Virginia couple discovered their townhouse was riddled with black mold, which probably had been growing for decades. Problems with contractors made the solution more expensive.
With Earth Day just behind us, consider pulling these offenders from use on your house, garden, pets and kids. Here are simpler solutions to use instead.
New Jersey storm victims do the grunt work of shoveling sand out of their houses, as officials try to get it back onto the beaches.
Even if you have few home-repair skills, you can take on simple projects with the help of tutorials and videos online.
The declaration that Sandy was a tropical storm means many residents of the Northeast will pay lower deductibles on insurance claims.
Flooding often brings sewage and mold. It's important to take precautions when drying out a flooded home. The Red Cross has a free booklet.
The color you choose for your front door may send a message about your personality and the atmosphere inside your home.
As warm weather and vacation season near, ensure that water evaporation isn't breaking the seal under your sinks and tubs.
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.