Securing homes under Detroit’s Proposal N to cost less; extra money shifted to demolition

Under Proposal N, the approximately 6,000 homes that won’t be razed — deemed salvageable — will be secured by the city to protect them from falling into demolition-worthy disrepair while they work on finding buyers. That means they’re working against the clock, installing protective coverings over windows, patching some roofs, cleaning out debris and handling […]

Many Columbus-area homeowners updating homes to better suit their needs

Kelly Watson’s household is big — and it will soon become a bit bigger.  © Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch Julie and Garth Garlock did a first-floor addition of a mudroom, laundry, bedroom and bath and also extended their existing sunroom during the past year....

Howard Bishop Middle School community lauds renovation work

As Howard Bishop Middle School welcomes a new cafeteria and music suite at its ‘Topping Out’ ceremony, the Hawks continue to prepare for their new home. The two-story building is undergoing massive reconstruction and renovation. The Thursday morning ceremony...

Most popular projects, plus financing tips

With so many people working from home – and opportunities to leave limited by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – many homeowners have found their abodes wanting for more space or amenities. The result is a boom in home renovations that shows no sign of...