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As eviction bans across the country start to lift, the US could face an eviction ‘apocalypse’

June 27th, 2020 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

Many Americans are now at risk of being evicted from their homes. At least 44 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past three months as the coronavirus pandemic devastated industries such as retail and hospitality. Many who lost jobs were unable to pay their rent or utilities, prompting state and federal governments to […]



4 pros predict the future of homes post-quarantine

June 26th, 2020 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

From how we’ll decorate to where we’ll shop.  There is no crystal ball that will help us predict how surviving a pandemic will impact our lives a year or even six months from now. But one thing is certain—for the foreseeable future, we’re going to be spending time and living in our homes in a […]



Architects have designed a Martian city for the desert outside Dubai

June 24th, 2020 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

  Martian city for the desert outside Dubai  Dubai is a city where firefighters use jetpacks, archipelagos are built from scratch, and buildings climb into the clouds; a slick metropolis in the middle of a vast red desert. First-time visitors would be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled onto a film set for a sci-fi […]



How working from home is changing the way we think about where we live

June 24th, 2020 at 2:12 am » Comments Off

Remote workers have a new found flexibility Can you remember three months ago? In just 90 days, things have changed dramatically. Just 90 days. Yet, in that short amount of time, the way we think about where we live and how we live has completely changed. In the latter part of those 90 days, I […]



This 3D printed house reduces carbon emissions and takes 48 hours to build!

June 21st, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

The construction industry contributes to 39% of global carbon emissions while aviation contributes to only 2% which means we need to look for alternative building materials if we are to make a big impact on the climate crisis soon. We’ve seen buildings being made using mushrooms, bricks made from recycled plastic and sand waste, organic […]



Hadrian X brick-laying robot ups the ante to 200 blocks an hour

June 17th, 2020 at 5:55 pm » Comments Off

The Hadrian robot was created by Australian firm Fastbrick Robotics (FBR) and is named after the UK’s Hadrian Wall Back in 2015 we looked at an interesting approach to automated construction in the form of a brick-laying robot, capable of putting together full-sized homes in just two days. The engineers behind the Hadrian X have […]



There is a housing market crisis brewing – And here’s where it will strike first

June 11th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

A potential housing crisis is brewing in some dense, overpriced housing markets as new work trends come into play. Recent data on housing shows that sales remain strong, with only a small drop in prices. However, longer-term trends are likely to lead to significant drops in today’s high-priced markets. The shift towards a remote workforce […]



Mortgage refinancings set to surge to a 17-year high

May 31st, 2020 at 4:28 pm » Comments Off

Lenders probably will originate $1.5 trillion in refis, a 51% jump from 2019, Fannie Mae says If you’re in the mortgage business, fasten your seatbelts. Refinance volume is set to spike to a 17-year high this year as mortgage rates fall to the lowest levels ever recorded, Fannie Mae said. Even as other parts of […]



Retirement villages have had their day: Baby boomers are rethinking retirement

May 26th, 2020 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

By 2030 all baby boomers will have turned 65 and Generation X will start their contribution to the expanding older cohort.  Retirement villages — walled, gated and separate seniors’ enclaves — have had their day. The word “retirement” is redundant and engagement between people of all ages is high. That’s how participants in the Longevity […]



Get me out of here! Americans flee crowded cities amid COVID-19, consider permanent moves

May 17th, 2020 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

  Ben Greenzweig is itching to move his wife and three kids South, a plan that may get accelerated due to the coronavirus pandemic. The CEO and co-founder of conference company Momentum Event Group, says he’s looking to move to either North Carolina or South Carolina from the New York City suburbs in Westchester County, […]



The one percent are fleeing for New Zealand to avoid COVID-19

April 22nd, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

“They have all said it looks like the safest place to be is New Zealand right now. That’s been a theory since before COVID-19.”  As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens across the United States, some of the country’s richest citizens have fled for a remote oasis: New Zealand. This is not a new phenomenon; New Zealand […]



Americans on the move to escape the coronavirus

March 30th, 2020 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

Lisa Pezzino brushes her teeth at her retreat in Big Sur, Calif., 140 miles from her city home in Oakland. The mass migration looks urgent and temporary but might contain the seeds of a wholesale shift in where and how Americans live. This story and all coronavirus stories are free to the public. Please support […]



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