That cookie cutter feel

Cookie Cutter Houses

While there are plenty of economic and cultural arguments for dense, walkable neighborhoods connected by public transit, there’s also the aesthetic argument: Suburban streets are boring, cookie cutter shells of a community. This argument was among the first against suburban development. Before New Urbanists had fully articulated the myriad reasons dense cities are preferable to … [Read more…]

Why Homeowners Should Play it Safe with Termites

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Pest infestations can be the bane of a homeowner’s existence. Termites, for example, are ‘silent killers’. They burrow and tunnel their way into the very foundation of your home. Left unchecked, the supporting structure of your house will become more tunnel than wood. The result? You’ll probably need to pony up for a costly repair … [Read more…]