“The Gables,” a restored Victorian-era home in Carver.

Time-capsule home from 1800s is older than Minnesota's statehood

The iconic Victorian-era house in Carver has been featured in calendars, on holiday tours and even an HGTV show, "If Walls Could Talk."

Downtown Wayzata condo gets dramatic makeover

November 2, 2019
Condo in the Landing
The plain-vanilla condo above the Hotel Landing is now bold and personalized.

'70s Mendota Heights rambler reinvented without adding square footage

November 9, 2019
The home's exterior and front entrance also got an update.
A couple facing retirement considered building a house next door, but chose to reinvent their outdated rambler instead.

US home construction dips 3.6% in January

Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years.
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Any pool can be seen as a drawback by buyers who don't want to deal with maintenance or insurance.

5 home improvements that may not pay off when you sell

Don't let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home's market value.
February 17

Liz Weston: Beware of these overhyped financial strategies

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Home & Garden
February 17

This Week: Walmart earns, Fed meeting minutes, US home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:STRONG FINISH?Wall Street expects that Walmart closed out its last fiscal…
Home & Garden
February 16

Home quarantine for travelers buys time as new virus spreads

On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He's…
February 14

2020 Democrats step up attacks to blunt Bloomberg's rise

Democratic presidential candidates hoping to revive their flagging campaigns increasingly took aim at Mike Bloomberg, blasting their billionaire rival for trying to buy his way into the White House and raising questions about his commitment to racial equality.
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February 13

Ex-landlords acknowledge slurs, settle discrimination suit

A Georgia couple has acknowledged using racial slurs and violating civil rights and fair housing laws when they evicted a tenant who had invited a black family to visit the home she was renting.
February 13

Buyers face more competition amid shortage of home listings

Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years.
February 13

A glance at US mortgage rates; 30-year loan rises to 3.47%

This week Last week Year ago30-year fixed 3.47 3.45 4.3715-year fixed 2.97 2.97 3.815-year adjustable 3.28 3.32 3.88
February 13

US mortgages flat to slightly higher; 30-year loan at 3.47%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to slightly higher this week after three straight weeks of declines, as the historically low levels continue as an incentive for potential homebuyers.