The peak buying months could be just around the corner with help from the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit.
Architects predict some of the home design trends for the coming year.
Don't let the enticing shopping season keep you from preparing for the winter season.
Fall colors can brighten up any garden year round.
The developers of Sterling Ranch near Denver aim to curb water usage to half the national average in their homes by careful planning of both indoor plumbing and outdoor landscaping.
The agency's WaterSense label on homes that conserve water may appeal to some homebuyers, but others want a lush, live lawn.
Suburbs surrounded by big-box retailers are losing their appeal as more Americans flock to walkable communities.
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.