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How to Grow Horseradish

Green horseradish leaves in a garden

Horseradish is a broad-leaf plant that will grow like a weed unless you keep it contained. Image: Nick Saltmarsh/Flickr

Horseradish is a snap to grow, but a pain to corral. Here’s how to grow and contain the bitter herb. Read More

What I Learned About Portable Generators One Dark and Stormy Night

Lisa Kaplan Gordon's portable generator

Always run a generator outside — carbon monoxide fumes will kill you indoors. Image: Lisa Kaplan Gordon for HouseLogic

A sudden and long-lasting power outage makes a portable generator a must. But finding one when you need it isn’t easy. Here’s one home owner’s odyssey. Read More

Win for Homeowners: Congress Reauthorizes Flood Insurance for 5 Years

Flood waters surrounding houses in New Jersey

The National Flood Insurance Program has been renewed for the next five years. Image: Andrea Booher/FEMA

Feds promise you access to affordable flood insurance through Sept. 30, 2017. And that’s an important win for the housing market and broader economy. Find out why. Read More

5 Smart Home Products from a Cool Trade Show

The floor of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference show

Automated home products are the wave of the future — which one interests you the most? All images in this post: Community for PCBC

The 2012 Pacific Coast Builders Conference has a dazzling array of brainy products that take the worry out of having to think for yourself. Read More

IKEA Recalls Track Lighting System: Electric Shock Hazard

Recalled IKEA track lighting

These track lighting systems from IKEA pose a shock hazard. Image: CPSC

If you have a track lighting system from IKEA, check to see if it’s being recalled. Read More