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Derek Jeter Should Pay Taxes on His Retirement “Gifts”

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Last week, New York Yankee shortstop and future Hall-of-Famer Derek Jeter played his last Major League Baseball game. He chopped a single to third in the third inning to drive in a run, then took himself out for good. That final hit brings his total to 3,465 hits, along with a .310 batting average, five […]

Indoor Plants by the Window

Benefits of Household Plants

For the Home · Read in 2 minutes 

  Interested in living a better life, enjoying some company, and being healthier? Get new roommates… I mean houseplants! Houseplants make great roommates because they share (oxygen), do nice things for you (clean), and make you a better person (feel better). The downside is that they won’t pay rent and require some attention, but they earn their […]

Existing-Home Sales Up 4.9 percent May 2014

Existing-Home Sales Up 4.9% in May 2014

Real Estate Research, Stats, and Trends · Read in less than a minute 

National stats from (June 23, 2014): Existing-home sales were up 4.9% but down 5.0% YOY. This strongly hints the July 2013, sales decline is pretty much over. Distressed homes (foreclosures and short sales) accounted for 11% of May sales, down 18% YOY. First-time home buyers made up 27% of all buyers in May, down from […]

7 Deadly Sins of Home Ownership

7 Deadly Sins of Home Ownership

For the Home · Read in 5 minutes 

By: John Riha Published: August 23, 2012 Attention sinners! If you’ve been guilty of any of the 7 deadly sins of home ownership, there’s no time like the present to redeem yourself. 1. Envy: You covet your neighbor’s grass Don’t just admire your neighbor’s thick, lush lawn: Turn the tables. Proper lawn care will make […]

Home Maintenance 101 - 7 Things Every Home Owner Should Know

Home Maintenance 101: 7 Things Every Home Owner Should Know

For the Home · Read in 2 minutes 

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: September 2, 2011 It’s back-to-school time, and the perfect season to bone up on your home owner basics: standard DIY know-how that’ll keep your household running smoothly, day in and day out. So here’s your course: Home Maintenance 101. Review them when you can, and practice the techniques to ace […]

True Stories of the Most Annoying Neighbors Ever

True Stories of the Most Annoying Neighbors Ever

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By: Dona DeZube Published: September 13, 2012 Here are 9 stories about the most annoying neighbors you hope never become your neighbor. Or have they moved in next door already? The leaves are starting to fall off the poplar trees in my yard, and that’s bad news. Not because I have to rake the leaves, […]

How to Kill and Prevent Bathroom Mold

How to Kill and Prevent Bathroom Mold

For the Home · Read in 2 minutes 

By: Deborah R. Huso Published: January 14, 2013 Got bathroom mold? Here’s how to get rid of it and prevent future infestations, too. It’s one of the most common problems in any house; it’s also one of the easiest to prevent and cure — as long as you haven’t let it get out of hand. […]