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Dealing with the death of a parent is challenging, but selling their home can be fraught with land mines, particularly if they die without a will. The task can be a difficult and long process — or relatively quick and painless. Much depends on the heirs’ ability to ask for help and hiring a professional who knows the local housing market.
The U.S. is in the grips of an affordable housing crisis. Until recently, tech companies ignored the housing market. Today, a growing number of property tech ("proptech") startups are working to make buying and renting more affordable.
While the spring market got off to a slow start because of COVID-19, some Realtors are seeing what many predicted; a rush of buyers leaving New York City and other virus hotspots. Tight inventory is driving prices up and sparking bidding wars in some areas.
Navigating emotionally draining divorce cases is never easy, but in California, judges will now have more leeway to determine who gets the family pet. California is the third state to adopt a law that allows judges to consider what’s in the best interests of the animal rather than treating the pet like other inanimate property, such as a car.
Securing a spot in courses that fill up quickly can be anxiety-inducing for college students. It certainly was for Joe Puccio. But when one door closed, another opened for the young entrepreneur, who developed an app to help students plan their class schedule. Coursicle now has 400,000 users across the United States and Canada.
A couple has been making this Philadelphia home livable again — with guidance from the National Trust.
Travis Tygart is on a mission to clean up the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports. His work helped get Russia barred from the 2018 Winter Olympics, exposed schemes to pump athletes with steroids and revealed the drugs that brought Lance Armstrong down.
He’s been a war correspondent. He’s covered popes and presidents. He’s written about AIDS and sexual abuse. He made NY restaurateurs blanch as food critic for The New York Times. It all began for Frank Bruni at The Daily Tar Heel, reviewing obscure rock albums and penning a personal column.
NEW YORK CITY—The global economy will continue expanding as 2019 begins, but growth may peak before the year's end. The shortage of applicants, particularly for blue-collar jobs, is beginning to have "real, physical effects," especially in Europe and the U.S., said Bart van Ark, chief economist for The Conference Board.