Alan J Heavens

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Name: Alan J Heavens
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Your Place: Get home prepared well before hurricane strikes

Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene.That memory from late August 2011 prompts hurricane-preparation thoughts today. Here are some tips from Ready.gov - some things to do ... [Published KansasCity.com - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Your Place: Before end-of-summer vacation, get house ready

Despite years of financial crisis, Europeans still leave town in August.In this country, August vacations may not be universal, but they're pretty common. Give your house a holiday, too, following these tips from the Energy Education Council:Change thermostat ... [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Replacing chipped tile with vinyl is not a DIY job

By Alan J. Heavens /The Philadelphia InquirerQ: My townhouse is built on a slab, and I have ceramic tile in the kitchen. A few of the tiles have chips where items were dropped.Is it possible to have the ceramic tile removed and replaced with vinyl?This ... [Published Bend Bulletin - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Regional home sales up, but still lag

Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate WriterPosted:Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:08 AMThe real estate market in the eight-county Philadelphia region thawed its way out of a disappointing winter and into a sunnier spring in 2014's second quarter, but sales ... [Published Philly.com - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Your Place: Replacing chipped tile with vinyl not a DIY job

Question: My townhouse is built on a slab, and I have ceramic tile in the kitchen. A few of the tiles have chips where items were dropped.Is it possible to have the ceramic tile removed and replaced with vinyl?This is not a job I would do myself; I would ... [Published Kentucky.com - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

On the House: The numbers are mixed on Phila. homeownership

Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate ColumnistPosted:Sunday, August 3, 2014, 3:00 AMEvery silver lining warrants a cloud, and I guess the way Philadelphia is evolving is no exception.A Pew Charitable Trusts survey of homeownership that I wrote about ... [Published Philadelphia Inquirer - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Wall soot mystery solved

A tip of the Heavens hat to Medford architect Charles J. Collins Jr., ably assisted by Joe Ponessa, for helping to solve a riddle from a few weeks back: sooty marks on walls above electric baseboard radiators.Collins has inspected many homes and has renovated ... [Published Pocono Record - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Your Place: After air conditioner runs, a cigarette smell

Question: Over the last month, after running the air conditioner in my son's room, we noticed that it smelled like an ashtray.There is no hidden source, like a collection of cigarette butts in his room, so the logical thing was to clean the current air ... [Published KansasCity.com - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Your Place: Finally, an answer to sooty marks on wall

A tip of the Heavens hat to Medford, Pa., architect Charles J. Collins Jr., ably assisted by Joe Ponessa, for helping to solve a riddle from a few weeks back: sooty marks on walls above electric baseboard radiators.Collins has inspected many homes and ... [Published KansasCity.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Your Place: Is mold testing necessary?

Joe Ponessa, who spent 25 years as a housing, indoor environment and health specialist at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, responded to a recent column about mold testing. He said much of what he knows about mold remediation comes from associating with ... [Published Daily World - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Your Place: Finally, an answer on the sooty marks on walls

Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate ColumnistPosted:Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3:01 AMA tip of the Heavens hat to Medford architect Charles J. Collins Jr., ably assisted by Joe Ponessa, for helping to solve a riddle from a few weeks back: sooty marks on ... [Published Philadelphia Inquirer - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

On the House: Rental development is picking up

Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate ColumnistPosted:Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3:00 AMI don't think I'd be breaking any new ground if I said there seems to be a lot of multifamily - read that, rental - development underway here and elsewhere.There are ... [Published Philadelphia Inquirer - Jul 20 2014]

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Your Place: Get home prepared well before hurri... [Published KansasCity.com - 17 hours ago]
Your Place: Before end-of-summer vacation, get ... [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 21 2014]
Replacing chipped tile with vinyl is not a DIY job [Published Bend Bulletin - Aug 19 2014]
Regional home sales up, but still lag [Published Philly.com - Aug 17 2014]
Your Place: Replacing chipped tile with vinyl n... [Published Kentucky.com - Aug 14 2014]
On the House: The numbers are mixed on Phila. h... [Published Philadelphia Inquirer - Aug 03 2014]
The business of selling off old churches [Published Philly.com - Aug 03 2014]
Wall soot mystery solved [Published Pocono Record - Aug 02 2014]
Your Place: After air conditioner runs, a cigar... [Published KansasCity.com - Jul 31 2014]
Your Place: Finally, an answer to sooty marks o... [Published KansasCity.com - Jul 24 2014]
Your Place: Is mold testing necessary? [Published Daily World - Jul 22 2014]
Your Place: Finally, an answer on the sooty mar... [Published Philadelphia Inquirer - Jul 20 2014]
On the House: Rental development is picking up [Published Philadelphia Inquirer - Jul 20 2014]
Town By Town: Small borough makes a big impression [Published Philadelphia Inquirer - Jul 20 2014]
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