Poorly designed homes contributing to obesity, study finds



The obesity epidemic in America is nothing new, but the reasons why it’s occurring could be. According to a new study from nonprofit group Trust of America’s Health, one reason for the epidemic could be due to the architectural design of the buildings we live in. While recent socials trends have seen a growing emphasis […]

Parents with newborn babies increasingly moving to cheaper markets



Americans who moved in the past year tended to move into less-expensive housing markets, a trend that is magnified when looking at women with a newborn baby ­– and can mean a difference of more than $100,000 in some markets. Across the country, women with a newborn who moved in the past year – whether […]

Report: Trustworthiness is the most important quality in a good neighbor



Realtor.com has just published its annual Good Neighbors Report, finding that the best neighbors are those deemed to be trustworthy, quiet, friendly, and respectful. Still, there’s no need to maintain close friendships with our neighbors in order for them to be considered as “good”, the report found. “While it’s true that some people focus on […]

San Jose residents protest plans to house teachers in schools



California’s San Jose Unified School District recently outlined plans to accomdate teachers, who cannot easily afford homes in the area, within district-owned properties that will be converted into housing units.

Denver pilots new granny flat program aimed at solving city housing shortages



Authorities in Denver are initiating a new program in the city that aims to solve housing shortage problems while providing a new income stream for low-earning homeowners.

LA renters protest against rising rents



Rising rental costs have prompted some tenants to Los Angeles to take part in rent strikes, something they view as a last resort in an effort not to be priced out of their homes. Rent strikes see tenants withhold their rental checks in an attempt to put pressure of their landlords to renegotiate their rent, […]

Study shows Starbucks presence helps to boost the value of homes



Having a Starbucks open near a neighborhood could increase the value of nearby homes, potentially by a few thousand dollars, a new study from Harvard Business School has found.

Home price growth is slowing down in most larger markets



Home-value growth is slowing in almost two-thirds of the nation’s largest housing markets, according to the July Zillow Real Estate Market Report.

Freddie Mac unveils new program to keep rents affordable for low income families



The mortgage giant said the new Mezzanine Loan

How wildfires are impacting California’s real estate markets



A total of 18 wildfires have spread throughout California this week, scorching an area larger than the city of Los Angeles, officials said on Wednesday

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