You've listed your home. Now what happens?

When you decide it's time to sell your home, it will take a little more than a "For Sale" sign to bring in the offers. You should expect that you'll be in close touch with your real estate agent and that you'll have to keep the home as spotless as...

Hang your hammock properly for relaxing summer evenings

While some hammocks come prepared with their own stand, others give you more leeway in terms of where you can put them. You'll simply need to find a couple of sturdy points and secure the hammock between them. However, you'll also want to make sure...

Give Brussels sprouts a chance: grow your own for a new taste

Even if you vowed to never eat another Brussels sprout after you reached adulthood, you may want to try growing this vegetable for a season and see if your tastes have changed.

More than half of homeowners renovated their home in 2014, survey finds

A large share of homeowners got around to making improvements to their home due to an availability of time or money in 2014, according to a recent survey by the home design site Houzz. Many respondents also indicated that they had completed...

Study finds that buyers often overestimate mortgage requirements

While a majority of people polled in a recent survey said they would like to buy a home and consider it a good time to buy, a significant proportion overestimated the financial requirements to make such a purchase.

Report states that 9 out of 10 homes have equity

Nearly 90 percent of mortgaged homes in the United States had equity in the first quarter of 2015, according to a study by the financial company CoreLogic.

TransUnion predicts return of 1.5 million buyers affected by mortgage crisis

More than 1.5 million home buyers who were delinquent on a mortgage or otherwise suffered a negative effect from the economic downturn could return to the housing market within three years, according to a study by the credit bureau TransUnion.

Property Transactions - June 26, 2015

Canterbury 130 Miller Rd: Lotspeich, John B & Lotspeich, Nancy H to Cusimano, Michael A & Cusimano, Sarah M, $205,800. 141 N Canterbury Rd: Davis, Kathleen to Wilber, Tony G, $20,800. 23 N Canterbury...

Decorating for comfort, beauty, and economy

For prospective buyers, the interior design of a house is important. The location, price, and layout of the home counts more, as the interior can always be redone to suit one's personal taste. It is much easier to add a bucket of paint to a house in...

Overcoming design challenges in coastal communities

Today's coastal real estate market generally falls into two categories: those who have a small lot to build on and want to realize their beach home dream but aren't sure how to do so, and those who have a great location with an existing house that...

Second annual fishing tournament will raise funds for Sunshine Kids

Want to help make a difference by giving back to your community but don't know where to start? Do you love fishing or know someone who does? How about the smell of the salt air, or the sound of seagulls, or the exhilarating feeling of gliding over...

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