Real Estate

Stay safe when working in the yard this spring and summer

A day spent working in the yard is an ideal way to pass the time on spring and summer afternoons. A pristine landscape can add value to a property and instill pride in homeowners who put a lot of thought and effort into their lawns and gardens. A sun-soaked day can make it easy to overlook potential threats when working […]

Watering and fertilizing techniques to improve your lawn

A lush, green lawn is a sight to behold. Many variables are involved in growing and maintaining grass, and water and fertilizer are among the most important components. Knowing how much water and fertilizer to apply and when to apply it can make a big difference in the appearance and health of a lawn. That’s because a well-fed and watered […]

Low maintenance lawn alternatives

A traditional lawn may not be right for every property nor desired by every homeowner. There is no denying that lawns take time and effort to establish and daily or weekly maintenance to thrive. Homeowners who find that a traditional lawn is not practical can explore some low-maintenance alternatives. • Wildflower meadow.Homeowners with wideswaths of property maydiscover meadows arecost- and […]

How to conserve energy in your home throughout summer

Energy bills tend to be high in summertime, when many people crank up their air conditioners in an attempt to combat the heat. For some households, higher energy bills might be stretching their budgets, while others might be looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints. Conserving energy can help homeowners save money and help the planet at the same […]

Real estate listings plummet in February

STATEWIDE — Demand remained high in the Minnesota housing market in February as homebuyers competed with multiple offers for diminishing housing stock, according to Minnesota Realtors® (MNR), the membership organization supporting all 21,000 Realtors… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Comparing February 2020 to February 2021

St. Louis County • New listings were down 42.1 percent• Pending sales were down 33 percent• Closed sales were up .8 percent• Median sales price is up 10.3 percent to$171,000 Lake County • New listings were down 6.3 percent• Pending sales were up 41.7… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Prevent roof damage by learning what causes curled shingles

 No homeowner wants to look at the exterior of his or her home and see roof damage. Such damage may lead homeowners to think they need a new roof, a potentially costly expense that can quickly throw household budgets into a state of disarray. Ac… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lighting is a key part of curb appeal

Curb appeal can affect prospective buyers’ perception of a home. When addressing curb appeal, homeowners may be inclined to focus on features that are easily seen from the street during the day. But what can a homeowner do to improve on his or her ho… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Should you buy or sell a home in 2021?

While the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine has left a lot of question marks about the future of the U.S. economy at-large, analysts expect the housing market to remain strong and stable in the coming year. “Despite the uncertainties of the pandemic, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Prepare for spring renovations with these mulching basics

 Mulch is available in various forms. Like other land and garden products, mulch can go a long way toward helping plants thrive. Mulch comprises just about any material that is spread over the surface of soil. Its purpose is primarily to help so… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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