What $50 million homes look like around the world

~ One can dream ~ What $50 million homes look like around the world    What does $50 million look like? Ever wondered what it's like to live like the super-rich? From entire islands to somewhat more modest townhouses, we take a look at what $50 million can buy you around the world. You'll be … Continue reading What $50 million homes look like around the world

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Housing recovery suffers, but don’t blame the millennials

Housing recovery suffers, but don't blame the millennials  Competition for housing is soaring, affordability is weakening, and the U.S. housing recovery is grinding to a crawl—and, in large part, the baby boom generation is to blame. No, they're not doing anything immoral or illegal; in fact, they're not doing anything at all, and that is … Continue reading Housing recovery suffers, but don’t blame the millennials

Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build ‘granny pods’

~love this idea~ Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build 'granny pods' © Provided by CNBC 400-square-foot "Granny Pods" Like many boomers, Jane Baldwin faced a difficult question: "Where do I go next?"The 67-year-old retiree was living alone in Wyoming, and had grown tired of cold winters. She wanted … Continue reading Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build ‘granny pods’

Fourth Time’s the Charm?

Fourth Time’s the Charm? The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) had big news on Thursday in the realm of refinance, first announcing that they modified Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s streamlined refinance program for borrowers with high loan-to-value ratios by setting eligibility for loans originated on or after October 1, 2017. The agency says the … Continue reading Fourth Time’s the Charm?

Cash Making a Comeback

Cash Making a Comeback  Housing starts charted lower than anticipated during Q2, according to Freddie Mac’s August Outlook. which is putting a strain on the preferred home-buying route and forcing buyers to pursue alternative avenues. The report examines how today’s limited supply of homes has resulted in an amount of cash sales in lieu of … Continue reading Cash Making a Comeback

Don’t Get Taken for a Ride By Your Moving Company

Don't Get Taken for a Ride By Your Moving Company © Purestock/Getty Images Moving van with cardboard box and chairs by house When it came to hiring a moving company to transport her belongings from Los Angeles to Saratoga Springs, New York, Jennifer Graybeal didn't do her research. "I basically hired whoever was cheapest," says … Continue reading Don’t Get Taken for a Ride By Your Moving Company

103 Things You Should Always Throw Away

103 Things You Should Always Throw Away ~ am I the only one that is guilty of some of these? ~ Nothing will have you feeling more refreshed than decluttering your living space from unnecessary stuff. Here are all the things you can and should throw away on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to … Continue reading 103 Things You Should Always Throw Away

Home Improvement Fails

Home Improvement Fails That Will Make you Cringe Renovations are stressful, especially when you have to re-do DIY projects because of mistakes. In the rooftop vent photo, the owner had expanded and remodeled their kitchen, removing an old wood stove Their mistake, according to explains Brian Fish, owner of WIN Home Inspection Mount Vernon, who … Continue reading Home Improvement Fails

Household Debt Reaches Record High

Household Debt Reaches Record High Household debt jumped $114 billion over the second quarter of the year, according to the Household Debt and Credit Report released by the New York Federal Reserve’s Center for Microeconomic Data on Wednesday. Total household debt across the nation clocked in at $12.84 trillion at the close of the quarter—nearly … Continue reading Household Debt Reaches Record High

The Coolest Thing to Do in Every State for $20

The Coolest Thing to Do in Every State for $20 Two decades ago, a crisp $20 had the same buying power as about $30. For that amount of money in 1997, you could enjoy a plethora of fun activities, such as a trip to the movies — with a tub of popcorn and fountain drink … Continue reading The Coolest Thing to Do in Every State for $20