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Home sales market surging 15 percent across Indiana

SOUTH BEND | Nissa Ricafort and her husband figured their ranch-style home in northeast Indianapolis would take two to three months to sell, but the weekend it hit the market the couple had 17 showings and accepted an offer for the full $185,000 asking price.

April 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist

Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist

Amardeep Kaleka, son of the president of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, center, comforts members of the temple Monday in Oak Creek, Wis., where a gunman killed six people a day earlier, before being shot and killed himself by police.

August 06, 2012 3:49 pm
Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist

Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist

Members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin comfort each other Monday in Oak Creek, Wis., where a gunman killed six people a day earlier, before being shot and killed himself by police.

August 06, 2012 3:49 pm
Home in a home as families live together longer

Home in a home as families live together longer

It's a home within a home — and it could be coming soon to a home near you.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am

Modular homes can be a cheaper, greener alternative to traditional custom builds

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — When Jack and Gina Sheehan wanted to demolish and replace their 1952-built waterfront home in Yorktown, Va., they didn't choose the custom-built route.

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
Outhouses, smokehouses, bomb shelters: Oddball spaces are still around

Outhouses, smokehouses, bomb shelters: Oddball spaces are still around

HACKENSACK, N.J. — There are certain spaces that home buyers crave, like giant kitchens and expansive walk-in closets.

November 19, 2011 12:00 am
New-home sales tick up as builders slash prices

New-home sales tick up as builders slash prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rose in September after four straight monthly declines, largely because builders cut their prices in the face of depressed demand.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Frank Lloyd Wright house for sale in Milwaukee

Frank Lloyd Wright house for sale in Milwaukee

A Frank Lloyd Wright house has been put on the market in Milwaukee.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Delaying repairs can haunt owners when it's time to sell

Delaying repairs can haunt owners when it's time to sell

In a recent article, I wrote that an expert recommended homeowners keep at least $5,000 in easy-to-liquidate assets, to cover emergency repairs or replacement costs.

May 22, 2011 12:00 am
Homebuyers: Do your homework on home warranties

Homebuyers: Do your homework on home warranties

Home sellers hoping to close a deal sometimes agree to purchase home warranties to give their buyers peace of mind.

April 28, 2011 12:00 am

Real estate company hosts home buying seminar

MUNSTER | Re/Max Realty Associates is offering a seminar on how to buy a home from 10 a.m. to noon March 26 at 1544 45th Ave.

March 14, 2011 1:00 pm
How to buy home fitness equipment

How to buy home fitness equipment

Shopping for workout gear can be, well, a workout. "Today's home fitness equipment is better constructed and more effective — and offers you more options — than ever before," says Bridgit Kin-Charlton, a personal trainer and owner of the B-defined studio in Williamsburg, Va. "With choice, ho…

February 28, 2011 12:00 am

A 2011 checklist for new home buyers

Over the course of our lifetime, the US Census Bureau estimates that the average American moves a total of 11 times.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

Cable Guy's' house is for sale at $1.5M

Anyone interested in living the life of Larry the Cable Guy can start by buying the comedian's Sanford, Fla., home, which he recently listed for sale at $1.55 million.

October 07, 2010 12:00 am

Granite paint seals the deal

Granite shouts beauty in a kitchen, even in a modest kitchen. It remains the No. 1 choice for kitchen remodels.

September 11, 2010 12:00 am

Yes you can build a low-cost green' house

The greenest house in Lewis County, Ky., is a pleasant shade of blue — and a model for future low-income housing.

September 11, 2010 12:00 am

Practical Ideas for Practical Fixes!

Q. What process do you recommend for removing wallpaper from drywall? We did one room using a liquid chemical remover, and a lot of patching was needed because of marks made by scrapers and so forth. Should I just paint the wallpaper in other rooms? —R. Dunham

September 11, 2010 12:00 am

Professional investors revitalize home flipping'

Hoping there are big profits to be made in the aftermath of the housing collapse, professional investors are flocking to the business of buying foreclosed homes at distressed prices.

August 28, 2010 12:00 am

Fans can help a lot in attic spaces

Q. My house doesn't have an attic, so a whole-house fan isn't practical, but I am looking for a way to use a fan to help cool my hot upstairs. I know there are fans that fit in windows to exhaust hot air and pull in cool night air, but I can't find anything to fit my sliding windows. Any ide…

August 28, 2010 12:00 am

New-home sales sink to lowest level on record

LOS ANGELES | Sales of new homes unexpectedly sank 12.4 percent in July to the lowest point since the government began keeping records in 1963. It underscored continued weakness in the housing market, which tanked after the expiration this spring of a tax break for home buyers who were alrea…

August 27, 2010 12:00 am
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