What is San Francisco Doing to Combat its Astronomical Housing Prices?

Sep 14, 15 What is San Francisco Doing to Combat its Astronomical Housing Prices?

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With housing prices in San Francisco and across the Bay Area showing no signs of letting up on their precipitous rise, affordable-housing activists have tried nearly every avenue of protest in the book. They haven’t, however, tried taking legal action against high housing prices — until now. According to the Inquisitr,...

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Mortgage Interest Rates Rise to Highest Level This Year

Aug 27, 15 Mortgage Interest Rates Rise to Highest Level This Year

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Mortgage rates rose modestly in the week preceding Aug. 20, according to the Bankrate regular report, with the average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage reaching its highest point since October of 2014. Bankrate calculated the rate at 4.06%, a slightly more conservative figure than the 4.29% reported by Ellie Mae...

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Are Solar Shingles Finally Catching On? No, No They’re Not

Jul 30, 15 Are Solar Shingles Finally Catching On? No, No They’re Not

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In sun-parched California, improved solar shingles are becoming a favorite roofing option for sustainable energy advocates, and this July, solar shingle maker Integrated Solar Technology finalized a partnership with Solar Roof Dynamics, which will install the panels on homes. But although solar shingles might be seen as a viable...

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Don’t Fall For This Shockingly Common Scam Targeting Baby Boomers

Jul 29, 15 Don’t Fall For This Shockingly Common Scam Targeting Baby Boomers

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Con men disguised as contractors have long targeted aging Americans for their home improvement scams, but new trends in home remodeling put elderly U.S. citizens at even more risk than ever before. U.S. homeowners are expected to spend more than $151 billion on remodeling projects this year, and scammers are eager to siphon off...

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Con Artists Pulling Home Improvement Fraud Arrested After Allegedly Taking $50,000 From Elderly Woman

Jul 15, 15 Con Artists Pulling Home Improvement Fraud Arrested After Allegedly Taking $50,000 From Elderly Woman

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Homeowners love working on their houses, but they have to be careful. According to a Houzz survey from 2013, 84% of respondents planned to decorate or redecorate, 40% planned to remodel or build an addition, and 10% of participants were in the process of building a custom home. However, not all contractors are as trustworthy as...

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Canadians Have Begun Living in Homes Made Out of Old Shipping Containers

May 18, 15 Canadians Have Begun Living in Homes Made Out of Old Shipping Containers

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Only about 33% of consumers are willing to purchase a car online, despite the incredible growth of online shopping marketplaces and “shopping mall” smartphone apps in the past few years. But maybe more consumers would be willing to purchase homes made out of the shipping containers that were once intended for all those...

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