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D.C.'s real estate market looks to be hot this fall

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For sale sign in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
Real estate agents are expecting more houses to go on the market this fall and create more inventory for eager buyers. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

This fall will be busy in the Washington, D.C., area for those interested in buying or selling a home. Find out what real estate agents are saying.

How to avoid computer tech support scams

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It's crucial that you're careful about who gets access to your computer and the important data it contains. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
It's crucial that you're careful about who gets access to your computer and the important data it contains. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

The all-too-common computer tech support scam is just one of the many reasons why consumers must be careful about who they allow to work on their computers.

Boxing club builds better athletes, keeps kids off the streets

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Boxing helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, health professionals say. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Boxing helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, health professionals say. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

Anyone can get a great workout with boxing. See how one Indianapolis boxing club is training athletes and kids to become faster and stronger.

Nashville garage door company resolves sealing issue

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against Allied Overhead Door of Nashville, Tennessee.

Homeowner says Pleasant View landscaper damaged gate, air conditioner

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against Integrity Lawn Care, Home Repair and Tile.

Consumer says Nashville company never finished patio construction

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against All Seasons Sunrooms of Nashville, Tennessee.

D.C. mobile dog groomers keep pets looking good on the go

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Dog grooming in Washington, D.C.
Your pets don't have to wait in a crate when they visit a mobile dog groomer. (Photo courtesy of Trevor Burkhart)

Mobile pet groomers in the Washington area offer speed, convenience and less anxiety-inducing grooming for pet owners who want their dogs to stay close to home.

Abused dog who captured Chicago's heart ready for adoption

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Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix, captured the hearts of hundreds who want to adopt her, but adopting severely abused animals comes with many challenges. (Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation)
Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix, captured the hearts of hundreds who want to adopt her, but adopting severely abused animals comes with many challenges. (Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation)

Adoption applications have soared for Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix who had been neglected and abused. What you should know and prepare for before adopting a pet who was severely abused.

What's hot: Fire pit trend blazes through Charlotte, landscapers say

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Fire pits are one of hottest outdoor living trends of 2014, giving a campfire feel with finished flair. (Photo courtesy of Island Creek Landscape)

Fire pits, patios and seating walls are hot items in landscaping across Charlotte, as homeowners choose outdoor living features that require less maintenance.

Homeowner says contractor took the money and ran

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against Orban Contracting in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Consumer says wood countertop job went unfinished

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against Kevin Mack Fine Furniture in Massachusetts.

Homeowner says tree service took deposit, left tree standing

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against Native Tree & Landscaping in Massachusetts.

Consumer says Manhattan dry cleaner damaged wool pants

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie’s List complaint resolution case against Aphrodite Cleaners of Manhattan, New York

Plainview contractor, homeowner reach agreement over canceled remodel

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie’s List complaint resolution case against Homecraft Remodeling of Plainview, New York.

New Jersey appliance repair specialist reimburses homeowner for repair

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie’s List complaint resolution case against Affordable Services of Jackson, New Jersey.

Ripped off by a contractor? Let Angie's List try to help

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If you're an Angie's List member, you can participate in the Complaint Resolution Process. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member L.S., Appleton, Wisconsin)

Did a contractor screw up its work or rip you off? Let Angie’s List try to meditate the situation by participating in the Complaint Resolution Process.

5 surprising home projects that need a building permit in D.C.

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D.C. building permits (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
It's always best to check whether a building permit is needed in D.C., which has some less-common requirements. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

In Washington, D.C., almost any remodeling or home improvement project requires a D.C. building permit. You need to pull a permit even for these 5 smaller projects.

Chicago touts faster graffiti removal process

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Chicago is touting a nearly 50 percent reduction in the amount of time it takes to have graffiti removed from each of the city's 50 wards. (Photo courtesy of the city of Chicago)
Chicago is touting a nearly 50 percent reduction in the amount of time it takes to have graffiti removed from each of the city's 50 wards. (Photo courtesy of the city of Chicago)

Chicago cuts graffiti removal process nearly in half with implementation of grid system that cleans up tagging in every neighborhood once a week.

New home construction features minimalist design

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Archi-Textual helped Aidan H. create a home with an emphasis on wood and stone. (Photo courtesy of Aidan H. of Kensington, Md.)
Archi-Textual helped Aidan H. create a home with an emphasis on wood and stone. (Photo courtesy of Aidan H. of Kensington, Md.)

Kensington, Maryland, Angie’s List member enlisted an architect to for his new home construction that featured minimalist design and emphasized wood and stone.

Vinyl siding makes West Springfield house look new

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Andrea F. says her home looked new after a siding job by J & F Specialities (Photo courtesy of Andrea F. of West Springfield, Va.)
Andrea F. says her home looked new after a siding job by J & F Specialities (Photo courtesy of Andrea F. of West Springfield, Va.)

West Springfield, Virginia, Angie’s List member replaced aluminum siding with vinyl home siding and replaced wood rotted trim, giving her house a fresh look.

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