Michael Francis Elystan

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9 US cities where a new housing bubble may be forming

Home prices on a nationwide basis rose 6.3% from a year earlier (not seasonally-adjusted), according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index for December, released this morning.<p>The index has now surpassed by 6.3% the crazy peak of Housing Bubble 1 in July 2006, at which point it …

Real Estate

Self-Employed Workers Face Mortgage Hurdles

Being your own boss allows for innovation and independence. But the self-employed also face difficulties when applying for a mortgage.<p>The biggest …

Personal Finance

Refinancing a mortgage? You can now count Airbnb income

Using your house as an ATM just got a little easier<p>At a time when cities are still sorting out what effect, if any, Airbnb has on local rental and housing markets, the home-sharing giant is launching a new initiative that will further weave it into the fabric of owning a home.<p>In partnership with …

What the new tax law will do to your mortgage interest deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) trimmed two important tax breaks for homeowners and left another big one completely untouched. In my last column, I …

Personal Finance

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

Elon Musk's Boring Company is selling a flamethrower

No, we're not kidding. After weeks of teases, Elon Musk has confirmed that The Boring Company is selling... a flamethrower. That's right, the same company digging traffic-skipping tunnels is now offering a weapon. Plunk down $500 for a pre-order (there's no word on when it will ship) and you can …

Joy-Con Grips Are a Lot More Useful With Smartphones in Them

Every since the Nintendo Switch released last March, people have been painting them, modding them, and 3D printing all manner of accessories for …

Nintendo Switch

Newlyweds unable to sell home due to legal catch that doubles ground rent every decade

A young couple are stuck unable to sell their home after they discovered a legal catch that means their ground rent doubles every decade.<p>Newlyweds …

Housing

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

Opinion: Owning a home can give you a place to hide from a bear market for stocks

Would you be interested in an asset class that has risen in all but one of the stock bear-markets of the past 70 years — and isn’t bonds? Of course …

Real Estate

What We Need to Learn to Make the Most of Our Disrupted World

The erosion of civic engagement and civic institutions was a consistent concern in 2017, and some now predict dire consequences in 2018.<p>Deep changes …

Which? reveals the tech that could help sell your house

<b>Estate agents are using increasingly sophisticated tools to help sell property more quickly and for a higher price.</b><p>This week sees the launch of open …

Virtual Reality

Cory Gardner to meet with Jeff Sessions after doubling down on threats over marijuana enforcement change

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he plans to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions on federal marijuana policy when the two Republicans meet …

U.S. Department of Justice

Kroger is taking a direct shot at Amazon and Walmart and making checkout lanes obsolete

Kroger is beating Amazon and Walmart in the race to give shoppers a cashier-free shopping experience.<p>In 2018, the grocery chain is rolling out a new service to 400 stores that will enable shoppers to scan and pay for their items without checkout lanes, registers, or cashiers.<p>Here's how it works: …

eCommerce

Man Had So Many Prostate Orgasms He Couldn't Stop, According to New Paper

One 63-year-old man had so many prostate orgasms that he couldn’t stop.<p>If you didn’t already know, it’s possible for someone with a prostate to …

Prostate Cancer

Meet The Real Estate Agent Of The 21st Century

Lately, it’s been tough to escape the headlines questioning whether real estate agents as we know them are doomed. “Why do real estate agents still exist?” wonders <i>The Washington Post</i>, while <i>The Street</i> asks, “Will real estate agents become obsolete?” These headlines might not sound very comforting, …

Real Estate

If you own a cheaper house, you're in the money

While home prices have always been ruled by supply and demand, that calculation is on steroids in today's market because of an acute housing shortage.<p>…

How Does Smoking Weed Before Bed Affect My Sleep? – Tonic

<b>The if and how might depend on whether you have insomnia, depression, or anxiety.</b><p>If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an …

This Spacious Family Home is Only Eleven Feet Wide

The owners of this home, an architect and an interior designer, were faced with the dilemma that eventually confronts most parents in New York: …

Dining Rooms

Renting vs. owning

Owning and renting each have their advantages, but what’s best for you depends on your circumstances. Here are some things to keep in mind as you …

5 Reasons Why Real Estate Is a Great Investment

As one of the stars of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," James Harris knows a thing or two about making money in real estate.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate is a great investment for many reasons. You can enjoy an excellent rate of returns, amazing tax …

Real Estate

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

There's a new religion centered around artificial intelligence and it sounds terrifying

There's a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.<p>"Way of the Future" (or WOTF, as they …

Stock shortage drives house price growth to 5.4%

The latest analysis and figures from ONS and Land Registry show that in the year to September, average house prices increased by 5.4% - a rise of …

Housing

15 Property Management Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Passive Income From Real Estate

Purchasing real estate for investment income is a sound strategy, if you stay on top of your property.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a landlord or just looking to make money with real estate, it's crucial to understand how to manage a property the right way. …

Real Estate

Here's How Long You Have to Own a Home for it to Pay Off

You've probably heard it a million times, especially if you're a long-time renter: buying a home will save you so much money in the long run.<p>In most …

Real Estate

Even This Very Long, Super-Nerdy NBA Podcast Is Making Money

A typical episode of one of the most popular podcasts about professional basketball includes no music, no theme song, no production whatsoever, and …

Podcasting

One in five American households have ‘zero or negative’ wealth

Millions of Americans are living on the edge.<p>One in five households has zero or negative wealth, according to a report released this week by the …

Income Inequality

There's a buzz surrounding Constellation's legal marijuana deal

It’s a mind-expanding investment, man.<p>With the recent purchase of a minority stake in a Canadian marijuana company, Constellation Brands — whose major beer division is based in Chicago and is best known for selling Corona beer, wine and spirits — is lighting up one of the year’s most intriguing …

Cannabis

3 Unknown, but Amazing, Dividend Stocks

Looking for a few little-known income gems? Check out these three businesses.<p>While most income investors focus their time studying large-cap stocks, …

Investing