In their new outdoor living room, Coco and Rosie have lounging areas, exercise equipment, fragrant plants, tasteful lighting accents and a water fountain. The three-season sanctuary is connected to the main house with a stylish elevated breezeway.

A covered front porch wraps around three sides of the Bordine house design, giving it an all-weather sensibility and a classic, country appearance.

Q: How do major storms such as Hurricane Dorian affect people who are under contract to buy or sell a home?

BETTER BULBS: Master Gardener Jeannie Chromey will give free advice next month on how to maintain a bulb garden.

When Dan Sondhelm moved from an apartment building where residents mostly ignored trash in the halls to a single-family home in Alexandria, Va., he didn’t expect the local neighborhood watch to take their duties quite so seriously.

Shingles, stone work and a metal roof prepare the Pioneer home design for any kind of weather.

Q: I got a great deal on a condo that the seller had bought at a foreclosure sale and cleaned up. I used my savings and did not take a mortgage.

BUMBLEBEE TALK: A local gardening expert will give a free presentation later this month on bumblebees and their role in pollination.

Stocks have long been the most glamorous of the major asset classes. Many a Hollywood film has centered around making fast money in the stock market, and becoming a Wall Street big shot.

A young family with the urge to travel cross-country would fit into this three-bedroom home.

Q: My neighbor just brought home a chimpanzee to keep as a pet. He has always tended towards exotic pets, such as his ferrets, but I think this is too dangerous.

More Americans are taking out zero-down loans to buy a home, but not at the rate or with the risk that helped bring on the U.S. recession a decade ago.

GARDEN TOUR: Three Cornell area gardens and a barn full of antiques are on display today as part of a tour sponsored by the Lake Holcombe/Cornell Green Team garden club.

Our next-door neighbor wants to put up a fence between our properties and insists that I have to pay half.

GARDEN TOUR: Seven residential gardens on Eau Claire’s west side will be featured in a Saturday, July 13, tour that benefits a grant program for community gardening projects.

Homeownership may be famed for its headaches, from bidding wars to get in the door to the constant drumbeat of repairs around the house, but renters don’t have it easy either.

Fed up with the high taxes and regulation back home in New York, retired officer Thomas Maloney and his wife, real estate agent Theresa Hart, are looking to offload a home in Long Island — quickly.

PARADE WINNERS: A house built by Chippewa Valley Technical College students is among the homes selected as favorites by attendees of the recent Parade of Homes.

School’s out for summer. That means many kids are scrambling to have as much fun as possible and may parents are hustling to move into a new home before school is back in session.

Cities with fewer than 200,000 residents grew faster than larger metropolises between 2017 and 2018 as high housing prices chased many people away from big cities and their closest suburbs.

Home flips across the country were down in the first quarter from a year ago, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions.

GARDEN TOUR: An annual tour of several Dunn County gardens that gives proceeds to a local charity will be later this month.

Q: Our condo is designated pet-free in our community documents. I am about to rent and want to keep the apartment in good shape. If I include a no-pets clause in the lease, am I still forced to accept emotional support or service animals?

With homeowners staying in their homes longer these days, it’s no surprise that they’ve dropped a lot of cash on big-ticket home improvements in recent years. But new research suggests homeowners are pumping the brakes on how much they’ll shell out for remodeling projects this year.

While a modern ranch house on the shores of Lake Wissota looks like it’s brand new, the home is actually a top-to-bottom remodeling of a modest 1950s-era lakefront cabin.

PARADE OF HOMES: Fifteen new homes and three remodeling projects will be featured in this year’s Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes, which starts next weekend.

An old-fashioned covered porch along with a brick exterior gives curb appeal to this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home design.

Glass fills nearly twice as much space as opaque walls on the rear of the Deerhorn, a home designed to usher in lots of natural light.

As Bay Area university students and professors struggle to find housing near their campuses, plans to build more homes at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley are facing courtroom challenges that threaten to bog down the projects in delays.