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  • LA Mayor Will Cut Power, Water To Homes And Businesses That Disobey Him

    08/06/2020 9:41:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 120 replies
    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he ordered the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to cut off the water and electricity to any homes, venues, or businesses in violation of COVID-19 safety measures. In April, Garcetti enacted a similar order that applied to any non-essential businesses that defied his “Safer at Home” mandate. The announcement comes just days after Los Angeles police responded to a “gang related” shooting at a large house party in Beverly Crest. According to Garcetti, this order will help limit people’s right to assemble. “We’ve been clear from the beginning that getting together in...
  • Stanley Kurtz sheds light on Trump's latest 'tremendous accomplishment,' and why media largely overlooked it (ending Obama housing rules)

    07/27/2020 1:44:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26 2020 | Yael Halon
    Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, spoke to Fox News about what he called a "tremendous accomplishment" of the Trump administration, one that the mainstream media apparently failed to notice. In an interview on "Life Liberty & Levin" that aired Sunday, Kurtz shed light on the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule," (AFFH) a law added by former President Barack Obama to the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which the conservative scholar said has aimed to expand federal influence over suburbia. On Thursday, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Dr. Ben Carson announced he's stripping...
  • Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs

    07/01/2020 4:56:43 PM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-30-2020 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix. It was all about “abolish,” about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders. Trump’s riff is effective because it is true. The Left has gone off the deep end, and they’re taking the Democrats with them. Well, there’s another “abolish” the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November. Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America’s suburbs. Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical...
  • Americans are eyeing homes in the suburbs as pent-up demand hits housing market

    06/19/2020 1:19:12 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 62 replies
    .marketwatch.com ^ | : Jun 17, 2020 | By Jacob Passy
    Coronavirus cases may be on the rise in some parts of the country, but that hasn’t stopped Americans from looking for homes to buy. And increasingly, those homes are in the suburbs. A new study from Realtor.com found that Americans are showing a more pronounced interest suburban and rural areas as the housing market recovers from pandemic-induced shutdowns. Views of online home listings in May 2020 on Realtor.com grew by 13% compared to May 2019 for suburban ZIP codes, roughly double the rate of urban areas, researchers found.
  • DC Thugs Moving Into HOMES! Homes Are Getting looted!

    06/02/2020 5:51:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/02/20
    DC Thugs Moving into HOMES! Homes are getting looted!!Mr President! Why isn’t anyone helping these families??????People where are your guns? https://twitter.com/AMErikaNGIRLLL/status/1267716714650886145?s=20 
  • Broward County Administrator Discussing Removing People From Family Homes for COVID-19 Quarantines

    05/17/2020 7:19:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/13/20
    Still some people still say what happened in Wuhan, China could never happen here.   https://youtu.be/eqnnyDa7C7Q 
  • 74.7%: West Virginia Leads Nation in Homeownership Rate; New York and California Rank Last

    04/16/2020 12:42:05 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 2019 | Terrence Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - West Virginia ranked No. 1 among the 50 states for its homeownership rate in 2018, which was 74.7 percent, according to new housing data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. New York and California ranked 50th and 49th with homeownership rates of 51.0 and 55.1, according to Table 15 in the Census Bureau’s Annual Statistics on Housing Vacancies and Homeownership. The Census Bureau calculates the homeownership rate by dividing the number of owner occupied housing units by the total number of occupied housing units.
  • Coronavirus: WHO Official Floats Removing the Infected from Their Homes to Stop Spread

    04/07/2020 12:17:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Briedbart ^ | 04/07/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, suggested during a March 30 press conference that individuals infected with the Chinese coronavirus should be removed from their homes to prevent further spread of the deadly disease. The clip, first reported by Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, shows Ryan warning that “most of the transmission that’s actually happening in many countries now is happening in the household at family level” before he speculates on measures to prevent the infection of patients’ relatives.
  • Boomers, Millennials, and the McMansions No One Wants

    12/21/2019 5:58:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    Realtor.com ^ | 2017 | Realtor.com
    As baby boomers look to downsize out of their suburban McMansions, a generational showdown is looming: Millennials might be coming into their own as the nation's biggest group of first-time home buyers, but they aren't exactly lining up with bids in hand for those large, expensive homes in the sleepier suburbs. Instead, they're looking for a different kind of home—the same ones, in fact, that the empty nesters are looking to buy. It's a battle of the millennials vs. baby boomers playing out in the nation's suburban housing markets.
  • Here's How Unaffordable NYC Homes Really Are

    12/16/2019 6:37:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Patch ^ | March 29, 2019 | Patch
    NEW YORK — Many New Yorkers may dream of buying a home, whether it's a Brooklyn Heights brownstone or an almost suburban house in eastern Queens. But a new report suggests housing is unaffordable for the typical worker in all five boroughs. In the report published Thursday, ATTOM Data Solutions crunched housing and wage numbers for 473 of the nation's more than 3,000 counties nationwide. It determined affordability by assuming a 28 percent maximum "front-end" debt-to-income ratio. That means a buyer purchasing an affordable home would not be spending more than 28 percent of their income on house payments including...
  • Ilhan Omar Goes from Wrecking Homes to Guaranteeing 'Homes for All'

    10/26/2019 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 26 Oct 2019 | Jim Treacher
    By now, we all know Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is a homewrecker. But that's okay, because she wants to build homes too. And if she wants to use your money to do it... why not, right? Bask in her beneficence: .@IlhanMN: “It is a moral stain on our country that we have half a million or more people facing homelessness ... In few weeks, we are going to introduce our Homes For All legislation, which will, hopefully, guarantee a home for everyone."
  • Why Buy 1 House In California When You Can Get 6 In Texas?

    09/26/2019 7:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 24, 2018 | Andrew DiPietro
    It’s becoming obvious, if it wasn’t already, that California real estate is uniquely expensive compared to the rest of the country. According to Zillow’s September index, the median price for a single-family home in the state — $549,000 — is high, but house prices are even higher in its four biggest cities: Los Angeles: $898,949 San Diego: $848,500 San Jose: $1,099,990 San Francisco: $1,400,000 In the majority of major American cities, you’d pay less for a house. And in many, you could buy several houses for the cost of a single home in a California city. Cost Of A Home...
  • In Lansing, History Project Honors Memories of a Neighborhood Lost to Highway Construction

    07/07/2019 4:57:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Next City ^ | June 28, 2019 | Emily Nonko
    In 1965, Mary Jane McGuire, her husband Cyril and their three children received a letter from the Michigan State Highway Department. It informed them that their Lansing home, where the family had lived for the past decade, would be demolished to make way for construction of Interstate 496. The letter was followed by an offer of federal dollars to purchase their property, a number the McGuires felt was far below its actual value. The couple’s initial refusal to accept the offer meant they were one of the final families of their African-American neighborhood to be displaced for construction of the...
  • Why don't we build homes using interlocking cement blocks?

    No need for software if you can learn from nature, at least that's what my ancestors did. Take the ancient Temple of Borobudur for example. Borobudur - Wikipedia If this colossal structure were to be build today the amount of computation and simulation required to complete it would be very great. But because there were no computers in the 9th century what my ancestors did to complete this beautiful edifice was quite interesting in it self. The learn from observation and harnessing everything that nature has given them in order to complete this temple. Borobudur is located on the South...
  • This Indiana town (Gary) is selling single-family homes for $1

    01/14/2019 12:56:18 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 11, 2019 | Sarah Berger
    Saving up for a home's down payment can be a hefty task that's financially out of reach for many. But the town of Gary, Indiana has a special program to make home ownership easier by selling a handful of homes every year for just $1 apiece. Called the Dollar House Program, the initiative opens home ownership up to those who would not otherwise be able to afford a traditional mortgage sale, says Lakia Manley, the housing coordinator of Gary's Community Development Division. The program also addresses a chronic problem for the town. Since the 1960s, a decline in the steel...
  • A fifth of China’s urban housing supply lies empty, equivalent to 50 million homes

    12/31/2018 4:54:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s mantra that homes should be for living in is falling on deaf ears, with tens of millions of apartments and houses standing empty across the country. Soon-to-be-published research will show roughly 22 per cent of China’s urban housing stock is unoccupied, according to Professor Gan Li, who runs the main nationwide study. That adds up to more than 50 million empty homes, he said. The nightmare scenario for policymakers is that owners of unoccupied dwellings rush to sell if cracks start appearing in the property market, causing prices to spiral. The latest data, from a survey...
  • Some Californians are hiring private fire crews to save their homes

    12/03/2018 5:33:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/27/18 | HANNAH FRY, JACK FLEMMING
    **SNIP** With California experiencing two years of unprecedented wildfires that have left more than 20,000 homes destroyed and scores dead, the private firefighting business is booming. These brigades work independently from county firefighters; their job is to protect specific homes under contract with insurance companies. Their work can vary from pushing back flames as they approach properties to reaching the site before the blaze arrives and spraying homes with fire retardant. But the private forces have generated complaints from some fire departments, who say they don’t always coordinate with local crews and amount to one more worry as they try...
  • How do Hogan and Jealous compare on transportation?

    11/04/2018 8:03:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters
    By Bruce DePuyt — When Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a major plan to widen three Maryland roadways last year, even transportation insiders were caught off-guard. “I was surprised by it, but I rejoiced at it,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “As much as people are loath to admit it, the congestion in Maryland has limited economic development in the state. And [it has] impacted the quality of life because of the amount of hours — more than 80 hours a year [on average] — we spend being stuck in...
  • As the housing market stagnates, American homeowners are staying put for the longest stretches ever

    10/29/2018 10:57:45 AM PDT · by dennisw · 65 replies
    marketwatch ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | marketwatch
    Housing-market headwinds are keeping American homeowners in their properties for the longest stretches on record, in a sharp distortion of the mobility Americans have for decades prized. Across the country, homes that sold in the third quarter of this year had been owned an average of 8.23 years, according to an analysis from Attom Data Solutions. That’s almost double the length of time a home sold in 2000, when Attom’s data begin, had been owned. It’s partly the long tail of the housing crisis that’s created stagnant conditions and a less dynamic housing market, Attom spokesman Daren Blomquist told MarketWatch....
  • Existing-home sales tumble to a 2˝-year low as buyers give up

    08/22/2018 5:43:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    marketwtch.com ^ | Aug 22, 2018 10:53 a.m. ET | Andrea Riquier
    Existing-home sales ran at a 5.34 million seasonally-adjusted annual rate in July, down 0.7% versus June, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. That was the lowest pace since February 2016... … For years, the Realtors have been warning that many would-be buyers, particularly at the lower end of the market, are being priced out. Now they’re also acknowledging that many others are just deciding to sit it out until market conditions change. … “Three years of exceptionally tight inventory and exceptionally strong price gains are catching up with the market, and are visible both in softer demand from stretched...