Imperial, California - With housing prices at recent highs, it’s a great time to sell; and still-low interest rates also makes it a good time to buy a home.  Findings from a new, exclusive survey of more than 300 licensed residential real estate agents by the Consumer Reports National Research Center point to certain factors, such as smart pre-sale fix-ups and negotiable agent fees, that can financially benefit both sellers and buyers.

Plymouth, England - The family of 5-year-old Alex Nash thought it was a joke when he came home from school in Plymouth, England with a 16 pound invoice [about $24].  It seems that he was a no-show at his friend's birthday outing and was being held responsible for his share of the costs, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Hollywood, California - Excerpted from Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life (Adams Media, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-440-58417-6, by Nancy D. O'Reilly, PsyD

Houston, Texas - Before booking your market evaluation appointment to discuss listing strategy, here are a few things you can do to prepare for a speedy sale.

Imperial, California - Consumer Reports latest survey of repair service satisfaction found the odds are consumers will be more satisfied with an independent repair shop than with a franchised new-car dealership.

San Diego, California - Dear Miss Colombia, Paulina VEGA Dieppa. I saw you won Miss Universe. Que Padre; How Cool. So, here are 10 reasons you, Miss Universe, should go out with me: