Theodore Berry

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Cheap mortgage rates don’t justify home ownership

The question of whether it's better to buy a home or rent needs some fresh thinking.<p>Rents have been rising and mortgage rates are so low they almost look fictional. Have the economics of housing turned against renting?<p>Far from it, actually. But we do need to start recognizing that rising rental …

Tips for first-time house flippers

Flipping a home — buying, renovating and reselling a home for a profit — is not an investment strategy for the faint of heart. But if you think you have what it takes to be a real estate mogul, here are a few tips to consider and pitfalls to look out for before you flip your first house.<p><b>It’s All</b> …

Chinese investors are gobbling up US homes

Chinese home buyers comprise roughly 2% of US housing demand—and far more than that in the gateway metro areas with excellent airport access.<p>I live and work in Irvine, California, which many consider to be ground zero for Chinese new home investment in the United States. In addition to everything …

Real Estate

11 Up-and-Coming U.S. Housing Markets

<i>By Alaina Tweddale, Contributor</i><p>When you're looking for a new place to hang your hat, it helps to know what areas are on the rise. GOBankingRates reviewed housing and lifestyle-related data -- including housing affordability, job growth, home sales, and emerging real estate trends -- to identify the …

Real Estate

10 Plants to Grow for a Pest-Proof Yard

<i>—Anja Sonnenberg</i><p>It’s inevitable—just as you sit down to enjoy a quiet moment in the garden, the irritating buzz of an insect approaches. Your hopes …

Gardening

9 Gardening Tips for Beginners

Four experts tell you everything you need to know to get growing—even if you don’t have a green thumb.<p>Know Your Region<p>It may sound obvious, but not …

Gardening

Growing raspberries, strawberries and berries

The strawberry, you will be reminded by its professional admirers, is not even a berry. Neither, for that matter, is the raspberry, the boysenberry …

Gardening

9 clever ways to automate your small business with IFTTT

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more.<p>Want your tagged Facebook photos backed up on Google Drive? IFTTT can do that. Wish your smartphone could turn off WiFi when its battery gets too low? IFTTT can do that, too.<p>…

How did African Americans discover they were being “redlined”?

Redlining refers to the practice of mortgage lenders denying whole communities access to credit on the basis of race, usually blackness. During the …

Housing

Shipping container homes: Man unveils revolutionary housing project in San Francisco

A young entrepreneur in San Francisco has created a new housing project, in attempt to circumvent skyrocketing rents in big US cities. He is now …

3 ways PR pros can successfully manage online reputation

With the proliferation of social channels, it’s getting more complicated to manage your online reputation. That’s why it pays to watch what the …

Five Things PR Pros Can Learn from #BlackTwitter

Editor’s note: In August, PRSA will celebrate PR Diversity Month by focusing on the diverse communities, people and practices that comprise the …

Public Relations

Three Painful Realities for New PR Professionals by @DennisPunderson

<i>By Lucas Miller</i><p>It’s still summer, but here in a few weeks, some random freshman at some random university will randomly declare through some random …

The Secret Weapon Of Content Marketing Is Public Relations

If a brilliant infographic is created and never shared, does it really exist?<p>The world is likely filled with thousands of pieces of wonderful content …