A backyard bok choy crop will give you plenty of stir-fry greens

With a light taste that provides an excellent complement to flavors such as garlic and chicken, bok choy is a perfect garden choice for homeowners who enjoy making stir-fry.

Average value perceptions fall almost 2 percent short of appraisals in June

Although home values continued to increase in June, the typical homeowner in the United States was still more likely than not to put a higher estimated value on their property than the figure determined by an appraiser.

Housing sentiments drop from May's record high in Fannie Mae survey

Respondents to Fannie Mae's monthly housing survey in June were less likely to expect home prices to grow or report a boost in their income, causing the organization's Home Purchase Sentiment Index to fall from the previous month's record high level.

NAR's latest HOME survey finds morale gap between renters and homeowners

Americans continued to be more optimistic than pessimistic about the housing market in the second quarter of the year, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. However, the organization says there is also a notable divide in...

Before you look, get loan preapproval

The real issue with real estate financing is not getting a loan; virtually anyone willing to pay lofty interest rates can find a mortgage. Instead, the idea is to get the loan that's right for you – the mortgage with the lowest cost and best...

Property Transactions - July 29, 2016

Property Transactions - July 29, 2016

Beautiful colors and patterns make coleus a hit both indoors and outdoors

Many plants are grown for their eye-catching and fragrant flowers, but coleus takes a different route with stunningly unusual leaves. The colors and patterns on this plant make it an interesting addition to either your garden or collection of...

Property Transactions - July 22, 2016

Property Transactions - July 22, 2016

Steer clear of irksome behavior when selling a home

Your listing agent is a valuable partner in selling your home, helping you with everything from finding potential buyers to negotiating an offer. You'll naturally be interested in doing whatever you can to help them. However, some seller behaviors...

Considering a saltwater swimming pool

Saltwater pools use electrolysis to create chlorine, allowing homeowners to potentially save time and money on maintenance and chemicals.

Cabbage: A cool season crop that can be started in mid-summer

While it's too late in the season to get two harvests out of a cabbage crop, it's the perfect time to plant one that will mature in the autumn.

Baby Boomers will increase competition for rentals, Freddie Mac predicts

Competition for rental housing in the United States is likely to increase as Baby Boomers and other people over the age of 55 decided to move out of their homes, according to Freddie Mac.

Buyers more likely to fret about price hikes and availability than rate increase, survey finds

People who are in the market for a new home have been benefiting from historically low mortgage rates, allowing them to direct more of their mortgage payment toward the loan's principal. However, respondents in a recent survey said home prices and...

Property Transactions - July 15, 2016

Property Transactions - July 15, 2016

Keep cool this summer, and save energy too!

Window treatments, radiant barriers, shrubs, and other strategies can all help to keep your home's temperature comfortable during the summer.

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