A common question I get from buyers is “Does the Fireplace work?” Most older fireplaces have issues and, in our East Bay area, we have many “No Burn” days in the winter. Here’s a way to get the ambiance without the hassle of wood burning fireplaces.

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home-improvementThe National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Marketing Index (RMI) for Q2 2014 has a composite score of 56, up three points from Q1. A reading over 50 indicates that more homeowners and remodeling firms are reporting renovation activity versus inactivity. Large jobs costing over $25,000 scored a 54. The RMI has now been above the 50-point mark since April of 2013.
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