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Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 8:32 AM

Wow. Itís hard to believe that summertime is almost over. This sweetest of seasons seems to go by faster every year. All the more reason to enjoy the outdoors while you can. And what better way than by savoring one of summerís greatest pleasures -- eating al fresco? Whether you are planning an open air supper, lunch, or brunch, however, there are a few guests who are definitely not welcome ... pesky insects like wasps, bees, mosquitoes, flies and ants. Hereís a list of their loves and hates...

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Whether you have recently downsized or wanting to landscape your new office building or you just donít have space for a large tree, there are many slim trees perfect for those challenging spaces. Space is at a premium, and today, more and more...

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 9:13 AM

Concrete is a popular building material because it is inexpensive and durable. Plain gray exterior concrete ó whether in poured-in-place, precast or block form ó tends to be a little boring to look at, but did you know you could paint it? Youíll...

Posted Aug 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We want to make our first real estate investment purchase. We have decided on investing in older two- to four-family apartments. It appears there are different ways to decide what a property is worth. How do you evaluate an old...

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Driveway cracks are unattractive and give an unwelcoming appearance to your home exterior. Left unattended, cracks can grow and cause the driveway to crumble. Luckily, repairing driveway cracks can be a relatively simple experience.

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 9:41 AM

Most people first encounter radon when buying or selling a home, but just what is it and how dangerous is it really?

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Fall is a great time to do some remodeling, whether that means a full kitchen upgrade or redoing a powder room. Before putting your home and money into someone elseís hands, there are some must-ask questions that you need to have answered.

Updated Aug 13, 2015 at 9:50 AM

Bathtubs are back! (Not that they ever really left.) While itís true that many folks enjoy the ease of hopping into a shower stall for their morning ablutions, you are still likely to find at least one tub in just about every American home. And...

Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 10:27 AM

If you take a moment to think about the foliage in your garden, what comes to mind?

Posted Aug 12, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We are interested in a home that has a shared driveway. I cannot think of any pros, except maybe the shared cost to maintain. What are the cons to worry about with a shared driveway? Thanks! Chris Z.

Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 10:56 AM

You would rather not focus on the rapid closure of the summer season ó I would not either ó but it is a reality that must be faced.

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