Real Talk: Now is the time to sell your home

By Joan Shannon If you’ve been paying any attention to the real estate market during the COVID-19 pandemic, you know one thing: Real estate is...

Outdoor kitchen trends: Top appliance picks for the perfect summer staycation

By Jessica Petrino Spending time outside is a healthy way to enjoy the warm weather months. This year, we've seen rapid growth in outdoor living...

Foodie: How to host a socially distanced dinner party

By Elizabeth Holm In this new era of social distancing, many of us feel uncomfortable inviting people over for lunch or throwing a dinner party....

Real Talk: The benefits of staging your home

By Diann Carlson Ever wonder why some homes on your block go on the market and sell within days, while others languish for weeks, even...

Tips for a budget-friendly renovation

By Dawn Hoiem Remodeling can be daunting. The national average for a kitchen renovation is more than $20,000, and bathroom renos run anywhere from $2,500...

Home profile: What makes a house a home

By Margo Wagner | mwagner@alextimes.com Brigid Schulte and Tom Bowman’s two-story Terrett Avenue house is a place where children grow and learn, neighbors gather and...