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What I Learned About Portable Generators One Dark and Stormy Night

Lisa Kaplan Gordon's portable generator

Always run a generator outside — carbon monoxide fumes will kill you indoors. Image: Lisa Kaplan Gordon for HouseLogic

A sudden and long-lasting power outage makes a portable generator a must. But finding one when you need it isn’t easy. Here’s one home owner’s odyssey. Read More

Win for Homeowners: Congress Reauthorizes Flood Insurance for 5 Years

Flood waters surrounding houses in New Jersey

The National Flood Insurance Program has been renewed for the next five years. Image: Andrea Booher/FEMA

Feds promise you access to affordable flood insurance through Sept. 30, 2017. And that’s an important win for the housing market and broader economy. Find out why. Read More

5 Smart Home Products from a Cool Trade Show

The floor of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference show

Automated home products are the wave of the future — which one interests you the most? All images in this post: Community for PCBC

The 2012 Pacific Coast Builders Conference has a dazzling array of brainy products that take the worry out of having to think for yourself. Read More

IKEA Recalls Track Lighting System: Electric Shock Hazard

Recalled IKEA track lighting

These track lighting systems from IKEA pose a shock hazard. Image: CPSC

If you have a track lighting system from IKEA, check to see if it’s being recalled. Read More

Ideas for Flying Old Glory on July 4th

Houses displaying the American flag on their porches

There's an etiquette to follow when it comes to displaying the American flag. Do you follow procedure? Image: summerbl4ck/Flickr

Here are some patriotic ways to add to your landscape this Independence Day, plus tips on flag-flying etiquette. Read More

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