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More People Are Buying Vacation Homes, but Where They’re Looking May Surprise You
It may be only April, but the warmer weather and vaccine rollouts have already gotten some people obsessing about summer vacation. After a year spent mostly crammed indoors, Americans are itching to get back into the world and see some things nonvirtually. Read More
Biden has pledged to tax the rich — but precisely how will he do that? Experts consider his options
Biden could announce details as soon as next week, observers said. Read More
Young adults worry it’s ‘morally wrong’ to have children, Earth Day study finds
Climate change concerns are influencing Gen Z and millennials’ reproductive decisions, research shows. Read More
My coworker wants to sell her house as prices have skyrocketed. The co-signer on her mortgage demands 25%. Can she sell without his permission?
‘He is either mistaken in the leverage he holds, or your coworker has confused co-signer with co-owner.’ Read More
‘Sales have a good deal further to fall’: Property prices see record growth, but existing-home sales decline
Properties were on the market for only 18 days on average, a record low. Read More
Ireland just surpassed China in confirmed COVID-19 deaths — how on Earth did that happen?
The Republic of Ireland, the small island on the northwestern tip of Europe, has a population of 4.9 million, compared to China’s 1.4 billion people. Read More
My financially reckless ex-husband bought a house with our son. Now his business is failing. How can we get out of this mess?
‘This was the way my father treated my mother, so I thought it was normal.’ Read More
Despite falling jobless claims, America’s poverty rate just reached the highest level since the pandemic began
‘This disconnect between poverty and unemployment is not surprising.’ Read More
Mortgage rates drop below 3% again — offering opportunities to buyers and homeowners
The recent dip in mortgage rates has led to an increase in refinancing activity, giving homeowners another chance to reduce their monthly payments. Read More
‘If ever there’s a time for progress, the time is now’: Are more Americans supporting Black-owned businesses?
Three quarters of businesses in one survey saw a surge in customers following George Floyd’s death in May. Read More