How to Hang String Lights Outdoors

How to Hang String Lights Outdoors

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Nothing beats cafe-style string lights for their ability to quickly improve the ambiance in an outdoor space. In the evening, their soft glow overhead can visually transform an ordinary patio into a party-ready spot for hosting friends or cheer up a dim walkway with an...

Would-Be Sellers Appear Ready to Boost Inventory

Would-Be Sellers Appear Ready to Boost Inventory

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There’s a fresh sign that more inventory may be coming to the market, as homeowners deepen their faith in selling. The percentage of consumers who are “strongly” optimistic that now is a good time to sell hit 46% in the second quarter of this year, a significant...

9 Gorgeous Sidewalk Garden Designs

9 Gorgeous Sidewalk Garden Designs

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It’s easy to forget about planting areas that fall outside of what we typically think of as a front yard. However, planting the skinny street-side area beyond the perimeter fence, or the parking strip next to the sidewalk, can both boost your home’s curb appeal and...

Freddie: Mortgage Rates Won’t Go as High as We Thought

Freddie: Mortgage Rates Won’t Go as High as We Thought

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Borrowing costs this year likely will be lower than originally predicted. Freddie Mac recently downgraded its forecast for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, projecting it will average 4.3% this year—below last year’s average of 4.5%. Further, Freddie economists...