CAMBRIDGE, Ill. — Lanette Carlson loves to decorate, do makeovers, and find new uses for the wood, tin and other architectural items her husband salvages out of barns, homes, and other buildings through their Carlson's Barnwood Co.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans tumbled to 3.95 percent from 4.02 percent last week.
The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes declined 2.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million.
Last year your father-in-law bought you golf clubs. There was just one problem: you don’t golf. So, into the garage they went, precariously placed on top of the toddler clothing your teenage daughter once wore, a long-neglected craft table, lawn chairs, and a cracked sled.
Cohousing is a community-focused living arrangement, where residents share space, chores and fellowship. The idea started in Denmark in the 1960s and has spread across Europe and the U.S.
The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales skidded 11.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. It was the biggest monthly drop since March 2015.
Like coquettish long eyelashes or chic bangs, fringe has a beguiling style that draws it every so often back into the trend orbit.
For years, Chris Noth was known pretty much as a musician. In the 1970s, he played with the band Natty Scratch, and for the past 10 years he has taught guitar lessons at Davenport's River Music Experience.
WASHINGTON — Alicia Johnson and her husband wanted to renovate their home last fall but ran into a roadblock: When they tried to refinance their mortgage and borrow against their equity, five banks said no.