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Test Your Inspection Skills: What’s Wrong WIth This Picture?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

Every week, the detail-oriented folks at Green Scene Home Inspections will give CandysDirt.com readers an education in inspection. Want to see what they see? Tune in for “Upon Closer Inspection.” As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to hone your observation skills around your house so that when problems arise, they don’t go unnoticed. Sometimes things […]

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If You Don’t Know Building Code, Fixing it Yourself Can Be a Bad Idea

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Every week, the detail-oriented folks at Green Scene Home Inspections will give CandysDirt.com readers an education in inspection. Want to see what they see? Tune in for “Upon Closer Inspection.” As home inspectors, we come across a lot of things in homes that malfunction due to poor maintenance or just age. But sometimes we find repair […]

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HGTV and DIY Networks Shutter Operations; Face FCC Regulations and Class-Action Lawsuit

By Jon Anderson / April 1, 2015 / 1 Comment

Popular real estate and renovation cable TV networks House and Garden Television (HGTV) and DIY Network shuttered operations today in the wake of recent FCC legislation and a class-action lawsuit from appliance manufacturers. The chilling and sweeping legislation by the FCC, bans the words “charm” and “character” (among others) from the nation’s airwaves. It also […]

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Lake Highlands Habitat for Humanity ReStore to Open in Late February

By Leah Shafer / February 11, 2015 / 5 Comments

If you’re DIY aficionado or planning a home renovation project on a budget, then you’ve got to be jazzed about the Feb. 21 grand opening of the newest Habitat for Humanity ReStore Resale Outlet in DFW. The store will be located in Lake Highlands at the southeast corner of Skillman Street and Abrams Road in the […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Murphy Fixer-Upper Sits on Almost an Acre with Pool, Barn

By Leah Shafer / January 12, 2015 / 5 Comments

Gone with the Wind was a childhood favorite of mine, with its winding storyline, genteel fashion, and dramatic romances. In one memorable scene, Scarlett’s father, Gerald O’Hara, an Irish peasant immigrant, proclaims in his rough brogue, “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s […]

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Have You Planned Your Thanksgiving Tablescape?

By Leah Shafer / November 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

Tomorrow is the big day, and if you’re like me, almost all your thinking has been about the Thanksgiving meal itself: “Who likes what?” “How long does that bake?” And “how many pans can I fit in the oven at once?”    But a holiday meal should please the eye as well as the belly: It’s […]

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