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Home sales growth driven by Midwest

May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories. more »»

New home sales jump to highest level in 8 years

May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans ramped up their purchases of new homes in April to the highest level since January 2008, evidence of a strong start to the spring buying season. more »»

How to decorate with antiques, heirlooms

May 26, 2016 By Katherine Roth Associated Press In this age of minimalism and decluttering, the common response to an offer of a family heirloom or antique might be, “I don’t have space,” ‘’It’s not my taste,”... more »»

Daily Press Real Estate Expo tonight

May 19, 2016 ESCANABA — The Daily Press 2016 Real Estate Expo is tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Quality Inn in Escanaba. Dan McDonald, publisher of the Daily Press, said this is an entirely new event for 2016. more »»

Builders increase home construction

May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders ramped up construction of new homes in April, suggesting that the market remains solid despite sluggish economic growth at the beginning of the yea. more »»

Agrihoods take root: A housing trend rooted in agriculture

May 19, 2016 DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — “How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm?” asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood. more »»

Raising the ceiling dramatically changes a room

May 12, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Architects tend to look skyward: The ancient Greeks built coffered ceilings in their temples. Romans introduced the barrel vault. more »»

Advice for couples blending 2 homes into 1

May 12, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press For couples setting up a new home together, it’s a challenge: how to merge two sets of stuff and two decorating styles into one space they both can love. more »»

US home prices rise at solid pace

May 5, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices continued their steady upward march in February as buyers competed for a limited number of available properties. more »»

Contracts to buy homes at highest level in year

May 5, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March as the spring home buying season got underway. more »»

Construction spending rises

May 5, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending advanced in March to its highest level in more than eight years. more »»

Bringing big style to small outdoor spaces

May 5, 2016 By Kim Cook Associated Press Shelter magazines this time of year are fond of featuring expansive outdoor spaces with sprawling gardens and entertaining areas. more »»

Homebuilder sentiment holds steady

April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes fell in March by the largest amount in five months, with weakness in all regions of the country except the Northeast. Home construction dropped . more »»

Garden antiques can add depth and flair

April 21, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — In a leafy corner of the Bronx, water bubbles gently in an enormous, cornflower-blue ceramic fish pond from China, home to meandering goldfish. more »»

Chic plus comfortable equals relaxed style

April 21, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press It’s a difficult compromise: Many of us want our homes to look as stylish and carefully designed as the ones we†see in decorating magazines. more »»

The breakfast nook has been updated

April 13, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press The term “breakfast nook” sounds hopelessly trapped in the 1970s, but modern homeowners are embracing the style and practicality of built-in seating in the... more »»

Midcentury modern furniture gets a new look

April 13, 2016 By Katherine Roth Associated Press Brazil’s modernist architecture may be better known, but the country’s distinctive midcentury modern furniture is getting new international attention. more »»

US construction spending retreats

April 7, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in February by the largest amount in three months. more »»

Harnessing the riches of online decor sites

April 7, 2016 By Sarah Wolfe Associated Press There’s Houzz. Remodelista. Home design Twitter feeds. Tumblr accounts. And of course, the granddaddy of all online decor depositories — Pinterest. more »»

Generators come through in emergencies

April 7, 2016 Dear Jim: It’s inconvenient when the electric goes off during storms. I want to get a generator. more »»



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