Americans are more stressed about money than they’ve ever been, according to the American Psychological Association’s latest Stress In America Survey. “Eighty-seven percent of Americans said that inflation and the rising costs of everyday goods is what’s driving their stress,” said Vaile Wright, senior director of health care innovation at the American Psychological Association. More
Art is a $50.1 billion global market, with the U.S. being the largest player at 42% of total sales value. But art is more than a market or investment vehicle. Works of art can be creative expressions for their creators, or a source of joy and inspiration for their consumers; sometimes those are the same
SDI Productions With soaring prices and record home equity, you may expect a profit from selling your property. But the windfall may trigger an unexpected tax bill next April. While home profits dipped slightly, the typical single-family seller still scored a $103,000 gross profit during the first quarter of 2022, according to ATTOM, a nationwide
The Biden Administration just announced its Housing Supply Action Plan with 19 immediate steps. Their top priority is to reform local zoning. On the upside, the Plan focuses on new funding for new construction instead of new funding for buying existing houses which just increases house prices and makes housing less affordable. On the downside,
A major Wall Street firm is drawing a striking parallel to the housing bubble. Blackstone’s Joe Zidle calls homes almost as unaffordable as the 2007 peak. Yet, he believes a crash is unlikely due to a major difference: Most owners aren’t using their homes like an ATM. “That caused so many people to go upside
Albi, set on the Tarn River in the south of France, has many claims to fame. The Episcopal city boasts the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Cecilia with its fortress-like brick exterior and lavish interiors. The consistent French Gothic architecture earned the cathedral, built over 200 years from the 13th and 15th centuries, a UNESCO World
A newly sold home is shown in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images It could be more listings on the market, or perhaps just fear that interest rates will move even higher, but homebuyers are showing more demand for mortgages. They are, however, turning even more to adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), which offer lower rates.
Gone are the days of the humble log cabin, or so you’d think walking through this more than 11,000-square-foot getaway perched on the slopes of Arrowhead Mountain. Newly listed at $17.495 million, the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home features luxury amenities not often found in your average log cabin-style design, including a wine room, movie theater and
President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan. Leah Millis | Reuters A New York judge said Wednesday that he would lift a contempt of court finding against former President Donald Trump by next week if Trump’s legal team provides more information about a search for documents sought by the
So, you found the perfect home (nice!) and you put in an offer (very nice!) and your offer was accepted (SUPER nice!)… now it’s time to have your new purchase inspected. Buyers pay for inspections in order to do their due diligence and ensure that the home is in good shape before completing the purchase.
Marc & Tiffany Angeles An over-the-top modern mansion in Bel Air was listed for $87.8 million for an auction this week. But the highest bid came in just under $45.8 million, according to the home’s seller, dermatologist-turned-developer Alex Khadavi. “Horrible, Horrible, Horrible!” was how Khadavi characterized the auction results to CNBC. He filed for Chapter
Atop a landmarked Beaux-Arts building dating to the turn of the 20th century in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill, a pavilion rises above the roof, its clean lines and vast windows unabashedly announcing this as a brand new luxury penthouse. The Wales Hotel was built in 1899 and operated as a hotel until recently, when it was
In this article CWK The entrance to Trump Tower on 5th Avenue is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, May 19, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Commercial real-estate services giant Cushman & Wakefield on Wednesday appealed a judge’s order that it comply with subpoenas issued by the New York attorney general’s office
Topline The Trump Organization finalized a $375 million deal Wednesday to sell its lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., according to multiple reports, after the building served as a destination for both Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters—and netted the former president millions of dollars in revenue from visiting officials, Democrats claim. Key
Covid lockdowns have hit China’s economy, and the Asian giant might have to issue more debt to continue meeting its growth target. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images China may have to issue more debt as it tries to keep growing in the face of Covid lockdowns that are stunting its economy.
Brazey-en-Plaine is a village in eastern France’s Côte-d’Or department in the Bourgone-Franche-Comte region. Côte-d’Or takes its name from the escarpment that is the site of the famed Burgundy vineyards; hence, it is called as the “golden slope.” Besides a reputation as a wine-growing region, the area is known for its grains and potatoes, sheep and
A home is offered for sale in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images One of the leanest housing markets in history might be putting on some fat. The supply of homes for sale could increase in the next few weeks, according to new data from Realtor.com. In April, inventory was 12% lower than in
The luxury real estate market in Hong Kong is exhibiting signs of recovery following weeks of stagnation as a result of another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first quarter of 2022, Hong Kong was fighting its fifth wave of the pandemic. As restrictions ease, real estate agents are optimistic that the high-end market
The ocean views from the most expensive mansion to ever sell in Encinitas, CA. Rancho Photos A $23.5 million modern mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Southern California is set to officially hit the market on May 14, and in doing so become the most expensive home ever up for sale in the town of
The first quarter of 2022 saw more markets reach double-digit annual price gains than the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors’ latest quarterly report. Seventy percent of 185 measured metros experienced such price gains, up from 66% in the preceding quarter. These increases come as median single-family existing-home prices rose at a
The Federal Reserve raised its target federal funds rate by a half point at the end of its two-day meeting Wednesday, notching the largest increase in the benchmark in more than 20 years. “The Federal Reserve is behind the curve,” said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. “They have to raise interest rates a lot