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Posted at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We just backed out of our first real estate investment deal. We took some bad advice, but luckily, discovered an undisclosed issue through a whistleblower. It made us ask ourselves, what else could we have missed? What are the biggest mistakes of new investors? Justin and Ann P.

Updated at 3:24 PM

Gardening with summer flowering bulbs can electrify the garden with spectacular colors. Even if you have an established garden, a few bulbs tucked in among perennials or shrubs can add an exotic touch. Some of these bulbs are tropical and will not...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 10:15 AM

The art of layering a garden is a special talent. Rarely do you plant an entire garden bed all at once and then walk away. Truth be told, this is a process whereby you put down the first layer, walk away for a while and come back and add to it. Over...

Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Fresh herbs are packed with delectable taste and aroma, adding piquancy and nutrition to your cooking. They are also fantastic as refreshing iced herbal tea or natural health remedies. Yet another advantage is that most herbs grow rapidly and are...

Posted Jun 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Grand opening Saturday morning

Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Reader question: We recently submitted an offer on a home. The sellerís agent wanted a 48-hour extension to allow the sellerís agent time to discuss our loan with our loan officer before extending a counter offer. Even though we have our...

Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Coneflower (Echinacea), a fantastic native North American wildflower, has become quite popular in recent years, and for a good reason. These daisy-like flowers with raised centers have been tamed. Many breeders have worked hard to develop new...

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Home improvement can be a pricey proposition. Whether you are upgrading your master bath to an in-home spa or taking care of a much-needed roof replacement, you are likely to need a good chunk of change. However, it is possible to save money on home...

Posted Jun 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: I just purchased a home and, after spending my first few nights there; realize that a gaggle of hobos are living in the driveway of the house next door. The Realtor had told me the heirs of the prior owners inherited the house, and...

Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 11:43 AM

As spring approaches, I get excited about seeing my garden unfold like a beautiful butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 9:12 AM

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