A week of cool weather has me ready to switch over the garden from bedraggled end-of-summer mode to a crisp, early-autumn look. Yellow mums and maybe pansies, if I can find them, are on my shopping list this weekend! If anyone has suggestions for a shady garden with poor soil, you know where to share them.
The rates we pay to heat our homes this winter will probably be lower than last year, according to the latest forecast from the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration.
Washington, D.C.:I have two homes, a condo in D.C, and a condo in Florida, which I rent out at a loss. I would like to refinance the Florida condo but cannot because it's a second home and "under water." Could I take out a home equity loan on my D.C. condo (where I have lots of equity) and pay off the Florida place?