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High-Risk Homes

Homes in high-risk wildfire areas are more affordable

Wildfires continue to rip through the west coast, but that doesn’t mean homebuyers won’t purchase in high-risk areas. More than 4.5 million homes are located in areas at high risk of wildfire across the states of Washington, Oregon and California, with a total estimated home value of $3.3 trillion, a new Redfin report said. Since…

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Homes New-Construction

What to Look For in New-Construction Homes: These 5 Crucial Aspects Should Be on Your Radar

Few things are as exciting as purchasing a newly constructed home. Everything is pristine and, presumably, will last for a very long time.However, just because a house is new doesn’t mean it’s free of flaws. There are a lot of factors that could make a brand-new home a less than ideal purchase.So, before closing on…

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Business Fictional Homes

Fictional homes reimagined as Polly Pockets

Working with CGI artist Jan Koudela, TheToyZone created these ultra-realistic Polly Pockets from the fictional worlds of television and movies. The above is the Simpson’s residence from The Simpsons, but they also made one for Stranger Things, Friends, The Lord of the Rings, The Shining, and The Royal Tenenbaums. They’re all pretty great and worth…

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Homes Single-family

Single-family homes were on the way out last year. Here’s how they’re rescuing 2020’s housing market.

Nick White/Getty Images This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. On a national level, the housing market is beginning to recover from shutdown back in March and April, but a bright spot is clear. A late August report by UBS  lays out how one sector of…

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American Homes

American Homes 4 Rent Is A Strong Sell

Image source The publicly-traded, single-family REIT model is fairly new. Investors are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking different types of REITs in which to invest, but the idea of an entity owning huge numbers of single-family homes and renting them out has only come about in earnest in the past decade. There…

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Homes Nursing

Nursing homes across New Jersey now permitted to have visitors outdoors

Starting Sunday, outdoor visitation can take place at long-term care facilities across New Jersey. The directive, which was issued alongside a set of safety protocols by the state Department of Health, applies to dementia care homes, pediatric transitional care homes, nursing homes, assisted living residences and programs, and comprehensive personal care homes.MORE NEWSColleges, universities across…

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Homes Nursing

Nursing Homes Struggle As Staff Choose Unemployment Checks Over Paychecks

Shanna LaFountain has been a nursing assistant in New England for 20 years. About two months ago, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, she stopped working. “It was an extremely hard decision,” she said. LaFountain has three children and made the decision once their schools closed and their learning went online. “My son was…

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Homes Nursing

Nursing homes, tied to one-third of deaths, ordered to test

Nursing homes, tied to one-third of deaths, ordered to test In this Friday, June 5, 2020 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer said Friday that barbershops and other personal-care businesses can reopen across Michigan on June 15, while those businesses and places…

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Homes Million

$2.2 Million Homes in California

What you GetA Colonial Revival house in Long Beach, an octagonal home in Marin County and a 1915 Cape Cod at the base of the Hollywood Hills.June 8, 2020, 9:00 a.m. ETLong Beach | $2.19 MillionA 1935 Colonial Revival-style house with five bedrooms and three full and three half bathrooms, on a 0.9-acre lotBuilt in…

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Homes Whole

Our homes have become our whole world – and now I’m obsessed with changing mine

Last week my housemate moved out, taking everything she owned, which was pretty much everything we had, with her.She lived in this house for 10 years and had made it a true home – a soft-pink armchair from a friend who’d died, paintings from the desert community where she had worked, and a vintage cabinet…