping the needy

May. 21, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — He was known as TFew. He loved to build things. To hunt and fish and be outdoors. Friends and family say he was always smiling. Thomas Few would have been a junior at Clemson had he not slipped from the roof of a garage at the Kappa Alpha...

Liz Weston: How to reduce taxes when you sell your home

May. 16, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

If your home’s value has soared, congratulations. If you decide to sell, beware. Financial advisor James Guarino says some clients don’t realize that home sale profits are potentially taxable until their returns are prepared — and by that time, they may have spent the windfall...