I don't know how many older homes there are on Long Island, NY that have traditional plaster, but I'm willing to bet it's in the tens of thousands. You can still get real plaster installed in a new home, but it's more expensive than drywall that's now the belle of the ball. If you own […]
Many people still like the feel of a real book or magazine in their hands instead of a tablet that lets you read and view digital content. What's more, you may have a collection of books, trinkets or small gear you'd like to display in a simple bookcase. You might shy away from a project […]
This is probably The Outfield's most popular song. It's got a snappy beat and rhythm, but the message in the song is not really that great. It's all about selfishness - something we need MUCH LESS of in this world.
You may have a textured finish on a wall or ceiling in your home that resembles mesa and butte topography you may see on a grand scale if you travel to the magnificent Southwest part of the USA. I'm a college-trained geologist and marvel at this landscape. This textured finish is quite common in many […]
You've seen them before, right? The silver-dollar-sized concave, or sometimes convex, circles on your drywall ceilings and walls? These are often called nail pops because the drywall nail or screw that fastens the gypsum panel to the wood studs or floor joists has “popped” a hole that you now have to repair. The repair is […]
David Cox has a drone with a GoPro camera on it. He's also got a leak in his wood-framed chimney. Even though the shot could have been a little closer in this video below, it only took me about three seconds to locate the problem. This is an EXCELLENT example of how technology can help […]
I became an Ohio licensed real estate salesman in February of 1975. I was 23 and very wet behind the ears. My broker was a wise man named Harry Cafeo, and he owned a company called CCC Realty located on Harrison Avenue in Cheviot, OH. Within ten years, I passed the test to become a broker […]