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.

Property Transactions - July 8, 2016

Property Transactions - July 8, 2016

Report: 18 percent of U.S. counties less affordable than historic norms

Home prices in almost one out of every five counties in the United States were less affordable than historically normal levels in the second quarter of the year, according to an analysis by the housing data company RealtyTrac. However, prices in...

Increased competition causes pending home sales to stall in May

The number of pending home sales in the United States experienced a year-over-year decrease for the first time in two years in May, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Wallflowers stand apart with bright colors and sweet scent

When you hear a reference to wallflowers, you might think of a bashful person at a dance or the band started up by Bob Dylan's son. It can also refer to a member of the cabbage family that produces a surprisingly beautiful array of colors and...

Existing home sales hit strongest pace in nearly a decade

The annual pace of existing home sales hit its strongest point in more than nine years in May, according to the National Association of Realtors. The organization says the limited availability of homes for sale also contributed to an all-time high...

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