Home Ownership

When Retirees Should Not Pay Off Their Mortgages

Many homeowners dream of hosting a “mortgage-burning” party as they approach retirement. But paying off the mortgage isn’t always the best strategy.<p>Sometimes, it’s better to keep that money in the bank for other purposes, such as building retirement savings or paying down higher-interest debt. In …

Retirement

10 Common Home Insurance Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands

If you haven’t considered these potential insurance options, you could be in danger of losing a lot of money. Here’s how to avoid the traps.<p>Home …

Home

Social housing green paper 'full of warm words but little substance'

The Government's social housing "new deal" fails to commit a "single extra penny" toward constructing new homes needed by more than a million people, …

Housing

American Dream delayed: Home ownership rates among every generation have still not rebounded from the 2008 Great Recession - and Millennials are the least likely to buy in

The rate of home ownership among Americans of all ages still hasn't rebounded to pre-recession rates, according to new data.<p>Baby Boomers – or those …

Demographics

N.J. capital city's water has lead in it, and the utility ignored an order to fix it

Trenton has reached an agreement with the DEP to start correcting its lead service line issues.New Jersey's capital city has to pay the state a …

New Jersey

Which home improvements add the most value to your property?

By Hebe Hatton<p>GoCompare have launched a new tool that calculates which home improvements add value to your home and which could leave you short …

Home Improvement

These Bay Area cities are poised to break into the million dollar home market

A quarter-century ago, it was the murder capital of the United States.<p>Now East Palo Alto is about to become the Bay Area’s latest city of …

Real Estate

Pandora Premium officially debuts on Google Home & Smart Displays

Pandora has been one of the longer-standing streaming options on Google Home, but it’s been limited to just automated radio stations until now. Google has today announced that Pandora Premium, the web radio company’s on-demand streaming service, is now available on Google Home devices.<p>Pandora …

Google Home

Trade Day at Prestige Roofing & Cladding Supplies, Brookvale

25 Ethel Ave Brookvale – SAT 25th AUG, 7AM – 10AM<p>It will be a great family morning along with professional advice for home owners, builders, …

Roofing

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs.<p>The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of …

Home Construction

This dated 80's kitchen is given a glam makeover

Homeowners Simone and Steve updated their 1980s kitchen by removing a wall in the kitchen/dining area and integrating the indoor and outdoor areas …

Kitchens

Zillow analysis shows more than six million homes missing from U.S. market

It’s no secret that it’s hard to find housing market. But why?<p>Real estate analytics company Zillow said it’s because of the lack of construction …

Real Estate

Home Depot Bounces Back From Rare Slowdown With Strong Quarter

Home Depot Inc. offered more evidence that the U.S. housing market is still humming along, reporting second-quarter sales that impressed …

Home Depot

Home Depot Raises the Roof

Home-improvement retailer bucks the trend of slowing housing sales, benefiting from home improvements by people who are staying put<p>By<p>Justin Lahart<p>Justin Lahart<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jdlahart<p>Google+<p>Justin.Lahart@wsj.com<p>The housing market isn’t doing so well this year, but somebody forgot …

Home Depot

Tour A Bronx Townhouse In New York City

<i>In Refinery29's</i> <i>Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. In today's episode, 37-year-old</i> …

Real Estate

Missing this crucial step is costing two thirds of new home buyers almost £3,000 in repairs

New research has highlighted the current issues surrounding property surveys.<p><b>A new study by home interior specialists, Hillarys, has found that more than two thirds of British home buyers don’t know enough about what property surveys they need to take before buying a house, with many losing almost</b> …

Research

Renting Versus Owning: Benefits and Drawbacks | Investopedia

When it comes to making a decision about whether it’s time to buy a home, there are several factors to consider.<p>A common myth is that everyone should …

Personal Finance

5 things homebuyers must know about flood insurance

From beachfront condos to landlocked subdivisions, flood zones are everywhere. In fact, almost 41 million Americans live in flood zones, according to …

Real Estate

Burst water main affecting supply to Castletown area of Dundalk

Homeowners and businesses in the Castletown area of Dundalk may suffer disruption to their water supply this afternoon.<p>This is due to a burst water …

Water

Rents pick up in July

"The dwindling lack of rental properties available to meet the overwhelming demand is pushing rents higher and higher"<p>The latest data from HomeLet …

Housing

Banks should do more to prevent renters from being displaced

American Banker’s recent article on displacement financing shined light on an issue that many community organizations deal with on a daily basis — …

Housing

High Tech Way To Alert Homeowners Of Water Leaks

Home Ownership

Housing Economics - Virtual Issue

Explore our online products<p>Federal Housing Administration in <i>The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History</i><p>Public Housing …

Economics

House-Sitting Opportunities with Nomador

Nomador.com offers travelers the chance to house-sit for locals during vacation. A house-sitting resource for anyone who wants a free place to stay.

Home Ownership

GOP Chairman: California Solar Panel Mandate A Con Job

11:33 AM 08/14/2018<p>The California GOP chairman lambasted the state’s incoming solar panel mandate during a Fox News interview, the latest criticism …

Conservative View

Realty sector needs more reforms to realise full potential

landmark reforms like RERA and GST, as also demonetisation, have brought about much-needed transparency in transactions, helping the real estate …

Real Estate

Poop Bandit Targets North Nashville Homeowners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A couple said they were targeted after someone dumped human feces on their front porch twice in less than one week.<p>Ariel Hortman …

Home Ownership

Despite Drop in Black Unemployment, Significant Disparities Remain

Fourteen states had black unemployment rates above 6 percent at a time when the national unemployment rate was 4 percent in June, according to a new …

Income Inequality

Pflugerville to vote on paying higher taxes to make Austin Community College classes cheaper

Since Pflugerville Independent School District isn't within the Austin Community College district, it costs students more to take classes compared to …

College & University

Outdated ideas on home ownership and land shortage are crippling us

August 14, 2018 5:00 AM<br>With the recent cooling measures introduced for the private residential market, discussions around the decaying value of …

Opinion