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Republican plan to abolish Dodd-Frank passes committee, full House vote coming

September 14, 2016 11:12 am

The Republican-crafted plan to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is one step closer to reality after the House Financial Services Committee voted Tuesday to pass the Financial CHOICE Act. As so often happens with these things, the vote wasn’t without some controversy. HousingWire.com Topics

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Household incomes grow at fastest rate, ever

September 14, 2016 11:12 am

Household incomes grew at the fastest rate ever in 2015, but income still remains below the 2007 average. Redfin’s chief economist talks about what that means for the housing market. HousingWire.com Topics

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The Cost of Off-Campus Rent at Top Colleges

September 14, 2016 11:12 am

Which university costs more: Harvard, Yale or MIT? It’s relatively easy to compare tuition and even dorm fees — but off-campus housing costs are harder to pin down. They also can make a big difference in the tab for a higher education. In fact, 80 percent of the towns where elite colleges are located, based […]

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Renters: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

September 14, 2016 11:12 am

For renters planning to buy a home, preliminary steps like creating a budget and saving for a down payment are obvious. Here are five more advanced steps toward moving out of your rental and into a dream home of your own. Understand the full cost of homeownership As a renter, a single rental fee covers your monthly […]

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Ask the HOA Expert: Applying Barkmulch To Planting Beds

September 13, 2016 7:09 pm

Question: We apply barkmulch to our planting beds every year. A member complaints of the smell, dust and sloppy application by the contractor. What are your suggestions? Answer: Barkmulch application…

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10 Fall Home Improvement Tips

September 13, 2016 7:09 pm

Now that summer gear has been stowed away, it's time to focus on fall home improvement projects. According to Vicki Payne, host of the For Your Home with Vicki Payne…

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New Online Education Empowers Home Buyers

September 12, 2016 7:09 pm

What you don't know can hurt you when you're buying real estate or arranging a mortgage. The worse cases are those where home buyers don't realize how they have lost…

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Toyota’s VR drive through a Syd Mead-created world is a near-future trip

September 12, 2016 5:12 am

How do you convince a potential car buyer your vehicle is a future-focused choice? One way is to get one of the most iconic creators of cinematic futurescapes to help you build a virtual world that people can drive the car through themselves. Toyota enlisted Syd Mead, the creative visionary behind Blade Runner and Tron‘s […]

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Camorama records 360-degree 4K video for your VR pleasure

September 12, 2016 5:12 am

While the Camorama promo video is a bit, shall we say, racy I think the product is pretty solid. It’s basically a 4K action cam that doubles as a 360-degree camera. This means you can record 360-degree videos for a mere $239 for early birds. Who would want such witchcraft? 360-degree video is pretty cool […]

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8 Ways to Make Your Remodel Last (8 photos)

September 12, 2016 5:12 am

With so many styles, products and materials available today, it can be hard to decide which ones will suit you best in the long run. My clients often have a difficult time committing to a design scheme. Since renovation projects involve an investment of time and money, people are afraid of getting it… Houzz Galleries

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