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US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

WASHINGTON –  U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting

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Menards Goes High Class

I long for the days when hardware stores actually sold hardware. It is now a place to get dressed up and take out a woman on a date. Or better yet, for a woman to take a man out on a date. Not only does Menards offer

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Tiny shipping-container homes now for sale on Amazon

E-commerce giant Amazon is evidently entering into America’s multi-billion dollar real estate business with a recent listing of shipping container houses.   Everybody's gotta start somewhere, af

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Expert tips for preventing mold growth or remediating mold in your home after a flood

Mold, especially toxic black mold, growth is a big concern after a flood. Experts say even if a home was not flooded, being without power and air conditioning for more than 72 hours can create conducive conditions for

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Houston maps out plan to fight mosquito population explosion after Harvey

Health officials are warning Houston area residents about standing pools of water that could become breeding grounds for mosquitos that carry disease, including the West Nile Virus. The waters could be from heavy rains o

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Hurricane Irma-proof your kitchen with these three tips

As the heart of the home, the kitchen is the most critical space to prepare in the face of a storm. With the anticipated Category 4 storm Hurricane Irma zooming towards Florida, it’s essential to be ready