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Transforming One Storey Ranch into Two Storey Open Floor Plan House

The Stein Residence is located on a ridge in Orinda, California. Originally a one-storey ranch house with low ceilings, small rooms, a disjointed …

Architecture

The Cost of a Bad Tenant: Why You Can't Afford Not to Screen

Are you capitalized enough to be a landlord? Can you really afford the true cost of a bad renter?<p>I see it all the time: A prospective landlord looks …

How real estate agents can create market advantages using Zillow data

Opportunity, at times, cloaks itself in annoyance. Some real estate agents like to grumble about Zillow and their clients’ propensity to take the …

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Wooden Housing Building / JTB.architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This 10 social rented housing is part of the National Plan Redevelopment of Former District Gradients …

Carrick best reads: How to ratchet down risk in your retirement savings

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>How to ratchet down risk in your retirement savings</b><br>An extremely smart piece that argues for reducing the stock market risk in your retirement portfolio before a …

India's Newest Billionaire, Subhash Runwal, Built A Property Empire From Nothing

Subhash Runwal, India’s newest billionaire, who makes his debut this year with a $1 billion fortune, hails from Dhulia, a small town in Maharashtra state. His grandfather was a jeweler but when Runwal was a teenager, the family had fallen on hard times. The young lad, one of five siblings, left the …

How much do you need to make to buy a home in the U.S.?

How much salary do you need to earn in order to afford the principal and interest payments on a median-priced home in your metro area? According to HSH.com, which tracks national mortgage and consumer loan information, $142,448.33. The San Francisco metro area is the most expensive of all the …

Real Estate

Why 2015 will be a breakout year for real estate sales

I believe that the real estate market will make a comeback in 2015 — but it will do so in spite of the terrible economic environment and the …

Housing boom is out of control

by Christopher Joye<p>When the Reserve Bank of Australia's board meets at 9am on Tuesday, a key topic of conversation will be the reaction of our …

The Biggest Expenses In Retirement -- And How To Prepare For Them Now

Do you ever feel like you are ‘milking a mouse’? Are you putting such a tremendous amount of effort into an insignificant project that you aren’t making any progress?<p>When you are planning for retirement, you want to make sure you are making your best effort in an area that can make a significant …

Articles about 8 companies are revolutionizing kit homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>Buckminster Fuller is credited with inventing the geodesic dome, and designing over 3,000 of the structures the American...<p>In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images …

Inventions

Lenders begin easing requirements to get a mortgage

A closely watched index that tracks mortgage credit availability — lender requirements on credit scores, down payments and other key loan terms — has some good news for potential home buyers: Things are finally loosening up.<p>After years of progressively tighter rules on borrower eligibility in the …

Real Estate

How to Use Real Estate Trends to Predict the Next Housing Bubble