You may not need to do that window retrofit. A new California building code underscores the benefits of using ever-so-humble window film
Optimism grows around home ownership, though some first-timers struggle to compete in the housing market. Plus, two senators put forth a bill to encourage more refis.
A new bill offers important baby steps toward helping underwater home owners refinance their mortgages, first-time buyers compete for purchases as markets heat up, Americans are optimistic about housing, and housing starts to tick up. This and more in our Friday Five housing news roundup.
Thomas Lighting ceiling flush mount lights are recalled because they can cause a fire or electrical shock.
Thomas Lighting has received 11 reports of defective fixtures, but no injuries. Image: CPSC
The CPSC is recalling Bel Air Lighting outdoor wall mount lanterns that can cause fires, burns, or electric shocks.
Bel Air lanterns can short out and pose a fire risk. Image: CPSC
If you have a Frigidaire self-clean range from Lowe’s, check to see if it’s been recalled because of a fire hazard.
Frigidaire Self-Clean Ranges are being recalled because of a fire hazard. Image: CPSC
Black & Decker under-the-cabinet coffeemakers are being recalled because coffee pot handles can break and cause burn and laceration injuries.
These Black & Decker coffeemakers are being recalled because the handles can break easily. Image: CPSC
New building codes promise energy savings for home owners, which offset the homes’ often higher price tag. Would you buy a new or existing home?
Splinters from decaying decks are downers. Here’s how to stop — and recover from — a deck attack.
Avoid splinters by properly maintaining your deck this summer. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic
Before you buy your dad another power drill for Father’s Day, decide what type of DIYer he is. Then let that — and our gift suggestions — be your guide.