November 5

Homebuyers' down payments rise as US home prices climb

Even with mortgage rates hovering near all-time lows, rising home prices are putting more pressure on buyers to come up with a bigger down payment.
November 5

US long-term mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at 2.78%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to lower this week, as the key 30-year rate fell to a new all-time low for the 12th time this year.
November 5

Is it safe to stay in hotels during the pandemic?

Is it safe to stay in hotels during the pandemic?In a recent travel update, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes it clear:…
Home & Garden
November 22, 2019

Should you install heat cables to prevent ice dams?

Heat cable has a dubious reputation in the ice dam prevention world. It's a topic few understand in-depth, both in terms of functionality and installation.
Home & Garden
November 20, 2019

Frost-free faucets are now required in Minnesota

Frost-proof faucets are now required by the Minnesota State Plumbing Code, which says "A listed self-draining frost-proof hose bibb shall be used."
Home & Garden
November 19, 2019

Animals, skeletons, and creepy home inspection stuff, 2019

Most of the stuff that we post is educational, but this one isn't. This is pure eye-candy for the season. If you follow our Facebook page, you've surely seen most of these photos, but not all of them. These are our favorites from 2019. Warning: Several of these photos are gross.
Home & Garden
November 18, 2019

Inspections to consider when building a new home

There are three types of inspections associated with new-construction homes: pre-drywall inspections, final inspections, and one-year warranty inspections.
Home & Garden
November 17, 2019

New construction inspection: trust, but verify.

The homeowner didn't get a home inspection when she purchased the home, because the builder's rep had convinced her of all the myths listed above.
St. Paul
November 16, 2019
The former Ford Motor Co. site is seen prior to an announcement of a more than $92 million investment proposal in the land that would feature affordab

Transportation plan for Ford site encourages walking, biking, transit

New neighbor­hood to cater to transit users, cyclists, pedestrians.
Home & Garden
November 16, 2019
“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."