Linda A. Ditch

At Home: Topeka home sales are up in 2015

According to numbers provided by the Sunflower Association of Realtors, 3,176 homes were sold in Topeka in 2015, up 211 from the... Read more

At Home Living: When to buy or sell

Do you buy a new home before you sell your current one, or vise versa? The nightmare scenario for many homeowners is... Read more

At Home Living: Getting help cleaning the house

School has started, and with it all of the practices for sports, music, dance, etc. Plus, the holidays are fast approaching. Sometimes... Read more

At Home Living: Real estate auction know-how

Looking to buy? While this is typically done by contacting a real estate professional, there is another way: A real estate auction... Read more

At Home Living: Preparing your home for sale

One of the hardest jobs homeowners face when they decided to sell their house is looking at the dwelling they’ve lived life... Read more

At Home Living: Getting on track to purchase a home

Christina Pirtle wanted to buy a house. She had moved back to Topeka with her 12 year-old son after a divorce and... Read more

At Home Living: Steve Shorthouse to present color trends roadshow

Thinking of adding a touch of color to your home? Maybe you want to spruce-up a room with a new color scheme?... Read more

At Home Living: Simple household chemicals can remove worst stains

Life gives us both big and small aggravations. One little issue that can cause major frustration is getting a stain on clothing,... Read more

At Home Living: Test your real estate lingo skills

For people new to the world of real estate, the terminology can be confusing. Short sale, W/W crpt, ARM, lein… what does... Read more

At Home Living: Plan a neighborhood cookout for Memorial Day

My favorite way to celebrate the warm weather is with a cookout for Memorial Day. Besides inviting friends and family, this is... Read more

At Home Living: Mortgage 101 provides home loan basics

Thinking of buying your first home? Perhaps you’re a little intimated by the loan process. Here are some informative tidbits about home... Read more

At Home Living: Your 'on the road again' checklist

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes road trip season. Make sure you’re ready to head out on one of Kansas’s... Read more

Cheese sauce can add flavor to many foods

The Cheese Sauce can be used for many dishes, from macaroni and cheese to topping a baked potato with veggies.


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At Home Living: Employ 'green' techniques in building projects

A remodeling project or new home construction is the prime time to consider adding a bit of green to the process. Not... Read more

At Home Living: Establish your home's fair market value

All homeowners wonder what their house is worth. Whether selling or refinancing is a consideration, or if the house is part of... Read more

At Home Living: Building a Home Step 4: Let's dig in

A builder is hired. The location is set. The plans are drawn and ready. As the foundation is dug and the walls... Read more

At Home Living: Building a house by first picking your style

In the home-building journey, the excitement is growing. You’ve created a design portfolio of what you’d like to see in your new... Read more

At Home Living: Financial planning critical when buying a home

The time has come to buy a house. Now is when you need to vision of your life’s plans, with an eye... Read more

At Home Living: Homemade gifts spice up holiday kitchens

Food gifts are some of the most treasured ones of the holidays. I enjoy creating tasty treats with my own hands as... Read more

At Home Living: After beating heat, homes need some moist air

After spending the summer cursing high humidity, cooler weather brings with it the desire for more moisture in the air.

Dryer skin and... Read more

At Home Living: Realtors taking precautions after murder of agent

If asked to name the most dangerous jobs, few people would add selling real estate to the list. However, that perception may... Read more

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