Home Improvement Tips

How do you keep deer away from a garden without putting up a fence?

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Hannah Holmes on smart real estate investments, what a seventh-grader can teach us about deer deterrents, and more.

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how to ventilate a camp

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Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on home buying during a pandemic, oak trees’ survivalist instincts, and more

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antique windows, coyotes, modular construction vs stick-built, allergies

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Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on conventional versus modular construction costs, fending off wily coyotes, and more.

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crawl space

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Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on evaluating heat pumps, cavemen’s home-furnishing habits, and more.

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how can i find the mill rate of a town in Maine?

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Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on the fuzzy math behind property tax rates, her sportswoman mother’s pro-trespassing stance, and more.

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camp renovation tips

Been There, Reno’d That

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Owners and pros share tips, tricks, and hard-won wisdom for anyone launching into a Maine camp building or rehab project.

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home maintenance advice

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Hannah Holmes on finding a reliable homebuilder, Victorian bathroom habits, and more. 

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Home Rx

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Hannah Holmes on stainless steel versus “seal tears,” banishing rodents from barns, and more.

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