[Sale Pending] Wilcox Park Drive, Eastown

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1420 Wilcox Park Drive – $247,500
Experience the beauty of the Arts and Crafts lifestyle married to modern convenience and efficiency with this built-to-last fully-restored 1916 Eastown Craftsman. From this unique location you may walk your dog past St Thomas Parish, through Wilcox Park, and through Eastown neighborhood shopping, restaurants, night life and public transportation. All of these are nearly adequate reasons to leave your brand new kitchen, two new full baths, 2nd floor laundry, third floor master bed/living room, sleeping porch, within the comfort of new windows, electricity, hvac, and roof. Entertain in warmer months from your stocked garage bar with pass-through serving window to your fenced back yard as guests relax on your newly paved patio.

Lead paint rules require contractor certification

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(AP) — New rules for lead paint removal go into effect April 22, adding a bit more time and cost to some home renovations.

The Environmental Protection Agency will require all contractors be certified to take out lead paint. Previously, no certification was required and homeowners could “opt-out” of lead-safe practices if no children under six years old or pregnant women lived in the house.

The EPA estimates the new rules will add an hour to project clean-up and add just under $100 per job for most renovations. The agency estimates about 38 million homes and apartment units, or 40 percent of the housing stock, contain lead paint.

The remodeling industry, however, said the EPA’s cost estimates are too low. Members of the National Association of Home Builders have estimated the cost will climb between $500 and $1,500 on larger jobs because it could extend each day’s cleanup by hours…