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DENIED! A Closer Reading of Insurance Companies “Denial of Coverage”

Many property owners will, at some point, be faced with having to report a claim to their insurance companies for losses they believe are covered under their policies. Over the years, insurance companies have made this process more and more confusing. Con't...

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Recipes for Home Repair

By Alvin Ubell & Sam Bittman

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About the book: Recipes for Home Repair provides easy to follow home improvement tutorials to help you save money and energy. Download how-to lessons FREE!

Tool Basics: Beginners Guide to Using Tools
Carpentry Basics: Furniture, Window & Door, Walls, Floors
Electricity: Home Wiring Basics
Plumbing Basics: Toilet Repairs, Drains, Water Pipes, etc.
Masonry: Home Foundation & Exterior Repair
Charts & Tables: Measurements & Materials Reference

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Save Energy, Save Money

“Simple Steps to Slash Your Energy Use and Costs”.

Complete Edition

Learn how to lower your utility bills and increase your long term energy savings by implementing simple home improvements.

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Save Energy, Save Money (4.1MB)

Written by Alvin Ubell and George Merlis
Publication Date: 2002
209 Pages
ISBN 0-02-864279-1

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Home Energy Audit:
Checklist for Homeowners

Al Ubell's Energy Saving Guide

What is your Home E.Q.? Download the Energy Quotient Home Test from the book Al Ubell's Energy Saving Guide.

Consumer Guides

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Buying a Co-Op or Condo in New York

Product Education

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Stay up-to-date on home technologies that improve safety and energy conservation.

Fire and Smoke Detectors

Family Circle Articles

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Household articles on home improvement and maintenance repair that every do-it-yourselfer can use. Written by Alvin Ubell and Label Shulman for Family Circle Magazine.