Question: My parents have a 9-foot-by-12-foot area rug, which is in excellent condition, in their bedroom. Under the rug is green foam-rubber padding that has become as hard as a rock over the years and has stuck to the hardwood flooring like paint.
Prince Albert of Monaco has confirmed that he has purchased the East Falls' birthplace of his mother, Grace Kelly. The prince told People magazine Saturday that he is traveling to Philadelphia on Tuesday to discuss plans for the home, at 3901 Henry Ave., which was built by his grandfather, John B. Kelly Sr.
In this job, I regularly receive email and telephone calls that qualify as balderdash. This I define as questionable information, typically involving online surveys from groups I have never heard of, sent in the hope that I will publish them as "click bait" without checking further than the end of my fingertips.
Alan J. Heavens has been writing about real estate and home improvement for 27 of his 36 years at the Inquirer and for most of his 49 years as a reporter. Author of three books, he was "The Gadgeteer" on the Discovery Channel's Home Matters and president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.