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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 […]

  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 […]

National stats from Realtor.org (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 […]

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: July 3, 2012 A sudden and long-lasting power outage makes a portable generator a must. But finding one when you need it isn’t easy. Here’s one home owner’s odyssey. A land hurricane blew through the mid-Atlantic Friday night and left 1 million of us powerless — no lights, no air […]

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 […]