Todd Wood sold his commercial-baking business for $120 million and weighed plans to get into real estate — then decided that most existing business models were the equivalent of residential white bread.
Rising construction costs and a big drop in public funding is forcing an organization that builds inexpensive homes for low-income buyers to sell them for higher prices than many of those people can afford.
Another year has gone by, and every year at this time I like to give some general advice on how to avoid needing the services of your local real estate attorney. Here are the steps to take when dealing with the majority of legal issues concerning your home. The first rule is always to read w…
While 89 percent of millennial renters say they plan to buy a home someday, just 4 percent expect to buy in 2019 and 30 percent say they will wait at least five years, according to a new survey by Apartment List, a rental property database.
Murphy’s Law dictates that all plumbing disasters occur when you’re entertaining, cooking a large meal or hosting guests for the weekend. Naturally, of course, they also generally occur on Saturday night or Sunday. Here’s what you should do when they happen.
Your relatives aren’t the only guests who make themselves at home in your house over the holidays, and the other group is considerably less welcome. People often think rodents and insects go dormant during the winter months. And while many do indeed go into a kind of hibernation, others rema…
Q: We want to separate our taxes and insurance from our mortgage payment, but our mortgage servicer says no. It did not collect enough to pay our taxes, and now there is a shortage. We want to prevent this in the future. Is the servicing company right?
PARADISE, Calif. -- Northern California's recent wildfires have burned homes at a greater pace than developers are building them, deepening a housing shortage that already has left millions struggling to find affordable places to live.
A Manchester developer said he’s giving up on the land off Hackett Hill Road that was once touted as a prime setting for a high-end corporate park, after he and city officials disagreed over the future of the property.
Are you starting the new year with a new project? Why not get an inside scoop on the hottest trends around the corner? Toni Sabatino, the award-winning designer behind Toni Sabatino Style in New York, keeps her finger on the pulse to deliver her clients cutting-edge home interiors. These are…
You don’t have to save up the cost of college tuition before you make improvements to your kitchen. There are several upgrades you can make with a small budget, and your options grow with every extra dollar you can invest.
The humble bathroom exhaust fan might not occupy your mind very often, except maybe when you flip the switch by accident while fumbling around for the lights. But an exhaust fan plays a vital role in your bathroom, and it sometimes requires attention and care.
Basket or border columns may not be something you have heard of or have tried, and you may be asking what a basket column is. My best description is a large wire basket with a coconut coir liner that gives the appearance of floating on air by virtue of being mounted on a 4-by-4-foot post or …
Rebecka Snell, 65, says she knew that if she and her husband, Vic Labson, were to continue living in their 1960s ranch home in Lakewood, Colo., improvements would have to be made to create a safer and more enjoyable space.
Q: I own a home that my sister is living in, where she pays the mortgage and is supposed to take care of it. She has been letting it run down, and it needs extensive repairs that she was supposed to maintain. I don't have the time or money to deal with this and want to sell the property. Wha…
Just like hotels, not all Airbnbs are created equal. There are the gorgeous, Instagram-friendly abodes meant to make visitors feel like they’re in the lap of luxury, and the more serviceable spots geared toward travelers just stopping off for a good night’s sleep.
Under normal circumstances, the six-bedroom oceanfront home on Oregon’s northern coast would be a sought-after haven for summer beachgoers. With a hot tub and a swimming pool, the Tuscan-style residence spans 3,300 square feet and includes sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Two decades ago, Frederick Veazey was drawn to this suburban idyll by the usual things: grass, peace and quiet, good schools. But in choosing where to raise his sons and daughter, the successful insurance broker also wanted something else.