Hot Property: Ellen DeGeneres Sells Trophy Home to Tech Billionaire

(MCT)–Ellen DeGeneres has sold the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House on Los Angeles’ Westside to Napster co-founder Sean Parker for $55 million in an off-market deal. Built in 1950 for real estate developer Sidney Brody and his wife, modernist art collector Frances Brody, the property was sold four years ago for close to $15 million […]    

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Toast the night life at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Green Thumb Series. 10 a.m. at Maude Smith Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen, Katy; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Edible Container Gardening: with Jessi Bautista. 10 a.m. at Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611 E. 11th; 713-861-5702; R.S.V.P. buchanansplants.com/events.

Explore nocturnal habitats of insects with Katy Emde. 7:30-10 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; register at houstonarboretum.org. $20 members, $35 nonmembers.

Making Fern-Covered Moss Balls: sponsored by the Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society. 2 p.m. at Judson Robinson Jr.

Open Garden Day: with Precinct 2 Harris County Master Gardeners. 8:30-11 a.m. tours, plant sale; 9:30 a.m. educational program at Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Prairie Moths & Other Night Insects: ​a two-part program with ​Katy Emde, sponsored by the Houston Chapter of the Native ​Prairies Association of Texas. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 3015 Richmond.

Junior Master Gardener Earth-Kind Kids’ Kamp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4-8 at the Fort Bend County AgriLife Extension Service, 1402 Band, Rosenberg; registration closes July 28; fbmg.com, 281-633-7033 or mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu. $50, for ages 8-10.    

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Giant snails confiscated in California; Texas still safe

Sixty-seven giant African snails recently confiscated at Los Angeles International Airport have been identified by U.S. Department of Agriculture experts as the prohibited and dangerous species.

Both the rosy wolf snail and the giant African snail have appendices for seeing and smelling, said Michael Warriner, invertebrate biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Two other large but harmless snails in Houston-area gardens may be mistaken for the more dangerous giant African: the island apple snail and the channeled apple snail, said Autumn Smith-Herron of the Institute for the Study of Invasive Species at Sam Houston State University.    

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Three-Quarters of American Homeowners Have Used a REALTOR®

According to the results of a housing survey released recently by BMO Harris Bank, three-quarters (77 percent) of homeowners have used a real estate agent. However, nearly half (47 percent) of Americans are confident they could sell a home without the help of a real estate agent, and 59 percent said they felt they could […]    

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Today’s Teenagers Will Rock Real Estate

Sea changes are in store for residential real estate ten years from now. Millions of new households will lift rental and starter home markets, half of the new families will be minorities and their ability to access mortgage finance will determine whether they own or rent. Those are some of the headlines from Harvard’s Joint […]    

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