2012 is a very special year! Not only will we vote for a new president, we'll celebrate leap year! That means you have one extra day to do something special. How about volunteering with a local charity. Ladies, ask that great person to marry you, it's O.K., its leap year! February begins the lunar year, the year of the Dragon, and with it comes success, happiness and great good luck to everyone! To top it all off: it looks like the economy is making some progress on the upside. Since things are starting to improve, it's time to start thinking about improving your home. We are improving "On The House" for you, with more features and we want more input from our listeners. Call in, write, e-mail, text, Face book and send us videos with your questions, tips or goofs. Tell us what you like or do not like. Give us your ideas and we will get to work!

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Know the Contractor You Hire……Don’t Become a Statistic

There are a lot of fly-by-night contractors around, and I'm sure you've heard the horror stories. But at the same time, there are also some very good contractors in business with an ongoing commitment to quality construction and good customer service. But how do you distinguish between the two? The tips below can help you build a list of qualified candidates and avoid a nightmare contractor scenario.


It’s Not Just A Home, It’s a Home for Life
By Steve Kleber

The concept of “home for life” has become an increasingly prevalent trend for the home building industry. Homeowners have redefined their idea of a “dream home” and have made it clear they’re staying put… literally. In fact, 84% of the respondents in a Hanley Wood survey said they would like to remain in their current homes through retirement. Instead of moving to a larger home, homeowners are taking matters into their own hands by redefining the quality of an existing space. This presents a unique and profitable opportunity for remodeling companies to take advantage of; the key is to recognize exactly where.



February 4,
“On The House is On the Road” at Rebuilding Together’s Kickoff to Rebuild 2012 – Indianapolis. We will be joining hundreds of volunteers, past and present NFL members and players, Indianapolis community leaders, well‐known national celebrities, and local and national sponsors to complete renovations begun in November on ten homes in the Super Bowl Legacy Neighborhood of Near Eastside.
February 11,
“On The House is On the Road” again! This week we are in Orlando, Florida at the 68th International Builders Show to see what’s new and exciting in the building industry. James and Morris will be reporting on products from around the world for home building and remodeling. You won’t want to miss this show!
February 18,
Have you thought about home safety? It’s more than just locks on the doors! Join James, Morris and Rebecca this week for information you can’t afford to miss on how to make your home safe and keep your family accident free! Give us a call at 800 737-2474 and share your home safety tips with us!
February 25,
It’s getting towards the end of winter, are you ready to get out and get ready for spring? Do you have a few things left you still want to do inside your home? Now is the time…. spruce up the floors, quick kitchen facelifts, new countertops, painting, installing a new faucet? Give James, Rebecca and Morris a call; we’ll help you with it all at 800 737-2474


Hot New Color For 2012
Tangerine Tango: Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset." Read more...

What to Do For Your Garden in January
Whether you're staying warm indoors and gardening vicariously or you're outside getting things in order, here are a few more gardening tips to help you get through winter. Read more...

A Soil Amendment in Your Fireplace!
Don't throw those ashes out, use them in the garden! Wood ashes are rich in Potash Read more...

Get Some Green Now!
If you just can't wait for Spring, start some seeds indoors. Read more...

Check out Rebecca’s website to get all your design, garden,
and floral needs at

Keep Your Heart Healthy
Here are some important tips you should consider.

Nature and Technology
Mother Nature doesn't care about technology, she's into survival. Read more...

Stamp Out Cravings
Food cravings mean that the body has its signals mixed up. Read more...

Check out Karel’s website to get all your fitness needs at challengeaging.com.


Rental Agreements
Most legal rights that renters have are found in the rental or lease agreement. Read more...

Small Claims Court
You can complain to your state’s automotive repair licensing agency. You can also sue Bob in small claims court. Read more...

Homeowners Insurance Sworn Statements
As best you can, while you recover from having your life invaded, you reconstruct what was taken and how much it was worth and make a homeowner’s claim. Read more...

Winning in Small Claims Court
First, there is no substitute for preparation. If you are suing for damage to your property, you... Read more...

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