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Q. We need to simplify our job. The costs are out of control. Can we only do plans for the part of our home we’re adding on, since a few architects are telling us we need plans of the whole house, even though . . . more
Q. Why are prices so high? I know we can blame it on the pandemic, but I wonder if prices are really going to come back down, or whether this is the new normal. We’re trying to decide whether to start our renovation . . . more
Q. The pandemic caused prices to go up, and we really need to work on our home. We know you’d tell us we need a permit, but we have to save everywhere we can. I want to know whether we can . . . more
Q. I just bought a house that needs a lot of attention. It has little if any insulation, a sagging first floor, cloth-covered wiring with only a few three-pronged outlets that I doubt are grounded, and water stains in the ceilings. I’m thinking . . . more
Q. What is your take on why the building collapsed in Surfside, Fla.? more
Q. I’ve been looking for ways to save water, and have some ideas to share with your readers. Most people think their water bill pays for water, but it doesn’t, really . . . more
Q. We have put in for a permit and been rejected because we were told we were supposed to “maintain.” We’re not sure what that means, exactly, nor do we want to argue with anyone about it. more
Q. We’re buying a house with multiple issues, from a deck to a pool shed, and we think there are changes inside, like the garage was made into a family room. The owner is selling “as is” . . . more
Q. We live behind a shopping center, and want to know if there’s anything we can do to stop a restaurant from opening there. more
Q. We just bought a house, and this has been a real test of our marriage. We have so many things to do . . . more
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