1958 St. Louis Park rambler gets 'Finnish lake home' makeover

1958 St. Louis Park rambler gets 'Finnish lake home' makeover

An Eisenhower-era rambler in St. Louis Park was crying out for a makeover, telling its remodeling designer what it wanted to be — clean-lined, simple and quiet, like a midcentury modern Scandinavian home. You can have it for $550,000.

Home plan: Bungalow charm and functionality

July 30
Home plan: Bungalow charm and functionality
Business

How to stage a home for millennial buyers

July 29
How to stage a home for millennial buyers
Staging the look they want is possible, even if the house is older than them.
Stage & Arts
July 30

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery on Wednesday in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable because he was born with Down syndrome.
Variety
July 28

Business Highlights

___Alphabet's 2Q earnings soar despite losses on risky betsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses…
Variety
July 28

Spa trends: Sound vibrations, warm seashells, digital detox

Sound vibrations, warm seashells and a "digital detox" that involves surrendering your cellphone were among the healing and de-stressing techniques on display at this year's International Spa Association expo, held Wednesday in New York.
July 28

Long-term US mortgage rates edge higher this week

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week for a second straight week. They still are near historically low levels.
July 28

Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week for a second straight week. They still are near historically low levels to encourage potential homebuyers.
National
July 28

US homeownership rate of 62.9 percent matches a 51-year low

The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years — evidence that rising property prices, high rents and stagnant pay have made it hard for many to buy.
National
July 28

AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped

It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process.
Variety
July 27

Pending US home sales improved slightly in June

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes crept up in June, a possible indication that the recent growth in real estate sales is still on track.
Stage & Arts
July 26

Replica slave cabin raises questions in Missouri community

An 85-year-old white widow's opening of a replica slave cabin to attract people to her Missouri black history library is drawing the ire of an activist who considers the site an "in-your-face reminder" about slavery.
Variety
July 26

US new-home sales climbed in June to more than 8-year high

Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. housing market.