New home sales rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted 555,000, the Commerce Department said Friday. That is 5.5 percent higher than a year ago.
Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows.
The period Mark Twain dubbed "the Gilded Age" was one of extreme wealth and ostentation, of robber barons amassing great fortunes, of glaring chasms between rich and poor. It was also a time when some of the nation's grandest gardens were constructed.
If they're in the right location and are maintained regularly, container plants will bloom from early spring until the first killing frost in autumn — longer if you load them with perennials and over-winter them indoors.
There's a caravan of interesting furniture and accessories that work in any space, from the sleek and contemporary to the simple and functional. Rugs are a big part of the style, and not just on the floor.
Tracking your year-to-year gardening efforts in your head is a recipe for forgetfulness. But it doesn't have to be this way.
The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low nu…
The rate on 15-year mortgages rose to 3.37 percent from 3.35 percent last week.
This bicycle sidecar is kind of like an environmentally-friendly pickup truck.