SACRAMENTO -- Just as a ballot initiative that would dramatically expand Proposition 13 tax benefits for longtime homeowners was deemed eligible for the November ballot on Thursday, its proponents said they were ...Read more
Chicago is again seeking city residents interested in buying vacant lots in their neighborhoods for $1.
The city is marketing 3,219 empty lots on the South and West sides as part of its Large Lots program. About one-third...Read more
What does it really take to buy a home in the Seattle area? There are the skyrocketing prices, of course.
But nowadays, to compete in this feverish market, buyers have to deal with so much more: Pay for damage the seller ...Read more
What do these two places have in common: Hale County, Ala., one of the nation's poorest communities, and Silicon Valley, one of the nation's richest?
People can't afford homes in either place, says Pam Dorr, director of ...Read more
There is an old adage that you can't have your cake and eat it too, which is most likely correct, but with Golden Delicious I assure you, you can have your pineapple and eat it too. Well maybe I should clarify; we aren't ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Workers in hoists are assembling a "gigantic 3D puzzle" to cover up part of a new apartment development in uptown Charlotte, replacing blank concrete faces with something more visually interesting.
The ...Read more
The son of former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lauri Peterson will again represent himself in his attempted-murder case after alleging during a court hearing Tuesday that he can't be sure of the confidentiality ...Read more
Q: Why have mortgage interest rates been creeping up over the last few months?
A: Recent declines in unemployment to rock bottom levels and the accompanying increase in the inflation rate have induced the Federal Reserve ...Read more
Penny Properties 101 for DummiesTracy Phillips
If you always wanted to get into real estate investing but did not have the money. This book will show you how to do it.
This book shows you how to negotiate the best possible terms with the real estate owned (or REO) department of a bank or lender, including ...
(UPI) An Arizona woman shared security camera footage of one of her dogs jumping into her backyard pool to rescue another canine who appeared to be drowning.
Laurie Becerra shared security footage showing Remus the dog ...Read more
It's time to reach into the inbox and pull out a few questions from my loyal readers, the answers to which I suspect might be of interest to others. I love receiving your questions, by the way, so keep them coming!
Dear ...Read more
There is a burst of whispered interjections -- "Whoa!" and "Cool!" -- when the kids see the rows of snowshoes sticking out of the snow.
Earlier, in a brief in-class presentation, ranger and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National...Read more
The folks at Oreo are always trying to come up with new variations on their popular treats, with varying degrees of success (seriously, do not bother trying Cherry Cola-flavored Oreos). One of their best efforts is Fudge-...Read more
Rhubarb, featured flavor of humble pie, is trending. Have you seen the selfies? Cray-cray.
Credit Julie Jones, British home baker, who posts tarts of astounding complexity (Instagram: julie -- jonesuk). Checkerboard. ...Read more
More than 46 million people live in Spain. And among them, they have more than 46 million different recipes for paella.
Spain is not large by American standards; in area it totals the size of California plus South ...Read more
This is for all the single people, all those who sometimes find themselves alone during mealtime. It could be that you live alone or that you're traveling alone, miles into a solo journey and holed up in a could-be-...Read more
I'm still learning kitchen tips from my 87-year-old mother. Rather than rely on pricey delivered meal kits, she stocks a modest supply of essentials suitable for fast weeknight dinners and impromptu guests. Frozen shrimp, ...Read more
In light of recent arrests in what the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office is calling a fraudulent real estate ring, I want to take this opportunity to provide you with tips on how to protect yourself. With this type of...Read more
DETROIT -- Production of America's best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150 pickup, will resume Friday.
Truck production, shut down since May 9, will resume at the Dearborn, Mich., Truck Plant on Friday, while production of ...Read more
VALLEJO, Calif. -- From the outside, homebuilder Lennar's model home in Vallejo could be any other house in a new suburban development. But that's where the similarities end and the future begins, courtesy of a new smart-...Read more
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