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Scientists Warn of Toxins in Texas Floodwaters from Superfund Sites

Houston has been a hub of the petroleum and chemical industries for decades, leaving behind a landscape pocked with Superfund sites and other highly …

Environment

How climate change makes hurricanes like Harvey worse

How anthropogenic climate change affects single storms like Hurricane Harvey is difficult to say. But from climate data, a couple of things about …

Climate Change

New Guide: Smart, Sustainable Materials at Home

The landscape architect mined elements from the cannery structure, including abandoned machinery, for repurposing in the new gardens. The recycled …

Sustainability

You can win an HTC U11 with a smart home kit — a $1,500 value

HTC USA has opened up a Smart Home Bundle Sweepstakes and will draw one winner for the next three weeks. And the best part is there’s no purchase …

Home Automation

New Playa Vista development is making the smart-home standard

Plenty of worries come with owning a home: doors left unlocked, packages stolen, lights left on, etc.<p>One homebuilder is ready to make those anxieties a thing of the past.<p>Canada-based Brookfield Residential has teamed up with Apple for its new 66-home project — named The Collection — to create a …

Los Angeles

NO₂ – not as bad as we thought?

Air pollution has been found to cause hundreds of thousands of deaths every year around the world. As a result, there has been growing public concern …

Environment

Advice from Mike Holmes on buying a new home: ‘remove the guesswork’

Mike Holmes offers advice on how to spot any big problems before purchasing a home and the top things to consider when selecting a home inspector.

Real Estate

Mortgage Payments Could Be Hurt by Harvey's Impact on Houston

Fannie Mae (FNMA) , Freddie Mac (FMCC) and the Federal Housing Administration have announced that they will be offering a 90-day forbearance for …

Mortgages

Switchmate Bright review: The quick and easy path to smart lighting

The second-generation Switchmate—Switchmate Bright—is even better than the original. The new model is about one-third narrower, it has a built-in …

Home Automation

This new Berlin apartment building literally purifies the city's air

Daniel Libeskind‘s first residential project in Berlin is a spectacular faceted building that literally purifies the air. Sapphire is clad in …

Architecture

Harvey floods prompt alert on risk of mortgage bonds defaults

Tropical storm Harvey has put up to $30bn of securitised commercial mortgages on analysts and investors watch lists, as damage from the disaster has …

Hurricane Harvey

Borrowers slash fees,rates and deposits to attract Springtime property buyers

by Duncan Hughes<p>Aggressive non-bank lender Pepper Money has slashed mortgage and legal fees worth more than $1800 as competition for market share …

Mortgages

Harvey’s flooding is triggering chemical spills, which could cause other environmental disasters

A chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, could see fires or explosions<p>Tropical Storm Harvey has caused unprecedented flooding in southeast Texas — but other dangerous environmental disasters could be on their way, including the leakage of chemicals that could explode or harm people.<p>Making landfall as a …

Environment

A Free and Easy Way to Save Money on Heat and AC

All the homes my husband and I saw while house shopping last spring were incredibly well-insulated, according to the realtors we spoke with. We were …

Home Improvement

U.S. house prices to keep rising on supply constraints: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - U.S. house prices are forecast to rise by a cumulative 10 percent over this year and next, driven by a scarcity of new homes, low interest rates and steadily-increasing demand, a Reuters poll of property market analysts showed.<p>Over three-quarters of the experts surveyed Aug. …

Economy

House hunters being pushed into more debt as prices surge

Surging prices are forcing house hunters to get approval for larger mortgages.

Mortgages

Bank Of Montreal: Time To Worry About The Canadian Real Estate Market?

Worries about the Canadian housing market seem overblown.<p>Bank of Montreal offers a high and secure payout.<p>Shares are trading at an inexpensive …

Stocks

Top 10 Home Design & Decor Trends for Fall 2017 - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

Fall is just around the corner, meaning that soon we will spending a whole lot more time in and around our homes rather than at the beach! 🙂 That …

Renovations

Bosch's smart washing machine is supposedly 'whisper quiet'

A loud laundry cycle can be super annoying, especially if your washer and dryer are located in your kitchen or another open space.<p>Bosch wants to put an end to distracting appliances with its HomeProfessional WAY287W5 washing machine and companion HomeProfessional WTY887W6 dryer.<p>At just 44 decibels …

Washing Machines

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

Move Away From Real Estate Stocks

In last week's column, "Repeal of Mortgage Interest Deduction Is Way Past Due," I discussed the potential for the mortgage interest deduction (MID) …

Real Estate

Planes, trains or automobiles: What’s the most carbon-efficient way to travel?

Reduce your carbon footprint by using public or shared transport, and walking or biking for short trips.<p>Have you ever wondered how your personal carbon footprint changes depending on the kind of journey you make? Different modes of travel have different impacts on greenhouse gas emissions.<p>Carbon …

Sustainability

Explosions rock flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — At least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid black smoke that stung the eyes and lungs.<p>The blaze at the Arkema Inc. chemical plant burned …

Environment

Why Now Is the Best Time to Start a DIY Home-Based Business

People are outsourcing less, and doing things themselves more. Learn how to get in on the action in the burgeoning DIY market.<p>Getting things professionally done may be going out of style. Instead of outsourcing to the "pros" and paying steep prices for "industry-leading expertise," people are …

Inc. Magazine

Build your own BIG-designed LEGO House with LEGO Architecture’s newest kit

As if playing in a LEGO wonderland wasn’t enough, we just got wind of another reason to get excited over the BIG-designed LEGO House’s grand opening …

Lego

This best-selling accessory turns on your Philips Hue lights whenever you walk into a room

We’ve been covering a bunch of sales lately on Philips Hue bulbs, which is awesome because Philips makes the best smart bulbs on the planet. In fact, …

Home Automation

Is your plastic water bottle bad for your health?

We asked the experts<p>Could many modern ailments be traced to a surprising culprit: namely the chemicals in plastic containers? While the idea may …

Health

‘Nonprime has a nice ring to it’: the return of the high-risk mortgage

It was about a decade ago that Dan Perl chucked it all in to go surfing in Mexico. As a veteran underwriter of subprime mortgages, he’d seen enough …

Mortgages

5 Lowest 30-Year Mortgage Rates

Mortgage have declined slightly recently, but they tend to fluctuate frequently.<p>So how do you snag the absolute lowest rates for a traditional …

Mortgages

5 Sneaky Ways To Make A Tiny Bedroom Look MUCH Bigger

Inconvenient as it may be, there's a certain charm about having a small bedroom: It's easier to make a tiny space feel cozy, and the limited square footage pushes you to be more resourceful when decorating.<p>We've had our fair share of experience living in shoebox sleeping quarters, and we've picked …

Bedrooms