What caught our eye at the Twin Cities' annual Parade of Homes?

What caught our eye at the Twin Cities' annual Parade of Homes?

Last weekend, we slipped on blue booties and made the rounds of about two dozen Parade homes across the Twin Cities. Here are some highlights.

US home sales slowed in February after surge in January

March 22
Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales are up solidly.

Here are some of Thomas Keller's kitchen rules

March 22
Thomas Keller's inspirational messages hang on the walls of his newly renovated kitchen at the French Laundry. Here are some of Keller's kitchen rules and reminders to his culinary crew.
Housing
March 20

Liz Weston: Retire right -- plan to do it twice

There's the retirement that looks like the commercials: biking, travel, enjoying the family.And then there's the one where you can't get up the stairs anymore.Most…
Variety
March 19

Missouri childhood home of late Maya Angelou up for sale

The St. Louis childhood home of late poet Maya Angelou is up for sale.
Housing
March 18

Home listings: What $349,900 buys in the Twin Cities

Shakopee Built in 2006, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom house has 2,740 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, fireplace, formal dining room, updated kitchen…
National
March 17

Officials: Woman shot by Tennessee deputies had a BB gun

Two sheriff's deputies who fatally shot a woman Friday in a Tennessee residential neighborhood thought she pointed a real handgun at them when they opened fire, but it turned out to be a BB gun, authorities said.
National
March 17

The Latest: Officials: Woman shot by deputies pointed BB gun

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Tennessee woman by sheriff's deputies (all times local):
Housing
March 17

Home plan: Euro-style lives large

PLAN HOTW170009 Total finished sq. ft.: 1,888 Bed/bathrooms: 3/3 Stories: 1 Bonus space: 354 sq. ft. Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab Proving that smaller…
Housing
March 16

Long-term mortgage rates rise to new 2017 highs

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a second straight week, posting new highs for the year.
Housing
March 16

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.30 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a second straight week, posting new highs for the year. The markets were anticipating an increase in a key interest rate by the Federal Reserve, which the Fed announced Wednesday.
Housing
March 16

US housing starts rose in Feb., led by single-family homes

U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates.
National
March 16

How Fed hike will affect mortgages, car loans, credit cards

Are mortgage rates going up? How about car loans? Credit cards?