Can you add an island in your bathroom?

An island in the bathroom can add extra storage and counter space while creating an interesting focal point.

Setting up an outdoor dining space

Once temperatures start to hover in the comfortably mild range, it's time to start thinking about eating outside. Whether you want to take your meals outdoors whenever the sun is shining or just have an occasional barbecue, it pays to set up a...

Pyrethrum daisies provide beautiful flowers, natural insect control

Sometimes a flower does more than just add beauty to your garden. Pyrethrum daisies not only look beautiful when massed together, but also help keep bugs away from your plants.

Central air usually commands a premium in home sales

The average home with central air conditioning sold for 2.5 percent more than homes without it, with a typical dollar premium of $5,486.

Millennials get second jobs, family gifts for down payments

Personal savings remained the most common source of funds for young buyers looking to make a down payment on a home, according to a recent report from the real estate site Redfin. However, millennials were also tapping sources ranging from secondary...

Freddie Mac: Home prices are the biggest factor keeping young people from buying a home

A recent report by Freddie Mac says young buyers continue to lag behind the historical average. While researchers suggested that several factors are holding these buyers back, they cited home price growth as the most prevalent hurdle.

Property Transactions July 13, 2018

Property Transactions July 13, 2018

Permits, planning, and other steps in throwing a block party

A block party is rarely a casual undertaking. It requires a good deal of planning, and often some financial investment as well. But the end result is often a fun, memorable get-together that helps improve neighborhood camaraderie.

Don't throw away that pit! Growing an avocado tree indoors

When trying to grow an avocado tree, it's best to keep your expectations low. The process requires a lot of patience; it will be years before the first fruit begins to appear, and many trees grown from seed don't end up producing fruit at all.

Homeowners more deliberate in planning and budgeting for home renovations

People who renovated their home in 2017 were more likely to have a plan and budget in place before the work began, according to the seventh annual Houzz & Home survey by the home design site Houzz.

Property Transactions July 6, 2018

Property Transactions July 6, 2018

Pending sales continue to decrease in May

Pending sales of existing homes were down on an annual basis for the fifth month in a row in May, with the National Association of Realtors saying it reflects a lack of supply rather than reduced demand. The organization also downgraded its forecast...

Housing and economic perceptions remains steady in Q2 2018 HOME survey

The second quarter of the year showed little change in perceptions toward the housing market and U.S. economy, according to the latest Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey from the National Association of Realtors.

Be careful what you flush

If you treat the toilet like a garbage can, tossing in any items you'd like to be flushed and forgotten, you can easily find yourself stuck with a costly repair bill from a plumber.

Young buyers, aversion to moving fuel home improvement projects

Demand for renovations and remodeling is strong as young buyers purchase homes in need of some repairs and existing homeowners seek to upgrade their residence instead of moving, according to a recent survey by the home improvement site HomeAdvisor.

Affordability pressures continue in Q2 2018

Home prices in the United States between April and June of this year were at their least affordable point since the third quarter of 2008, according to a report by the housing analytics company ATTOM Data Solutions.


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