“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A couple facing retirement considered building a house next door, but chose to reinvent their outdated rambler instead.
November 23

Urban Outfitters earns, consumer confidence, new home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:RETAIL WOESUrban Outfitters serves up its third-quarter report card Monday.Wall Street…
Home & Garden
November 19

Microsoft-led housing effort cuts rents in Seattle suburbs

A master's degree and a full-time job as a middle-school counselor weren't enough to help Sam Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a local tech giant helped do the trick.
November 19

US mortgage rates fall to new lows; 30-year loan at 2.72%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, reaching record lows for the 13th time this year amid fresh signs of weakness in the pandemic-ravaged economy.
Home & Garden
November 19

Existing home sales up 4.3% in October, fifth monthly gain

Sales of existing homes rose for a fifth straight month in October, reaching a level not seen since before the housing bubble popped 14 years ago.
Home & Garden
November 19

Nom Wah at 100: a cookbook about a restaurant and community

Wilson Tang was getting ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, last winter and launch his first-ever cookbook. Then COVID-19 arrived, and Chinatown's lively restaurant scene shut down, along with bars and eateries across New York City.
November 18

Sales surge at Lowe's as the homebound take on more projects

Lowe's sales surged in the third quarter more people took on projects at home during the epidemic.Shares, however, slumped 6% Wednesday on an outlook that…
November 17
Restaurant bill with dollar bills (tips) on a plate and receipt close up

Millennial Money: Financial advice that rarely fits all

When I hear financial advice that shames people, I cringe.
Home & Garden
November 16

Ex-Harvard coach, father charged in $1.5M admissions scam

The former fencing coach at Harvard and a wealthy Maryland businessman were arrested Monday on accusations that the coach took $1.5 million in bribes in exchange for helping the businessman get his two sons into the Ivy League school as recruited fencers.
November 15

Biden's beach hideaway has political sun shining on Rehoboth

This resort town known for Atlantic waves that are sometimes surfable, fresh-cut French fries and a 1-mile wooden boardwalk that dates to the 1870s has long prided itself on being the "Nation's Summer Capital."
November 12

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 2.84%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week. They remain at historically low levels, now around a percentage point below a year ago.