Intended for a growing family, this home design features four bedrooms spread across two levels.
DIGGING IN: An upcoming seminar featuring an expert horticulturist is intended to help area gardeners get prepared for the spring growing season.
As we settle into the first quarter of 2020, experts are optimistic that the housing market will get stronger as the door cracks open a little wider for first-time homebuyers.
Q: We hired a local company to help us with a project on our property. After the work was done, we received a bill for more than what was agreed. The bill also included work that was not performed.
For a company that says its goal is to help people secure their homes from criminals, Ring hasn’t had an enjoyable last few months.
A finished basement can be a valuable addition to your home. It can be a playroom for your kids, a place for family to stay during visits, a media room the whole family can use, or even a space to rent out for some extra income.
READY, SET, GROW: An annual winter gardening seminar will be on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Eau Claire.
This medium-sized home is ideal for empty nesters downsizing from a larger house, but still desiring rooms for children to return to for extended visits.
Q: It is getting harder for me to cut the lawn and maintain my landscaping. I am thinking of going with more a “wild” look.
ICE DAM TALK: Ice dams, frosty windows and clearing snow build-up on roofs are among the topics of an evening seminar later this month in Eau Claire.
If you’re looking to buy a home or refinance your current one in the new year, there’s good news: Low mortgage rates are expected to continue into 2020.
The new year will be rockin’ baby thanks to Proven Winners’ introduction of the Salvia Rockin’ Blue Suede Shoes.
Q: We are selling our house to a nice couple. We just found out that their deposit check bounced. They have a reasonable-sounding reason.
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to start planning for home projects. Maintenance projects are a great way to keep your space comfortable, functional and possibly add value to your home.
Q: We are selling our house and have what seems to be a very interested buyer. However, every time we ask for a contract and a deposit, there is an excuse.
This large two-story home is designed to be built on a sloping lot.
DETROIT — The largest contractor in Detroit’s demolition program is facing suspension again after it tore down the wrong house — for the second time in about 18 months — the Free Press has learned.
LOS ANGELES — Some know it as “The Beverly Hillbillies” mansion, others as Chartwell. Now, it has a new name: California’s chart-topper.
DALLAS — Dallas-Fort Worth has made it onto the list of U.S. markets real estate agents expect to be the best in the country in the next few years.
Q: My emotional support animal was approved by my condo board. However, they are making me take her completely off the property for her to take care of “business.”
Every year, home fires claim the lives of close to 3,000 Americans and cause around $6 billion in damage.
Whether you’re buying a first home or are a decades-long owner, adequately insuring your home is crucial. Yet, according to real estate data provider CoreLogic, in 2017 about one in four homes were underinsured by at least 20%.
A homey country facade and a contemporary interior with all the furnishings expected in a modern home are part of this full-sized family house.
Q: A few months ago my condo put a wrongful charge on my monthly dues bill. I called the management company and gave them a piece of my mind.
A combination of brick and wood is used to create a strong first impression for this three-bedroom, two-bathroom country-style home.
Imagine if, months after settling in to your dream house, your local government began threatening to lay off police officers, close some schools and cut transit service? And on top of those reduced services, property taxes and other levies and fees began rising steeply?
A rustic barn transformed into a family gathering space, one of Eau Claire’s historic Queen Anne Victorian-style houses and a trio of houses along the banks of Lowes Creek are all part of today’s Christmas Stroll.
Family gatherings and festive celebrations — these are the hallmarks of the holiday season. It’s a time for buying gifts, decorating and traveling.
CHRISTMAS CHIC: A seminar on new trends for decorating the outside and inside of your home for the holidays will be next week in Eau Claire.
Q: Years ago, I renovated my home doing much of the work myself.
Finding a dozen specific transom windows among the many found on homes in two Eau Claire neighborhoods proved a challenge that a handful of residents were up for.
While finding the ideal home is the first important step in creating a wonderful living environment for your family, you also want to choose the right neighborhood.
AUSTIN, Texas — Chris and Dennis Cavner, in their early 70s, are preparing to move less than two blocks away into a 2,720-square-foot, ranch-style house they bought this year. But first a renovation is underway, taking the 45-year-old property all the way back to its studs. When the work is …
Q: Is our condominium association responsible for what is behind the walls?
GARDENING WITH INMATES: A program that pairs volunteer gardeners with jail inmates will be the topic of a presentation later this month in Altoona.
Used in stores and homes to let more light in above other windows and doors, transom windows can be found in houses throughout Eau Claire.
A few months ago, a nice family bought the house next door. We were happy when they began sprucing up the landscaping — until they removed the thick hedge that ran down the line between the two properties.
Adding a refined elegance to the handsome exterior, arched columns frame the entryway of the Formosa home design and provide the base for a second-story balcony.
If you are a first-time homebuyer, finding a home can be an exciting — yet, daunting — experience.
Way back in the dark age of 1980, the median size of a new single-family home was 1,595 square feet. And on average, 2.76 people squeezed into a home.
An attractive window and the right light can change everything — from your room to your mood.
BATHROOM MAKEOVERS: Homeowners considering a bathroom remodeling project can learn how to start and what their options are at a seminar next week.
Q: We are getting ready to close on our new house and discovered that the seller removed several things we thought we were buying, including the bathroom mirrors and a chandelier.
Q: My sister has bad credit but a good job and wants to buy a house. I have strong credit but a modest salary.
As labor shortages and tariffs continue to drive up the cost of single-family home production and the lack of affordable housing makes headlines, some folks are turning to factory-built homes.
For those looking to invest in a duplex, the Willow design is an innovative combination of two different units.
Q: I am purchasing a house and am concerned about open permits and code violations.
Now that the kids are back at school, it’s time for homeowners to head outside and do a little “homework” themselves.
Q: Our condominium association rents space on our roof for a large cellphone antenna. We thought it would be great for getting some extra money into the community, but we did not count on workers banging through the stairwell at all hours carrying heavy equipment and leaving behind a mess.
HISTORIC TOUR: Six historic Eau Claire buildings will be open for visitors to explore on Saturday, Sept. 28.