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Posted at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Can you tell me if a homeowner can sue a landlord or the city for not taking action on a neglected property? We have owned our home for 14 years now. The neighbors take good care of their property. But three years ago the pristine property across the street was sold. The persons (renters) have completely trashed this once beautiful home. To the point, it has deterred buyers from buying property behind it. Cars go by and even stop, making comments about it. We are very concerned...

Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Have you decided that your lawn lies somewhere between a perfect velvet carpet and a grass disaster? Do you need to perform some lawn maintenance that does not include digging up the entire area? Where do you go from here?

Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Earlier this spring, I joined a group of Missouri State Beekeeper Association members in Jefferson City to ask Missouri's legislature to change honey bottling laws. Granted, we started late in the 2015 legislative season and were warned we might not...

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 8:32 AM

Wow. Its hard to believe that summertime is almost over. This sweetest of seasons seems to go by faster every year. All the more reason to enjoy the outdoors while you can. And what better way than by savoring one of summers greatest pleasures --...

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 5:40 PM

One of my beekeeping friends keeps track of the seasons by noting what is blooming in her garden. It is important to know because blooming flowers provide the nectar and pollen bees need to feed their brood and stash carbohydrates away for winter...

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Whether you have recently downsized or wanting to landscape your new office building or you just dont have space for a large tree, there are many slim trees perfect for those challenging spaces. Space is at a premium, and today, more and more...

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 9:13 AM

Concrete is a popular building material because it is inexpensive and durable. Plain gray exterior concrete whether in poured-in-place, precast or block form tends to be a little boring to look at, but did you know you could paint it? Youll...

Posted Aug 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We want to make our first real estate investment purchase. We have decided on investing in older two- to four-family apartments. It appears there are different ways to decide what a property is worth. How do you evaluate an old...

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Driveway cracks are unattractive and give an unwelcoming appearance to your home exterior. Left unattended, cracks can grow and cause the driveway to crumble. Luckily, repairing driveway cracks can be a relatively simple experience.

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 9:41 AM

Most people first encounter radon when buying or selling a home, but just what is it and how dangerous is it really?

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Fall is a great time to do some remodeling, whether that means a full kitchen upgrade or redoing a powder room. Before putting your home and money into someone elses hands, there are some must-ask questions that you need to have answered.

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