“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A couple facing retirement considered building a house next door, but chose to reinvent their outdated rambler instead.
Housing
June 4

Average 30-year mortgage rates rose slightly to 3.18%

Long-term mortgage rates increased slightly as the U.S. economy showed signs that the worst of the coronavirus-fueled recession may have passed.
Home & Garden
June 3

Hints of economic reawakening amid mass, civic unrest

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and…
Home & Garden
June 3

'Eyes are on you:' Minneapolis neighbors band to stand guard

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Variety
June 1

This Week: Construction spending, Gap earns, jobs data

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Home & Garden
May 30

Flooded Michigan city is midcentury architecture mecca

Christopher Jue knew he was home the moment he and his wife stepped inside the sprawling 62-year-old ranch with brick floors, a sunken living room and built-in desks, shelves and bureaus — hallmarks of an Alden B. Dow original.
Housing
May 28

US mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at all-time low 3.15%

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week as the key 30-year home loan marked an all-time low for the third time in the last few months since the coronavirus outbreak took hold.
National
May 28

Democratic lawmakers seek records on Russian ventilators

House Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to provide records related to the purchase of ventilators from Russia, asserting that the machines were not only unsafe for use but also were made by a subsidiary of a Russian company under U.S. sanctions.
Home & Garden
May 28

Pending home sales plunged 21.8% in April on a monthly basis

April had a record collapse in Americans signing contracts to buy homes, a reflection of the broader shutdown of economic activity in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Home & Garden
May 26

US new-home sales post slight gain in April

U.S. new home sales ticked up 0.6% in April, a surprising gain amid the coronavirus outbreak that hints at the relative health of potential buyers.
Home & Garden
May 26

US home price gains quickened in March as sales plunged

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