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  • My Somewhat Better $2000 Base Plan

    12/27/2020 7:23:50 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 34 replies
    12/27/2020 | Brian Griffin
    Perhaps $2000 could be issued for each SSN holder for whom over $1000 in FICA&SE taxes was paid in four quarters within the tax years 2018-2019 who lacked total state unemployment insurance (UI) income in excess of $6000 in the previous UI quarter at least 30 days prior to enactment. If in excess $6000 but less than $14000, the $2000 would be reduced by 25 percent of the excess. Payment would done by the claimant's state unemployment office at least three federal business days after electronically filing a 1099-DJT for $2000(or lower amount) with the IRS so duplicate payouts under...
  • Ikea Is Now Selling Tiny Homes and They’re As Stylish As You’d Expect

    12/16/2020 11:29:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | December 16, 2020 | Jessica Poitevien
    The price on the tiny home starts at $47,550.For decades, Ikea has decorated and organized homes across the world, thanks to its ready-to-assemble furniture. Now, the beloved Swedish company is taking its dedication to home goods a step further with the creation of its very first tiny home. With a focus on sustainability, Ikea’s latest product doesn’t sacrifice any luxuries or comforts, despite its compact size. According to Lonely Planet, Ikea partnered with Vox Creative and RV and tiny home builder Escape to design the tiny home with eco-friendly features. Built as part of the Ikea Tiny Home Project, the...
  • This Is How Much Space $300,000 Buys In Cities Around The World

    11/28/2020 8:46:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Dawson County Journal ^ | 11/28/2020 | Tyler Durden
    The bull market in hot urban retail and commercial real estate markets lasted for pretty much the entire post-crisis recovery period. But COVID has turned things around, and as people flee to the suburbs, it's worth taking a look at how valuations have declined.While urban real-estate markets have taken a hit as people flee to the suburbs and more space, it's worth taking a look at how much space costs in different cities around the world. While foreign cities are of course cheaper than the top American metropolises, the numbers in some cases might surprise you.Why $300K? On the one...
  • Squatters rights.

    11/04/2020 9:09:03 AM PST · by saleman · 18 replies
    So, visited foreclosed house yesterday.
  • Vanity - Home Repair Costs - House Re-Wiring and Plumbing

    10/24/2020 11:04:08 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 209 replies
    COMPLETELY off topic. Buying a home in a unknown market, just hit with horrendous and unexpected Inspection Report
  • Pittman Administration Pushes Workforce Housing (Suburban Maryland--projects in the suburbs)

    09/22/2020 7:18:04 AM PDT · by bort · 11 replies
    The Capital (Annapolis, MD) ^ | September 21, 2020 | Amy Leahy
    Unfortunately, what the Pittman administration is aggressively pushing on the middle, western and northern areas of the county is workforce housing, by introducing one bill at a time that makes way for zoning changes where high-density housing is permitted in areas that previously would be low to medium density neighborhoods. In some cases — as in Bill 65-20 — there is no height restriction to the buildings, and the zoning is changed so that a “Mixed Use” zoned area can be 100% workforce housing, instead of mixed office, commercial and residential.
  • California Enacts Eviction Moratorium. Ban on evictions until February, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, replaces prior relief set to expire this week

    09/01/2020 2:50:35 PM PDT · by karpov · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 1, 2020 | Christine Mai-Duc
    California’s legislature passed a bill late Monday granting renters who are financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic a reprieve from evictions, which were set to resume Wednesday when prior relief expires. The bill passed with supermajorities in both houses of the Democratic-controlled legislature in the final hours of its two-year legislative session and addresses what advocates had said was a looming wave of evictions. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who crafted the compromise with legislative leaders, tenant advocates and landlord groups last week, immediately signed the bill into law. It takes effect immediately. Backers say it will help keep California’s 17...
  • NYT: New Yorkers Are Fleeing to the Suburbs: ‘The Demand Is Insane

    08/30/2020 10:32:32 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 72 replies
    Over three days in late July, a three-bedroom house in East Orange, N.J., was listed for sale for $285,000, had 97 showings, received 24 offers and went under contract for 21 percent over that price. On Long Island, six people made offers on a $499,000 house in Valley Stream without seeing it in person after it was shown on a Facebook Live video. In the Hudson Valley, a nearly three-acre property with a pool listed for $985,000 received four all-cash bids within a day of having 14 showings. Since the pandemic began, the suburbs around New York City, from New...
  • Ben Carson: Racially ignorant media don't know most minorities now live in suburbs

    08/27/2020 5:24:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Just the News ^ | August 26, 2020 - 11:52pm | By Carrie Sheffield
    I've grown to expect little in the way of analysis or truth from most of the media," Dr. Carson told Just the News in a video interview at the White House. "So many of them said that our policy is racist, and we're trying to keep suburbs white and silly stuff like that. You know, they don't know the facts. They don't know that 52% of African-Americans live in the suburbs, that 60% of Hispanics live in the suburbs, 62% of Asian-Americans live in the suburbs." Carson told Just the News the policy change on suburban zoning was driven by...
  • Wrecking the Suburbs on Purpose

    08/25/2020 4:58:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | August 25, 2020 | Robert Knight
    President Trump caused a stir in July when he issued an order terminating some Obama housing policies aimed at killing off the suburbs. “The [Democrat] plan is to remake the suburbs in their image so they resemble the dysfunctional cities they now govern,” he wrote in a recent Wall Street Journal column jointly authored with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. “As usual, anyone who dares tell the truth about what the left is doing is smeared as a racist.” Outraged Democrats called the president a racist. The rule he overturned, Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) program, would...
  • Most and Least Affordable Places to Buy a Home

    08/23/2020 5:17:36 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 25 replies
    We found that the most affordable housing markets in America were uniformly located in the South and Midwest. The most affordable place we looked at in America was Youngstown, Ohio where the median household income in one year is more than the typical purchase price of a home. On the other hand, almost all the least affordable places to buy a home were in California. Of all the markets we examined, Newport Beach was the least affordable market in the country.
  • The Left-Wing War on America's Suburbs

    08/19/2020 5:29:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | August 19, 2020 | Star Parker
    The Trump administration recently rescinded the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, adopted in the early months of the Obama administration. The rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act. The act was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing. However, like so much of the distortions that occurred after the civil rights era of the 1960s, this rule is not about preventing discrimination but about using civil rights language to advance a brazen left-wing political agenda. In the case of the AFFH rule, there are so many different stated objectives it's not even...
  • Kamala Harris Proposes Housing Plan Where Everybody Gets Free 10'x10' Room And Three Meals A Day

    08/18/2020 3:07:25 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 08/17/2020
    Following the recent announcement that Kamala Harris has been selected as Joe Biden’s running mate, Senator Harris was eager to share plans of her own if elected. Harris has now unveiled a bold, new strategy to provide affordable housing to the Americans she believes need it the most. Harris's free housing plan will provide poor families with a clean, safe, secure concrete room, armed guards, and three full meals a day. “Truly, I can think of no better place for these people to be contained - er I mean to live!” said Kamala Harris, smiling and taking pictures outside the...
  • De Blasio reveals he wants to buy empty NYC buildings and turn them into affordable housing after moving 13,000 homeless into hotels 'for more than $2million a night' and shaming rich residents who left to escape COVID-19 as 'fair weather friends'

    08/09/2020 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 99 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8 August 2020 | JENNIFER SMITH
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday revealed a plan to buy properties around the city and turn them into permanent affordable housing, after moving more than 10,000 homeless people into hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic and shaming rich residents who have left the city as 'fair weather friends'. The homeless-in-hotels scheme set up by de Blasio is one of many components to an escalating downward change in the city. Many of New York's wealthy residents fled months ago - taking their disposable income and their tax dollars with them - and there are fears they may never come back. Crime...
  • The Trump Formula for Victory: Guns, Black Voters and the NFL

    08/09/2020 3:52:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 9, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Well, I'm sure I've got your attention now, with that provocative title! But I'm not kidding. I think President Donald Trump will win by an electoral landslide on Nov. 3 because of guns, black voters and the NFL. Let me explain this winning formula. First, guns. It's hard to believe Democrats are this clueless, blind, deaf and dumb. And I stress dumb. They've made the 2020 election about guns. What a huge mistake in a country dominated by gun owners. First, a Soros-funded St Louis circuit attorney made the PR mistake of a lifetime: indicting Mark and Patricia McCloskey for...
  • Millennials are snatching up ‘cheap old houses’ via Instagram

    08/06/2020 10:21:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | By Shayne Benowitz August 5, 2020 | 11:38pm | Updated
    Betsy Sweeny (left) snagged a rundown Victorian home (right) in West Virginia, which she learned about from the Instagram account Cheap Old Houses, for a mind-blowing $18,500. Betsy Sweeny =============================================================================== It was not love at first sight. After Buffalo, New York, couple Nick Weith and Damian Mordecai spotted a grand Victorian-style home on a popular Instagram account called Cheap Old Houses, they drove an hour south to a village called Gowanda (population 2,700) to tour the historic property. Initially, Mordecai, a 39-year-old nonprofit executive, was “less enthused” about the idea of living so far outside the city. But the...
  • California landlords are locking out struggling tenants. A 'tsunami of evictions' may be next(How long will this "crisis" go on?)

    07/30/2020 6:10:41 PM PDT · by Vendome · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2020 | Sam Levin
    Some California tenants have faced increasingly aggressive eviction efforts over the last month, despite emergency protections meant to preserve people’s housing during the coronavirus pandemic. And although advocates have urged state officials to strengthen the rules, key renters’ protections are set to expire without new state plans in place.The result, experts say, could be catastrophic.  Amid rising coronavirus infections and a worsening economic crisis, hundreds of thousands of renters are now at risk of becoming homeless in California, potentially exacerbating the state’s dire housing crisis. In addition, advocates fear the lack of protections will embolden some landlords to resort to...
  • Massachusetts landlords trying to overturn Charlie Baker’s eviction ban amid coronavirus

    07/29/2020 3:40:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Boston Herald via MSN ^ | 7/23/20 | Rick Sobey, Lisa Kashinsky
    Massachusetts landlords in need of rent payments are hoping a federal judge will soon end the state’s eviction ban amid the coronavirus pandemic, a lawyer representing property owners tells the Herald. Landlords in a federal lawsuit in Boston’s U.S. District Court are arguing that the eviction moratorium is unconstitutional, said attorney Richard Vetstein, lead counsel for the property owners. The suit is against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. “The state has never taken this drastic step,” Vetstein said of the eviction freeze on Wednesday. “Our main thrust is there’s never been a...
  • Saving Our Suburbs From Demo Regulation Donald Trump does away with yet another meddlesome Barack Obama-era rule.

    07/27/2020 11:01:47 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 25 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | Jul. 27, 2020 | Douglas Andrews
    The Trump administration officially deep-sixed a secretive Obama-era scheme on Friday. That’s more good news for all Americans who appreciate the fundamental right of freedom to associate. As Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson declared, “President Donald Trump and I agree that the best run communities are the ones run locally. Today, we are tearing down the Obama Administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which was an overreach of unelected Washington bureaucrats into local communities.” Carson then hit the nail on the head: “The AFFH rule was a ruse for social engineering under the guise of desegregation, essentially...
  • 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...