SEBRING — Edelsa V. Hernandez was born in Cuba but her parents immigrated to Miami when she was just 7 years old. She served as an auxiliary police officer in Miami for 17 years. She became a licensed real estate agent in 1997 and has worked as a full-time Realtor ever since, serving all of …
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SEBRING — Christina Sambrano has been a lifelong resident of Hardee County, Florida, and recently joined the RE/MAX Team as a Realtor in Highlands County. She is looking forward to providing excellent real estate service to Central Florida and brings with her enthusiasm and good work ethics.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week in an indication that the long period of record-low rates could soon be over.
The underside of the wings of this Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly illustrates the prismatic scales that scatter light to create wing patterns.
Our Florida winters are such delightful times of pleasant weather and sunny days. If you’re out enjoying them, watch for the fluttering of butterflies along the roadside flowers. Many of the weedy plants growing on trail edges and waste areas are magnets for pollinators.
The Placid Lakes subdivision of Lake Placid seems to be undergoing fantastic growth. If you take a drive through the area you will see more signs for “Lot For Sale” than you did just a year ago. Many tree-filled lots are now being leveled and home foundations are being laid. Homes are going …
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week to new record lows for the first week of 2021.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects increased 0.9% in November as strength in home building offset weakness in other parts of the construction industry.
Christmas is over and you likely have put all the decorations away for another year. Nature however keeps its wreath up year-round. Christmas wreath lichen, Cryptothecia rubrocincta^p, named for its bright, holiday-like colors, is found through the southern United States.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast man and his daughter are creating religious pieces of art with gifts from the sea and at the heart of the pieces are, of all things, catfish skulls.
Redesigning a room can involve several steps, from choosing a paint palette to taking down walls to buying new furniture. When it comes time to put the space back together, finding an appealing furniture arrangement or layout renovation that maximizes space efficiently can be challenging if …
Wood floors are a worthwhile investment that can improve the beauty and function of just about any room in a home. Even though wood floors are durable, and new protective treatments help seal out many of the things that may have damaged floors in the past, homeowners still need to prioritize…
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — In the Highlands neighborhood of Bloomington, small pink, blue and white Adirondack chairs, just the right size for children 5 years old or younger, are on porches, placed in backyards and tucked away in storage.
The lines between the outdoors and indoors are being blurred. Homeowners build extensive outdoor living spaces so they can relax on weather-resistant furniture and even cook in lavish kitchens in their backyards. In addition, indoor three-season rooms full of bright, open windows that showca…
Here’s hoping you are well on your way into a very Happy New Year. With each turn of the calendar, I like to reflect on the most amazing NatureNerd moments I’ve had over the months before. Not all my favorite experiences are big, bold discoveries or intense interactions with wildlife that le…
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in October by the most in more than six years as a pandemic-fueled buying rush drives the number of available properties for sale to record lows.
The notion that their homes could be damaged if not destroyed by fire is something many homeowners find unimaginable. But fires damage homes every day across the globe, which only underscores the importance of knowing how to respond should your home be engulfed in flames.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes declined last month, but was still a record high for November when a seasonal slowdown traditionally seeps into the real estate market.
Be ready when spring arrives to get busy sprucing up your home’s exterior and its outdoor living space. Invest family time to envision which projects would transform it into a more organized, inviting retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked up slightly this week but remain near record lows as the coronavirus pandemic continues wreak havoc on the U.S. and global economies.
Mold and mildew are not only unsightly, but unhealthy. These fungi grow readily in damp areas and are found in the air breathed both indoors and outside. If left unaddressed, mold and mildew can threaten the health of a home’s inhabitants.