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.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent

March 23
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017.

Long-term mortgage rates slip

March 23
Housing
March 23

US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July.
Movies
March 23

Greta Garbo's former NYC apartment on market for $5.95M

Film legend Greta Garbo's former longtime apartment in New York City is up for sale for nearly $6 million.
Variety
March 22

US home sales slowed in February after surge in January

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.
Variety
March 22

Here are some of Thomas Keller's kitchen rules

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…