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Number of Homes Under Contract Soars in May 2014

Inspired by lower mortgage rates and a better selection of homes for sale, homebuyers streamed into the market in May. Read More

Existing-Home Sales Heat Up in May

May’s homebuyers had more homes to choose from, but they may have had to pay more to get the home they wanted, as prices rose 5.1% last month. Read More

You Won’t Get High, But You May Get Happy in a House Built of Pot

Hemp home under construction

This home is being built with hempcrete, a concrete-like material made by mixing hemp fibers and lime. Now that growing hemp is legal in the States, green home builders will have better access to hemp-derived products. Image: Alembic Studio, LLC

Hemp building products may soon go mainstream. Here’s why your next home should be made with pot. Read More

Getting the Most Value Out of Your Outdoor Spaces

Front yard with flowerbeds

Walkway lighting, colorful plantings, and a tidy lawn are all features of good landscaping. And if you're selling, this kind of curb appeal can cut your home's time on the market by 10% to 15%. Image: August Landscape Design

Upgrading your outdoor spaces? Here are upgrades that landscape architects rate as most popular. Read More

Under-Contract Homes Up Slightly in April as Buyers Find More Choice

With more sellers putting their homes on the market and interest rates dipping slightly, the number of homes contracted to sell rose slightly in April 2014. Read More

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