Saturday, February 11, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM


Home-improvement resources on the Web

Spring will be here soon — honest — and many homeowners will begin working on home improvements.

A home-remodeling job can improve not only the look, but the market value of a residential property.

If you're looking for home-improvement information on the Web, here are a few places sites to check out:

411 Home Repair: Features home-improvement resources, calculators, how-to information, and more;•; Provides advice for homeowners willing to undertake a home remodeling job;

Federal Consumer Information Center: Contains tips on home maintenance, hiring help and financing repairs;—text/housing/home-improve/homimprv.htm Serves up advice on a wide range of home improvement topics;

National Association of the Remodeling Industry: Offers a variety of remodeling advice and insights, from hiring a contractor to most asked questions;

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