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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

Be Your Own Meter Reader: How to Read Water, Gas and Electric Meters

Knowing how to read water meters also allows you to determine if you have a leak that needs to be fixed. Keeping track of your usage and comparing it against your utility bills can help you spot discrepancies. 

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does It Cost to Repair Siding?

Siding damage — from cracks to gaping holes — can severely affect your home's curb appeal and create an eyesore. Fortunately, you probably don't need to rip off your siding and start afresh to get your home looking as good as new.

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Shelley Frost

What Is a 'Private Nuisance' in Terms of the Law?

It's natural to feel annoyed if your neighbor plays loud music or blocks your driveway, but when do those things become a private nuisance in the eyes of the law?

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Sandy Hess

Can I Treat a Toothache at Home?

Dealing with a toothache? Try these top tips to dull your dental pain.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Too Cool for Pool? Warm Up to the Idea of a Pool Heater

Need a pool heater? By understanding the mechanics and benefits of the different types of heating options available, you can decide whether one's right for you.

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Sandy Hess

What to Know If You Want to Break Your Lease

There are certain circumstances that may require you to break your lease before the end of the contract period. Before you make the decision to break your lease by moving out early, it’s important to understand exactly what that means.

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Shelley Frost

What Is a 'Public Nuisance' in Terms of the Law?

Legally, there’s a line between a disturbance or annoyance and a public nuisance. Here’s how to know if what you're dealing with crosses that line.

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Carina Jenkins J.D.

How Long After Signing a Lease Can I Back Out?

So you signed the lease a few days ago. But your dream apartment is now on the market, or you’re otherwise having second thoughts about the place you picked. Can you back out of the lease?

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