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Want to prepay your home loan? Here is how you can do it

Home loan borrowers are often in a hurry to prepay their loan. But how easy is it to clear the huge debt well ahead of schedule? Even before they bought their first house in Jaipur in 2008, investment banker Yash Jain and his wife Namrata were determined to repay the Rs 25-lakh loan well before its tenure of 20 years ... Read More »

The best home loan rates being offered right now

A home loan is among the cheapest loans available. Photo: iStock A home loan is probably the biggest loan that one takes. Not only in terms of the loan amount, but also tenures, which can be 15 years or more. The total final amount that one pays can be double of what was borrowed. But a home loan is among ... Read More »

Mental health patients sent 300 miles from home due to lack of beds

The revelation led to calls for the NHS to create more beds more quickly for mental health patients. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Patients with serious mental health problems are being sent more than 300 miles away from their home areas because of widespread bed shortages across the NHS, figures show. Adults in mental health crises were sent as far as 307 miles ... Read More »

Benefits Of LED Lighting

Technology has advanced more than anyone could have seen possible just years ago. One of the great advances is with energy efficiency. Many businesses are looking for ways to save money and be kinder to the environment. One of the simplest ways that a business can save money is by using LED lighting. For many businesses, they purchase their lighting ... Read More »

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 »