Monthly Archives: June 2019

    • The Housing Slowdown Is Hitting These Cities Hardest

      Downtown Seattle, Pier 66; both the city proper and the metro area of Seattle have been significantly impacted by the slowing housing market. Across the U.S., housing markets have been gripped by a general cooling-off after years of surging home value...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • Don’t pile it on when mulching around a tree

      To help a tree or shrub, spread mulch over its roots the right way — as a layer, not a mountain. “All too often, you see mulch heaped up around a tree’s trunk,” said Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. “It looks...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • 8 Ways to Create Zones in Your Landscape

      1. Add Curve Appeal A sandstone pathway divides this yard into a series of curved lawns before reaching a seating zone. The meandering path allows the owners to take in the flower beds along the way, and the circles help disguise the yard’s somewhat a...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • The Kitchen Counter Challenge

      Marble or man-made, plain or veined, wood or steel? Here’s how to decide. For such a basic element of the kitchen, why does the countertop cause so much consternation? It’s flat. Its job is simple: to provide a clean, even surface for food preparation...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • West Coast House Prices Fall After Inflation

      Seattle Washington Inflation-adjusted house prices fell in four West Coast metros and Chicago from April 2018 to April 2019.  Real house prices in Seattle were down almost 2%, after applying the inflation measure CPI-U to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shille...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • Your Zestimate is now smarter – and more accurate

      Zillow’s signature home valuation tool — the Zestimate — just got an upgrade. The Zestimate is now more accurate than ever, thanks to new technology that identifies and values home improvements you’ve made based on photos. Plus, we now incorporate eve...
      Written by Zarghami Group
    • Blue Wedgwood Hostas Are as Elegant as Their Namesake

      A touch of tradition for your garden. Blue Wedgwood belongs on your dining table — and in your garden. ‘Blue Wedgwood’ is a hosta hybrid that gets its name from the famed English china maker, and with its mounds of strongly veined blue foliage, we thi...
      Written by Zarghami Group