In DC, public housing tenants forced out, then homes flipped

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rapidly gentrifying nation's capital, real estate investors aren't the only ones flipping houses for profit. The city's public housing authority is getting in on the action — moving aging tenants out of homes where they've lived for decades, renovating them and selling them to wealthy buyers.The renovations, at a cost of more than $300,000 per home, are outfitting the houses with luxury amenities, and some of the houses have sold for nearly $900,000. Others, however, Read more [...]

Pound to Dollar: Key GBPUSD Exchange Rate Impacting Events This Week

US Dollar Advances Ahead of Dominant Week for US DataLast week's forex markets saw the British pound to dollar exchange rate steadily declining, after the news of a public finances deficit, controversial spending decisions in the Autumn Statement and Friday’s GDP disappointment.The USD to GBP exchange rate's advance was slowed as investors paused before each data glut, with the final big slew of releases arriving on Wednesday, just before the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday which saw US Dollar Read more [...]

Birling Gap is listed as one of the best wintertime rambles

The National Trust has revealed some of the best places for wintry walks and included Birling Gap in its list. Following the excitement of Christmas Day, it’s the perfect time to burn off some festive calories, catch up with friends and family, or plan New Year’s resolutions while enjoying an walk. Many of the gardens and countryside spaces the National Trust cares for in East Sussex are open from Boxing Day onwards, offering the perfect opportunity for winter walks Read more [...]

As more residences listed on lodging sites, questions arise

Marcus Ohanesian and Katie O'Connor's apartment is in a "family-friendly neighborhood central to the middle of Worcester" and a short walk to excellent restaurants and bars. Their living rooms, with hardwood floors and walls painted in pastel yellow and orange are bright and inviting, decorated with posters, string instruments and a well-stocked bar. They have Netflix. Their kitchen is well-stocked with food, tea, coffee, beer and wine. And it only costs $60 per night to stay there.   Read more [...]

Good news: Anthony Davis listed as probably vs. Utah Saturday

Kobe Bryant‘s shooting woes this season have been well documented. Let me explain… no, there is too much. Let me sum up. Kobe is shooting 31.1 percent overall and 19.5 percent from three, all while jacking up more threes than ever before. He was 1-of-14 shooting against Cleveland, and that’s as many shots as rookies D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle got combined. If Kobe keeps shooting like this while dominating the ball, is it time to bench Kobe? Coach Byron Scott laughed at the idea, Read more [...]

Anthony Davis listed as probable and in projected starting lineup vs. Jazz

Anthony Davis was listed as probable for Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz on the latest New Orleans Pelicans' injury list. Davis suffered a bruised right knee in Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after point guard Chris Paul collided into him. Paul's knee bumped into Davis', which caused the injury late in the third quarter. Davis did not return to play after he was taken to the locker room to be treated. On Saturday afternoon, the Pelicans also listed Davis Read more [...]

New houses to replace former home of Solihull Council’s youth service team

NINE new homes are to be built on the former home of Solihull Council’s youth service team. Gidney Developments has bought the site with plans to convert Victorian lodge, off Lode Lane, into three new houses. A further six homes will be built within the courtyard with all of the houses facing into the courtyard area. Each one will also have parking. The money from the sale of the site has been ringfenced to be reinvested into early help and youth services. A formal application for Read more [...]

Palm Beach house listed for sale at $37.45 million

The pool area at 900 North Lake Way in Palm Beach. Real estate developer Craig Menin and his wife Rochelle listed their lakefront Palm Beach house for sale with a $37.45 million asking price. Menin told the Palm Beach Daily News, “There’s nothing like it. It was built on the coral ridge [next to] the Palm Beach Country Club, so the property slopes nine feet from south to north.” Built in 1986 on almost an acre of land at 900 North Lake Way, the house has seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, Read more [...]