Home renovation series ‘Good Bones’ launches in KSA

Mother and daughter team, Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak, star in a new home renovation and flipping series “Good Bones,” which premiered in the Kingdom on Monday on HGTV, channel 357.
Discovered by casting agents through their Facebook page, daughter Mina, a real estate agent, and mom Karen, a former attorney, left their full-time jobs to focus on revitalizing their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time.
Karen brings the experience and legal expertise, while Mina brings the real estate know-how as they snatch up neglected and often overlooked homes, transforming them into stunning renovations.
“With every house

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BC homeowners say they’ve lost thousands of dollars after local contractor leaves renovation projects unfinished – BC

A BC homeowner said she estimates she’s out $85,000 after the home renovation company she hired suddenly stopped responding, leaving her with an unfinished project.

“It makes you feel sick and you don’t have trust,” Jennifer Carson told Consumer Matters.

Last May, the Maple Ridge resident hired Knotty Boys Construction owned by Sam Orchard to do a major home renovation.

Carson said the Maple Ridge-based company came recommended through a local online community group. She also said she did her due diligence researching contractors before hiring Orchard and his company.

“I checked references. He (Orchard) said ‘here are some people

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Home renovation spending heats up again after COVID-19 pandemic led to deep freeze

After rising to a record high last year in Canada, spending on home renovations fell off a cliff in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But the months of lockdowns and the seemingly endless purgatory of working from home have Canadians once again opening up their wallets to make their temporary workplaces as tolerable as possible.

In a recent report, Toronto-based real estate consultancy Altus Group calculated that Canadians spent more than $80 billion on home improvements last year, a tally that outpaced growth in the overall economy.

And the year’s home reno boom was especially impressive, considering that

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HGTV’s “Rico to the Rescue” showcases Denver’s worst home renovations

Rico León has seen far more botched home renovation projects than the average Denverite. As a self-described “advocate for desperate families,” he has been helping locals navigate their worst construction nightmares by mediating with general contractors or taking on that role himself to help projects reach the finish line.

Now anyone with access to HGTV can watch – and comment – ​​as León tackles half-baked home projects around Denver in a new series called “Rico to the Rescue,” which airs Saturdays.

León, a Pittsburgh native, got his start as a salesman for Roto-Rooter, bidding jobs for emergency restoration caused by

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