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16 Things You Didn't Know About Your House

From legal issues to health hazards to house history, what you didn't know about the place where you live

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House History - How to find out when your home was built and who lived there
Laws You Didn't Know You Were Breaking - Wacky house-related ordinances
How Long Things Last - Learn the life cycle of all sorts of parts of your house
Using Contractor Referral Websites - Educate yourself to make the right choice
Installing Radon Mitigation - This stealthy killer may be in your home
Mold! - You may have a mold problem and not even know it
How to Stop Break-Ins - Find out where your home is vulnerable
14 Household Myths Debunked - TOH experts set the record straight
47 Skills Survive Homeownership - A little know-how goes a long way
Looking for Trouble - A thorough, professional house inspection is a must
Beef Up Your Insurance - Don't expose yourself to nasty surprises later on
Sniffing Out Termites - Make sure these pest aren't eating your house
Home Inspection Nightmares XIII - These homeowners didn't have a clue
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Remove Grout
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