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Massachusetts couple say they are 'traumatized' after being falsely accused of stealing fruit... 

 

A black family has claimed they were racially profiled and falsely accused of stealing while on a Labor Day trip to an apple picking farm.

In a blog post which has gone viral, Reverend Manikka Bowman and Jeff Myers claimed that staff at Connors Farm in Danvers, Massachusetts, accused them of having 'concealed fruit' in their stroller and called the police.

The couple had been on an apple picking trip with their seven-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son when the mood 'dramatically changed.'

Massachusetts couple say they are 'traumatized'

Home appraisal increased by almost $100,000 after Black family hid their race

...racism is 'innate within the reality of white people'...

Tags: $, Accusation, Awareness, Employment, Environment, Food, Fruit, Greed, Opinion, Parental Burden, Real Estate, Teacher, Theft, Treatment

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16-Sep-2021


Angry Napa Valley residents go to war with startup that is buying luxury homes in exclusive neighborhoods across US to sell as timeshares and enraging wealthy neighbors 

 

Pacaso, founded in October by executives from the real estate company Zillow, aims to do to second homes what Airbnb did to hotels and Uber did to taxis. It targets luxury neighborhoods slightly off the usual tourist trails.

Critics say it changes the nature of a neighborhood; the company insists it is making exclusive communities more accessible and, by allowing eight people to share ownership of one home, reducing the intense demand on housing stock.

Angry Napa Valley

Israeli food truck is BANNED from Philadelphia food festival: Organizers accused of bowing to anti-Semitism

San Francisco is paying $60,000 PER TENT for a homeless encampment and now city officials want an additional $20 million to extend the program for two years

One person is shot dead and several injured in robbery gone wrong at the Hollywood Hills home of Fashion Nova CEO Richard Saghian

Homeless man is arrested over ten-day spree of attacks on women in Chicago including doctoral student, 31, who was stabbed to death in broad daylight as crime continues to surge across America

UK neighbors cut tree in half over bird poop dispute: ‘We were absolutely distraught’

Tags: $, Ban, Business, Community, Crime, Culture, Environment, Exclusivity, Home, Homeless, Lifestyle, Neighbor, Protest, Real Estate, Rejection, Relationships, Rich, Safety, Sale, Theft, Threat

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26-Jun-2021


Parents Say School Expelled Elementary Students After Raising Coronavirus Concerns 

 

As the second full week of school closures comes to an end, many Bay Area parents are anxiously waiting to hear that it’s safe for their kids to return to class. But for a group of parents in the South Bay, their kids still won’t be allowed back on campus when classrooms reopen after administrators decided to withdraw their children from school in a move that left parents stunned.

The school’s decision comes after a series of critical Facebook comments from parents questioning the school’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I was devastated,” a parent told NBC Bay Area when she learned her child is no longer enrolled. “I feel the school is just retaliating against us.”

NBC Bay Area

Coronavirus Heroes Are Getting Tossed From Their Homes by Scared Landlords

'It's just despair': Many Americans face coronavirus with no water to wash their hands

Tags: Children, Choices, Coronavirus, Education, Employment, Environment, Etiquette, Health, Home, Inhumanity, Interference, No more Heroes, Parental Burden, Psychology, Real Estate, Rejection, Responsibility, Safety, Self Interest, Termination, Threat, Treatment, Water, Youth

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26-Mar-2020


NYC has a penthouse problem, LA has a mansion problem, and Miami has a condo problem 

 

Miami condos may boast ocean views and luxury living, but that's no longer enough to get them off the market.

Long a city for vacation homes and foreign buyers seeking safe investments, Miami is now faced with a surplus of condos, reported Candace Taylor for The Wall Street Journal. Its high-end real-estate market has slowed in recent years, with condo sales in Miami Beach decreasing by 24% over the past four years, she said.

The condo craze began in the early 2000s, Taylor reported. The market imploded during the financial crisis, but Latin American buyers — along with buyers from Europe and America — brought it back to life post-recession.

But what were once strong South American economies are now suffering, and Latin American buyers have less buying power in the US, according to Taylor. Their disappearance isn't the only factor driving the abundance of empty condos — the threat of rising sea levels and the preference for large houses are also shaping the trend, she said.

Business Insider

Tags: $, Economy, Environment, Greed, Home, Lifestyle, Privilege, Real Estate

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08-Jul-2019


Do you consider your home a great investment? Think again 

 

Your home may be many things. A place to raise your family. An opportunity to put down roots.

But one thing it is not is a great investment, according to Jonathan Clements, editor of HumbleDollar.com and author of “How to Think About Money.”

That’s because the price appreciation of a house is “pretty modest” — about 1% a year faster than inflation, historically speaking, he said.

Freddie Mac is forecasting home prices will grow 3.6% in 2019 and 2.6% in 2020. According to the latest figures from the Labor Department, the inflation rate as tracked by the Consumer Price Index is 2% for the 12 months ending in April.

“You put it all together and most people are not keeping up with inflation after costs, and they may even be underwater, ” said Clements, who prefers the higher long-term rate of return of the stock market.

CNBC

Tags: $, Advice, Home, Investment, Options, Real Estate, Responsibility

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22-May-2019


After Smart Lock Allegedly Traps Senior in Apartment, Tenants Sue for Physical Keys and Win 

 

Tenants at a property in New York City just struck a deal in what is both a wildly reasonable ask but also a crucial development at a time of increasing surveillance—their landlord has to give them physical keys to their building.

Five tenants in Hell’s Kitchen sued their landlord in March after the owners installed a Latch smart lock on the building last year. It is unlocked with a smartphone, and reportedly granted tenants access to the lobby, elevator, and mail room. But the group that sued their landlords saw this keyless entry as harassment, an invasion of privacy, and simply inconvenient.

“We are relieved that something as simple as entering our home is not controlled by an internet surveillance system and that because we will now have a mechanical key they will not be tracking our friends and our family,” 67-year-old tenant Charlotte Pfahl, who has lived in the building for 45 years, told the New York Post.

“It’s a form of harassment,” 72-year-old artist and tenant Mary Beth McKenzie told the Post in March. “What happens if your phone dies? I don’t want to be stuck on the street and I don’t want to be surveilled.”

Gizmodo

Tags: Environment, Locks, Privacy, Real Estate, Seniors, Surveillance, Tech, Treatment

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09-May-2019


Your House Should Not Be Your Retirement Plan 

 

The average American is more likely to own a home than to have saved enough money for retirement. In fact, for many Americans, their house is their retirement plan: They’re counting on the value of that nest egg to fuel their golden years. But while real estate can be a good investment, it isn’t wise to rely on a house to fund your retirement. To explore why, Barron’s spoke with Teresa Ghilarducci, the Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in economic policy analysis in the Economics Department at the New School, and the author of How to Retire With Enough Money.

“You can’t eat your house a sandwich at a time,” she says.

Barrons

Tags: Aging, Choices, Economy, Finance, Home, Insurance, Interview, Opinion, Real Estate, Retirement, Seniors, Support, Survival, Tax

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30-Apr-2019


YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO LIVE IN “PODS” INSTEAD OF APARTMENTS 

 

Young people have long chosen to rent coworking spaces and take rideshares instead of buying cars.

Now, some are pushing the sharing economy to its logical conclusion: NPR reports that young people in Los Angeles — and other cities around the country — are choosing to rent small pods instead of an apartment.

Through a service called PodShare, young people are giving up the comfort of a private home for a bunk bed with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Futurism

The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes

Tags: Choices, Economy, Finance, Real Estate, Survival, Youth

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25-Apr-2019


Gay Couples 73% More Likely to Be Denied By Mortgage Lenders Than Straight Couples: Study

 

A new study, looking at mortgage data from 1990 to 2015 finds that gay couples were 73% more likely to be denied in their mortgage applications than heterosexuals. And those who did get approved often faced higher rates.

On average, gay borrowers paid an extra 0.2% in interest and fees, adding up to an extra $86 million per year. Same-sex couples, however, do not present a higher default risk, said study authors Hua Sun and Lei Gao.

Fortune

Tags: All Rights, Discrimination, Environment, Finance, Home, Interest, LGBTQ, Lifestyle, Real Estate, Treatment

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17-Apr-2019


Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent 

 

Housing has been famously unaffordable in expensive cities such as San Francisco for a while. But now in tiny towns and counties across the country, an increasing share of rural residents are struggling to pay their rents and mortgages.

The housing affordability crisis is spreading to rural communities such as Aroostook County, Maine, and Malheur County, Oregon, where the share of residents who are severely burdened by housing costs has surged since the housing crash of 2006 to 2010, according to the County Health Rankings. Other researchers are also calling attention to the issue, with Pew's Stateline finding that one of four of the country's most rural counties have seen a rise in severely cost-burdened households -- those that spend more than half their income on housing.

Fifty years ago, the most urgent issue for rural communities was substandard housing, such as whether residents relied on outhouses rather than indoor plumbing, noted Lance George, director of research and information at the Housing Assistance Council, a nonprofit focusing on rural housing. But affordability now ranks as the top housing concern among rural residents, he said.

CBS News

Tags: Environment, Finance, Poverty, Real Estate, Survival

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14-Apr-2019


Loads of houses are up for sale -- but middle-class buyers are still shut out 

 

Despite an uptick in homes on the market and weakening home sales across the country, home ownership is out of reach for a growing number of middle-class buyers, according to a recent report from real estate brokerage Redfin.

An analysis of U.S. homes on the market in 2017 and 2018 found that the number of affordable homes for sale has decreased in 86 percent of metro areas (of 49 included in the study), even as the number of homes on the market grew. While buyers normally benefit from better availability in competitive housing markets, it doesn’t help if the majority of available homes are priced for the wealthy.

“For the past few years, home prices have gone up faster than wages,” said Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin. “That kind of growth really isn’t sustainable. At a certain point, there won’t be enough buyers left for the homes left on the market.”

Washington Post

Tags: Americans, Choices, Economy, Finance, Home, Poverty, Privilege, Real Estate

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27-Jan-2019


The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan 

 

Years of doomsday talk at Silicon Valley dinner parties has turned to action.

In recent months, two 150-ton survival bunkers journeyed by land and sea from a Texas warehouse to the shores of New Zealand, where they’re buried 11 feet underground.

Seven Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have purchased bunkers from Rising S Co. and planted them in New Zealand in the past two years, said Gary Lynch, the manufacturer’s general manager. At the first sign of an apocalypse — nuclear war, a killer germ, a French Revolution-style uprising targeting the 1 percent — the Californians plan to hop on a private jet and hunker down, he said.

Bloomberg

Tags: Employment, Environment, Exclusivity, Finance, Greed, Irony, No more Heroes, Population, Privilege, Protections, Real Estate, Self Interest, Survival, World

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04-Oct-2018


Scammers are tricking people out of enormous payments as they're about to close on a house 

 

It's a nightmare scenario for any homebuyer: the day before closing, a scammer manages to trick you into wiring your down payment to an offshore account. You lose your hard-earned money and you lose the house, and there's no way you can get either one back.

That's how some criminals have adapted the common "business email compromise" scam – so-named because it used to almost exclusively target businesses – to focus on individuals, especially people who are involved in a pending real estate transaction.

CNBC

Tags: Abuse, Business, Environment, Finance, Health, Real Estate, Safety, Scam, Warning

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05-Sep-2018


This is how much money you need to make to afford rent in every state 

 

The rule of thumb on how much a person should budget for rent is 25% to 30% of monthly income. But due to inflation in property values and surging demand, affordable housing is increasingly becoming a pipe dream in some states.

Among the most expensive rental markets is the nation’s capital, where a person must make an average of $8,487 a month to rent, according to cost estimating site HowMuch.net.

In California, the richest state in the U.S. based on gross domestic product, the monthly income to afford renting a house is $8,313, followed by Hawaii at $7,806 and New York at $7,223.

Market Watch

Tags: Americans, Business, Choices, Economy, Environment, Exclusivity, Finance, Lifestyle, Modernization, Overpopulation, Real Estate, Survival

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27-Aug-2018


As millennials, especially Latinos and blacks, own fewer homes, wealth gap will grow 

 

Angely Mercado, 26, who has a master's degree in journalism, makes a living as a freelance writer; she hopes to land a full-time job at some point.

The Queens, New York, resident was clear when she was asked where home ownership stood on her list of priorities. “I wish it could be higher, but it's not financially possible,” said Mercado, who describes herself as very budget conscious and someone who obtained scholarships so she wouldn't have student loans like so many young people her age.

Still, Mercado has to live with her parents in the home they own. She's part of a generation of millennials who are less likely than previous generations to buy homes, according to a new report from Better Mortgage, a digital lender focused on improving access to home finance, and the Urban Institute, a nonprofit organization with a focus on social and economic policy.

NBC News

Tags: Americans, Community, Economy, Finance, Laws, Poverty, Real Estate, Survival

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18-Jul-2018




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