Q: Our condo association recently allowed several residents to have emotional support animals, supposedly with proper vetting of the paperwork. I am very allergic to animal fur, and I will be sharing our floor’s laundry facilities with the animal owners. Is there anything I can do to prevent them from using the laundry facility, so I don’t ...Read more
Andrew Challenger’s urban Chicago neighborhood is buzzing, but not with office workers.
“I live 15 minutes’ walk from my office building, and every restaurant, every bar and gym and store is packed 100%,” Challenger said recently. “When I get to my building it’s still pretty much empty. So much of normal life has come back, but not ...Read more
As housing prices skyrocket in neighborhoods across the country, some state lawmakers and local officials are turning to a decades-old model for keeping homes affordable: community land trusts.
Known as CLTs, community land trusts are mostly nonprofit organizations that operate within a specific neighborhood facing development pressure. They ...Read more
Aging high-rise condos will have to undergo safety inspections while condo boards will have to save money for structural repairs if the governor signs a new condo safety bill that cleared the Legislature on Wednesday.
The bill is meant to prevent another catastrophe like last year’s collapse of the Champlain Tower South in Surfside, which ...Read more
Aging high-rise condos will have to undergo safety inspections while condo boards will have to save money for structural repairs if the governor signs a new condo safety bill that cleared the Legislature in a special session Wednesday. The bill is meant to prevent another catastrophe like last year’s collapse of the Champlain Tower South in ...Read more
With inflation surging, the war in Ukraine roiling global markets and the after-effects of the pandemic still clogging supply chains, everyday investors have been jittery. But some had their nerves pushed to the edge this week after the Dow Jones Industrial Average took a swoon on Wednesday of more than 1,100 points, followed by a loss of ...Read more
The number of short-term rentals in New York City is outpacing the number of available apartments, putting a pinch on renters who are looking for space in a hot housing market.
The total number of short-term rentals of entire homes in the city’s five boroughs — those listed on Airbnb Inc. and Expedia Group Inc.’s Vrbo — is more than 13...Read more
Q: The guidelines in our homeowners association have not been revised for decades. A question came up about exterior paint colors. Are the homeowners still bound by the most recent, although antiquated, guidelines? — Ken
A: If the rules and guidelines were valid back then and nothing invalidated them, they are still enforceable.
Community ...Read more
The urban real estate market has been running hot in the U.S. since last summer. But the suburbs have been even hotter, according to an analysis from Zillow Group Inc.
From January 2013 through June 2021, urban homes have generally been gaining dollar value more quickly. But a switch happened after July 2021 as the economy recovered from the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Eight years ago, Rion Nakaya was living in Oakland with husband Michael Cosentino and their two children when her mother, Maggie, lost her partner of 37 years.
Like many Gen Xers, Rion, 47, faced a familiar challenge from 400 miles away: trying to monitor the welfare of a parent who is mobile and comfortable at home but on a ...Read more
Following CD rates in recent years has been a lot like watching paint dry at the bottom of a barrel: little perceptible change in rock-bottom returns.
Yields on certificates of deposit have been in the tank for years, particularly since the pandemic began. But things are about to change.
"The next 12 to to 24 months will be a period of rising ...Read more
Federal student loan interest rates are set to rise for the 2022-23 academic year, following the U.S. Treasury Department’s 10-year note auction on Wednesday afternoon. The new rates will be 4.99 percent for undergraduate loans, 6.54 percent for graduate Direct Unsubsidized Loans and 7.54 percent for PLUS loans. These rates will go into effect...Read more
If you’re looking for an investment with a high interest rate, inflation protection and the safety of government backing, then Series I bonds could be an attractive addition to your portfolio. The interest rate on these bonds increases as inflation rises, ensuring that your payout keeps pace with rising prices and that you don’t lose ...Read more
Stocks, cryptocurrencies and even bonds have tumbled in 2022 as investors react negatively to rising interest rates, soaring inflation and the Russia/Ukraine conflict.
The S&P 500 index has fallen about 16 percent so far this year, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is down around 26 percent. Popular cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum ...Read more
US money markets have so far proven resilient amid growing turmoil in so-called stablecoins, although investors remain alert to the risk of problems spilling over into key parts of the world’s financial plumbing.
Some stablecoins are backed by assets like Treasury bills and short-term corporate IOUs — key elements of the dollar funding ...Read more
Though it may seem unlikely, this isn’t the first time the Coney Island Boardwalk, the iconic bun-shaped restaurant, has arrived at a crossroads in Colorado.
Ever since it first went splat on West Colfax Avenue in Denver in 1966, the Brooklyn transplant and hot dog stand has become a local roadside legend.
It's now nestled in the mountains ...Read more
t's a perfect storm for the stock market this year: geopolitical turmoil, high inflation, and higher interest rates in 2022.
And that's driven out many market newcomers, including "meme" stock investors, whose holdings soared and swooned from social media.
"This is a meme stock flush-out, especially for those who were leveraging up to buy ...Read more
Q: I am a remarried widow and live with my husband. I bought our home before our marriage, and only my name is on the deed and mortgage. We agreed to leave the property to my three sons from my first marriage, who would sell the property and divide the proceeds. Should all three sons be added to the deed, or just one son responsible for ...Read more
California could soon help first-time home buyers with their down payments and mortgage costs under a proposed $1-billion program to make homeownership more financially feasible for low- and middle-income residents.
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) first introduced the idea last year of the state stepping in to help more ...Read more
United Wholesale Mortgage Holdings Corp. on Tuesday said net income dropped 47% year-over-year in the first three months of 2022 as interest rates increased and housing inventory remains constrained.
The Pontiac-based lender that originates mortgages only through independent brokers posted a net income of $453.3 million on $38.8 billion in loan...Read more
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