5 Sites for a Last-Minute Garden - May 18, 2010 08:00 AM
If you've put off the planning, planting and weeding that come with springtime gardening, fear not! We've selected Web sites to help you put together a last-minute garden. You'll find advice for which plants bloom in your zone, and how to get your soil in shape.
Recession Forces Even "Extreme Makeover" to Downsize - April 07, 2010 02:00 PM
With many "Extreme Makeover" homeowners struggling financially, the show has responded by scaling back to better fit the current economic climate.
Innovative Building in Estonia Illustrates Power of Design - November 13, 2009 12:30 PM
The design of a building in Tallinn is meant to encourage democracy, calling attention to the impacts of architecture and design on quality of life in different communities.
Buyers, Sellers, Appraisers Damaged by New Home-Appraisal Policy - July 31, 2009 03:49 PM
A new rule that puts appraisal management companies between brokers and appraisers is threatening to put appraisers out of business, hurting home buyers and sellers in the process.
With "Extreme Makeover" Homes, Some Get Foreclosure Instead of Happy Ending - June 05, 2009 08:00 PM
Property taxes, bills, neighborhood pressures and legal issues can add up for some "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" recipients, leading to foreclosure, sale and other trouble.
The Foodie: Growing and Cooking With Herbs - May 13, 2009 07:00 AM
Herbs can be a perfect introduction to gardening for those with limited space or little experience. Find out the history of various herbs, which herbs will flourish in your climate and how to grow them, and which ones pack the most punch in a recipe. Filling your home with the scent of lavender, lemon verbena or mint is easier than you think.
Making Home Improvements in a Recession - April 24, 2009 07:40 AM
The investment in your 401k might not pay off as you’d hoped, but the investments you make in improving your home will not only bring you a bit of joy right now, but may reward you later when this whole thing blows over. But what are the best things to fix up when your budget is tight? FindingDulcinea explores home renovations during tough times.
5 Sites to Help You Clean and Organize Your House - April 03, 2009 04:00 AM
Spent another morning stumbling through heaps of dirty clothes and mounds of old mail looking for your keys? That’s no way to live. These five Web sites offer straightforward tips on how to organize your house. Even the messiest among us have to start somewhere.
Homeowners Try New Tactic to Hold Off Foreclosure - February 19, 2009 12:32 PM
A nationwide “produce the note” trend is helping some homeowners avoid foreclosure, or at least delay proceedings long enough to potentially find a solution to their problem.
Are Cities Bad for You? - January 08, 2009 12:28 PM
Recent research has found that urban environments have a detrimental effect on cognitive functioning. Exposure to nature may be the cure.
Fannie Mae Nearing Plan to Keep Renters in Their Homes - December 16, 2008 11:27 AM
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae announced Monday that it is in the final stages of a plan to allow renters to continue living in properties that are in danger of foreclosure.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Put Some Foreclosures on Hold - November 21, 2008 11:57 AM
The two mortgage giants announced Thursday the suspension of foreclosures of occupied homes from Nov. 26 to Jan. 9, buying time to help struggling borrowers.
Age-Restricted Communities Bring Benefits, Potential Problems for Schools - November 14, 2008 01:58 PM
Adult-only communities can bring funding to schools without the cost of additional students, but they pose problems, too.
Study Pinpoints Where Household Germs Lurk and Linger - October 31, 2008 06:32 AM
The refrigerator door handle, doorknobs, and TV remotes are all places where germs often prosper, sometimes for days.
Bank Takes over ‘Haunted’ Mansion Abandoned by Millionaire Family - September 24, 2008 09:48 AM
A year after a wealthy family in Britain fled their estate—the allegedly haunted Clifton Hall—the bank reclaims their property.
Homeowners Hoard Oil Via Classifieds - July 18, 2008 08:04 AM
In preparation for high heating costs this winter, some homeowners are buying gallons of oil from classified-ad Web sites like Craigslist.