Ranging from mere millimeters to over two inches in size, robber flies will catch your eye. The largest of these predatory wonders attack stinging insects such as bees and wasps and also feed on dragonflies and grasshoppers. Keeping the insect populations in balance, these voracious hunters …
Mortgage rates remained near historic lows this week. The benchmark 30-year home loan held below the 3% mark amid further signs of the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.
As you’re finishing your spring planting, you can use a new, free UF/IFAS tool to help select the right native and ornamental plants and turf for a resilient, sustainable Florida landscape.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending rose a modest 0.2% in April as strength in housing offset further weakness in nonresidential construction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates were flat to higher this week. The benchmark 30-year home loan remained below the 3% mark amid continued positive indications of the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.
Spring marks the return of many things. Trees and flowers begin to bloom again in spring, while warmer temperatures are welcomed back with open arms. Grass also begins to grow again in the spring. That means it’s not too long before homeowners have to dust off their lawn mowers and get to wo…
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The navigation system advises taking a right on Meridian at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. But there is no Meridian Street and so round and round you go past the memorial for soldiers and sailors until you realize Meridian has been replaced by Dixon Drive.
During a recent birding trip, our topic of conversation got onto the amazing differences seen in the world of birds. Whether you’re discussing the differences between species or genders, birds provide an array of interesting variations and seemingly endless contradictions. This is a hobby th…
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s housing market has grown so overheated as demand outpaces supply that prices keep hitting record highs — and roughly half of all U.S. houses are now selling above their list price.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April as a lack of supply continues to foil would-be buyers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates declined this week, pushing the benchmark 30-year home loan back down below the 3% mark. Signs continued of the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.
There are some days when the weather is just not favorable for taking nature photos. Overcast skies and leaden light just don’t do justice to feathers and those small, but important field marks. When the clouds depart and the sun is blazing however, there are some birds that become blinding …
If ever a 22-inch square of cotton could tell stories, it would be the bandana.
When Cliff and Karen Tyllick set out to install solar panels on their Austin, Texas, home in 2012, their goal was to reduce their carbon footprint. The fact that they also saved thousands of dollars upfront and lowered their bills was a nice bonus.
Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell for the third straight month in April as the number of properties for sale hit a record low, driving prices to new highs.
Things are heating up outdoors and my hikes are starting to get steamy. With a penchant for uplands, full sun, white sands and blazing hot afternoons are in my outdoor-focused future. For me, there’s just something about walking through the stunted, aromatic growth of central Florida’s deser…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates declined this week, marking their fourth consecutive week below 3% and further evidence of the strength in the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.
NEW YORK (AP) — Front stoops have long welcomed visitors to city homes, and have served as gathering spots for friends and neighbors engaging in what urban design activist Jane Jacobs called “the sidewalk ballet.”
This image released by Zazzle shows a wall clock that features a bandana print. Zazzle has melamine plates, ceramic mugs, and ceiling and table lamps featuring the bandana paisley motif, in vibrant hues of red, blue, purple, turquoise, green or gold. (Zazzle via AP)
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Kathy Austin has been decorating the front of her house, and bringing beauty to her corner of Lafayette Street in Houma, for 10 years.
NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve been watching experts and commentators appearing on television from their homes, their increased attention to decor might look familiar: In the early days of lockdown, they, like many of us, sat in front of blank white walls, while now their homes frequently display…
This home is located at 3926 Cormorant Point Drive in the Cormorant Point 55+ section of Golf Hammock. It is priced at $163,500 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of The Reed-Ferry Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.
This image shows the Twitter page for Room Rater, which rates TV commentators and their expert guests appearing remotely from their homes. In the early days of lockdown, they, like many of us, sat in front of blank white walls. Now their walls display colorful artwork. Room Rater scores spea…
Eden Stein appears with her son Luca, 2, at her gallery Secession Art & Design SF in San Francisco on Jan. 29, 2021. Stein said making art sales during the pandemic has felt a little like a wedding reception: She has reconnected with friends and clients from throughout the gallery’s 13-y…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking their third straight week below 3% amid signs of the recovering economy’s strength.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. construction spending bounced back in March following a February beset by frigid cold and winter storms across large swaths of the country.