By Jacob Passy
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‘We only want to start a home that we know will get paid for when it’s completed.’ KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger on his approach to the home-building boom
The pandemic has made home buyers more interested in kitchen storage and adding bathrooms for family members living with them.
The Property Brothers share the little extras that make a big difference in a home
"Property Brothers" stars Drew and Jonathan Scott know that people love homes with unexpected extras — and on the latest episode of “Brother vs. Brother," they reveal which extras matter most.
The secret to selling a house quickly during a pandemic? Good listing photos
There is no perfect time to sell a house—anyone who’s ever put a property on the market will tell you that. Sure, tradition tells us that selling in spring might be ideal. But at the end of summer? During a pandemic?
Move over, pumpkin spice — fall is for hard cider, and now there’s a premium version
Roostock, based in upstate New York, sells specialty ciders.
This university’s closely-watched COVID-19 protocol brought positivity rates down after a spike — but will it last?
The University of Illinois created its own test for the coronavirus, and students at high risk of exposure are now being tested three times a week.
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is selling his $15 million Hamptons home
The longtime drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith, is making moves in the Hamptons. He’s listed his “private waterfront oasis” in Montauk, NY, for $15 million.
New home sales surge to highest level since before the Great Recession
‘Already, more new homes have sold in 2020 than did in all of 2019,’ one economist said.
How canceled student-loan and mortgage debts could affect your taxes in the COVID-19 era
The tax impact can be costly or benign, depending.
Mortgage rates are near record lows — but many Americans will struggle to find a lender willing to give them a home loan
The supply of mortgages has dropped to the lowest level since 2014, according to one metric.
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Time running out for fiscal stimulus efforts on Capitol Hill
Lawmakers are set to leave Washington late next week, deal done or not, to hit the campaign trail through the Nov. 3 Election Day, leaving a very narrow window in which to try to work something out.
Another Supreme Court hearing on Obamacare is coming — 8 ways health insurance could change
Supreme Court is to hold hearings on Nov. 10 on whether a change in tax law makes the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
Here’s how stocks typically perform in October and why you may want to buckle up
The combination of October’s volatility and average gain can work to your benefit.