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In Wake Of Hurricanes, Home Builder Caution Grows

(KERRY SHERIDAN/AFP/Getty Images) As large swaths of the nation recover from major hurricanes, home builders are feeling less optimistic than they did a month ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo monthly Housing Market Index declined three points to a reading of 64 for September. The August August was revised one-point from 68 to 67. Anything over 50 is considered positive, but ... Read More »

Neymar slams Barcelona bosses after PSG home debut

Neymar went on to score twice in his PSG home debut against Toulouse on Sunday. Photo: Reuters Paris: Paris Saint-Germain’s world-record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”. The people in charge at the Catalan giants “are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” Neymar told reporters ... Read More »

Harry Potter’s childhood home is for sale for $1.2 million

Harry Potter’s childhood home in the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” is on sale for 995,000 euros, or about $1.2 million. The house, which is located in Suffolk, England, is listed with the UK-based real-estate agency Carter Jonas. Here’s a closer look at the enchanting home. [“Source-businessinsider”] Read More »

Smart home platform Wink has been acquired by will.i.am

Struggling smart home platform Wink has been acquired by lifestyle and technology company, i.am+, the company owned by musician and hit and miss (but mostly miss) tech entrepreneur will.i.am. Wink has had a rocky existence, starting life as part of the failing tech incubator Quirky, only to be spun-off after Wink went bankrupt. In an emailed statement, Wink said both the app and the ... Read More »

US homes are now more valuable than ever

A home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, and apparently, that tab just hit its highest level in history. The median value of all homes in the United States in June surpassed $200,000, up 7 percent from a year ago, according to Zillow, a real estate listing company. Valuing homes nationally is a tricky business ... Read More »

Character building: making our 50s house a home

In with the old: the dining room, with rustic table and Graham and Green ruler. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer Anyone who has stayed at one of the Artist Residence hotels would be intrigued by the 50s-built terraced house where the couple who run the eclectic company live. “Given our love of historical buildings, it’s not at all similar,” says Charlie ... Read More »

A home that straddles 2 countries: Unique house for sale

BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. — Brian DeMoulin inherited a home 30 years ago and is reluctantly putting it on the market. “Have a look at my stone house,” he told CBS News. “There’s the border post.” He also showed us what makes the residence so special. “This is the stairway that leads to the Canadian apartments,” DeMoulin said. You heard him right. ... Read More »

Police find suspect dead after three slain in southern Indiana home

A man that Indiana State Police investigators were searching for in connection to the deaths of three people in Washington County has been found dead in his truck. Shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department got a tip at 47-year-old Richard Lee Burton Jr. was parked at the Blackwell Horse Camp near Ind. 446. When police approached the ... Read More »

Families could see up to half the value of their home put at risk under ‘dementia tax’

Ministers refused yesterday to rule out that the cap could be as high as £200,000 or £300,000 Families could see up to half the value of their home put at risk under the Conservative’s plans for a cap on their controversial “dementia tax”, according to Liberal Democrat research. Theresa May is under pressure to spell out exactly how much pensioners ... Read More »

Closed Ferry care home was an ‘excellent place’

Relatives of patients moved from a recently closed Broughty Ferry care home insist the facility offered patients “excellent” care. Brae Cottage, located on the town’s Queen Street, closed two weeks ago, after being unable to admit more patients. A Care Inspectorate embargo on new admissions led to “financial meltdown” for manager Linda Weir and her business partner Chris Robertson. The embargo ... Read More »