August continued the trend I outlined last month in each geographic area and price range with the market continuing to improve over last year, but at a slower rate. The pace of sales and of new listings entering the market are increasing and values are improving. New buyers are still outrunning new listings, so inventories continue [...]

Don’t let a small home suppress your creativity. Here are eight decorating tips to consider when touching up your not-so-spacious abode. 1. Add height with curtains. Hang curtains and draperies close to the ceiling. This gives the illusion of height to a small room and draws the eye upward. 2. Mirrors are your best friend. [...]

The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake, Michigan’s only venomous snake is a rare sight for most state residents. Historically, they could be found in a variety of wetlands and nearby upland woods throughout the lower peninsula. During the late spring, these snakes move from their winter hibernation sites, such as crayfish chimneys and other small mammal burrows [...]

By Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal Interest rates on mortgages for pricey homes have dropped below those on smaller mortgages, an event that lending executives say has never happened before. Borrowing rates for so-called jumbo mortgages, which are too big for government backing, historically have been set higher than rates on what are known as [...]

By Dana Dratch, via ABC News It’s the magic phrase uttered by almost anyone who’s ever considered the cost of home remodeling: “We’ll use our home equity and get it back when we sell.” Unless you keep those projects practical, though, you might just be kidding yourself. For example: Steel front door: Good. Master [...]