The realtor.com data team found the top cities for those buying their first-ever homes and those buying the homes they hope to retire in. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 5:00 am CST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10. Syracuse, New York 10. Syracuse, New York Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 10. Syracuse, New York 10. Syracuse, New York Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Texas city makes list of top 10 places to buy a starter home 1 / 14 Back to Gallery Get ready for a real estate tsunami—two of 'em, in fact. America's largest-ever generations, millennials and baby boomers, are entering their prime home-buying years at … [Read more...] about Texas city makes list of top 10 places to buy a starter home
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Ice dam season is upon us. An annual headache for local homeowners, ice dams can be costly — causing damage to homes — and dangerous. But there are ways to prevent and treat ice dams before they pose a risk. WHAT ARE ICE DAMS? Ice dams are ridges of ice that sometimes form on the eaves of sloped roofs in sub-freezing temperatures, according to the University of Minnesota Extension office. If they are tall enough, ice dams block snowmelt from running safely into the gutter, causing it to pool behind the dam and leak through the roof. Homeowners are often tipped off the the existence of ice dams by massive icicles hanging from their eaves. HOW DO THEY FORM? Ice dams form when warm air inside a home heats part of the roof above 32 degrees in sub-freezing weather, the U extension office says. As the snow on top melts, it runs down the roof to the eaves (which have no heated house beneath them) where it refreezes. Over a long winter, this effect can leave a house with massive … [Read more...] about Ice dams are a scourge. What can you do to get your home ready?
By Heidi Stevens Chicago Tribune Published 3:45 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 Ludwig Van Beethoven once declared that “Love, and love alone, is capable of giving thee a happier life.” Come again? Call us shallow, but we are fairly certain that skim-coating your walls can actually give thee a happier life. Or crown molding: Crown molding makes us pretty happy. If you can have those things and love, well, that’s real happiness. A home renovation project, after all, is not the backdrop against which bliss typically blossoms. Tattered nerves, clashing tastes, blown budgets. It can all go sour pretty quickly. That’s why we’ve called in the House Therapist*, our in-house expert on keeping the peace, even while the literal dust is flying. Happy renovating! Q: I want to surprise my partner with a perk-up of our vintage (midcentury) living room without spending a ton of money. Ideas? A: Have custom baseboards made. You may think baseboards will go unnoticed, but they … [Read more...] about The House Therapist is in — with 6 solutions for your tough home issues
VIRGINIA BEACHGet ready to be edutained by two personality powerhouses at the Tidewater Builders Association’s 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show next weekend.Tasked with taking talks that could be mundane and making them engaging are world-renowned and humorous antiques appraiser Lori Verderame, aka Dr. Lori, and horticultural commentator, TV personality and master gardener Paul James, aka The Gardener Guy.“I don’t do a traditional gardening lecture because they generally bore me to tears,” said James from his Tulsa, Okla., home. “What I do is this great big Q and A – like a nightclub act.”As for Dr. Lori, she pulls from her depth of historical knowledge to help people realize whether their antiques, or family heirlooms” are treasures or just sentimental artifacts.“I’ll break some hearts,” she said during a phone interview. “I’ll make some millionaires.”In addition to the … [Read more...] about Want to know why you should hold off on that yard sale? Top expert at Mid-Atlantic Home and Outdoor Show to clue you in.
Hyung-jin Kim, Associated Press Updated 8:01 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Photo: Ahn Young-joon, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives to attend a hearing on the extension of her detention at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korea court is set to issue a verdict Friday, April 6, 2018, on disgraced former President Park over a corruption scandal. Park has been held at a detention center near Seoul since her arrest in March 2017, after she was removed from office on a landmark court ruling. Prosecutors have requested a 30-year prison term on her. less FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives to attend a hearing on the extension of her detention at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South ... more … [Read more...] about Former South Korean leader Park due for corruption verdict