Cost of Living

$216,181: That’s the household income needed to buy a house in San Jose metro area, report says

A new analysis shows the housing affordability crisis is escalating nationally. But the runaway markets are the San Jose and San Francisco …

Real Estate

Water Bills Are Going Up, This Device Helps You Lower Them

The Buoy tracks your water use and makes recommendations on how to make it less. If your water bill is getting prohibitive, it might be a smarter solution than just taking shorter showers.<p>In the middle of California’s record-breaking drought in 2015, as the state asked residents to cut water use …

Amazon's Search for HQ2 Proves That Location, Location, Location Is Still What Matters Most

Even if your customers can be anywhere in the world, your company has to be somewhere your employees want to live.<p>Just last month, Amazon announced its plans to establish a second headquarters in North America. The multi-billion dollar company has already received 238 proposals from cities, states …

Vancouver’s Rental Reality: Landlord nightmare

<i>Vancouver’s Rental Reality is a week-long original series looking at housing in Vancouver from the renter’s perspective. From renters locked out of</i> …

Housing

Poll: Atlanta millennials, how would you honestly feel about uprooting to the ‘burbs?

Recent national report says ATL has third best suburbs for millennials, but who’s buying?<p>Ask the cool kids if they’d consider settling down in Atlanta’s ‘burbs, and the response typically involves profanity. But what’s the real story?<p>The trend hawks at National Real Estate Investor have slotted …

Atlanta

How a return to multigenerational living is shifting the housing market

Shifts in senior living, immigration, and affordability have brought extended families together under the same roof<p>Donna Butts remembers one of the moments that sold her on the idea that there was a sustained rise in the number of multigenerational households. As executive director of Generations …

Housing

How To Figure Out The Best Hourly Rates For Jet Cards

After researching an article for <i>Forbes.com</i> about jet cards earlier this year, which ended up being a series of articles, it turned out I had gathered so much information I created a website called Private Jet Card Comparisons. It was a product of finding out how many variables and vendors there …

Entrepreneurship

Now you can Zwift in 4k with the latest Apple TV

For Zwifters today marks another way to access the ‘train with a party hat on’ massive multiplayer software, with the announcement of Zwift for Apple …

Cycling

UK broadband internet prices: Are you paying too much compared to the rest of the world?

Iran pays just $5.37 a month.<p>An extensive study of internet prices has found that UK residents pay some of the cheapest rates in Europe for internet, …

Burkina Faso

Chairman Pai's Plan to Destroy Net Neutrality Is Built on a Mountain of Lies That Will Crumble in Court

WASHINGTON — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai plans a full repeal of Net Neutrality protections, exposing internet users to …

Net Neutrality

Russian Economic Growth Slides, Structural Issues Loom Large

An interesting view of the Russian economy (as usual) from Leonid Bershidsky here.<p>Credit is not a sustainable source for growth in Russia, especially …

Economics

Cashing In On Trump’s War on Universities

Republicans are gutting U.S. education; Canada — with boldness — can reap the benefits.

Canadian News

Budget 2017: Does England need 300,000 new homes a year?

<b>The claim:</b> Building 300,000 new homes a year in England would start to make housing more affordable.<p><b>Reality Check verdict:</b> Experts seem to agree on 300,000 as a good starting point but there is not universal confidence that it would make much difference to affordability.<p><b>Chancellor Philip Hammond</b> …

Housing

Evanston redevelopment must be equitable

It's no secret in Cincinnati that as $500,000 homes roll into neighborhoods, affordability rolls out.

Housing

America's No. 1 City for Retirement Might Shock You

What to Know<p>Bankrate ranked the top 50 largest U.S. metro areas based on health care, taxes, crime, living cost, weather, public transit + other …

Retirement

How much is the average Londoner currently paying in stamp duty?

Government stamp duty reforms over the last two years have done little to help buyers in the capital, especially first-time buyers who are at a …

Real Estate

Housing in Kigali - What Determines Where We Stay

[New Times] Residence is one of the most important human needs, as we all need a place to safely hide away from harsh external weather elements such …

Housing

What the B.C. government should do about the housing crisis

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the audible gasps and expressions of shock heard throughout a packed downtown hotel ballroom during an Urban Development …

Housing

Bennelong byelection: Greens focus on house prices in bid to unseat Alexander

Richard Di Natale says party will increase vote as candidate Justin Alick attacks ‘failed leadership of Malcolm Turnbull’<p>The Greens’ 2016 candidate in Bennelong, Justin Alick, will recontest the seat in a high-profile byelection against the incumbent Liberal MP, John Alexander.<p>Alick and the federal …

Richard Di Natale

Turnbull reveals tax cut plan for middle

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull raised the prospect of personal income tax cuts in a speech to business leaders on Monday. The Aussie …

Malcolm Turnbull

Murphy, NJ Democrats Promise $15 Minimum Wage

Governor-elect Phil Murphy promised to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour on Monday during his first public appearance with legislative …

New Jersey Politics

Freeze on KL high-end property projects has little effect on stocks

PETALING JAYA: An indefinite freeze on approvals for the development of high-end residential and commercial property above RM1mil in Kuala Lumpur is …

Real Estate

European buyers still active in Scottish estate market despite Brexit

International buyers, particularly Europeans, are continuing to purchase sporting estates in Scotland, not only due to the fall in the value of the …

Real Estate

9 Affordable Makeup Brands That Are Seriously Underrated

When we talk about the virtues of drugstore makeup the obvious champions are affordability and accessibility — being able to run into the CVS/Duane Reade/Walgreens on the corner and grab a new...whatever you need in a clutch. Having it same-day without having to pay shipping is a revelation when …

Makeup

Rising Medicare costs leave many U.S. seniors with a flat COLA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Millicent Graves will get a raise from Social Security next year, but her household budget will get worse, not better.<p>The 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) announced by Social Security for 2018 last month will boost Graves’ monthly benefit by $20.70. But in reality, …

Business

Diapers, potties and split pants: Understanding toilet training around the world may help parents relax

Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training?<p>For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American pediatricians would …

Education

8 awesome Amazon tablet and Kindle deals you can get before Black Friday

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Amazon's Black Friday …

Shopping

Canberra has the second biggest oversupply of housing in the nation

Canberra has the biggest oversupply of housing of any jurisdiction other than the Northern Territory, according to new research.<p>The capital has 6700 …

Housing

Can Seattle Handle Its Own Growth?

A new survey finds Seattle residents are ambivalent about the dramatic economic expansion in their city.<p>SEATTLE—If it didn’t rain here so much, the city might consider adopting a new motto: The future’s so bright we have to wear shades.<p>Seattle exemplifies the powerful current of economic vitality …

Cities

The suburbs where house prices are down but employment is up

New jobs are being created in Australia’s regional centres, giving rise to relocation opportunities for those in bigger cities yearning to own their …

Real Estate