Mother Earth has been blowing off lots of steam lately – as well as ash and a mess of lava. The volcanic eruptions, and the pumice and other rock they leave in their wake, have inspired some remarkable decorative design.
Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose in June, snapping a four-month losing streak, while strong demand for higher-end properties and ultra-low mortgage rates helped push prices to new highs.
A recent camping outing offered us a stunning view of one of our more common wildcats, the bobcat. Found only in North America and noted from sightings all over the country, their solitary nature and stealth make it uncommon to have many opportunities to see one. Mostly nocturnal, these comp…
As I walked through the barn, I immediately saw it coming. About the size of a large grape, it was making a beeline for me, but I reflexively swatted with my hand and surprisingly made contact. As she hit the pavement below, I snatched her up and regarded her impressive appearance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates continued to fall this week, tracking a decline in yields on Treasury securities as the bond market continues to signal concerns over the strength of the recovery from the pandemic recession.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices soared in April at the fastest pace since 2005 as potential buyers bid up prices on a limited supply of available properties.
Chances are you’ve seen the spiny, low growing native prickly pear cactus dotting our region. Rather common in the uplands and empty, sandy lots of residential communities, these heavily spined members of the succulent family produce bright yellow flowers and an edible fruit. They also somet…
This home is located at 2631 Island Drive in the Manor Hill section of Sun ‘N Lake in Sebring. The home is priced at $414,900 and is listed with Helen Ferry and Kim Reed of The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic, but it said this is expected to be the last time it does so.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the president greater power to fire the head of the agency that oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ruling that the agency’s structure violates separation of powers principles in the Constitution.
With the afternoon rains ramping up, local ponds, swales and ditches will soon become a hotbed of biological activity. From insects to fish and transient creatures galore, these now seasonal bodies of water draw all sorts of traffic from wildlife. In our neighborhood, depressions fill, and w…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly in May and the 5.9% retreat was the second consecutive monthly decline even as the median price hit an all-time high.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously-occupied homes fell for the fourth straight month in May as soaring prices and a limited number of available properties discouraged many would-be buyers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates were mostly lower this week as the economy continued to show signs of recovery from the pandemic recession and recent bursts of inflation were deemed temporary by federal policymakers.
SEBRING — Team Barrett and Team Boring with RE/MAX Realty Plus ranked 16th (Tom Barrett) and 24th (Chip Boring) overall in the United States for top Commercial Sales in the first quarter of 2021. This is not the first year that Barrett and Boring have been recognized for their high number of…
“Often an individual who inherits property thinks that the property automatically transfers to him or her upon the death of the original owner. What the individual doesn’t realize is that the property first has to go through probate, even if the original owner had a will, which can be a cost…
SEBRING — Jeanny Campbell, Broker Associate at RE/MAX Realty Plus, was recently recognized in the 2021 “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” rankings by REALTrends based on 2020 numbers. Campbell averaged 1.25 closings a week last year and year to date averages about two closings a week.
Stepping out to walk the dog the other evening, I was greeted by a startling sight. Before me on the block wall was a huge beetle. This, of course, necessitated not screaming and a run for it, but rather a dash for the camera and bug guide.
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.