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Your Valuable Home

By: Kevin Kennedy and Ron Melk

Trenton, NJ, USA

After years on the radio, hosts Kevin Kennedy and Ron Melk have flipped the switch to podcasting! Ou... Read More

Episodes

  • There’s more to maintaining a healthy lawn than cutting the grass.

    In our Replay today, we critique the concept of online referral services. If you have ever used one, or are planning to ... More, this is worth a listen. You would expect the stucco application and windows in a newly constructed home to be trouble-free. Not so in this Horror Story. In our Featured segment today, Chris Sherrington from Lawn Doctor covers the why and how of all the tools and processes Lawn Doctor pros employ to maintain healthy lawns and shrubs – and fight the critters that destroy them. There’s a science to it that is best left to the pros. You do the cutting. Lawn Doctor does the rest. Less

  • Expert tips on giving your home a timeless interior.

    In our Replay today, Danny wraps up his solution to giving his beach house guests their own private bath. Our Horror St ... Moreory comes from an architect who solved the puzzle of why so many front porches in a new development blew down. This will blow your mind! In our Featured segment, multiple award-winning interior designer, Donna Hoffman, returns for an encore interview on how to achieve a timeless look in home décor that will last for years, versus a trendy look that could be quickly outdated. Doing a major makeover? Should you rip up that butterscotch narrow-width hardwood? Not so fast, Donna says. Less

  • Does the 15-minute City Make for a Better Way of Life?

    In our Replay, we wrap up a project where one bath becomes two This may be an answer for some of our listeners. In our ... MoreHorror Story today, hear what happens when a contractor subs out a roofing job...nothing good.
    Today in our Featured segment, Meg Bondilli, a marketer of real estate developments, explains the concept of the 15-minute city. She also provides examples of cities in Europe and the U.S. where the concept has been successfully deployed. The 15-minute city relegates the automobile to a subordinate role. It’s where people can live, work and enjoy recreation and entertainment in a compact area that encourages active transportation (EG – walking, bicycling), and where spaces become “places” for human interaction. Less

  • Mold: to Know It Is to Want It Out of Your House.

    In our Replay today, we address listener comments about two ways to prevent ice damming from forcing water under your sh ... Moreingles and into your home – ice shield and heat tape. Which do you think is more effective? The Horror Story? You guessed it...another roofing nightmare, because the roofer didn’t install the flashing and ice shield properly. In our Featured segment today, we engage Ray Nabi, one of the top mold experts in the U. S., in a comprehensive discussion about mold, its negative impact on the human body, how you can spot it, and protect against it. Mold can attack the lungs, exasperating asthma and other respiratory conditions. It also puts children at increased risk of developing asthma. Stachybotrys and Aspergillus are two particularly dangerous types of mold. Mold...you can’t prevent it, but you can protect yourself and your family. Less

  • Be Safe. Get Radon Out of Your Home

    In our Replay today, Kevin takes on what seems like an impossible project, and makes it happen. He converts one hallway ... More bath into two full baths. In our Horror Story, another roofer delivers a botch job, including damaging the gutters and fascia. And in our Featured segment, Thomas Bowels, Radon Team Lead at the EPA, talks about the prevalence and danger of Radon in homes, and what you can do about it. Amazingly, most homes in the U.S. are subjected to this cancer-causing gas. Less

  • Hear Why CORETec Should Be Considered in Any Flooring Decision.

    In today’s replay we do some detective work for a homeowner in Bradenton, Florida to isolate the cause of cracking stu ... Morecco on the second floor of his house. Today’s Horror Story comes from Delaware contractor Brandon Nieves, who shares roofing horror stories so you never have one happen to you. In our Featured interview today, we learn all about CORETec® Luxury Vinyl Flooring. You can’t beat it for looks and wearability – and it saves time, steps and cost in installation. Kevin’s home improvement clients love it. More and more homeowners are opting for CORETec over tile, marble and wood when they expand kitchens, re-do baths, finish basements and more. Less

  • Habitat for Humanity 101 and 102

    In our Replay today, we interview one of Kevin’s customers about his new ProVia windows. He offers a frank, glowing a ... Moressessment of the windows and the installation. Our Horror Story is about a new roof that was doomed from start to finish...whenever that happens. In our College, you may have heard about Habitat for Humanity, but do you really know the extent of Habitat’s good works for people in need of a home to call their own. April is Home is the Key Month, when you should get to know what Habitat and It’s Restore organization are all about. Volunteer. Support. Feel great about it! Less

  • Puzzled About Which Home Security System to Buy. Find the Answer in Today’s Featured Interview

    Lisa talks about how she’s working with Kevin’s VSP Home Remodeling to fashion her basement into living and entertai ... Morening space. Kevin fills us in on the don’ts of siding and siding contractors...all of them demonstrated in a single job. Good luck, homeowner! Looking for a home security system that makes sense for your situation and budget. There are enough of them out there to confuse the heck out of anyone. That’s why we sought out Rebecca Edwards to run down the handful of systems safewise.com has concluded make sense for most homeowners and landlords. This interview helped Ron narrow the choices to two moderately priced systems. It can help you, too. Less

  • An Interview with South Caroline Realtors CEO Nick Kremydas

    In our Replay today, this is the second week in a row where we talk about an interesting and challenging bathroom redo. ... MoreIn our Horror Story, Kevin
    begins remodeling a basement only to find out that one of the walls is inferior. Ooops! Today in our Featured segment we talk with the head of
    South Carolina Realtors about the myriad reasons that make this southern jewel so desirable as a place to relocate to or own rental property. Among
    other positives, South Carolina has lots of Atlantic shoreline (read Myrtle Beach, Kiawaha, Seabrook and Hilton Head Islands, one of the lowest
    property tax rates in the country and the allure of historic Charleston. Oh what a foodie town! And then there’s the Spoleto Festival! Now wonder
    the state is booming with big industry and lots of jobs – and interesting things to do. Less

  • State Migration

    Joe shares the logistic challenges caused by only one functional bathroom in his house, while the others undergo renovat ... Moreions. Our Horror Story today is about a contractor who took the money and walked. Thinking of flexing you remote working privileges by migrating to another state or going to a less costly state to acquire rental property? Delaware, where the property taxes are some of the lowest in the nation and there is no sales tax, may be for you. We gain a lot of insight about Delaware from two top Berkshire Hathaway realtors in the top part of the state. Less