News Feeds (RSS) 1856595c-7238-47c2-99d4-56aec15eb8eb https://www.smh.com.au/national/kimberley-boat-accident-victims-needed-surgery-20220529-p5apfz.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Kimberley boat accident victims needed surgery Royal Perth Hospital surgeons say several victims of a Horizontal Falls boat emergency have needed surgery. Sun, 29 May 2022 21:17:17 +1000 2022-05-29 21:17 +10:00 2022-05-29 23:17 +12:00 3bbb0935-967d-40c7-8777-d141a482bf00 https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sir-humphrey-putting-the-socks-on-centipedes-20220527-p5ap0f.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National / NSW Sir Humphrey putting the socks on centipedes To hat or not to hat, is all about the place. Sun, 29 May 2022 21:00:00 +1000 2022-05-29 21:00 +10:00 2022-05-29 23:00 +12:00 cf767828-0f80-4737-9c46-f7c06d14115a https://www.smh.com.au/national/fishermans-close-encounter-with-great-white-shark-20220529-p5apg0.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Fisherman's close encounter with great white shark A fisherman has had an incredibly close encounter with an ocean predator off the WA coast. Sun, 29 May 2022 20:52:07 +1000 2022-05-29 20:52 +10:00 2022-05-29 22:52 +12:00 9d28c526-a2a1-47f3-910d-29e8af013da0 https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/afl-round-11-key-takeouts-and-match-review-news-20220527-p5ap74.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed Sport / AFL AFL round 11 key takeouts and match review news Our reporters give you the lowdown on all the action from round 11 of the AFL season. Sun, 29 May 2022 20:51:08 +1000 2022-05-29 20:51 +10:00 2022-05-29 22:51 +12:00 d7d942ca-7e7a-44c2-8117-53b856ea816d https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/inconsistent-dons-still-seeking-winning-formula-as-port-prevail-20220529-p5apd4.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed Sport / AFL Inconsistent Dons still seeking winning formula as Port prevail The brilliant best and wayward worst of Essendon was on show in their valiant 16-point defeat to Port Adelaide. Sun, 29 May 2022 20:04:21 +1000 Steve Barrett 2022-05-29 20:04 +10:00 2022-05-29 22:04 +12:00 a983a7ea-70ce-4f9a-9484-a0a77a7f2ff5 https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/stephen-crichton-confirmed-for-origin-debut-20220529-p5apdc.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed Sport / NRL Tupou and Matterson in shock Origin call-ups, Jake Trbojevic and Addo-Carr axed NSW stalwarts Jake Trbojevic and Josh Addo-Carr are on the wrong end of a Blues selection boilover with Ryan Matterson and Daniel Tupou firming as the beneficiaries. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:57:16 +1000 Michael Chammas and Adam Pengilly 2022-05-29 19:57 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:57 +12:00 9f9b0e54-9ba4-49fb-8844-24278b5dc8a1 https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/voss-refuses-to-blame-loss-on-ump-call-20220529-p5apfs.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed Sport / AFL Voss refuses to blame loss on ump call A possible missed free kick to Sam Walsh in the dying seconds of Sunday’s thriller against Collingwood wasn’t the reason Carlton lost, according to Blues coach Michael Voss. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:54:32 +1000 Damien Ractliffe 2022-05-29 19:54 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:54 +12:00 8e43960e-2c7b-4793-bec7-bbd3297ba791 https://www.smh.com.au/national/australian-man-killed-in-ukraine-had-a-heart-of-gold-20220529-p5apf0.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Australian man killed in Ukraine had a 'heart of gold' The family of Michael O'Neill, a Tasmanian killed while helping Ukrainians, has paid tribute to him. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:52:15 +1000 2022-05-29 19:52 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:52 +12:00 6ca8dc4f-72ed-4c31-ba55-5a8086378a3e https://www.smh.com.au/national/familys-tribute-to-australian-man-killed-in-ukraine-20220529-p5apfp.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Family's tribute to Australian man killed in Ukraine Australian dad Michael O'Neill is the first Australian to lose their life in the Ukraine conflict. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:51:46 +1000 2022-05-29 19:51 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:51 +12:00 49d869e9-284b-4ec8-8a36-8336fc499e3d https://www.smh.com.au/national/three-stabbed-in-inner-city-sydney-brawl-20220529-p5apfm.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Three stabbed in inner-city Sydney brawl Three people were taken to hospital with stab wounds after a brawl in Redfern. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:46:58 +1000 2022-05-29 19:46 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:46 +12:00 53007b5e-fb7b-45f4-bbfd-f48a6442fe04 https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/waratahs-props-must-push-through-puzzling-scrum-calls-20220529-p5apea.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed Sport / Rugby Union Waratahs props must push through puzzling scrum calls A few weeks after dominating the Hurricanes, NSW front-rowers Angus Bell and Archer Holz got on the wrong side of the referee. And it rattled them. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:45:00 +1000 Paul Cully 2022-05-29 19:45 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:45 +12:00 1e79eb1a-0c41-40f6-999f-aa584c5b9dc9 https://www.smh.com.au/world/biden-to-visit-texas-school-where-19-children-were-shot-dead-20220529-p5apfn.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed World Biden to visit Texas school where 19 children were shot dead US President Joe Biden will visit the grieving community of Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman opened fire on a classroom of children and teachers. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:37:12 +1000 2022-05-29 19:37 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:37 +12:00 df4b85bd-4a3b-4195-8cf5-585165460bc9 https://www.smh.com.au/national/victorian-premiers-unlikely-war-of-words-with-social-media-influencer-20220529-p5apfq.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Victorian premier's unlikely war of words with social media influencer The premier dismissed Rebecca Judd's complaint she felt "unsafe" following a spate of crimes in Brighton. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:36:49 +1000 2022-05-29 19:36 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:36 +12:00 e7a731cf-9c01-472c-ade6-1f8029e4ef0a https://www.smh.com.au/national/former-government-mps-head-to-canberra-now-in-opposition-20220529-p5apfo.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Former government MPs head to Canberra — now in opposition The Liberals and Nationals will pick their new leaders this week, as Scott Morrison hands over the reins, and Barnaby Joyce prepares for a party room showdown. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:36:46 +1000 2022-05-29 19:36 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:36 +12:00 4064aa18-dceb-4568-92ca-642e56674d5e https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/under-fire-haas-humbled-by-fittlers-origin-faith-20220529-p5apfx.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed Sport / NRL Under-fire Haas 'humbled' by Fittler's Origin faith Broncos prop Payne Haas says he appreciates Blues coach Brad Fittler selecting him for State of Origin despite the distraction of his contract dispute. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:31:26 +1000 2022-05-29 19:31 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:31 +12:00 5ca9fd02-af9b-49fe-8fbe-0996cdaf4820 https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/rocky-horror-producer-faces-real-life-horror-rock-looming-over-his-home-20220525-p5aoki.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National / NSW Rocky Horror producer faces real life horror rock looming over his home Theatre producer John Frost is suing the council and his neighbours over a giant boulder teetering above his Northern Beaches home. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:30:00 +1000 Georgina Mitchell 2022-05-29 19:30 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:30 +12:00 f8c9a678-b276-40c4-8c6a-61dfe62c1559 https://www.smh.com.au/national/man-arrested-after-womans-body-found-in-melbourne-home-20220529-p5apfr.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Man arrested after woman's body found in Melbourne home A man has been arrested after a woman's body was found at a home in Melbourne's west overnight. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:21:38 +1000 2022-05-29 19:21 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:21 +12:00 696e3873-7c92-4c16-ab97-c12092f6794d https://www.smh.com.au/national/relief-on-way-for-thousands-in-south-australia-20220529-p5apfw.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed National Relief on way for thousands in South Australia The South Australian government will double key concessions for those who need them most. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:08:13 +1000 2022-05-29 19:08 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:08 +12:00 f931ef93-b88f-4431-9533-dccd0d92ba77 https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/brown-does-it-all-in-star-turn-as-eels-down-raiders-in-canberra-20220529-p5apde.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed Sport / NRL ‘That’s Dyl’: Brown does it all as Eels down Raiders in Canberra Eels coach Brad Arthur only needed two words to sum up the performance of a playmaker with the world at his feet as his side snapped Canberra’s three-game streak. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:04:48 +1000 Caden Helmers 2022-05-29 19:04 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:04 +12:00 7b3f73fc-2705-431e-9e02-97b25cfe67c8 https://www.smh.com.au/world/australia-to-send-baby-formula-to-usa-20220529-p5apfu.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed World Australia to send baby formula to USA An Australian firm Bubs Australia will supply formula to the US - under a deal publicly recognised by President Biden. Sun, 29 May 2022 19:02:02 +1000 2022-05-29 19:02 +10:00 2022-05-29 21:02 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/29/realestate/homes-that-sold-for-around-650000.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/29/realestate/homes-that-sold-for-around-650000.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Upper West Side (Manhattan, NY) Franklin Square (NY) Hoboken (NJ) Weston (Conn) Port Chester (NY) Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn, NY) Homes That Sold for Around $600,000 Recent residential sales in New York City and the region. Sun, 29 May 2022 09:00:09 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-05-29 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-29 21:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/29/james-wong-on-gardening-hybrids-for-brighter-tougher-bulbs-best-of-both-worlds https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/29/james-wong-on-gardening-hybrids-for-brighter-tougher-bulbs-best-of-both-worlds Gardening advice Life and style Gardens How hybrid plants can be the best of both worlds | James Wong on gardens Their vigour can give brighter, tougher bulbs<p>Watching the last of the spring-flowering bulbs just start to slip away is always a moment slightly tinged with sadness for me. Yet, as with most things in gardening, their departure is also a reminder of the ideal time to get planting the next wave of bulbs, so you can keep the party going until the late autumn. And the best thing is that, in recent years, there have been a whole new group of varieties made available thanks to clever breeding, which have given us even more to play with: the amarines.</p><p>There’s a curious phenomenon in biology called “hybrid vigour”, where the offspring from the crossing of two different species are often larger, faster-growing and more resistant than either of their parents. This is particularly the case when the marriage is between two comparatively distantly related plants, belonging not just to different species, but totally different genera. So when I read that ingenious plant breeders had managed to cross the two autumn bulbs nerine and amaryllis to create a previously impossible intergeneric hybrid called “amarine” I knew we were likely on to a good thing – and after testing a few out I was simply blown away.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/29/james-wong-on-gardening-hybrids-for-brighter-tougher-bulbs-best-of-both-worlds">Continue reading...</a> Sun, 29 May 2022 07:15:00 Z Photograph: FloAir709/Getty Images/iStockphoto Photograph: FloAir709/Getty Images/iStockphoto James Wong 2022-05-29T07:15:00Z 2022-05-29 07:15 +00:00 2022-05-29 19:15 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/29/do-wood-burners-add-to-air-pollution-in-cities-yes-say-citizen-scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/29/do-wood-burners-add-to-air-pollution-in-cities-yes-say-citizen-scientists Air pollution Environment Bristol World Health Organization Health UK news Science Health & wellbeing Homes Biofuels Energy Do wood burners add to air pollution in cities? Yes, say citizen scientists <p>Pioneering Bristol study blames the solid-fuel burners in people’s homes for breaches of World Health Organisation guidelines</p><p>Like many parts of the country, Bristol has experienced a huge rise in the number of houses installing wood burners over the past decade. But as they have proliferated, mainly in the wealthier parts of the city where many Victorian and Georgian houses have been renovated, so too have fears that they cause pollution.</p><p>And now a group of citizen scientists taking part in the first community-led project targeting toxic smoke from wood burners has discovered new evidence about their dangers.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/29/do-wood-burners-add-to-air-pollution-in-cities-yes-say-citizen-scientists">Continue reading...</a> Sun, 29 May 2022 06:00:07 Z Photograph: Shahid Khan/Alamy Photograph: Shahid Khan/Alamy Tom Wall 2022-05-29T06:00:07Z 2022-05-29 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-29 18:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/29/allan-jenkins-on-gardening-an-early-start-at-the-plot-gives-time-to-plan-ahead https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/29/allan-jenkins-on-gardening-an-early-start-at-the-plot-gives-time-to-plan-ahead Gardening advice Life and style Gardens The joy of dawn on the plot | Allan Jenkins on gardening <p>It’s time to plan calmly and take time to soak up the moment</p><p>Early summer, mid May, 7am. I am here to water the seed beds, to make rainbows with the hose. I am joined by a spotted woodpecker. There’s a pair nesting nearby. A parakeet streaks past at head height. A perfect plot morning.</p><p>I am here a lot at this time, sowing, building structures for the climbing plants. There are three for <a href="https://www.thelandgardeners.com/jane" title="">Jane Scotter’s</a> sweet peas, wintered in her greenhouse, sprung free here on hazel sticks with Howard’s willow wrapping.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/29/allan-jenkins-on-gardening-an-early-start-at-the-plot-gives-time-to-plan-ahead">Continue reading...</a> Sun, 29 May 2022 05:15:02 Z Photograph: ALLAN JENKINS Photograph: ALLAN JENKINS Allan Jenkins 2022-05-29T05:15:02Z 2022-05-29 05:15 +00:00 2022-05-29 17:15 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/mortgages/news/article.cfm?c_id=516&objectid=12527700&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Budget 2022 not helping inflation fight, ex Reserve Bank governor Don Brash says Former Reserve Bank governor Don Brash says the Government's 2022 Budget will make it more difficult for the Reserve Bank to fight inflation, and is warning of even higher interest rates.Brash told TVNZ's Q+A with Jack Tame the... Sun, 29 May 2022 09:42:15 +1200 2022-05-29 09:42 +12:00 2022-05-29 09:42 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=12527634&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Auckland housing market downturn: Five auctions cancelled day before with no bidders registered Auckland's market downturn is leading to quiet auction rooms and one real estate agency recently cancelled five auctions the day before they were due to take place because no one had registered to bid on the homes.The drop in auction... Sun, 29 May 2022 05:00:00 +1200 2022-05-29 05:00 +12:00 2022-05-29 05:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/realestate/home-makeover-renovation-lawsuit.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/realestate/home-makeover-renovation-lawsuit.html Reality Television Home Repairs and Improvements Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Suits and Litigation (Civil) HGTV Flip or Flop (TV Program) Property Brothers (TV Program) Love It or List It (TV Program) Renovate My Family (TV Program) What Goes On Behind the Cameras at Home Makeover Shows? Some homeowners said they were promised a dream house if a crew remade their homes for TV. The lawsuits they filed later told a different story. Sat, 28 May 2022 16:15:05 Z Debra Kamin Bridget Bennett for The New York Times Paul and Mindy King went on Property Brothers in 2019. They are now suing Cineflix, the production company behind the program, saying that what they got was a house riddled with structural and electrical issues, some of which, they contend, are producing serious health concerns for Ms. King. 2022-05-28 16:15 +00:00 2022-05-29 04:15 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/28/business/palace-theater-times-square-lift.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/28/business/palace-theater-times-square-lift.html Historic Buildings and Sites Building (Construction) Real Estate (Commercial) Palace Theater Times Square and 42nd Street (Manhattan, NY) How a 7,000-Ton Broadway Theater Was Hoisted 30 Feet The Beaux-Arts interior of the Palace Theater is a protected landmark, so developers had to devise a plan to raise it three stories in their effort to add more retail space. Sat, 28 May 2022 09:00:37 Z C. J. Hughes and Jeenah Moon The Palace Theater stage, in the process of being lifted, at TSX Broadway in New York, in 2020. 2022-05-28 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-28 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/28/realestate/roommate-unpaid-rent-housing-court.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/28/realestate/roommate-unpaid-rent-housing-court.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Landlords Roommates My Roommate Won’t Pay Rent and Won’t Leave. What Can I Do? When housing courts become involved, there’s often little to do but wait. However, a private settlement is often the best way forward. Sat, 28 May 2022 09:00:11 Z Ronda Kaysen Nadia Pillon 2022-05-28 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-28 21:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/28/restoring-a-300-year-old-fishing-cottage-design-interiors https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/28/restoring-a-300-year-old-fishing-cottage-design-interiors Homes Life and style Interiors Design ‘Outside space? That’s the beach’: restoring a 300-year-old fishing cottage <p>A once-neglected Georgian property in Deal, Kent, has been brought back to life with care, colour and modern design touches</p><p>It wasn’t Deal’s beach or pretty back streets that made Miria and Tom Harris want to buy a home there, but the Kent town’s butcher, fishmonger and deli.</p><p>“We’d been looking for ages, mostly around Whitstable, but nothing felt right,” says Miria, a garden designer. But she knew the specialist food shops would be important to her chef-restaurateur husband. A bunch of virtual viewings later, they came upon a tiny, Georgian fisherman’s cottage in Deal’s old town, between the beach and the high street with its independent shops.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/28/restoring-a-300-year-old-fishing-cottage-design-interiors">Continue reading...</a> Sat, 28 May 2022 07:00:25 Z Photograph: Amit Lennon/The Guardian Photograph: Amit Lennon/The Guardian Kate Jacobs 2022-05-28T07:00:25Z 2022-05-28 07:00 +00:00 2022-05-28 19:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10857573/The-hallway-sets-tone-home-Heres-redecorate-yours.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10857573/The-hallway-sets-tone-home-Heres-redecorate-yours.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 The hallway sets the tone for a home: Here's how to redecorate yours Often narrow, boxy, awkwardly shaped or lacking light, hallways can be tricky to elevate. But they should not be overlooked. Sat, 28 May 2022 06:30:44 Z None 2022-05-28 06:30 +00:00 2022-05-28 18:30 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10857549/Home-advantage-pays-rent-property-near-sports-venue.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10857549/Home-advantage-pays-rent-property-near-sports-venue.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Home advantage: It pays to rent out a property if it's near a sports venue From Wimbledon to Silverstone, those living near sporting venues can make a mint from short-term rentals. Sat, 28 May 2022 06:29:22 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-05-28 06:29 +00:00 2022-05-28 18:29 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10860671/Are-buyers-looking-Surrey-Roxy-Music-home-sale.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10860671/Are-buyers-looking-Surrey-Roxy-Music-home-sale.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Are buyers looking for More Than This? Surrey Roxy Music home for sale The Surrey mansion once belonged to Phil Manzanera, the lead guitarist of the 1980s band Roxy Music, and has a current asking price of £5.95m Sat, 28 May 2022 06:28:30 Z None 2022-05-28 06:28 +00:00 2022-05-28 18:28 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=12526773&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Lotto wins over business success: Entrepreneur decries NZ's tall poppy syndrome "Win $2 million in Lotto and you're celebrated. Earn $2 million busting your arse to help other people and you're criticised. Welcome to New Zealand."So says Auckland business consultant and management coach Lani Fogelberg, who... Sat, 28 May 2022 12:00:00 +1200 2022-05-28 12:00 +12:00 2022-05-28 12:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/27/soaring-inflation-is-a-symptom-of-free-market-orthodoxy https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/27/soaring-inflation-is-a-symptom-of-free-market-orthodoxy Inflation Cost of living crisis Economics Boris Johnson Politics UK news Housing market Conservatives Soaring inflation is a symptom of ‘free market’ orthodoxy | Letter <p>There is no such thing as a free market – they are always set up to serve particular interest groups, writes <strong>Dr Tony Brauer</strong></p><p>In your editorial on inflation (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/18/the-guardian-view-on-fixing-inflation-a-reckoning-with-free-markets-is-needed">18 May</a>), you call for “a reckoning for a free market ideology that has come to dominate our political life”. I agree, except that there is no such thing as a free market. All markets are structured to serve the interests of particular interest groups, and rarely for the common wealth.</p><p>Nor should ideologues such as Boris Johnson be allowed to blame these crises on global systems. The systems didn’t just pop into existence; they have been constructed from a particular vision of global capitalism. Johnson and his ilk created the conditions from which low productivity, increasing inequality, and inflation have emerged. Further, there are plausible arguments that the global capitalist system is a good breeding ground for international pandemics, xenophobic nationalism and economic and military imperialism.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/27/soaring-inflation-is-a-symptom-of-free-market-orthodoxy">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 27 May 2022 17:32:01 Z Photograph: Tolga Akmen/EPA Photograph: Tolga Akmen/EPA Letters 2022-05-27T17:32:01Z 2022-05-27 17:32 +00:00 2022-05-28 05:32 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/realestate/anthony-roth-costanzo-home-sale.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/realestate/anthony-roth-costanzo-home-sale.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Manhattan (NYC) Opera Costanzo, Anthony Roth Akhnaten (Opera) Metropolitan Opera An Opera Star Is Selling His Starter Home in the West Village Anthony Roth Costanzo, the countertenor — and real estate impresario — bought his one-bedroom co-op on Horatio Street nine years ago. He is asking $965,000. Fri, 27 May 2022 14:19:07 Z Vivian Marino Celeste Godoy/Rise Media for The Corcoran Group The countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is selling his apartment at 92 Horatio Street for $965,000. His spacious living room gets an abundance of light from the oversize windows. 2022-05-27 14:19 +00:00 2022-05-28 02:19 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/upshot/housing-market-slow-moving.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/upshot/housing-market-slow-moving.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Mortgages Interest Rates Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Landlords Moving and Moving Industry United States United States Economy Housing Market Has Altered the Math of Moving The housing market has altered the math of moving for nearly everyone. Fri, 27 May 2022 13:31:51 Z Emily Badger Rachel Woolf for The New York Times Kyren Bogolub shares a two-bedroom apartment with her partner and a third housemate in Boulder, Colo., where rents have risen more than 15 percent in the last year. 2022-05-27 13:31 +00:00 2022-05-28 01:31 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10857067/Beach-huts-10k-year-average-asking-price-hits-50k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10857067/Beach-huts-10k-year-average-asking-price-hits-50k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Beach huts up £10k in a year as average asking price hits £50k The average asking price for a beach hut has risen by more than £10,000 in a year, from £39,382 to £50,336, a jump of 28 per cent. Fri, 27 May 2022 10:58:45 Z None 2022-05-27 10:58 +00:00 2022-05-27 22:58 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/27/tourists-south-west-england-urged-check-if-rental-affects-housing-crisis https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/27/tourists-south-west-england-urged-check-if-rental-affects-housing-crisis Second homes Housing Cornwall Money Property Society England Communities Wales UK news Tourists to south-west England urged to check if rental affects housing crisis <p>Calls for ‘ethical consideration’ of short-term lets as 3,000 second homes registered in south-west in pandemic</p><p>Tourists heading to holiday homes in the south-west of England are being urged to check before they travel if their rental will worsen the area’s affordable housing crisis.</p><p>The call for “ethical consideration” of the potential negative impact of short-term lets comes as figures showed 3,000 new holiday and second homes were registered in the south-west during the pandemic while homes listed for normal letting halved and rents jumped.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/27/tourists-south-west-england-urged-check-if-rental-affects-housing-crisis">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 27 May 2022 10:32:36 Z Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent 2022-05-27T10:32:36Z 2022-05-27 10:32 +00:00 2022-05-27 22:32 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/27/homes-near-cricket-grounds-in-pictures https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/27/homes-near-cricket-grounds-in-pictures Property Money Cricket Sport UK news Homes near cricket grounds – in pictures <p>From a Grade II-listed pile in Yorkshire to a modernist house near the Oval, there are pads for fans of the sport</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/27/homes-near-cricket-grounds-in-pictures">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 27 May 2022 06:00:10 Z Photograph: Winkworth Photograph: Winkworth Anna White 2022-05-27T06:00:10Z 2022-05-27 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-27 18:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10858567/Little-House-Prairies-Melissa-Gilbert-budget-lifestyle-Catskills.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10858567/Little-House-Prairies-Melissa-Gilbert-budget-lifestyle-Catskills.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Little House on the Prairie's Melissa Gilbert on budget lifestyle in Catskills Gilbert, 58, and her third husband, actor Timothy Busfield, 64, bought the 14-acre property in upstate New York in 2018 for $98,000. Thu, 26 May 2022 23:23:33 Z Instagram 2022-05-26 23:23 +00:00 2022-05-27 11:23 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=12527344&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Stride Property Group full-year result down 14.8pc after higher tax bill, costs Stride Property Group's rental income rose but so too did its expenses which pushed annual profit down 14.8 per cent.Net profit after tax from the diversified landlord fell from last year's $131.9m to $112.3m in the year to March... Fri, 27 May 2022 09:00:00 +1200 2022-05-27 09:00 +12:00 2022-05-27 09:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10857215/Landlord-blasted-listing-derelict-four-bedroom-property-unoccupied-1965-350-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10857215/Landlord-blasted-listing-derelict-four-bedroom-property-unoccupied-1965-350-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Landlord is blasted for listing a derelict four bedroom property unoccupied since 1965 for £350,000 Reddits have been left debating whether a four-bedroom home in West Sussex should be demolished after it was listed on Rightmove for £350,000. Thu, 26 May 2022 20:41:25 Z None 2022-05-26 20:41 +00:00 2022-05-27 08:41 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/26/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/26/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) New Canaan (Conn) Rye (NY) Homes for Sale in Connecticut and Westchester This week’s available properties are a four-bedroom house in New Canaan, Conn., and a six-bedroom in Rye, N.Y. Thu, 26 May 2022 13:00:32 Z Lisa Prevost and Anne Mancuso 2022-05-26 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-27 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/26/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/26/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Clinton Hill (Brooklyn, NY) East Village (Manhattan, NY) Carnegie Hill (Manhattan, NY) Homes for Sale in New York City This week’s available properties are in Carnegie Hill, Clinton Hill and in the East Village. Thu, 26 May 2022 13:00:30 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-05-26 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-27 01:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10854537/Kate-Moss-shares-glimpse-inside-10-bedroom-country-pile-Cotswolds.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10854537/Kate-Moss-shares-glimpse-inside-10-bedroom-country-pile-Cotswolds.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Kate Moss shares a glimpse inside her 10 bedroom country pile in the Cotswolds The supermodel Kate Moss, 48, gave evidence today from her 10 bedroom Grace II listed country pile in the Cotswolds, complete with a red living room. Thu, 26 May 2022 12:29:43 Z Instagram/Lottie Moss / CBS News 2022-05-26 12:29 +00:00 2022-05-27 00:29 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/26/realestate/generation-z-home-buying.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/26/realestate/generation-z-home-buying.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Generation Z Mortgages Gen Zers Are Buying Homes. Here’s Where They’re Looking. Priced out of large metro areas, many young adults are seeking mortgages in midsize cities, new research shows. Thu, 26 May 2022 09:00:18 Z Gregory Schmidt Bryan Tarnowski for The New York Times Construction on a housing development in the greater Salt Lake City area in March. The city was the most popular spot in 2021 for members of Generation Z seeking a home loan. 2022-05-26 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-26 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10853309/Luxury-32m-country-estate-sale-Windsor-Castle.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10853309/Luxury-32m-country-estate-sale-Windsor-Castle.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Luxury £32m country estate for sale next to Windsor Castle The 12-bedroom country estate with private access to Windsor Great Park is for sale for an eye-watering £32m. Thu, 26 May 2022 06:00:56 Z None 2022-05-26 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-26 18:00 +12:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:628ea5f55388740a296f5d8d https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/alternative-fibrolite-cladding Recommended Alternatives to Fibrolite Cladding As a homeowner, where do you start replacing your dangerous cladding with something safer? Here are five options you can explore. Wed, 25 May 2022 22:06:31 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/feab23c0-44cb-40eb-adba-a7c6222330fe/Fibrolite-Cladding.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="628ea80be083e80a6e99eb80" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/feab23c0-44cb-40eb-adba-a7c6222330fe/Fibrolite-Cladding.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Fibrolite cladding, sometimes referred to as fibrous asbestos cement sheet and AC sheet, is a cladding type from the 1940s once raved about for its affordability, safety, versatility, and fire retardancy. </p><p class="">It was made of thin concrete reinforced with asbestos fibres and quickly became the building material of choice for cladding, roofing, and imitation shingles, slate, stone, and brick.</p><p class="">However, as we now know, fibrolite cladding was anything but the miracle product it was made out to be. It contained a hazardous and even deadly material that <a href="https://www.asbestos.com/asbestos/statistics-facts/#:~:text=Asbestos%20exposure%20is%20the%20No,of%20occupational%20exposure%20to%20asbestos.">still kills tens of thousands of people</a> each year: asbestos.</p><p class="">Now, homeowners are picking up the pieces by having to replace their dangerous fibrolite cladding with something we <em>know </em>to be safe. So, what are the options? Essentially <em>anything </em>else, such as some of the following:</p><p class=""> </p><h2>Timber and Weatherboard Cladding</h2><p class="">One of the primary reasons fibrolite cladding became so popular was due to many parts of New Zealand experiencing timber shortages. Fibrolite was a non-timber alternative, but one that could be made to <em>look </em>like timber.</p><p class="">Therefore, it makes complete sense for homeowners with <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/fibrolite-cladding">fibrolite cladding</a> to replace it with the real deal – or even another non-timber alternative! Some homeowners prefer the authenticity and clean lines of timber weatherboards, while others like the low maintenance aspect of timber-look weatherboard cladding. </p><p class="">Typically, these products are made with non-asbestos fibre cement, engineered timber, steel, and even vinyl. They are easy-care, easy-clean, and as authentic-looking as timber gets.</p><p class=""> </p><h2>Natural Stone</h2><p class="">While a less affordable option than timber and weatherboard cladding, you might decide to reclad your home in natural stone (with <a href="https://www.building.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/resolving-problems/determinations/2013/2013-067.pdf">council code-compliance</a>). Schist, slate, and granite are all popular options in New Zealand, particularly as they promote excellent insulation and energy efficiency while simultaneously minimising your property’s carbon footprint. </p><p class="">Many natural stone cladding options are also non-absorbent and non-porous, allowing for optimum weather resistance and protection from moisture – a homeowner’s dream.</p><p class=""> </p><h2>Fibre Cement </h2><p class="">Some homeowners weigh up their recladding options after realizing that their fibrolite cladding is in a state of disrepair. Once asbestos materials are broken or altered in some way, they can become hazardous and are generally safest to remove.</p><p class="">If you like how your home otherwise looks, replacing it with a similar cladding option like fibre cement might be worth your while. Fibre cement is made with a mixture of cement, sand, and cellulose fibres and is often considered quite an energy-efficient cladding option. It can also be installed in boards or sheets, allowing you to get creative with the finish to suit your preferences. </p><p class="">While fibre cement is undoubtedly a less attractive option in many respects compared to weatherboards and natural stone, it’s a cost-effective cladding alternative to fibrolite. Any homeowners on a budget might like to discuss this option with their <a href="http://www.chemcare.co.nz/">asbestos removal team</a> and builders.</p><p class=""> </p><h2>Metal Cladding</h2><p class="">If you’re tired of dealing with broken cladding materials that make your home look worse for wear, metal cladding might be an option you consider after removing fibrolite cladding. You can purchase profiled metal cladding in options like aluminium composite panels and enjoy a range of profiles like five-rib trapezoidal and corrugated.</p><p class="">Not only is metal cladding robust and easy-care, but it’s also striking in its design. Any previously tired and dated-looking home can nearly blend in with homes built today.</p><p class=""> </p><h2>Brick and Brick Veneer</h2><p class="">If you live somewhere warm or coastal, you might struggle to find cladding that ticks all the boxes for your needs. You want something stylish, but you also want materials that will last the distance. Brick and brick veneer might tick that box. </p><p class="">Brick can withstand the effects of the elements while being aesthetically pleasing at the same time. While it’s not the most cost-effective option, it’s undoubtedly one of the strongest. </p><p class="">However, a lightweight option you consider might be brick veneer. While it looks similar to natural bricks, it can be easier to install and can also be an interior and exterior product for your property. </p><p class="">Both brick and brick veneer also doesn’t require any painting, which means they are a low maintenance option that can look in perfect condition on your home for years to come. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>What to Do If Your Home Has Fibrolite Cladding</h2><p class="">Not everyone knows what materials are present in their home. You might not be familiar with asbestos, or you simply weren’t aware that asbestos cladding even existed.</p><p class="">However, if it has been brought to your attention that your property has fibrolite cladding, you have a couple of different options for what you do next. Firstly, you can contact an asbestos removal company to undertake <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/asbestos/testing">testing</a>. A lab analysis can confirm the presence of asbestos.</p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><p class="">An asbestos removal company can also inspect the quality of your cladding so that you know if it’s in good condition or in a state of disrepair. If it’s in good condition, you can maintain it with regular coats of paint. If it’s damaged, recladding may be your best and safest option.</p> Recommended Alternatives to Fibrolite Cladding 2022-05-25 22:06 +00:00 2022-05-26 10:06 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/realestate/spain-house-hunting.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/realestate/spain-house-hunting.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Spain Teruel (Spain) Valencia (Spain) House Hunting in Spain: A Restored Flour Mill Near Valencia for $105,000 Spain’s Teruel province has some of the country’s most affordable real estate, but agents say this was the busiest March for sales since 2007. Wed, 25 May 2022 13:00:18 Z Roxana Popescu 2022-05-25 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-26 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/realestate/home-prices-maryland-iowa-massachusetts.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/realestate/home-prices-maryland-iowa-massachusetts.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Sandwich (Mass) Chestertown (Md) West Des Moines (Iowa) $700,000 Homes in Maryland, Iowa and Massachusetts A 1750 Colonial in Chestertown, a midcentury-modern showplace in West Des Moines and a Cape Cod cottage in East Sandwich. Wed, 25 May 2022 11:00:26 Z Angela Serratore 2022-05-25 11:00 +00:00 2022-05-25 23:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/realestate/trillium-endangered-plants.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/realestate/trillium-endangered-plants.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Gardens and Gardening Flowers and Plants Content Type: Service Why Trillium Have Become the Poster Child for Endangered Native Plants According to a recent report, many of these ‘charismatic’ wildflowers are threatened with extinction. Here’s what you can do to help. Wed, 25 May 2022 09:00:36 Z Margaret Roach 2022-05-25 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-25 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/realestate/monroe-conn-a-family-centric-community-with-a-small-town-feel.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/realestate/monroe-conn-a-family-centric-community-with-a-small-town-feel.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Monroe (Conn) Content Type: Service Fairfield County (Conn) Monroe, Conn.: A ‘Family-centric’ Community With a Small-Town Feel The Fairfield County suburb offers ‘more house and space for a lot less money’ than neighboring towns like Fairfield and Westport. Wed, 25 May 2022 09:00:36 Z Susan Hodara Tony Cenicola/The New York Times 2022-05-25 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-25 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10849697/Former-church-ripe-conversion-sale-just-50k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10849697/Former-church-ripe-conversion-sale-just-50k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Former church that is ripe for conversion is for sale for just £50k The former chapel in Cheshire is being sold via auction with a guide price of just £50,000, but it will need much more spent on it to transform it into a comfortable home. Wed, 25 May 2022 08:54:45 Z None 2022-05-25 08:54 +00:00 2022-05-25 20:54 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=12527009&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Former Whang&#257;rei mayor Stan Semenoff in court for alleged illegal rubbish fire Whang&#257;rei's former mayor Stan Semenoff claims he was not responsible for an illegal rubbish fire on one of his business properties.Northland Regional Council is prosecuting him as managing director of Stan Semenoff Group for... Wed, 25 May 2022 18:13:27 +1200 2022-05-25 18:13 +12:00 2022-05-25 18:13 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/mortgages/news/article.cfm?c_id=516&objectid=12526862&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz 'Waiting for the guillotine to fall': How interest rate hikes are affecting borrowers Watching interest rates begin their climb is unnervingly like "waiting for the guillotine to fall", Nick says.He and his wife's home loan repayments are rising from $1700 a fortnight to about $2350 - a $650 jump.Given they just... Wed, 25 May 2022 15:30:50 +1200 2022-05-25 15:30 +12:00 2022-05-25 15:30 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=12526862&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz 'Waiting for the guillotine to fall': How interest rate hikes are affecting borrowers Watching interest rates begin their climb is unnervingly like "waiting for the guillotine to fall", Nick says.He and his wife's home loan repayments are rising from $1700 a fortnight to about $2350 - a $650 jump.Given they just... Wed, 25 May 2022 15:00:00 +1200 2022-05-25 15:00 +12:00 2022-05-25 15:00 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/mortgages/news/article.cfm?c_id=516&objectid=12526946&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Mortgage rates predicted to rise to between 6pc to 7.5pc Mortgage rates will likely lift to between 6 per cent and 7.5 per cent over the coming year worsening the cost of living crisis, Kiwibank's economists say.The Reserve Bank has gone on the offensive against inflation, hiking the... Wed, 25 May 2022 12:28:40 +1200 2022-05-25 12:28 +12:00 2022-05-25 12:28 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/nyregion/nyc-housing-adams.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/nyregion/nyc-housing-adams.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Homeless Persons Budgets and Budgeting Affordable Housing Rent Control and Stabilization City Council (NYC) Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC) Adams, Eric L New York City As NYC Rents Rise, Eric Adams Faces Pressure on Housing Crisis “We’ve got to get it right,” the mayor says, but the City Council and advocates want him to push more and spend more to address the dire shortage of affordable housing. Tue, 24 May 2022 20:44:39 Z Mihir Zaveri and Dana Rubinstein Janice Chung for The New York Times Mayor Eric Adams celebrated a renovation project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, earlier this month. He is expected to release his housing plan next month. 2022-05-24 20:44 +00:00 2022-05-25 08:44 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/realestate/renters-affordable-lottery-brooklyn.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/realestate/renters-affordable-lottery-brooklyn.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Content Type: Personal Profile Affordable Housing Lotteries Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC) Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, NY) He Won the Lottery for an Affordable Apartment, After Years of Trying Josh Bianchi visited New York City from Michigan in the fourth grade, and he was hooked. Then he found out how difficult it could be to live in the city. Tue, 24 May 2022 17:49:45 Z Marian Bull Tom Sibley for The New York Times Josh Bianchi, 30, spent years applying to affordable housing lotteries while cycling through Craigslist rentals. This winter, he found his golden ticket. 2022-05-24 17:49 +00:00 2022-05-25 05:49 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10829187/How-make-mattress-DONT-make-bed-day-especially-summer.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10829187/How-make-mattress-DONT-make-bed-day-especially-summer.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to make your mattress last: DON'T make your bed every day (especially in summer) Your mattress needs to air to avoid unhealthy moisture being trapped in the bed, so pull back the bed linen to give the mattress the chance to breathe. Tue, 24 May 2022 14:42:00 Z Getty Images 2022-05-24 14:42 +00:00 2022-05-25 02:42 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/business/golf-course-redevelopment-housing.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/business/golf-course-redevelopment-housing.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Golf Zoning Area Planning and Renewal Building (Construction) Real Estate (Commercial) Water Land Use Policies Arizona Florida Phoenix (Ariz) Greenburgh (NY) Amid a Housing Crunch, Homes Pop Up on the Fairway With large expanses of grass and trees, former golf courses are being reconsidered for housing, but developers face challenges, including community resistance. Tue, 24 May 2022 13:00:16 Z Keith Schneider Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times A development called Avance is close to completion on the site of a former golf course in Phoenix. 2022-05-24 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-25 01:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10848439/Tiny-caravan-parked-London-GARDEN-available-rent-800.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10848439/Tiny-caravan-parked-London-GARDEN-available-rent-800.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Tiny caravan parked in a London GARDEN is available to rent for £800 The dated-looking caravan, which sits in a back garden of a house in Barnet, North London, has been listed for rent on property portal London Golden Key. Tue, 24 May 2022 11:52:18 Z Jam Press/London Golden Key 2022-05-24 11:52 +00:00 2022-05-24 23:52 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/realestate/you-may-be-ready-for-summer-but-is-your-home.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/realestate/you-may-be-ready-for-summer-but-is-your-home.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Lighting Furniture Home Repairs and Improvements Restoration and Renovation Content Type: Service Summer (Season) Beds and Bedding Seasons and Months Tableware Design Carpets and Rugs Pillows Color You May Be Ready for Summer, but Is Your Home? Here are a few steps you can take now to make your space more comfortable during the warm weather ahead. Tue, 24 May 2022 09:00:29 Z Tim McKeough 2022-05-24 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-24 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/21/realestate/good-cause-eviction-renters-new-york.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/21/realestate/good-cause-eviction-renters-new-york.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Evictions Landlords What Is ‘Good Cause Eviction,’ and What Does It Mean for Renters? Under current New York State law, landlords are not required to offer new leases to market-rate tenants. That could soon change. Mon, 23 May 2022 16:01:04 Z Ronda Kaysen Nadia Pillon 2022-05-23 16:01 +00:00 2022-05-24 04:01 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/realestate/home-prices-california.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/realestate/home-prices-california.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Los Angeles (Calif) Woodside (Calif) Murrieta (Calif) $1.8 Million Homes in California A midcentury ranch house in Los Angeles, a 1930 cottage in Woodside and a 2003 farmhouse in Murrieta. Mon, 23 May 2022 13:00:21 Z Angela Serratore 2022-05-23 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-24 01:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10806143/Estate-charges-freehold-house-hit-16k-challenge-it.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10806143/Estate-charges-freehold-house-hit-16k-challenge-it.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Estate charges for our freehold house have hit £16k: Can we challenge it? The estate charges for our home have risen sharply from £6,000 per year in 2018 to a bill for £16,068 annually now. Mon, 23 May 2022 11:12:05 Z Getty Images 2022-05-23 11:12 +00:00 2022-05-23 23:12 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/23/husband-home-sole-name-stamp-duty https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/23/husband-home-sole-name-stamp-duty Property Stamp duty Mortgages Money UK news My husband wants our home in his sole name – can I protect myself? <p>He says because I part-own a flat there would be an issue with stamp duty, but I don’t feel comfortable</p><p><strong>Q</strong> We are buying our next family home. My husband wants it in his sole name (both on the mortgage and at the Land Registry) but this makes me feel uneasy. He says it doesn’t matter as we are married so if he dies I will get it and if we divorce I will get half.<br><br>I’m currently on maternity leave so not earning but when I was at work, I did pay towards the mortgage each month. However, I don’t earn as much as him so before I was only able to contribute a small amount towards the mortgage.<br><br>He says because I have a flat I bought with a friend some years ago making me a joint owner would create an issue with stamp duty and also I wouldn’t be able to get a mortgage so he will leave my name out on the application.<br><br>This doesn’t make me feel comfortable. Am I protected? Or – if not – how can I protect myself? My husband says that when I am able to sell my flat can I put my name on the house but won’t there be fees to pay to do that?<br><strong>BY</strong></p><p><strong>A</strong> I have some bad news for your husband: even if you aren’t named as joint owner on the new house your flat could still have an impact on the rate of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) you are charged in England because the tax system treats a married couple or civil partnership as one unit.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/23/husband-home-sole-name-stamp-duty">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 23 May 2022 06:00:10 Z Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Virginia Wallis 2022-05-23T06:00:10Z 2022-05-23 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-23 18:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/23/uk-inflation-house-prices-savings-pay-rises https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/23/uk-inflation-house-prices-savings-pay-rises Inflation Consumer affairs Money Cost of living crisis Pay Savings Property Savings rates First-time buyers State pensions Mortgages Business Mortgage rates Economics UK news Office for National Statistics Bank of England Interest rates Energy industry Energy bills Pensions UK inflation: what it means for house prices, savings and pay rises <p>We answer readers’ questions about how the rise in cost of living will affect them</p><p>There is no escaping inflation: whether it’s energy, food, transport or entertainment you are paying for, prices are going up – and at pace.</p><p>Once again this week’s headlines have been dominated by the latest figures – on Wednesday we learned that inflation had <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/18/uk-inflation-soars-to-highest-level-in-more-than-40-years">reached a 40-year high of 9%</a>. Plus, there have been warnings of worse to come. But what does it all mean? We asked readers what questions they had about inflation and its impact, and have tackled them below.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/23/uk-inflation-house-prices-savings-pay-rises">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 23 May 2022 06:00:09 Z Composite: Bloomberg/Alamy/Getty Images Composite: Bloomberg/Alamy/Getty Images Hilary Osborne and Larry Elliott 2022-05-23T06:00:09Z 2022-05-23 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-23 18:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10843643/House-prices-soar-record-breaking-55-000-pandemic-began.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10843643/House-prices-soar-record-breaking-55-000-pandemic-began.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 House prices soar by 'record-breaking' £55,000 since the pandemic began Across Britain the average asking price for a property this month is £367,501, up from £360,101 in April. Mon, 23 May 2022 00:39:14 Z REUTERS 2022-05-23 00:39 +00:00 2022-05-23 12:39 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=12526206&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Kiwi Property Group profit up 14pc: Sylvia Park expansion, revaluations boost bottom line Kiwi Property Group, with $3.6 billion of real estate, has released the first image of how Ikea's inaugural New Zealand store will look at its Sylvia Park centre, Mt Wellington.Kiwi has also announced it pushed up bottom-line profit... Mon, 23 May 2022 09:00:00 +1200 2022-05-23 09:00 +12:00 2022-05-23 09:00 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=12526181&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Property: Pain predicted to outweigh gains in house prices By RNZ Most homeowners are still making a profit on the resale of their home, but the tide is expected to slowly turn as prices begin to drop.CoreLogic's pain and gain survey indicates 99.1 per cent of properties resold in the... Mon, 23 May 2022 06:14:38 +1200 2022-05-23 06:14 +12:00 2022-05-23 06:14 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/mortgages/news/article.cfm?c_id=516&objectid=12525588&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz Cooking the Books podcast: A guide to the financial help available for first-home buyers Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the ultimate guide to what first-home buyers need to know to improve their chance of getting on the property ladder. Hosted by Frances... Mon, 23 May 2022 05:00:00 +1200 2022-05-23 05:00 +12:00 2022-05-23 05:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/22/london-super-rich-serious-money-caroline-knowles https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/22/london-super-rich-serious-money-caroline-knowles London The super-rich Money Housing Russia Property ‘The haves and have-yachts’: on the trail of London’s super-rich <p>We join sociologist Caroline Knowles on a walk across the economic and class divide of the capital to discover how extreme wealth has reshaped our streets</p><p>“This,” announces Caroline Knowles, as we walk along a deserted road on the private Wentworth Estate in Virginia Water, “is where the trail runs cold. This is where money disappears from view.”</p><p>Knowles, a professor of sociology at Goldsmiths University, is interested in money, in wealth, how it is spent and how, as she puts it, it got “encrusted in the landscape of London”. That’s essentially the subject of her new book, <em>Serious Money</em>. Its subtitle is <em>Walking Plutocratic London</em>, and that’s exactly what she does in its pages, striding from Shoreditch and the City, through to St James’s, Mayfair, up to Regent’s Park, back down to Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Notting Hill, Chelsea and out west to Richmond and finally Virginia Water.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/22/london-super-rich-serious-money-caroline-knowles">Continue reading...</a> Sun, 22 May 2022 13:00:01 Z Illustration: Shonagh Rae/The Observer Illustration: Shonagh Rae/The Observer Andrew Anthony 2022-05-22T13:00:01Z 2022-05-22 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-23 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/22/realestate/homes-that-sold-for-around-750000.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/22/realestate/homes-that-sold-for-around-750000.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Jackson Heights (Queens, NY) Millburn (NJ) Rye Brook (NY) Ridgefield (Conn) Kips Bay (Manhattan, NY) Seaford (NY) Homes That Sold for Around $750,000 Recent residential sales in New York City and the region. Sun, 22 May 2022 09:00:09 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-05-22 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-22 21:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/22/if-my-65m-kent-mansion-is-sold-now-it-could-help-fund-putins-war https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/22/if-my-65m-kent-mansion-is-sold-now-it-could-help-fund-putins-war Ukraine Russia Banking Europe Vladimir Putin Property Business Money World news Bruce Willis ‘If my £6.5m Kent mansion is sold now it could help fund Putin’s war’ <p>Russian state-linked bank pursuing financier for millions over alleged fraud is not on UK sanctions list</p><ul><li><strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/ukraine-live/latest">Russia-Ukraine war: latest updates</a></strong></li></ul><p>It is one of Britain’s most controversial property sales. A former multimillionaire banker warns that proceeds from the disposal of his £6.5m Kent country estate risk being sent to help fund Vladimir Putin’s war machine.</p><p>Ilya Yurov, 50, who is originally from Moscow, is being pursued with two former colleagues for $900m (£720m) from the National Bank Trust in Russia after losing a high court case.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/22/if-my-65m-kent-mansion-is-sold-now-it-could-help-fund-putins-war">Continue reading...</a> Sun, 22 May 2022 06:00:40 Z Photograph: Antonio Olmos/The Observer Photograph: Antonio Olmos/The Observer Jon Ungoed-Thomas 2022-05-22T06:00:40Z 2022-05-22 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-22 18:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/realestate/pindrop-midtown-manhattan.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/realestate/pindrop-midtown-manhattan.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Noise A Room in Midtown Is Quietly Fighting the Battle Against City Noise A new room in Manhattan, billed as ‘one of the quietest in the world,’ is designed to help developers and architects defend your ears. Sat, 21 May 2022 17:10:01 Z Ronda Kaysen Steffi Walthall 2022-05-21 17:10 +00:00 2022-05-22 05:10 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10834659/Crossrail-house-price-boom-Reading-Maidenhead-Slough-set-property-hotspots.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10834659/Crossrail-house-price-boom-Reading-Maidenhead-Slough-set-property-hotspots.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Crossrail house price boom: Reading, Maidenhead and Slough set to become property hotspots Crossrail will slash journey times for commuters to the capital, and is tipped to result in a property boom in towns to the west of London. Sat, 21 May 2022 09:00:54 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-05-21 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-21 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10834649/Desk-sales-surging-Heres-best-home-office-furniture-buy-right-now.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10834649/Desk-sales-surging-Heres-best-home-office-furniture-buy-right-now.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Desk sales are still surging: Here's the best home office furniture to buy right now Hybrid working is here to stay for many of us, and there are plenty of desk options to make your home office space look attractive, Sat, 21 May 2022 08:59:44 Z None 2022-05-21 08:59 +00:00 2022-05-21 20:59 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/21/uk-housing-market-homes-sell-inflation https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/21/uk-housing-market-homes-sell-inflation Housing market Property House prices Money Real estate Business London Cost of living crisis UK news ‘We’ve been inundated’: UK housing market frenzy shows no signs of slowing <p>Buyers face bidding wars to snare homes despite soaring inflation, cost of living crisis and fears of property crash</p><p>It took less than a week to sell a two-bedroom garden flat in north London, with a guide price of £950,000. Featuring a large patio, garden, oak floorboards and underfloor heating, it is in a mixed area on the outskirts of Islington and Camden.</p><p>“We’ve been inundated with people wanting to see it,” says Andrew Groocock, a regional partner at the estate agents Knight Frank, which helped organise 23 viewings. “It ticks the boxes of exactly what’s hot in the market at the moment. It’s still an incredibly buoyant market. The last two years have been remarkable.”</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/21/uk-housing-market-homes-sell-inflation">Continue reading...</a> Sat, 21 May 2022 06:00:13 Z Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images Julia Kollewe 2022-05-21T06:00:13Z 2022-05-21 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-21 18:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/realestate/real-estate-listings-descriptions.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/realestate/real-estate-listings-descriptions.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Real Estate Brokers Advertising and Marketing A House With ‘Good Bones’? It Could Be a Complete Wreck. Putting the best possible face on a property in just a few sentences requires finesse. Sometimes the descriptions go overboard. Fri, 20 May 2022 14:21:38 Z Joanne Kaufman Dana Smith 2022-05-20 14:21 +00:00 2022-05-21 02:21 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/realestate/streetscapes-parkchester-bronx.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/realestate/streetscapes-parkchester-bronx.html Parkchester (Bronx, NY) Buildings (Structures) Sculpture Terra Cotta Real Estate and Housing (Residential) In the Bronx, Priceless Sculptures Are ‘Literally Being Chipped Away’ More than 1,000 terra-cotta sculptures — of firefighters, mermaids, steelworkers — adorn the walls of Parkchester in the Bronx. Is there a plan to protect them? Fri, 20 May 2022 14:16:13 Z John Freeman Gill Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock Parkchester, a pioneering middle-income apartment complex, was built in the East Bronx by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company starting in 1938. The sprawling complex’s ambitious ornamental program included more than a thousand whimsical terra-cotta sculptures, including vivid, larger-than-life figures like this muse. In recent years, some 45 of these signature artworks have been unceremoniously removed by the two condominiums that comprise the complex, enraging many residents. 2022-05-20 14:16 +00:00 2022-05-21 02:16 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10836621/Tiny-home-Hackney-sale-1-3m.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10836621/Tiny-home-Hackney-sale-1-3m.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Tiny home in Hackney is up for sale for £1.3m At its widest point on the first floor, the width of this end of terrace property in London's fashionable Hackney is only 2.72 metres. Fri, 20 May 2022 13:50:01 Z None 2022-05-20 13:50 +00:00 2022-05-21 01:50 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/20/nationwide-warns-of-impact-of-inflation-on-struggling-customers https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/20/nationwide-warns-of-impact-of-inflation-on-struggling-customers Nationwide Banks and building societies Business House prices Cost of living crisis Mortgages UK news Annual results Property Money Housing market Real estate Banking Inflation Nationwide warns of inflation’s impact on struggling customers <p>Building society warns people on lower incomes could face ‘significant pressure’</p><p>Nationwide executives have said they are “highly concerned” about the outlook for inflation, warning that rising costs could harm already struggling customers and drag down house prices.</p><p>In its annual earnings report, the member-owned building society said it had not yet experienced an increase in defaults on loans or mortgages.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/20/nationwide-warns-of-impact-of-inflation-on-struggling-customers">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 20 May 2022 09:28:53 Z Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent 2022-05-20T09:28:53Z 2022-05-20 09:28 +00:00 2022-05-20 21:28 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/realestate/open-houses-stealing-theft.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/realestate/open-houses-stealing-theft.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Robberies and Thefts open houses Content Type: Service Real Estate Brokers Open Houses Present an Inviting Target for Thieves Real estate agents warn that open houses can sometimes turn into magic shows — personal items just disappear. “Kleptomania is a real condition,” one agent said. Fri, 20 May 2022 09:00:18 Z Alix Strauss Haley Tippmann 2022-05-20 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-20 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10833787/Homes-near-Elizabeth-Line-asking-prices-double-decade.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10833787/Homes-near-Elizabeth-Line-asking-prices-double-decade.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Homes near Elizabeth Line see asking prices double in a decade Asking asking prices have risen around the new Elizabeth Line stations amid new interest from homebuyers and tenants due to the better transport links now provided. Fri, 20 May 2022 08:22:30 Z None 2022-05-20 08:22 +00:00 2022-05-20 20:22 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Cherry Hill (NJ) Sands Point (NY) Homes for Sale in New Jersey and Long Island This week’s properties are a four-bedroom house in Cherry Hill, N.J., and a four-bedroom in Sands Point, N.Y. Thu, 19 May 2022 13:00:27 Z Jill P. Capuzzo and Claudia Gryvatz Copquin 2022-05-19 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-20 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/realestate/ny-housing-market.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/realestate/ny-housing-market.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY) Manhattan Valley (Manhattan, NY) Upper West Side (Manhattan, NY) Homes for Sale in New York City This week’s properties are in Manhattan Valley, on the Upper West Side and in Bushwick. Thu, 19 May 2022 13:00:26 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-05-19 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-20 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/realestate/home-equity-prices.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/realestate/home-equity-prices.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Mortgages Equity in U.S. Homes Rises in the First Quarter of 2022 A new study reports that nearly half of the homes in the United States were considered “equity-rich” in early 2022. Thu, 19 May 2022 13:00:09 Z Gregory Schmidt Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A home for sale in San Francisco. An increase in home equity is prompting some owners to cash out and move, an analyst said. 2022-05-19 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-20 01:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10825521/Farrow-Balls-colour-guru-converted-schoolhouse-four-sale.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10825521/Farrow-Balls-colour-guru-converted-schoolhouse-four-sale.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Farrow & Ball's colour guru on her converted schoolhouse and four for sale Joa Studholme is responsible for many of the colours in Britain's posh rooms. She tells us about her converted school home and we find four more for sale. Thu, 19 May 2022 08:10:56 Z None 2022-05-19 08:10 +00:00 2022-05-19 20:10 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10821897/Will-furniture-retailers-Dunelm-Ikea-John-Lewis-pay-delivery-damage.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10821897/Will-furniture-retailers-Dunelm-Ikea-John-Lewis-pay-delivery-damage.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Will furniture retailers such as Dunelm, Ikea and John Lewis pay for delivery damage? If walls or any other piece of furniture in your home is damaged during a delivery men, will the retailer pay or will you end up having to fork out for the repairs? Thu, 19 May 2022 08:10:40 Z Getty Images/Westend61 2022-05-19 08:10 +00:00 2022-05-19 20:10 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-05-18/fridge-los-angeles-apartment-tenants https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-05-18/fridge-los-angeles-apartment-tenants Why do so many L.A. apartments come without fridges? Inside the chilling mystery <p>Why do tenants have to bring their own refrigerators to rent apartments in Los Angeles?</p> Thu, 19 May 2022 00:22:13 Z Liam Dillon <p>Why do tenants have to bring their own refrigerators to rent apartments in Los Angeles?</p> LOS FELIZ, CA-MAY 16, 2022: Josh Steichmann, 43, is photographed next to his refrigerator located inside the kitchen of his apartment in Los Feliz. The prior tenant left it there so Steichmann was relieved that he didn't have to search for one himself. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times 2022-05-19 00:22 +00:00 2022-05-19 12:22 +12:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:62857fb0bdff856579a82a6d https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-in-your-walls Asbestos In Your Walls? Here’s How to Find Out You might be thinking it’s time to renovate soon but the risk of unearthing asbestos is making you a little hesitant. Find out how to assess for its presence so you can take action accordingly. Wed, 18 May 2022 23:56:31 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/f1abae87-c593-4003-8057-699bd6d62785/asbestos-walls.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="6285879f692f4f484ddf56e0" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/f1abae87-c593-4003-8057-699bd6d62785/asbestos-walls.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Asbestos is not something the average person will put much thought into. However, when you start exploring your options around home renovations, it can certainly come to the forefront of your mind. </p><p class="">If you’re wondering whether there is asbestos in your walls (and other parts of your home), here’s how to find out.</p><p class=""> </p><h2>Your Home Is Built Before 2000</h2><p class="">The first asbestos-related illnesses cases were recorded in the British Medical Journal as far back as 1924. Knowing that it might potentially be harmful to work with, the British government imposed regulations to protect factory workers from the dust. </p><p class="">However, it wasn’t until 1978 that asbestos became <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5750876/">regulated in New Zealand</a>, and it was only in 1984 that it became illegal to import brown and blue asbestos. Still, asbestos products were used in significant volumes in the late 1980s and 1990s, and as builders may have stockpiled their materials, the advice by officials is to expect it in any New Zealand home or business pre-2000. </p><p class="">Therefore, if you’re about to undertake renovations and have been wondering if your property could contain this hazardous material, it’s a good idea to treat it like it does if it was built before 2000. This means that before you get any alteration or renovation underway, you should consider the likelihood that at least some materials might contain asbestos and are hazardous to your health. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>You’ve Found Asbestos In Other Parts of Your Property </h2><p class="">It’s not always easy to know whether there’s asbestos in your walls, especially as wall materials don’t tend to come with big ‘caution, asbestos’ warning labels on them. </p><p class="">However, if you’ve found asbestos in other parts of your property, such as <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/super-six-roofing">Super Six roofing</a>, your vinyl, or even in your fireplace, it’s safe to assume that it might also be in your walls. </p><p class="">In that case, it can be in your best interest to undertake asbestos testing before going ahead with tearing down a wall or altering it in any way. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>It Looks Like Asbestos </h2><p class="">As previously mentioned, there isn’t always a sure-fire way to know that something is asbestos just by looking at it. However, some wall materials <em>can </em>look like they contain asbestos if you’re an expert and know what you’re looking for.</p><p class="">Some wall types, in particular, were renowned for containing asbestos, such as insulating board (AIB) brands like Asbestolux. Many insulating board brands contained as much as 25% <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/types-of-asbestos">amosite asbestos</a> along with calcium silicate and were a medium-to-soft density in a light and dark grey color. They were manufactured from the 1880s until 1980 and featured in many homes. </p><p class="">As their colouring and texture are reasonably <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/111837063/our-homes-are-full-of-asbestos-heres-how-to-identify-it">easy for experts to identify</a>, you might be able to gain a sense that your walls contain asbestos just by looking at them. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>It’s Written in Your Property Records</h2><p class="">While property information can be lacking for older properties, some new owners are fortunate enough to receive <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/lim-reports-asbestos-building">extensive information about their homes</a>, how they were made, and what they contain before buying them.</p><p class="">This information can sometimes be found in builder’s reports, old consent applications, and LIM reports. Contact your local council if you’re unsure if your home contains asbestos and haven’t got any files relating to your property’s history before your ownership.</p><p class="">Often, councils provide basic property files free of charge or for a small fee. You may then receive the information you’re looking for to make an informed decision about the changes you make to your home in the future. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>Test for It </h2><p class="">The most effective, efficient, and safest way to see if asbestos is in your walls is by testing for it. WorkSafe has a <a href="https://worksafe.govt.nz/dmsdocument/22241-a-z-of-asbestos-containing-products/latest">list of products</a> that may contain asbestos, such as asbestos cement external roofs and walls, asbestos cement sheet internal walls and ceilings, lagging in penetrations in fireproof walls, and millboard between heating units and walls. However, the only 100% way to confirm its presence is by hiring an <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/asbestos/testing">asbestos testing company</a> to look for it.</p><p class="">Fortunately, testing is a fast, easy, and straightforward process for any business or homeowner. You simply need to contact an asbestos company, and a surveyor will visit your home to take a small sample of the material you believe might contain asbestos.</p><p class="">Sometimes, some intrusive work may be required, especially if you’re trying to access a wall in a tricky location. Once the material sample is obtained, it’s sent to a lab to undergo a complete analysis and reporting. Before long, you can learn whether asbestos is present, how much there is, and what condition it’s in.</p><p class="">With this information, you can determine whether you require an asbestos removal business like <a href="http://www.chemcare.co.nz/">Chemcare</a> to remove it or encapsulate it. Sometimes, removal <em>or </em>encapsulation can be the safest option, depending on where the asbestos is and what your renovation plans might be.</p> Asbestos In Your Walls? Here’s How to Find Out 2022-05-18 23:56 +00:00 2022-05-19 11:56 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/realestate/catskill-ny-a-place-where-people-are-jazzed-about-making-art.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/realestate/catskill-ny-a-place-where-people-are-jazzed-about-making-art.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Catskill (NY) Greene County (NY) Catskill, N.Y.: A Place Where ‘People Are Jazzed About Making Art’ The Greene County town and the eponymous village at its heart have long drawn creative types. But now there’s a fresh influx from the city. Wed, 18 May 2022 17:22:55 Z Karen Angel Tony Cenicola/The New York Times 2022-05-18 17:22 +00:00 2022-05-19 05:22 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/09/realestate/home-prices-california.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/09/realestate/home-prices-california.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Calistoga (Calif) Fullerton (Calif) Los Angeles (Calif) What $1 Million Buys You in California A storybook house in Fullerton, a midcentury ranch in Calistoga and a three-bedroom condominium unit in Los Angeles. Wed, 18 May 2022 15:20:53 Z Angela Serratore 2022-05-18 15:20 +00:00 2022-05-19 03:20 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/realestate/home-prices-florida-pennsylvania-california.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/realestate/home-prices-florida-pennsylvania-california.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Philadelphia (Pa) Sacramento (Calif) Sarasota (Fla) $900,000 Homes in Florida, Pennsylvania and California A midcentury-modern showplace in Sarasota, a Victorian rowhouse in Philadelphia and a Tudor Revival home in Sacramento. Wed, 18 May 2022 15:20:06 Z Angela Serratore 2022-05-18 15:20 +00:00 2022-05-19 03:20 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/16/realestate/home-prices-california.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/16/realestate/home-prices-california.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Sonoma (Calif) Palo Alto (Calif) Palm Springs (Calif) What $2.7 Million Buys You in California A midcentury-style retreat in Palm Springs, an Edwardian house in Palo Alto and a renovated 1948 home in Sonoma. Wed, 18 May 2022 15:19:20 Z Angela Serratore 2022-05-18 15:19 +00:00 2022-05-19 03:19 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/realestate/home-prices-illinois-district-of-columbia-arizona.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/realestate/home-prices-illinois-district-of-columbia-arizona.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Phoenix (Ariz) Washington (DC) Hinsdale (Ill) $2.5 Million Homes in Illinois, the District of Columbia and Arizona A Queen Anne Revival house in Hinsdale, a two-bedroom condo unit in Washington and a 2016 home in Phoenix. Wed, 18 May 2022 15:15:00 Z Angela Serratore 2022-05-18 15:15 +00:00 2022-05-19 03:15 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10829683/Billie-Faiers-husband-Greg-Shepherds-1-4M-Essex-mansion-nears-completion.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10829683/Billie-Faiers-husband-Greg-Shepherds-1-4M-Essex-mansion-nears-completion.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Billie Faiers and husband Greg Shepherd's £1.4M Essex mansion nears completion Billie and Greg Shepherd's Essex mansion renovation appears to be in the final stages by the looks of new images which show the property's completed landscaping and swimming pool.  Wed, 18 May 2022 14:57:26 Z SPARTACUS / SplashNews.com 2022-05-18 14:57 +00:00 2022-05-19 02:57 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-18/the-northman-star-alexander-skarsgard-seeks-2-6-million-for-manhattan-penthouse https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-18/the-northman-star-alexander-skarsgard-seeks-2-6-million-for-manhattan-penthouse 'The Northman' star Alexander Skarsgård seeks $2.6 million for Manhattan penthouse <p>In Manhattan's East Village, actor Alexander Skarsgård is asking $2.6 million for a prewar penthouse built in 1845.</p> Wed, 18 May 2022 13:00:28 Z Jack Flemming <p>In Manhattan's East Village, actor Alexander Skarsgård is asking $2.6 million for a prewar penthouse built in 1845.</p> The pre-war penthouse mixes old and new with exposed brick and rustic beams broken up by five skylights. Yale Wagner 2022-05-18 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-19 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/realestate/honduras-house-hunting.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/realestate/honduras-house-hunting.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Honduras Roatan (Honduras) House Hunting in Honduras: A Pastel Palace on Roatán for $579,000 The sliver of an island off the Caribbean coast of Honduras has seen its longtime buyer’s market shift to the seller’s side as inventory dwindles. Wed, 18 May 2022 12:00:24 Z Alison Gregor 2022-05-18 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-19 00:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2022-05-18/adu-south-pasadena-multigenerational-housing-with-grandma https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2022-05-18/adu-south-pasadena-multigenerational-housing-with-grandma How an aging Tudor's ADU reunited a family and brought them closer together <p>The 1926 Tudor in South Pasadena was grandmother's for 30 years. Now the property houses three generations, thanks to an ADU. </p> Wed, 18 May 2022 12:00:06 Z Lisa Boone <p>The 1926 Tudor in South Pasadena was grandmother's for 30 years. Now the property houses three generations, thanks to an ADU. </p> Michael Cosentino and his wife, Rion Nakaya on the deck that sits between the main house and the ADU. Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times 2022-05-18 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-19 00:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-17/public-storage-billionaire-wants-127-5-million-for-her-malibu-compound https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-17/public-storage-billionaire-wants-127-5-million-for-her-malibu-compound Public Storage billionaire wants $127.5 million for her Malibu compound <p>Tamara Gustavson, daughter of Public Storage founder B. Wayne Hughes, is asking $127.5 million for her 3.5-acre spread in Malibu.</p> Tue, 17 May 2022 20:00:21 Z Jack Flemming <p>Tamara Gustavson, daughter of Public Storage founder B. Wayne Hughes, is asking $127.5 million for her 3.5-acre spread in Malibu.</p> The 3.5-acre spread includes a main house, two guesthouses, tennis court and private path that descends to 208 feet of beach frontage. Adrian Anz 2022-05-17 20:00 +00:00 2022-05-18 08:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-17/billionaire-ron-burkle-chases-record-29-million-for-bob-hopes-toluca-lake-estate https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-17/billionaire-ron-burkle-chases-record-29-million-for-bob-hopes-toluca-lake-estate Billionaire Ron Burkle chases record $29 million for Bob Hope's Toluca Lake estate <p>Four years after buying Bob Hope's longtime home in Toluca Lake for $15 million, billionaire businessman Ron Burkle has listed the newly restored estate for $29 million.</p> Tue, 17 May 2022 13:00:59 Z Jack Flemming <p>Four years after buying Bob Hope's longtime home in Toluca Lake for $15 million, billionaire businessman Ron Burkle has listed the newly restored estate for $29 million.</p> Built in 1939 and restored multiple times since, the five-acre estate comes with a 15,000-square-foot home, tennis court, saltwater pool and golf course. Simon Berlyn 2022-05-17 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-18 01:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-05-17/renter-pandemic-protections-los-angeles https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-05-17/renter-pandemic-protections-los-angeles COVID eviction bans are lapsing, but other protections for California renters remain <p>Evictions and rent increases still are limited in Los Angeles and many other parts of Southern California. But the rules vary from city to city.</p> Tue, 17 May 2022 12:00:03 Z Jon Healey <p>Evictions and rent increases still are limited in Los Angeles and many other parts of Southern California. But the rules vary from city to city.</p> LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04: Fernanda Jimenez, Humberto Yauli, Fanny Ortiz and Carmina Calderon, left to right, join housing advocates and tenants gathered against eviction of tenants from the 50 unit Tokio Hotel apartments located at 1013½ S Central Ave in downtown Los Angeles Monday morning. A coalition of organizations were present to prevent a possible Sheriff's team that would enforce the evictions. The group says two of the families would face certain houselessness should the eviction be carried out. In one case despite having filled out their Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) forms within the September 30 deadline, Maria Martinez and Jose Silva both received a Sheriff's notice to vacate their longtime homes. Martinez and Silva are among those most vulnerable populations most deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Martinez, a former street vendor, has been hospitalized several times throughout the pandemic, requires dialysis treatments and can no longer work, thus causing financial hardship for her and her family. The family contends they suffer from continuous harassment from the landlord, including retention of mail and important notices. Tokio Hotel on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times). Al Seib/Los Angeles Times 2022-05-17 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-18 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/17/realestate/early-adopters-of-remote-work-they-moved-upstate-before-covid.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/17/realestate/early-adopters-of-remote-work-they-moved-upstate-before-covid.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Catskill Mountains Ulster County (NY) Restoration and Renovation Home Repairs and Improvements Furniture Early Adopters of Remote Work, They Moved Upstate Before Covid Drawn by the dream of life in the country, one Washington, D.C., couple took a chance on a ramshackle property in Ulster County, N.Y. Tue, 17 May 2022 09:00:38 Z Tim McKeough 2022-05-17 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-17 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10820987/Rent-inflation-highest-level-14-years-says-Zoopla.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10820987/Rent-inflation-highest-level-14-years-says-Zoopla.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Rent inflation at the highest level for 14 years, says Zoopla Average asking rents now stand at £995 a month, up £88 a month compared to the start of the pandemic, according to Zoopla. We reveal how costs vary across the country. Tue, 17 May 2022 08:19:13 Z None 2022-05-17 08:19 +00:00 2022-05-17 20:19 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10822081/Tumble-cottage-Wales-one-viewed-properties-Zoopla.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10822081/Tumble-cottage-Wales-one-viewed-properties-Zoopla.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Tumble-down cottage in Wales is one of the most viewed properties on Zoopla A tumbledown cottage in Wales has become one of Britain's most viewed properties for sale - because it is all about location.The rundown three-bed home in the Gower is being auctioned. Mon, 16 May 2022 19:58:38 Z Dawsons Property Auctions/WALES NEWS SERVICE 2022-05-16 19:58 +00:00 2022-05-17 07:58 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-16/a-poker-players-mansion-overlooking-las-vegas-asks-3-5-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-16/a-poker-players-mansion-overlooking-las-vegas-asks-3-5-million A poker player's mansion overlooking Las Vegas asks $3.5 million <p>In the foothills of Las Vegas, poker player Chance Kornuth is shopping around his custom home overlooking the Strip for $3.5 million.</p> Mon, 16 May 2022 19:37:52 Z Jack Flemming <p>In the foothills of Las Vegas, poker player Chance Kornuth is shopping around his custom home overlooking the Strip for $3.5 million.</p> Built in 2019, the two-story home includes a wine cellar, entertainment loft, game room and rooftop deck overlooking Las Vegas. The Ivan Sher Group 2022-05-16 19:37 +00:00 2022-05-17 07:37 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10821221/Amanda-Holden-puts-five-bedroom-Surrey-home-market-5million.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10821221/Amanda-Holden-puts-five-bedroom-Surrey-home-market-5million.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Amanda Holden puts her five bedroom Surrey home on the market for £5million Amanda, 51, is hoping to net a £1.5million profit from the Surrey home that she and record producer husband Chris Hughes bought for £3.5million back in 2015 and live in with their two daughters. Mon, 16 May 2022 18:29:34 Z None 2022-05-16 18:29 +00:00 2022-05-17 06:29 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-16/villa-firenze-sold-last-year-for-51-million-asks-120-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-16/villa-firenze-sold-last-year-for-51-million-asks-120-million Villa Firenze, sold last year for $51 million, asks $120 million <p>It's a massive ask, especially considering there have been no major changes to the property. But in Beverly Park, all bets are off. </p> Mon, 16 May 2022 15:00:36 Z Jack Flemming <p>It's a massive ask, especially considering there have been no major changes to the property. But in Beverly Park, all bets are off. </p> Built in 1998, the estate combines three lots across nearly 10 acres and centers on an Italian-inspired mansion. (Hilton & Hyland) Hilton & Hyland 2022-05-16 15:00 +00:00 2022-05-17 03:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/16/realestate/shopping-for-adirondack-chairs.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/16/realestate/shopping-for-adirondack-chairs.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Furniture Design Gardens and Gardening Porches, Patios and Decks Home Repairs and Improvements Restoration and Renovation Shopping for Adirondack Chairs Nothing says summer like a pair of these classic outdoor lounge chairs. Mon, 16 May 2022 14:02:39 Z Tim McKeough 2022-05-16 14:02 +00:00 2022-05-17 02:02 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10805545/Four-building-plots-sale-country-looking-self-build.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10805545/Four-building-plots-sale-country-looking-self-build.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Fancy building your own home? Five plots for sale and what you can do A new planning shake-up is on the way but what could you buy now to build on? We look at five plots for sale - ranging in price from from £120,000 to £550,000. Mon, 16 May 2022 13:14:23 Z None 2022-05-16 13:14 +00:00 2022-05-17 01:14 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10820715/Tiny-one-room-flat-BATH-lounge-kitchen-bed-rent-1-000-month.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10820715/Tiny-one-room-flat-BATH-lounge-kitchen-bed-rent-1-000-month.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Tiny one-room flat with BATH in the lounge and kitchen by the bed is up for rent at £1,000-a-month A tiny studio flat in Wimbledon, London, has been mocked because it costs over £1,000 a month to rent and the bath is located in the lounge (pictured). Mon, 16 May 2022 10:50:11 Z CHK Mountford/Triangle News 2022-05-16 10:50 +00:00 2022-05-16 22:50 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10813301/Average-house-prices-exceed-500k-15-Britain.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10813301/Average-house-prices-exceed-500k-15-Britain.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Average house prices exceed £500k in 15% of Britain The number of hotspots in Britain with homes costing at least £500,000 has increased 50 per cent, according to new research by Savills. Mon, 16 May 2022 09:51:12 Z None 2022-05-16 09:51 +00:00 2022-05-16 21:51 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-10805969/Our-home-subsidence-didnt-mortgage-valuation-spot-it.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-10805969/Our-home-subsidence-didnt-mortgage-valuation-spot-it.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Our home has subsidence, why didn't our mortgage valuation spot it? The home has major structural issues that will cost thousands to fix. Why wasn't this picked up when our mortgage lender valued the property? Mon, 16 May 2022 07:37:52 Z Shutterstock / Francesco Scatena 2022-05-16 07:37 +00:00 2022-05-16 19:37 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/16/no-fault-evictions-uk-rents-section-21-cost-of-living-renting https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/16/no-fault-evictions-uk-rents-section-21-cost-of-living-renting Housing Poverty Social exclusion Society Housing market Scrapping 'no fault evictions' doesn’t address the problem of spiralling UK rents | Francisco Garcia <p>Ending section 21 is a welcome step. But with the cost of living crisis, renting needs further reform</p><p>If it felt like a long time coming, that’s because it has been. Amid the gaudy pomp and ceremony, the Queen’s speech contained a series of pledges that could substantially improve life for millions of renters across England. Sitting against an almost comically gilded backdrop, Prince Charles <a href="https://blog.shelter.org.uk/2022/05/queens-speech-2022-why-its-good-news-for-housing/">spoke of</a> a government ready to “improve the regulation of social housing, strengthen the rights of tenants and ensure better quality safer homes”.</p><p>The proposed <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-deliver-new-deal-for-renters">renters’ reform bill</a> contains one particularly eye-catching commitment. For years, housing activists and charities have fought for the abolition of <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/26/200000-private-renters-served-no-fault-eviction-notices-three-years">section 21</a> of the Housing Act (1988), an insidious piece of Thatcherite legislation that became better known as “no-fault evictions”. The premise is simple enough. Under the terms of section 21, private landlords have been able to evict tenants without a reason, and giving just two months notice.</p><p>Francisco Garcia is a London-based writer and journalist</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/16/no-fault-evictions-uk-rents-section-21-cost-of-living-renting">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 16 May 2022 07:00:54 Z Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Francisco Garcia 2022-05-16T07:00:54Z 2022-05-16 07:00 +00:00 2022-05-16 19:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/16/sell-my-house-negative-equity-relocate https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/16/sell-my-house-negative-equity-relocate Property Money UK news Should I sell my house now to avoid falling into negative equity? <p> I’m thinking about looking for a new job and would probably have to relocate</p><p><strong>Q</strong> I bought my first house last year for £240,000. However, my personal circumstances have changed and I have been thinking about looking for a new job. I work in a niche industry where vacancies don’t arise too often and I would probably have to relocate if I changed employer. </p><p>Given the current talk of recession, I’m terrified that if I find a new job later this year or next year, my house value will have fallen. If I let it out, the rent would just cover the mortgage and the tax to pay would be quite hefty. Should I sell now and move into rented accommodation with the view to moving in the next year or so to avoid falling into negative equity?<br><strong>AN</strong></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/16/sell-my-house-negative-equity-relocate">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 16 May 2022 06:00:53 Z Photograph: VictorHuang/Getty Images Photograph: VictorHuang/Getty Images Virginia Wallis 2022-05-16T06:00:53Z 2022-05-16 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-16 18:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-05-15/vacation-rental-risky-wildfire-zone-what-you-need-to-know https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-05-15/vacation-rental-risky-wildfire-zone-what-you-need-to-know Is your vacation rental in a risky wildfire zone? What you need to know <p>Toothbrush, socks, charger — check. But do you have a wildfire evacuation plan for your Airbnb or other vacation rental?</p> Sun, 15 May 2022 12:00:29 Z Karen Garcia <p>Toothbrush, socks, charger — check. But do you have a wildfire evacuation plan for your Airbnb or other vacation rental?</p> Laguna Niguel, CA - May 12: El Segundo firefighters Mathew Goodenough, left, and Javier Olmeda hose down a smoldering homes from the Coastal fire on Vista Court on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Laguna Niguel, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times 2022-05-15 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-16 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/15/realestate/homes-that-sold-for-around-one-million.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/15/realestate/homes-that-sold-for-around-one-million.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Maplewood (NJ) Rye Brook (NY) Westchester County (NY) New Canaan (Conn) Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn, NY) Port Washington (NY) Yorkville (Manhattan, NY) Homes That Sold for Around $1 Million Recent residential sales in New York City and the region. Sun, 15 May 2022 09:00:15 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-05-15 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-15 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10810565/Want-good-neighbourhood-Check-Jubilee-street-party.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10810565/Want-good-neighbourhood-Check-Jubilee-street-party.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Want to move to a good neighbourhood? Check its Jubilee street party Towns and villages across the country will be throwing Jubilee celebrations - and they give house hunters a chance to check out the local community spirit. Sat, 14 May 2022 15:11:18 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-05-14 15:11 +00:00 2022-05-15 03:11 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/14/nigel-hugill-the-man-building-houses-for-the-work-from-home-revolution https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/14/nigel-hugill-the-man-building-houses-for-the-work-from-home-revolution Real estate Construction industry Housing Communities Society Business Working from home UK news Housing market Nigel Hugill: the man building houses for the work-from-home revolution <p>The head of Urban&amp;Civic transformed east London for the Olympics. Now he is aiming to create homes in huge numbers beyond the capital</p><p>‘Everything in front of you didn’t exist 18 months ago.” Nigel Hugill is standing in front of a playground, gesturing past the swings and climbing frame to the park and homes behind.</p><p>It’s a sunny spring day in Houlton, just outside Rugby in Warwickshire, and residents of a large new housing development are making the most of the weather, taking their children to the playground and eating lunch at the cafe.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/14/nigel-hugill-the-man-building-houses-for-the-work-from-home-revolution">Continue reading...</a> Sat, 14 May 2022 15:00:04 Z Photograph: Richard Saker/The Observer Photograph: Richard Saker/The Observer Joanna Partridge 2022-05-14T15:00:04Z 2022-05-14 15:00 +00:00 2022-05-15 03:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-14/lopez-column-equity-tax-proposals-high-end-real-estate-sales https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-14/lopez-column-equity-tax-proposals-high-end-real-estate-sales Column: Did you strike gold selling your house? Maybe you should share the wealth <p>Depending on when you bought in California, Proposition 13 has kept your property taxes low while your newer neighbors pay far more, essentially subsidizing those with artificially low taxes.</p> Sat, 14 May 2022 12:00:13 Z Steve Lopez <p>Depending on when you bought in California, Proposition 13 has kept your property taxes low while your newer neighbors pay far more, essentially subsidizing those with artificially low taxes.</p> "Ocean View" attached to the home's for sale sign grabs drivers' attention as they make their way along Bayside Drive in Corona del Mar, on April 26, 2021. Susan Hoffman 2022-05-14 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-15 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/14/realestate/monthly-lease-landlord-eviction-dog.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/14/realestate/monthly-lease-landlord-eviction-dog.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Dogs Pets Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) I’m on a Monthly Lease. Can My Landlord Suddenly Evict Me and My Dog? Renting on a month-to-month basis can leave tenants in a vulnerable position. But landlords often want to make a deal rather than evict. Sat, 14 May 2022 09:00:09 Z Ronda Kaysen Nadia Pillon 2022-05-14 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-14 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10810579/How-pull-Coastal-Grandma-interiors-trend-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10810579/How-pull-Coastal-Grandma-interiors-trend-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to pull off the 'Coastal Grandma' interiors trend in your home We've had 'granny chic' - now, it seems, it's all about Coastal Grandma - an understated style that sees neutral tones as being far from over. Sat, 14 May 2022 07:17:42 Z None 2022-05-14 07:17 +00:00 2022-05-14 19:17 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-13/pop-singer-engelbert-humperdinck-wants-6-2-million-for-bel-air-perch https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-13/pop-singer-engelbert-humperdinck-wants-6-2-million-for-bel-air-perch Pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck wants $6.2 million for Bel-Air perch <p>In the hills of Bel-Air, British pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck is asking $6.2 million for a four-story home overlooking Stone Canyon Reservoir.</p> Fri, 13 May 2022 19:43:12 Z Jack Flemming <p>In the hills of Bel-Air, British pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck is asking $6.2 million for a four-story home overlooking Stone Canyon Reservoir.</p> The 1980s home spans four stories with five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and balconies on each side. Noel Kleinman 2022-05-13 19:43 +00:00 2022-05-14 07:43 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/hamptons-helicopter-airport.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/hamptons-helicopter-airport.html Airports Helicopters Private Aircraft East Hampton Airport (Long Island, NY) East Hampton (NY) Summer (Season) Noise High Net Worth Individuals Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Blade Inc NetJets Hamptons (NY) Southampton (NY) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Long Island (NY) Shutdowns (Institutional) Helicopters vs. Homeowners: A Very Hamptons Fight The East Hampton Airport is set to close on May 17, but frequent fliers, business owners and others have filed lawsuits to keep it open. Fri, 13 May 2022 15:40:41 Z Sarah Maslin Nir Karsten Moran for The New York Times 2022-05-13 15:40 +00:00 2022-05-14 03:40 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/hamptons-montauk-business.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/hamptons-montauk-business.html Summer (Season) Relocation of Business Quarantine (Life and Culture) Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Real Estate (Commercial) Health Insurance and Managed Care Douglas Elliman Real Estate New York University Langone Health Weill Cornell Medical College Amagansett (NY) Bridgehampton (NY) East Hampton (NY) Long Island (NY) Montauk (NY) Southampton (NY) Westhampton (NY) Hamptons (NY) Vacationers Turned the Hamptons Into a Year-Round Home. Business Followed. The operators and owners of businesses that have expanded or opened new locations in the summer resort towns talked about why they made the move. Fri, 13 May 2022 14:30:57 Z Arielle Dollinger Eric Striffler for The New York Times As a summer crowd in the Hamptons stays year-round, new businesses to serve the increase in residents have popped up. 2022-05-13 14:30 +00:00 2022-05-14 02:30 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/hamptons-modernist-houses.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/hamptons-modernist-houses.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Historic Buildings and Sites Architecture Design Arsham, Daniel Blake, Peter (1932- ) Chareau, Pierre (1883-1950) Geller, Andrew (1924-2011) Goldberger, Paul Gwathmey, Charles Jaffe, Norman Johnson, Philip Motherwell, Robert Siegel, Robert H (1939- ) Hamptons (NY) Saving Modernism in the Hamptons Timothy Godbold, an interior designer based in Southampton, became a Hamptons preservationist after learning that so many modernist houses have been torn down. Fri, 13 May 2022 09:00:35 Z Tim McKeough 2022-05-13 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-13 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/mas-house-bipoc-art-studio-hamptons.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/mas-house-bipoc-art-studio-hamptons.html Art Shinnecock Indians Native Americans Photography Hamptons (NY) Restoration and Renovation Buildings (Structures) Ma's House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc Dennis, Jeremy (1990- ) Content Type: Personal Profile Jeremy Dennis, Shinnecock Nation Member, Opens Hamptons Art Studio Jeremy Dennis, a fine-art photographer and Shinnecock Nation tribe member, has turned his childhood house into a studio for exhibitions, workshops, and a residency program for BIPOC artists. Fri, 13 May 2022 09:00:28 Z Julie Lasky 2022-05-13 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-13 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/selling-the-hamptons-jb-andreassi.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/realestate/selling-the-hamptons-jb-andreassi.html Real Estate Brokers Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Reality Television Hamptons (NY) Southampton (NY) East Hampton (NY) Selling the Hamptons (TV Program) Content Type: Personal Profile Andreassi, JB A Broker With a Hometown Advantage Talks About ‘Selling the Hamptons’ JB Andreassi, a real estate agent on a reality TV show, said a lack of inventory has toughened the market for buyers and renters in the popular summer resort area on Long Island. Fri, 13 May 2022 09:00:09 Z Arielle Dollinger 2022-05-13 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-13 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10809213/Rental-market-competitive-reveals-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10809213/Rental-market-competitive-reveals-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Rental market is at its 'most competitive ever' reveals Rightmove There has been a sharp rise in asking rents, reaching more than £2,100 a month in London alone, amid a critical shortage of available homes, Rightmove says. Fri, 13 May 2022 07:40:23 Z None 2022-05-13 07:40 +00:00 2022-05-13 19:40 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/13/village-homes-for-sale-in-reach-of-jubilee-events-in-pictures https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/13/village-homes-for-sale-in-reach-of-jubilee-events-in-pictures Property Money UK news Village homes for sale in reach of jubilee events – in pictures <p>As the celebratory weekend nears, we pick the best properties from which to enjoy all the fun</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/13/village-homes-for-sale-in-reach-of-jubilee-events-in-pictures">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 13 May 2022 06:00:24 Z Photograph: William H Brown Photograph: William H Brown Anna White 2022-05-13T06:00:24Z 2022-05-13 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-13 18:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-12/ellen-degeneres-quietly-flips-a-midcentury-gem-for-8-8-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-12/ellen-degeneres-quietly-flips-a-midcentury-gem-for-8-8-million Ellen DeGeneres quietly flips a Midcentury gem for $8.8 million <p>Less than a year after buying a Midcentury home from talent agent Greg Cavic, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have flipped the home for $8.757 million.</p> Thu, 12 May 2022 13:00:57 Z Jack Flemming <p>Less than a year after buying a Midcentury home from talent agent Greg Cavic, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have flipped the home for $8.757 million.</p> Built in 1961, the single-story home features Midcentury charms such as a courtyard entry, sky-lit hallways and warm wood-and-glass living spaces. Juwan Li 2022-05-12 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-13 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn, NY) Flatiron District (Manhattan, NY) Turtle Bay (Manhattan, NY) Homes for Sale in New York City This week’s available properties are in Brooklyn Heights, Flatiron and Turtle Bay. Thu, 12 May 2022 13:00:25 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-05-12 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-13 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Cos Cob (Greenwich, Conn) Elmsford (NY) Homes for Sale in Westchester and Connecticut This week’s available properties are a five-bedroom house in Elmsford, N.Y., and a three-bedroom in Greenwich, Conn. Thu, 12 May 2022 13:00:25 Z Anne Mancuso and Lisa Prevost 2022-05-12 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-13 01:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10805439/Little-House-star-Melissa-Gilbert-says-ditched-Hollywood-wilds-Catskills.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10805439/Little-House-star-Melissa-Gilbert-says-ditched-Hollywood-wilds-Catskills.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Little House star Melissa Gilbert says she has ditched Hollywood for the wilds of the Catskills Melissa Gilbert, 58, and her husband Timothy Busfield, 64, moved to the Catskill mountains after purchasing a 14-acre property in 2018. Thu, 12 May 2022 11:55:13 Z None 2022-05-12 11:55 +00:00 2022-05-12 23:55 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/realestate/affordable-housing-market.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/realestate/affordable-housing-market.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Affordable Housing Oakland (Calif) Honolulu (Hawaii) San Francisco (Calif) Irvine (Calif) Mesa (Ariz) Henderson (Nev) St Petersburg (Fla) Dallas (Tex) Tampa (Fla) Where Can You Still Buy a House for Less Than $150,000? A new analysis of the U.S. housing market shows that affordable homes are quickly vanishing from some cities. Thu, 12 May 2022 09:00:13 Z Gregory Schmidt Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A home in San Francisco that was listed in April for more than $1 million. The city had no affordable homes on the market in the last week of March, according to new research. 2022-05-12 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-12 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10801139/Tenants-fail-insure-personal-items-cost-living-crisis.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10801139/Tenants-fail-insure-personal-items-cost-living-crisis.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Tenants fail to insure their personal items due to the cost of living crisis  A total of 48% have no contents insurance, with 44% adopting this approach to save cash, new research by Compare the Market shows. Thu, 12 May 2022 08:37:38 Z Shutterstock / Brookgardener 2022-05-12 08:37 +00:00 2022-05-12 20:37 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10806945/Adele-confirms-boyfriend-Rich-Paul-moved-together.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10806945/Adele-confirms-boyfriend-Rich-Paul-moved-together.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Inside Adele's new home with Rich Paul as she moves into $58M mega mansion The singer, 34, took to Instagram and shared a series of loved-up snaps of the couple, including one where they both held up the keys to their abode, which was purchased in January. Thu, 12 May 2022 07:48:16 Z Shutterstock 2022-05-12 07:48 +00:00 2022-05-12 19:48 +12:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:627c314fac101e30a69b793c https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/respiratory-protective-equipment How Effective Is Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) In Limiting Asbestos Exposure? Tradies in the construction industry weigh in when it comes to dealing with a hazardous material such as asbestos. Wed, 11 May 2022 22:16:58 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/aa05621a-bd70-4143-b83d-6bae9e151824/respiratory-protective-equipment.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="627c35b0108bca59ccc2069a" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/aa05621a-bd70-4143-b83d-6bae9e151824/respiratory-protective-equipment.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Exposure to asbestos over an extended period can increase your risk of developing an asbestos-related illness, such as asbestosis or <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/mesothelioma-in-young-adults">mesothelioma</a>. Knowing that your life can be on the line, you might wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including respiratory protective equipment (RPE), to keep yourself safe. </p><p class="">However, if you’ve worked with asbestos, you might have a niggling thought about its efficacy in the back of your mind. How effective <em>is </em>respiratory protective equipment in limiting asbestos exposure? Learn more about what RPE is and what can contribute to making sure it provides the protection you need. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>What Is Respiratory Protective Equipment? </h2><p class="">Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) are respirators that you fit over your face to stop you from breathing in potentially harmful asbestos fibres. There are many different options on the market, including disposable half-face respirators, reusable half-face respirators with cartridges, full-face respirators with cartridges, and full-face powered respirators with cartridges.</p><p class="">The type of respirator you choose can depend on your line of work and the tasks you will be performing. WorkSafe outlines some <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/asbestos/ppe-when-working-with-asbestos/">helpful information</a> to ensure you make the right purchasing decision. </p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><p class="">You can use a disposable or reusable half face-piece particulate respirator for jobs such as: &nbsp; </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Erecting enclosures for undamaged asbestos materials </p></li><li><p class="">Inspecting the condition of asbestos </p></li><li><p class="">Sampling material for identification</p></li><li><p class="">Working with asbestos cement (e.g., sawing or hand-drilling)</p></li><li><p class="">Removing non-friable asbestos (e.g., <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-floor-tiles">vinyl tiles</a>, ceiling tiles, and asbestos cement sheets) </p></li></ul><p class=""> </p><p class="">A full face-piece particulate filter respirator is required for: </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Maintenance work near friable asbestos with no direct handling but possible disturbance </p></li></ul><p class=""> </p><p class="">You will need a full face-piece particulate filter powered respirator, a full face-piece positive-pressure demand airline respirator, or a full suit or hood continuous flow airline respirator for: </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Maintenance work involving the removal of small quantities of friable asbestos, such as the replacement of insulation or gaskets</p></li></ul><p class=""> </p><h2>The Filters You Use</h2><p class="">The filters you use in your RPE may play a role in just how effective it is. According to WorkSafe, you can use a P2 filter to stop 94% of airborne particles, which is suitable for unlicensed asbestos work. </p><p class="">For licensed asbestos work, you must use a P3 filter to stop 99.95% of airborne particles. The riskier the asbestos project, the higher your form of protection should be. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>How You Look After Your RPE</h2><p class="">Think about how poorly a car operates when you don’t inspect it, maintain it, or store it properly. The same general rules apply to RPE. If you fail to look after it, it may not be as effective as RPE that you <em>do </em>look after. </p><p class="">After each use, always clean and dry the respirator face-piece. Check the diaphragms, face-piece parts, and valves for any defects, and recharge batteries if you’re using a powered air respirator. </p><p class="">Once you have performed all necessary maintenance and cleaning, store your RPE in a clean, dry, sealed container. Never keep clean and unclean RPE together. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>Fit Testing</h2><p class="">According to studies, the most significant limitation of RPE is that you can only expect protection if you wear the equipment correctly. Carry out <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/face-fit-testing-asbestos-removal">fit testing</a> to ensure your RPE is as effective as it’s designed to be.</p><p class="">The fit testing process involves ensuring the seal between the face-piece of the respirator and your face is correct and meets the Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009. When you can ensure a perfect seal, you stand a better chance of protecting yourself from hazardous substances, such as asbestos, fumes, dust, and chemicals.</p><p class="">There are two standard fit tests in New Zealand: qualitative and quantitative. The former is suitable for negative pressure air-purifying respirators in environments with hazards less than 10x the legal exposure standard in the average workplace. </p><p class="">During the fit test, you will be required to identify a smell or taste, breathe normally and heavily, and move around. During a quantitative fit test, special instruments will be used to test for leakages. </p><p class=""> </p><h2>The Other PPE You Use</h2><p class="">RPE is crucial for working with asbestos, but you may be able to enhance your safety at work by pairing your RPE with other PPE. Depending on the project, disposable overalls and boots, a hard hat, gloves, and eye protection may all be necessary additions.</p><p class=""> </p><h2>The Company’s Dedication To Your Safety</h2><p class="">Respiratory protective equipment is designed to be effective, but the company you work for may play a part in just how safe you are in the average asbestos-contaminated workplace. All PCBUs must:</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Supply, fund, and fit test your RPE </p></li><li><p class="">Make you wear <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-protective-gear">PPE</a> when necessary</p></li><li><p class="">Provide training in how to use your PPE and RPE safely</p></li><li><p class="">Provide secure storage for your reusable PPE</p></li><li><p class="">Set high standards </p></li></ul><p class=""> </p><h2>Protect Yourself With RPE and PPE</h2><p class=""> It’s easy to assume that the simple act of putting on an RPE is all it takes to keep yourself safe, but there can be more to it than that. Don’t underestimate the value of buying the most appropriate RPE for your needs, having it fit tested, and taking care of it.</p> How Effective Is Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) In Limiting Asbestos Exposure? 2022-05-11 22:16 +00:00 2022-05-12 10:16 +12:00 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property-infographics/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503298&objectid=12523787&ref=rss newsfeeds@nzherald.co.nz House sale volumes tumble 35.2 per cent, prices fall in market turnaround: REINZ data out The reality of a housing market pullback was reflected in new data out today which showed sales tumbled 35.2 per cent annually, monthly prices down and fewer homes sold in every New Zealand region.Real Estate Institute figures said... Thu, 12 May 2022 09:00:00 +1200 2022-05-12 09:00 +12:00 2022-05-12 09:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/realestate/house-hunting-in-the-united-arab-emirates-a-solar-powered-palace-in-dubai.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/realestate/house-hunting-in-the-united-arab-emirates-a-solar-powered-palace-in-dubai.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) United Arab Emirates Dubai (United Arab Emirates) House Hunting in the United Arab Emirates: A Solar-Powered Palace in Dubai In the Persian Gulf city, 50,000 new residences are expected to be completed by year’s end, which should keep a check on soaring prices. Wed, 11 May 2022 13:00:24 Z Marcelle Sussman Fischler 2022-05-11 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-12 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/realestate/cutchogue-ny-an-appealing-alternative-to-the-hamptons.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/realestate/cutchogue-ny-an-appealing-alternative-to-the-hamptons.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Cutchogue (NY) North Fork (NY) Hamptons (NY) Long Island (NY) South Fork (NY) Cutchogue, N.Y.: An Appealing Alternative to the Hamptons The Suffolk County hamlet attracts buyers with walkable beaches, low-key restaurants and good schools. But finding a home there has never been harder. Wed, 11 May 2022 12:15:52 Z Jan Benzel Eric Striffler for The New York Times 2022-05-11 12:15 +00:00 2022-05-12 00:15 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10801833/Seaside-property-hotspots-prices-rising-fastest.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10801833/Seaside-property-hotspots-prices-rising-fastest.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Seaside property hotspots where prices are rising fastest The Dorset hotspot saw asking values jump 24 per cent last month compared to a year earlier, reaching more than £1.2million on average, according to Rightmove. Wed, 11 May 2022 09:01:25 Z None 2022-05-11 09:01 +00:00 2022-05-11 21:01 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/realestate/gardening-shouldnt-be-painful-heres-how-to-avoid-common-injuries.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/realestate/gardening-shouldnt-be-painful-heres-how-to-avoid-common-injuries.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Gardens and Gardening Flowers and Plants Exercise Content Type: Service GardenFit (TV Program) Television Gardening Shouldn’t Be Painful. Here’s How to Avoid Common Injuries. “GardenFit,” a new public television series, shows that gardeners need as much attention as their plants. Wed, 11 May 2022 09:00:26 Z Margaret Roach Tony Cenicola/The New York Times Jeff Hughes, a fitness trainer, and Madeline Hooper, a retired public-relations executive and avid gardener, created a new public television show called “GardenFit” after she went to him for help with an aching neck and shoulder. Here, he reminds her to move her arm back and forth, like a seesaw, while pruning. 2022-05-11 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-11 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10802279/Gordon-Ramsays-Cornish-mansion-sold-record-7-5m-set-gutted-new-owner.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10802279/Gordon-Ramsays-Cornish-mansion-sold-record-7-5m-set-gutted-new-owner.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Gordon Ramsay's Cornish mansion that he sold for record £7.5m is set to be gutted by new owner Dominic Murphy, co-head of UK Investments at CVC Capital Partners, bought the 2.5-acre site in Trebetherick, Cornwall, from the multi-Michelin starred chef in March 2021. Wed, 11 May 2022 06:32:45 Z Cornwall Council/Triangle News / BBC 2022-05-11 06:32 +00:00 2022-05-11 18:32 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-10/alex-trebeks-studio-city-mansion-sells-for-6-45-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-10/alex-trebeks-studio-city-mansion-sells-for-6-45-million Alex Trebek's Studio City mansion sells for $6.45 million <p>Alex Trebek's longtime home — a Mediterranean-style mansion that the late "Jeopardy!" host owned for three decades — just sold for $6.45 million in Studio City.</p> Tue, 10 May 2022 20:01:13 Z Jack Flemming <p>Alex Trebek's longtime home — a Mediterranean-style mansion that the late "Jeopardy!" host owned for three decades — just sold for $6.45 million in Studio City.</p> The 1.5-acre spread includes a 99-year-old Mediterranean mansion, guesthouse and swimming pool with a waterslide. Compass 2022-05-10 20:01 +00:00 2022-05-11 08:01 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-10797359/Mortgage-rates-Average-two-year-fix-breaches-3.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-10797359/Mortgage-rates-Average-two-year-fix-breaches-3.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Mortgage rates: Average two-year fix breaches 3% The average two-year fixed rate mortgage has breached 3% for the first time in seven years, according to Moneyfacts. Tue, 10 May 2022 11:32:30 Z Shutterstock / G-Stock Studio 2022-05-10 11:32 +00:00 2022-05-10 23:32 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10797859/Scottish-plans-stop-landlords-repossessing-properties-rent-isnt-paid.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10797859/Scottish-plans-stop-landlords-repossessing-properties-rent-isnt-paid.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Scottish plans may stop landlords repossessing properties if rent isn't paid The rental market will be 'irreparably damaged' by proposed new laws in Scotland, campaigners for landlords have warned. Tue, 10 May 2022 10:00:57 Z Getty Images 2022-05-10 10:00 +00:00 2022-05-10 22:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/10/realestate/melissa-gilbert-and-tim-busfield-on-their-upstate-escape.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/10/realestate/melissa-gilbert-and-tim-busfield-on-their-upstate-escape.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Gilbert, Melissa Busfield, Timothy Interior Design and Furnishings Content Type: Personal Profile Quarantine (Life and Culture) Television Sullivan County (NY) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Program) Little House on the Prairie (TV Program) The West Wing (TV Program) Thirtysomething (TV Program) Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, A Life Rediscovered (Book) Melissa Gilbert and Tim Busfield, on Their Upstate Escape The ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, who has a new memoir out, and her husband, the actor and director, collaborated happily on their Sullivan County retreat. Just don’t ask about the pleather recliner. Tue, 10 May 2022 09:00:25 Z Joanne Kaufman Tony Cenicola/The New York Times 2022-05-10 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-10 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10796981/Demand-homes-sale-Portugal-soars-says-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10796981/Demand-homes-sale-Portugal-soars-says-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Demand for homes for sale in Portugal soars, says Rightmove The number of buyer enquiries for a home in Portugal was up 24% in April compared to the same time last year, says Rightmove. Tue, 10 May 2022 08:42:50 Z None 2022-05-10 08:42 +00:00 2022-05-10 20:42 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/09/realestate/renters-shinnecock-southampton.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/09/realestate/renters-shinnecock-southampton.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Content Type: Personal Profile Southampton (NY) Hampton Bays (NY) North Fork (NY) Tuckahoe (NY) The Apartment Is Affordable, but the Neighborhood Sure Isn’t A woman had a low-enough income to qualify for a HUD-sponsored apartment in Southampton, but then she went to the grocery store. Tue, 10 May 2022 06:29:30 Z D.W. Gibson Andy Ryan for The New York Times Two of Liza Coppola’s loves are acoustic rock music and her dog, Layla. “I’ve got the rock ’n’ roll hair going but it wasn’t always this color,” she said. “This is a Covid thing.” 2022-05-10 06:29 +00:00 2022-05-10 18:29 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-09/adam-levine-sells-pacific-palisades-estate-for-51-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-09/adam-levine-sells-pacific-palisades-estate-for-51-million Adam Levine sells Pacific Palisades estate for $51 million <p>In Southern California's third-priciest sale this year, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has sold his Pacific Palisades compound for $51 million.</p> Tue, 10 May 2022 03:24:27 Z Jack Flemming <p>In Southern California's third-priciest sale this year, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has sold his Pacific Palisades compound for $51 million.</p> The three-acre spread includes a ranch-style home designed by Cliff May, four-bedroom guesthouse, gym, yoga studio, swimming pool and chicken coop. Anthony Barcelo 2022-05-10 03:24 +00:00 2022-05-10 15:24 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/04/realestate/home-prices-massachusetts-oklahoma-virginia.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/04/realestate/home-prices-massachusetts-oklahoma-virginia.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Amherst (Mass) Oklahoma City (Okla) Norfolk (Va) What $475,000 Buys You in Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Virginia A Cape Cod-style cottage in Amherst, a Prairie-style house in Oklahoma City and a 1913 home in Norfolk. Mon, 09 May 2022 20:14:37 Z Angela Serratore 2022-05-09 20:14 +00:00 2022-05-10 08:14 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-09/beverly-hills-pat-montandon-house-for-sale-4-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-09/beverly-hills-pat-montandon-house-for-sale-4-million In Beverly Hills, a socialite's glamorous haunt lists for $4 million <p>L.A. socialite Pat Montandon is shopping around her longtime home in the Coldwater Canyon neighborhood of Beverly Hills for $4 million.</p> Mon, 09 May 2022 15:00:58 Z Jack Flemming <p>L.A. socialite Pat Montandon is shopping around her longtime home in the Coldwater Canyon neighborhood of Beverly Hills for $4 million.</p> Built in 1976, the three-story home has frequently been used for parties and luncheons over the years. Marco Franchina 2022-05-09 15:00 +00:00 2022-05-10 03:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/realestate/marie-kondo-pandemic-clutter.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/realestate/marie-kondo-pandemic-clutter.html Orderliness and Clutter Kondo, Marie Quarantine (Life and Culture) Marie Kondo Is Here to Tidy Up Your Pandemic Clutter — if You Want To The past two years have changed the way we live in our homes. Are we ready to return to a spartan existence, or is our new stuff what sparks joy now? Mon, 09 May 2022 13:02:14 Z Ronda Kaysen Steffi Walthall 2022-05-09 13:02 +00:00 2022-05-10 01:02 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10796965/Council-tax-DOUBLE-second-home-owners-not-use-enough.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10796965/Council-tax-DOUBLE-second-home-owners-not-use-enough.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Council tax could DOUBLE for second home owners who do not use them enough Councils are expected to be handed discretionary powers to hike charges when properties are not either regularly used or let out by their owners for at least 70 days per year. Mon, 09 May 2022 12:25:06 Z AP / Shutterstock / Peter Titmuss 2022-05-09 12:25 +00:00 2022-05-10 00:25 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-05-09/league-of-legends-esports-giant-riot-games-expands-los-angeles-headquarters https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-05-09/league-of-legends-esports-giant-riot-games-expands-los-angeles-headquarters Look inside 'League of Legends' creator Riot Games' L.A. home. It's cooler than where you work <p>Esports giant Riot Games has grown into one of the region's largest office tenants as the video game industry evolves into a major economic player.</p> Mon, 09 May 2022 12:00:02 Z Roger Vincent <p>Esports giant Riot Games has grown into one of the region's largest office tenants as the video game industry evolves into a major economic player.</p> Los Angeles, CA - April 11: A view of Bilgewater Brew, an onsite coffee shop themed after Bilgewater, a region in Runeterra where League of Legends takes place, and features complimentary beverages and pastries for employees at Riot Games, a video game developer and esports tournament organizer in Los Angeles Monday, April 11, 2022. The company's expanding real estate footprint in West Los Angeles. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times 2022-05-09 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-10 00:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10797159/Southwold-beach-hut-10ft-wide-no-running-water-electricity-sale-250-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10797159/Southwold-beach-hut-10ft-wide-no-running-water-electricity-sale-250-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Southwold beach hut which is 10ft wide with no running water or electricity up for sale for £250,000 A beach hut on the promenade of the upmarket seaside town Southwold in Suffolk, Doset, which is famed for its celebrity visitors has gone on the market for a record £250,000. Mon, 09 May 2022 11:57:11 Z Flick & Son/East Anglia News Service 2022-05-09 11:57 +00:00 2022-05-09 23:57 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10782391/Will-planning-permission-bungalow-garden.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10782391/Will-planning-permission-bungalow-garden.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Will I get planning permission for a bungalow in my garden? We speak to a town planner for his take on how to approach the planning application in the best way. Mon, 09 May 2022 08:17:02 Z Getty Images 2022-05-09 08:17 +00:00 2022-05-09 20:17 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/09/i-cant-afford-a-london-flat-but-should-i-buy-elsewhere-and-rent-it-out https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/09/i-cant-afford-a-london-flat-but-should-i-buy-elsewhere-and-rent-it-out Property Buying to let Money UK news I can’t afford a London flat but should I buy elsewhere and rent it out? <p>I am about to finish university, am due to start earning £30,000 from September and could live at home</p><p><strong>Q</strong> I’m in my early 20s and just about to finish university. Through university scholarships and working, I have been able to save about £20,000.</p><p>I want to buy a property once I start working (I’m due to start earning £30,000 from September) but know I won’t be able to afford somewhere in London on a single salary for many years, even with all that I’ve saved. I’m reluctant to buy into a shared-ownership scheme as I have concerns about being priced out of buying the rest of the property as property prices continue to rise, alongside the rent that I would have to pay in addition the mortgage. Therefore, I was considering buying a flat in another city (such as Nottingham, Glasgow or Birmingham), so that I could rent it out while still living at home and continue to save for my next property.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/09/i-cant-afford-a-london-flat-but-should-i-buy-elsewhere-and-rent-it-out">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 09 May 2022 06:00:22 Z Photograph: yvonnestewarthenderson/Getty Images/iStockphoto Photograph: yvonnestewarthenderson/Getty Images/iStockphoto Virginia Wallis 2022-05-09T06:00:22Z 2022-05-09 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-09 18:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-08/laguna-niguel-landslide-destroyed-oc-homes-developer-wants-build-again https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-08/laguna-niguel-landslide-destroyed-oc-homes-developer-wants-build-again A landslide destroyed O.C. homes 24 years ago. A developer wants to build there again <p>Residents fear that a new condominium project could destabilize the hill and send it crashing down again.</p> Sun, 08 May 2022 12:00:23 Z Hannah Fry <p>Residents fear that a new condominium project could destabilize the hill and send it crashing down again.</p> AA.Landslide.BackWide.GWK.3.19––Early Thursday morning on March 19th, two homes on Via Estoril in Laguna Niguel fell when a rain soak hillside collasped from winter rain storms. Several home were red tagged weeks ago and were vacant.Mandatory Credit: Geraldine Wilkins–Kasinga/The LA Times Los Angeles Times 2022-05-08 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-09 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/08/realestate/homes-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/08/realestate/homes-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Greenpoint (Brooklyn, NY) TriBeCa (Manhattan, NY) Jersey City (NJ) Fairfield (Conn) Westchester County (NY) Muttontown (NY) Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million Recent residential sales in New York City and the region. Sun, 08 May 2022 09:00:14 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-05-08 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-08 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/realestate/fire-island-pines-preservation.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/realestate/fire-island-pines-preservation.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Walking Architecture Culture (Arts) Coast Erosion Travel and Vacations Homosexuality and Bisexuality Historic Buildings and Sites Actors and Actresses Gay Men's Health Crisis Fire Island (NY) Long Island (NY) Fire Island Society Aims to Preserve the History of the Pines Bobby Bonanno created the Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society, collecting photographs and documents and conducting interviews. Sat, 07 May 2022 15:50:03 Z Julie Lasky Tony Cenicola/The New York Times The Pines has one multifamily residential complex, a midcentury modern development called the Coops and a stop on a tour led by Bobby Bonanno. 2022-05-07 15:50 +00:00 2022-05-08 03:50 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/realestate/tenants-eviction-port-morris-bronx.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/realestate/tenants-eviction-port-morris-bronx.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Rent Control and Stabilization Landlords Evictions Suits and Litigation (Civil) Housing Development Fund Corp Urban Homesteading Assistance Board South Bronx (Bronx, NY) audio-neutral-informative audio-neutral-immersive The Tenants Tried to Stop an Eviction. Now They Could Own the Building When a new landlord bought their building in the Bronx and threatened to raise rents and kick them out, tenants banded together. They never expected how far they might get: the chance to buy their apartments for $2,500 each. Sat, 07 May 2022 13:04:12 Z Ronda Kaysen Karsten Moran for The New York Times From left to right, Courtland Hankins III, Claudia Waterton, Lizzette Concepcion and Kevin Stone, tenants of a building in Port Morris, the Bronx, fought their landlord who planned to raise their rents and are now poised to own their apartments. 2022-05-07 13:04 +00:00 2022-05-08 01:04 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/07/realestate/electric-car-charging.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/07/realestate/electric-car-charging.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Electric and Hybrid Vehicles So You Want to Buy an Electric Car. Where Are You Going to Charge It? A standard 120-volt outlet in your garage can do the job, if slowly. Anything more may require an electrician and a steeper price tag. Sat, 07 May 2022 09:00:07 Z Ronda Kaysen Nadia Pillon 2022-05-07 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-07 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10786413/How-renovate-kitchen-without-breaking-bank.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10786413/How-renovate-kitchen-without-breaking-bank.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to renovate your kitchen... without breaking the bank The temptation to spend a fortune on a new kitchen is hard to resist. But a configuration that works hard and looks good need not be out of reach. Sat, 07 May 2022 06:50:47 Z None 2022-05-07 06:50 +00:00 2022-05-07 18:50 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10786403/Average-British-beach-hut-worth-28k-heres-costs-rent-one.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10786403/Average-British-beach-hut-worth-28k-heres-costs-rent-one.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Average British beach hut now worth £28k - here's what it costs to rent one The cost of buying a beach hut soared 41% last year - but owners can make a pretty penny renting them by the day to staycationers. Sat, 07 May 2022 06:50:04 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-05-07 06:50 +00:00 2022-05-07 18:50 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-05-06/angel-stadium-sale-arte-moreno-affordable-housing-anaheim https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-05-06/angel-stadium-sale-arte-moreno-affordable-housing-anaheim Angel Stadium deal fine print: 80% less affordable housing near ballpark <p>As part of his stadium deal, Angels owner Arte Moreno paid $96 million to Anaheim to fund affordable housing projects elsewhere in Anaheim.</p> Fri, 06 May 2022 22:27:11 Z Bill Shaikin <p>As part of his stadium deal, Angels owner Arte Moreno paid $96 million to Anaheim to fund affordable housing projects elsewhere in Anaheim.</p> An artist's rendering of the proposed changes coming to Angel Stadium in Anaheim. SRB Management 2022-05-06 22:27 +00:00 2022-05-07 10:27 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-06/feds-move-to-seize-63-million-holmby-hills-mansion-linked-to-armenian-corruption-scandal https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-06/feds-move-to-seize-63-million-holmby-hills-mansion-linked-to-armenian-corruption-scandal Feds move to seize $63-million L.A. mansion linked to corruption scandal involving Armenian politician <p>The 33,652-square-foot home in Holmby Hills was bought with bribes paid to a powerful Armenian politician and his family, prosecutors say.</p> Fri, 06 May 2022 12:00:06 Z Matt Hamilton, Jack Flemming <p>The 33,652-square-foot home in Holmby Hills was bought with bribes paid to a powerful Armenian politician and his family, prosecutors say.</p> For sale: a French chateau-style mansion in one of Los Angeles' most exclusive neighborhoods, Holmby Hills, complete with 11 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, and an asking price of $63.5 million. Photo courtesy of Hilton & Hylan 2022-05-06 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-07 00:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10781541/Can-stop-narrow-lane-used-big-housing-development.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10781541/Can-stop-narrow-lane-used-big-housing-development.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Can we stop our narrow lane being used for a big housing development? The planning process can be a closed shop, so residents must make noisy representations if they want their concerns about a new development heard. Fri, 06 May 2022 11:35:51 Z Shutterstock / Duncan Andison 2022-05-06 11:35 +00:00 2022-05-06 23:35 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/realestate/hester-diamond-eldorado-duplex.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/realestate/hester-diamond-eldorado-duplex.html Diamond, Hester (1928-2020) Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Art Corcoran Group Upper West Side (Manhattan, NY) Hester Diamond’s Eldorado Duplex Is Listed for $19.5 Million The apartment, on Central Park West, is where Ms. Diamond had lived with her family and her extensive collection of Modernist and old masters art. Fri, 06 May 2022 09:00:23 Z Vivian Marino VHT Studios for The Corcoran Group The stainless-steel kitchen features a breakfast nook, pantry and professional-grade appliances. 2022-05-06 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-06 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10785833/Five-one-bed-flats-sale-London-1m-price-tag.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10785833/Five-one-bed-flats-sale-London-1m-price-tag.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Five one-bed flats for sale in London a £1m price tag We take a look at five flats for sale on property website Zoopla with price tags around the £1m mark. Fri, 06 May 2022 08:16:58 Z None 2022-05-06 08:16 +00:00 2022-05-06 20:16 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/06/uk-house-prices-rise-but-cost-of-living-crisis-will-cool-market-says-halifax https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/06/uk-house-prices-rise-but-cost-of-living-crisis-will-cool-market-says-halifax Housing market Cost of living crisis Business House prices Money Property Real estate UK news Interest rates Scotland Wales England Northern Ireland UK house prices rise but cost of living crisis will cool market, says Halifax <p>April marks longest run of monthly increases since 2016 as average cost of home reaches record of £286,079</p><p>UK house prices rose again in April, extending the longest run of monthly increases in six years, according to Halifax, but the lender said rising interest rates and squeezed household budgets would cool the market over the next year.</p><p>The average cost of a home rose by 1.1% in April, the 10th consecutive monthly rise in the longest run since 2016, to a record high of £286,079.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/06/uk-house-prices-rise-but-cost-of-living-crisis-will-cool-market-says-halifax">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 06 May 2022 07:30:43 Z Photograph: Roger Bamber/Alamy Photograph: Roger Bamber/Alamy Mark Sweney 2022-05-06T07:30:43Z 2022-05-06 07:30 +00:00 2022-05-06 19:30 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/06/homes-for-sale-relaxing-bedrooms-in-pictures https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/06/homes-for-sale-relaxing-bedrooms-in-pictures Money UK news Property Consumer affairs Homes for sale with relaxing bedrooms – in pictures <p>From a palatial penthouse overlooking the Thames to an airy Georgian home in Somerset fit for Goldilocks</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/may/06/homes-for-sale-relaxing-bedrooms-in-pictures">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 06 May 2022 06:00:07 Z Photograph: Hamptons Photograph: Hamptons Anna White 2022-05-06T06:00:07Z 2022-05-06 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-06 18:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/realestate/housing-prices-affordability.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/realestate/housing-prices-affordability.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Wages and Salaries Rising Housing Prices Outpace Wage Growth Across the globe, the 10 cities that experienced the largest drops in affordability in 2021 were all in the U.S., new research shows. Thu, 05 May 2022 17:35:05 Z Gregory Schmidt Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times The average price of a square foot of real estate jumped 134 percent in Cleveland in five years, while the average salary rose only 37 percent. 2022-05-05 17:35 +00:00 2022-05-06 05:35 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/04/realestate/montgomery-nj-an-under-the-radar-suburb-near-princeton.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/04/realestate/montgomery-nj-an-under-the-radar-suburb-near-princeton.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Montgomery Township (NJ) Montgomery, N.J.: An Under-the-Radar Suburb Near Princeton This Somerset County township may not be as well known as its famous neighbor, but residents take pride in their ‘wonderful community’ and its growing diversity. Thu, 05 May 2022 16:34:24 Z Jill P. Capuzzo Tony Cenicola/The New York Times 2022-05-05 16:34 +00:00 2022-05-06 04:34 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-05-05/california-first-time-home-buyer-program-zero-percent-down-payment-loan-help https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-05-05/california-first-time-home-buyer-program-zero-percent-down-payment-loan-help Buying your first home? See if you qualify for a 0% interest down payment loan <p>A new state-run program, the Forgivable Equity Builder Loan, helps low-income first-time home buyers in California with their down payments. </p> Thu, 05 May 2022 16:30:35 Z Andrew Khouri <p>A new state-run program, the Forgivable Equity Builder Loan, helps low-income first-time home buyers in California with their down payments. </p> SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 28: A home is for sale at 2819 30th Street on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in San Diego, CA. As of May, prices in the San Diego metropolitan area had risen 5.2 percent in a year, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices reported Tuesday. (Sam Hodgson / The San Diego Union-Tribune) Sam Hodgson / The San Diego Union-Tribune 2022-05-05 16:30 +00:00 2022-05-06 04:30 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-10785321/Bank-England-hikes-UK-rate-1-high-go.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-10785321/Bank-England-hikes-UK-rate-1-high-go.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Bank of England hikes interest rates to 1%: How high will base rate go? The MPC voted by a majority of 6-3 to increase Bank Rate by 0.25%, with the members in the minority calling for a 0.5% rise to 1.25%. Thu, 05 May 2022 15:52:57 Z None 2022-05-05 15:52 +00:00 2022-05-06 03:52 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-05/furniture-mogul-gary-friedman-get-24-million-for-half-built-mansion-in-beverly-crest https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-05/furniture-mogul-gary-friedman-get-24-million-for-half-built-mansion-in-beverly-crest Furniture mogul Gary Friedman get $24 million for half-built mansion in Beverly Hills <p>In an off-market deal, RH chief executive Gary Friedman has sold an unfinished home in Beverly Hills for $24 million.</p> Thu, 05 May 2022 15:00:41 Z Jack Flemming <p>In an off-market deal, RH chief executive Gary Friedman has sold an unfinished home in Beverly Hills for $24 million.</p> Originally built in 2013, the four-story home was marketed as either a tear-down or renovation project. Aaron Kirman Group 2022-05-05 15:00 +00:00 2022-05-06 03:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Chappaqua (NY) Tenafly (NJ) Homes for Sale in New Jersey and Westchester This week’s available properties are a six-bedroom house in Tenafly, N.J., and a three-bedroom in Chappaqua, N.Y. Thu, 05 May 2022 13:00:26 Z Anne Mancuso and Jill P. Capuzzo 2022-05-05 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-06 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Flatbush (Brooklyn, NY) Upper East Side (Manhattan, NY) Midtown Area (Manhattan, NY) Homes for Sale in New York City This week’s listings are in Midtown, on the Upper East Side and in Flatbush. Thu, 05 May 2022 13:00:18 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-05-05 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-06 01:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10778761/Cost-living-crisis-sees-time-buyers-delay-home-purchases.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10778761/Cost-living-crisis-sees-time-buyers-delay-home-purchases.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Cost of living crisis sees first-time buyers delay home purchases Seven out of 10 first-time buyers are delaying their first step onto the property ladder due to the cost of living, it has been revealed. Thu, 05 May 2022 09:14:10 Z Shutterstock / Ewelina W 2022-05-05 09:14 +00:00 2022-05-05 21:14 +12:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:62730028c740271273f8eb7e https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/builders-say-on-asbestos What Builders Have To Say About Asbestos Tradies in the construction industry weigh in when it comes to dealing with a hazardous material such as asbestos. Wed, 04 May 2022 23:23:36 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/e085ae02-a82a-441a-924a-562ebde72960/builder-asbestos.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="62730a8c98c2b50d7ab93de2" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/e085ae02-a82a-441a-924a-562ebde72960/builder-asbestos.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">The largest groups of people affected by <a href="http://www.chemcare.co.nz">asbestos</a> in the past and even today are in the construction industry. While many of us live our daily lives without a significant exposure risk, many tradespeople are dealing with the consequences of long-term exposure, and some are still at risk of being exposed to asbestos long after we’ve stopped using it.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">As a result, you might be curious about their thoughts on asbestos and the helpful information they have learned. We can’t speak for them, but you can gain insight into the average builder’s everyday working world below.</p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">These include:</p></li><li><p class="">Builders</p></li><li><p class="">Bricklayers</p></li><li><p class="">Home handymen</p></li><li><p class="">Electricians</p></li><li><p class="">Plumbers</p></li><li><p class="">Gasfitters</p></li><li><p class="">Fencers</p></li><li><p class="">Carpenters</p></li><li><p class="">Maintenance workers</p></li><li><p class="">Demolition workers</p></li><li><p class="">Insulation installers</p></li><li><p class="">Cladding installers</p></li><li><p class="">Landscapers</p></li><li><p class="">Kitchen and bathroom installers</p></li><li><p class="">HVAC workers</p></li><li><p class="">Tilers</p></li><li><p class="">Roof and guttering installers</p></li><li><p class="">Painter-decorators</p></li><li><p class="">And more…</p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>They Didn’t Know the Risks</h2><p class="">With all the information we have at our fingertips today about asbestos, it’s hard to believe that builders and other tradespeople had no idea that what they were working with was <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5982039/">deadly</a>. </p><p class="">However, many of them didn’t, and manufacturers and business owners were equally as ignorant. According to builder Ewen Oats interviewed in an <a href="https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/asbestos-we-were-totally-ignorant%E2%80%99-risk-video">ODT article</a>, he knew nothing about the asbestos health risks when he used to cut asbestos sheets as a 16-year-old.</p><p class="">He said they were given paper masks to wear, but they were nothing compared to the respirators that are required for working around asbestos today. Ewen said that workers used to just slice into the sheets with saws and rip asbestos products from floors, walls, and roofs, on <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/demolition">demolition jobs</a>.</p><p class="">While he doesn’t yet have an asbestos-related condition, he admits that his lung capacity is below average and accepted that he might be a candidate for a related illness in the future.</p><p class="">Gary Douglas, also mentioned in the article, used to cut and drill asbestos flat sheets and only knew about the risks once it was too late. Since then, he has learned of at least two men he knew who have died from asbestos-related illnesses, an electrician and a plumber, and a third, a former plumber, needing oxygen to survive. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>They’re More Aware of the Risks Now</h2><p class="">After seeing older tradespeople succumb to illnesses like <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/mesothelioma-in-young-adults">mesothelioma</a> and now having access to a range of health and safety measures, most tradespeople are more aware of asbestos risks than ever before.</p><p class="">They rely on licensed asbestos removalists to take care of friable and non-friable asbestos, and they wear the appropriate PPE if they’re working around potentially hazardous ACM. While they aren’t able to avoid asbestos altogether, they at least know how to keep themselves and their families as safe as possible – knowledge that wasn’t available in previous generations.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>They Want to Improve the Conditions for Future Generations</h2><p class="">Many retired tradespeople are well aware that their working conditions were far different from builders and other construction workers today. Several more health and safety measures are in place, and there are support options for people who need time off work for injuries and general health.</p><p class="">Some of these measures include licensing to ensure the right people are taking care of asbestos, the use of PPE, air monitoring, decontamination, and alternative options to removal, such as <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/what-is-asbestos-encapsulation">encapsulation</a>.</p><p class="">There is also now an <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/notifications/asbestos-exposure-registration/">Asbestos Exposure Database</a>, which WorkSafe set up for research purposes. If you have been exposed to asbestos through paid work or elsewhere, you can include your information on the register so that we can better understand the effects of exposure in New Zealand. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>It’s Not a Material to Underestimate</h2><p class="">While <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110672592/toxic-homes-new-zealands-asbestos-legacy">some builders</a> might have a gung-ho attitude to asbestos materials, the majority understand just how hazardous to health it can be. Scientists can’t even agree on a ‘safe’ exposure limit since even a single exposure event might put you at risk. It’s often the luck of the draw – or lack thereof.</p><p class="">As a result, most builders won’t think twice about alerting homeowners to the potential presence of asbestos-containing materials before renovations get underway. If the home is built before 2000, most will encourage <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/asbestos/testing">asbestos testing</a> and removal to ensure their safety.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Take Care With This Hazardous Substance</h2><p class="">Tradies are under a great deal of pressure, and the presence of asbestos certainly doesn’t help. However, we live in a much better time than we used to. </p><p class="">With an understanding of the risks and companies like Chemcare to help with its safe control and removal, we can keep our loved ones safer than ever before. In the future, exposure risks might gradually decrease until a time when all Kiwi homes have been renovated and we no longer have to worry about this hazardous substance.</p> What Builders Have To Say About Asbestos 2022-05-04 23:23 +00:00 2022-05-05 11:23 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10781771/Former-Cornish-silver-engine-house-converted-five-story-home-goes-market-750-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10781771/Former-Cornish-silver-engine-house-converted-five-story-home-goes-market-750-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Former Cornish silver mine engine house converted into five-story home goes on market for £750,000  The Grade II listed property is set on the edge of the Tamar Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty set within the sprawling 3.7 acres that makes the most of the countryside views. Wed, 04 May 2022 13:06:36 Z LillicrapChilcott/BNPS 2022-05-04 13:06 +00:00 2022-05-05 01:06 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/04/realestate/garden-mulch.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/04/realestate/garden-mulch.html Gardens and Gardening Flowers and Plants Mulch Content Type: Service Why Your Garden Needs Mulch (Assuming You Do It Right) Used correctly, mulch builds and improves your soil like nothing else. But don’t make these common mistakes. Wed, 04 May 2022 09:00:17 Z Margaret Roach 2022-05-04 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-04 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10778119/Soaring-house-prices-push-4m-homes-stamp-duty-bracket.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10778119/Soaring-house-prices-push-4m-homes-stamp-duty-bracket.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Soaring house prices push 4m homes up a stamp duty bracket A total of 4.3 million homes now attract a higher grade of stamp duty compared to March 2020, translating into higher taxes for potential buyers. Wed, 04 May 2022 08:14:24 Z Getty Images/iStockphoto 2022-05-04 08:14 +00:00 2022-05-04 20:14 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-03/shahs-of-sunset-star-asks-32-million-for-lee-iacoccas-bel-air-mansion https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-05-03/shahs-of-sunset-star-asks-32-million-for-lee-iacoccas-bel-air-mansion 'Shahs of Sunset' star asks $32 million for Lee Iacocca's Bel-Air mansion <p>The longtime home of auto titan Lee Iacocca is being shopped around by 'Shahs of Sunset' star Lilly Ghalichi for $32 million in Bel-Air.</p> Tue, 03 May 2022 19:32:10 Z Jack Flemming <p>The longtime home of auto titan Lee Iacocca is being shopped around by 'Shahs of Sunset' star Lilly Ghalichi for $32 million in Bel-Air.</p> Built in 1990, the 10,700-square-foot mansion down the road from Hotel Bel-Air comes with a swimming pool and tennis court. Mike Kelley 2022-05-03 19:32 +00:00 2022-05-04 07:32 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10759295/Fears-increase-cladding-hit-flat-owners-fire-destroys-London-block.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10759295/Fears-increase-cladding-hit-flat-owners-fire-destroys-London-block.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Fears increase among cladding-hit flat owners after fire destroys London block While the fire blazed at a block in London, peers defeated an attempt to restrict leaseholder contributions to non-cladding costs to no more than £250. Tue, 03 May 2022 13:16:56 Z Twitter / @catherinejw 2022-05-03 13:16 +00:00 2022-05-04 01:16 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-05-03/amazon-plans-2500-office-jobs-in-southern-california https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-05-03/amazon-plans-2500-office-jobs-in-southern-california Amazon expands in Southern California with plans to add 2,500 tech and corporate jobs <p>Amazon is adding three offices and 2,500 tech and corporate employees as part of its Southern California expansion plan. </p> Tue, 03 May 2022 12:00:18 Z Jack Flemming <p>Amazon is adding three offices and 2,500 tech and corporate employees as part of its Southern California expansion plan. </p> Amazon plans to create more than 1,000 new corporate and tech jobs in Santa Monica over the coming years and has signed a lease for a 200,000-square-foot space at the Water Garden. CBRE 2022-05-03 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-04 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/03/realestate/how-many-midcentury-ranch-houses-can-one-couple-renovate.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/03/realestate/how-many-midcentury-ranch-houses-can-one-couple-renovate.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Restoration and Renovation Home Repairs and Improvements Dallas (Tex) How Many Midcentury Ranch Houses Can One Couple Renovate? These serial renovators in Dallas weren’t looking to take on another project — or even to move. But a white-hot housing market can inspire people to do unexpected things. Tue, 03 May 2022 09:00:30 Z Tim McKeough 2022-05-03 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-03 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/realestate/black-homeowners-gay-enclaves.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/realestate/black-homeowners-gay-enclaves.html Fire Island (NY) Black People Homosexuality and Bisexuality Transgender and Transsexuals Black Lives Matter Movement Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Affordable Housing A Black Man Ran to Gay Enclaves to Feel Safe. But Was He Welcome? Zach Stafford, the former editor in chief of The Advocate, traveled to gay safe havens as he has for so many summers, but the summer of 2020 was different. Mon, 02 May 2022 15:34:55 Z Zach Stafford Gioncarlo Valentine for The New York Times “A question kept rattling inside my head I’d never really considered before: If these places love Black people so much, why do none of us live here?” Zach Stafford asked. 2022-05-02 15:34 +00:00 2022-05-03 03:34 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/realestate/5-million-homes-in-california.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/realestate/5-million-homes-in-california.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Ojai (Calif) Los Gatos (Calif) Santa Monica (Calif) California $5 Million Homes in California A Spanish-style house in Santa Monica, a 1925 Tudor Revival home in Ojai and a Craftsman-inspired bungalow in Los Gatos. Mon, 02 May 2022 13:00:20 Z Angela Serratore 2022-05-02 13:00 +00:00 2022-05-03 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/realestate/shopping-for-outdoor-planters.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/realestate/shopping-for-outdoor-planters.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Furniture Design Gardens and Gardening Flowers and Plants Shopping for Outdoor Planters Spring is here (whether or not it feels like it), and it’s time to spruce up the patio. Mon, 02 May 2022 09:00:16 Z Tim McKeough 2022-05-02 09:00 +00:00 2022-05-02 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10739685/I-want-buy-holiday-home-Wales-stamp-duty-rising-there.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10739685/I-want-buy-holiday-home-Wales-stamp-duty-rising-there.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 I want to buy a holiday home in Wales but is stamp duty rising there?  I heard Welsh stamp duty might rise. Is this happening and should I rethink my plans before committing to invest in property in the area? Mon, 02 May 2022 07:05:40 Z Getty Images/iStockphoto 2022-05-02 07:05 +00:00 2022-05-02 19:05 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10712061/Would-buy-plan-need-know-not-built-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10712061/Would-buy-plan-need-know-not-built-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Would you buy off-plan? What you need to know about not-built homes Buying off-plan can be fraught with difficulties, especially if a property is not completed until many months down the line, but remains a popular option Mon, 02 May 2022 07:05:21 Z None 2022-05-02 07:05 +00:00 2022-05-02 19:05 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/02/how-much-cgt-should-i-pay-on-a-flat-that-i-both-lived-in-and-rented-out https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/02/how-much-cgt-should-i-pay-on-a-flat-that-i-both-lived-in-and-rented-out Property Capital gains tax Money UK news How much CGT should I pay on a flat that I both lived in and rented out? <p>I’m not sure if I am also entitled for lettings relief for the two years I shared the property with a tenant</p><p><strong>Q</strong> I am struggling to work out what capitals gains tax I will owe on the sale of a property.<em><strong> </strong></em>I bought it in April 2007 for £250,000 and it was my only property. </p><p>It was my main residence from April 2007 until Dec 2013. I then rented out half of the flat while I still lived there – from Jan 2014 until December 2015. In January 2016 I moved out and let the whole property, as I married and bought a house with my wife. If I sell the property for £400,000 in May this year what will I owe?</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/may/02/how-much-cgt-should-i-pay-on-a-flat-that-i-both-lived-in-and-rented-out">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 02 May 2022 06:00:45 Z Photograph: Image Source/REX/Shutterstock Photograph: Image Source/REX/Shutterstock Virginia Wallis 2022-05-02T06:00:45Z 2022-05-02 06:00 +00:00 2022-05-02 18:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-04-30/an-old-toxic-dump-brings-new-worries-for-lincoln-heights https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-04-30/an-old-toxic-dump-brings-new-worries-for-lincoln-heights A long-forgotten toxic dump site is raising new worries for this Los Angeles neighborhood <p>State toxic substance regulators are being called to task for their handling of a long-forgotten dump site in L.A.'s Lincoln Heights neighborhood.</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2022 12:00:31 Z Jonah Valdez <p>State toxic substance regulators are being called to task for their handling of a long-forgotten dump site in L.A.'s Lincoln Heights neighborhood.</p> Lincoln Heights, California - April 26: Drone image of a warehouse at 141 West Avenue 34 where a developer wants to build a five-story apartment complex Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in Lincoln Heights, California. Residents who live near the site protested the plan, saying the site was full of toxic waste and that they'd be exposed. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-30 12:00 +00:00 2022-05-01 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/30/realestate/neighbor-property-line.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/30/realestate/neighbor-property-line.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Content Type: Service What Can I Do About a Neighbor Who Is Exploiting Our Property Line? When miscommunications arise between neighbors, it’s often best to start with the benefit of the doubt, then escalate if necessary. Sat, 30 Apr 2022 09:00:04 Z Ronda Kaysen 2022-04-30 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-30 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10767601/This-235m-California-mansion-viewed-home-sale-overseas.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10767601/This-235m-California-mansion-viewed-home-sale-overseas.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 This £235m California mansion is most viewed home for sale overseas The Californian property is one of the five most viewed homes for sale overseas that Britons are viewing online. Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:01:19 Z None 2022-04-30 07:01 +00:00 2022-04-30 19:01 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10764065/Wanderlust-wonders-Fruity-exotic-designs-hit-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10764065/Wanderlust-wonders-Fruity-exotic-designs-hit-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Wanderlust wonders: Fruity and exotic designs are a hit in our homes As trips overseas became a distant memory last year, many of us introduced tropical fruit, palm prints, baskets and berber rugs to our homes - and the trend shows no signs of abating. Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:00:42 Z None 2022-04-30 07:00 +00:00 2022-04-30 19:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-29/actors-alison-pill-and-joshua-leonard-list-secluded-glendale-haven-for-2-5-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-29/actors-alison-pill-and-joshua-leonard-list-secluded-glendale-haven-for-2-5-million Actors Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard list secluded Glendale haven for $2.5 million <p>Married actors Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard are asking $2.5 million for their secluded cabin-style home in the hills of Glendale.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2022 19:46:53 Z Jack Flemming <p>Married actors Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard are asking $2.5 million for their secluded cabin-style home in the hills of Glendale.</p> The half-acre estate includes a three-bedroom home, redwood deck, standalone writer's office and river-rock fountain surrounded by gardens and trees. Michael Wilkerson 2022-04-29 19:46 +00:00 2022-04-30 07:46 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10764059/ANGELA-EPSTEIN-did-lovely-seaside-flat-17-years-sell.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10764059/ANGELA-EPSTEIN-did-lovely-seaside-flat-17-years-sell.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 ANGELA EPSTEIN: Why did my lovely seaside flat take 17 years to sell? It is a period property in an attractive seafront location - but despite going under offer at least ten times, it has still failed to sell. Fri, 29 Apr 2022 10:40:55 Z None 2022-04-29 10:40 +00:00 2022-04-29 22:40 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10762961/Asking-prices-rise-south-west-Bath-ranked-says-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10762961/Asking-prices-rise-south-west-Bath-ranked-says-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Asking prices rise the most in the south west with Bath ranked top says Rightmove  Bath is known for its Georgian architecture and Roman baths, and has seen asking prices rise 15% in the past year. Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:43:49 Z None 2022-04-29 09:43 +00:00 2022-04-29 21:43 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/realestate/fire-island-hurricane-sustainability.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/realestate/fire-island-hurricane-sustainability.html Hurricane Sandy (2012) Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Coast Erosion Dunes Fire Island Assn Fire Island (NY) 10 Years After Sandy, Fire Island’s Fragile Beaches Are Holding Up A $170 million effort by the federal government helped the island recover in the aftermath of the 2012 hurricane, but residents recognize that another storm could wash all the progress away. Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:00:17 Z Gregory Schmidt Nicole Bengiveno for The New York Times Fire Island after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 2022-04-29 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-29 21:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/29/uk-house-price-growth-slows-cost-of-living-crisis-starts-to-hit-market https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/29/uk-house-price-growth-slows-cost-of-living-crisis-starts-to-hit-market Housing market Cost of living crisis Business House prices Nationwide Money Property Real estate UK news Inflation UK house price growth slows as cost of living crisis starts to hit market <p>Average price of property in April rises to £267,620, the ninth straight month of growth, says Nationwide</p><p>House prices continued to climb in April but the rate of growth is slowing as soaring inflation and the cost of living crisis starts to affect the market, figures show.</p><p>The average amount paid for a home in the UK climbed 0.3% to £267,620 in April on a month earlier, Nationwide found, the ninth consecutive month of growth.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/29/uk-house-price-growth-slows-cost-of-living-crisis-starts-to-hit-market">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 29 Apr 2022 08:17:09 Z Photograph: Andrew Findlay/Alamy Photograph: Andrew Findlay/Alamy Mark Sweney 2022-04-29T08:17:09Z 2022-04-29 08:17 +00:00 2022-04-29 20:17 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/apr/29/homes-for-sale-near-wild-swimming-spots-in-pictures https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/apr/29/homes-for-sale-near-wild-swimming-spots-in-pictures Property Money UK news Scotland Homes for sale near wild swimming spots – in pictures <p>From a Somerset home with a natural-looking pool to a lodge near a loch on Skye</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2022/apr/29/homes-for-sale-near-wild-swimming-spots-in-pictures">Continue reading...</a> Fri, 29 Apr 2022 06:00:33 Z Photograph: Savills Photograph: Savills Anna White 2022-04-29T06:00:33Z 2022-04-29 06:00 +00:00 2022-04-29 18:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-28/former-disney-chief-michael-eisner-lists-malibu-compound-225-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-28/former-disney-chief-michael-eisner-lists-malibu-compound-225-million Former Disney chief Eisner lists Malibu spread for $225 million, eyeing price record <p>Ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner is shopping around his compound for $225 million, which would make it the most expensive home sale in California history. </p> Thu, 28 Apr 2022 20:16:57 Z Jack Flemming <p>Ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner is shopping around his compound for $225 million, which would make it the most expensive home sale in California history. </p> The five-acre spread include nine structures, as well as a cliff-side elevator that descends to the beach. Anthony Barcelo 2022-04-28 20:16 +00:00 2022-04-29 08:16 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/28/realestate/beach-house-rentals-most-revenue.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/28/realestate/beach-house-rentals-most-revenue.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Beaches Fire Island (NY) Here’s Where Beach House Rentals Earn the Most Revenue A study found the most profitable beach towns for landlords. Thu, 28 Apr 2022 09:00:13 Z Michael Kolomatsky 2022-04-28 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-28 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10754599/The-27m-Knightsbridge-house-retractable-glass-roof.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10754599/The-27m-Knightsbridge-house-retractable-glass-roof.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 The £27m Knightsbridge house with a retractable glass roof The Knightsbridge property for sale has retained its original decorative façade, but saw the interior completely rebuilt with no expense spared. Thu, 28 Apr 2022 07:09:43 Z None 2022-04-28 07:09 +00:00 2022-04-28 19:09 +12:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:6269bc59c03a9173696048eb https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-removal-company What to Look For When Hiring An Asbestos Removal Company in NZ Cost and company reviews are just a couple of things you need to look for when hiring for asbestos removal. But what else should you consider to make an informed decision? Wed, 27 Apr 2022 22:20:00 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/8bd46687-6bfb-48fe-966c-931008527f73/asbestos-removal-nz.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="6269c14ac03a9173696107e0" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/8bd46687-6bfb-48fe-966c-931008527f73/asbestos-removal-nz.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">If your home or business has asbestos-containing materials (ACM), you’re not alone. Many structures in Aotearoa New Zealand do if they were constructed before the year 2000. </p><p class="">However, being aware of its presence doesn’t mean you know <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/how-to-choose-the-right-asbestos-removal-company">which company you can rely on</a> to organise and manage its safe removal. If the time has come to undertake renovations, consider the following points before getting the removal process underway. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>The Company’s Licences</h2><p class="">The New Zealand Government has strict <a href="https://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0015/latest/DLM6729706.html">Health and Safety (Asbestos) Regulations</a> in place. These outline the requirements of all asbestos removal businesses and give homeowners much-needed peace of mind. </p><p class="">These requirements mean that asbestos removal companies must: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Fulfill all health obligations and have thorough training in asbestos-related services</p></li><li><p class="">Implement a system of checks and balances</p></li><li><p class="">Ensure all Class A removal experts have certified safety management systems </p></li></ul><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><p class="">It’s also important to familiarise yourself with asbestos licensing requirements in NZ so that you know if a company is one you can trust. A business with a Class A licence can remove any type or quantity of ACM, regardless of its condition. </p><p class="">However, companies with Class B licensed employees can only deal with non-friable asbestos, which means it can’t be flaky or crumbly. Instead, it must be contained within other materials, such as <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/decramastic-roof-tiles">roof tiles</a> or wallboards.</p><p class="">Businesses and individuals with <em>no </em>asbestos licensing can only remove non-friable asbestos materials within a 10m2 area. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Their Reviews and Reputation</h2><p class="">When dealing with something as <a href="https://www.asbestos.com/asbestos/statistics-facts/">dangerous as asbestos</a>, you want to work with a company you can trust. Don’t be afraid to read reviews, talk to people, and ask for recommendations from other people who have utilised the services of specific businesses.</p><p class="">The more you can find out about a company before hiring them, the more peace of mind you can have. In particular, pay attention to what people are saying about the clean-up process after asbestos removal and the professionalism of the management team and employees.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>The Cost of Asbestos Removal in NZ</h2><p class="">Cost is an essential factor in any home renovation task, especially when you’re working to a budget. However, when it comes to hiring an asbestos removal company, the cost matters for a different reason.</p><p class="">The cheapest asbestos removal company is not always the best, nor is the most expensive guaranteed to provide the most superior service. While it never hurts to receive one or more quotes, it’s important to look <em>beyond </em>the price and focus on the service being provided.</p><p class="">If a quote seems too cheap, consider why that might be. And if a quote seems too expensive, compare the costs breakdown and see if you’re getting a fair deal. Many factors can <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/what-are-the-costs-involved-in-removal-of-asbestos">influence the cost</a> of an asbestos removal project, such as: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">The size of the space</p></li><li><p class="">The location of the property and asbestos</p></li><li><p class="">The type of the asbestos to be removed</p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p></li></ul><p class="">The average cost to remove an asbestos textured ceiling in Auckland is around $500 per square metre for a 10 square-metre area. The larger the area, the lower the price per square metre. </p><p class="">If you were to request a quote for asbestos vinyl flooring to be removed, you could expect to receive an estimate in the vicinity of $11,000 for a 60sqm space. Every property is different, with various removal requirements.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Asbestos Licence Holder Register</h2><p class="">Choosing a removal expert from the <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/the-toolshed/registers/asbestos-licence-holder-register/">Asbestos Licence Holder Register</a> is one of the easiest ways to feel confident in your decision when hiring an asbestos removal company in New Zealand. This register is provided by WorkSafe and outlines different approved licence holders in New Zealand by their licence type, location, and licence class.</p><p class="">Once you narrow down the offerings to your location, you can then filter through the different companies to find one with a published licence number, expiry date, status, and licence type. All companies are alphabetised for ease in finding the one you prefer to work with. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>The Services They Provide</h2><p class="">Sometimes, you need more than an asbestos removal company. You might need someone to assist with safe <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/demolition">demolition</a> or even a company that can provide asbestos testing, management plans, management surveys, project management, and other related tasks.</p><p class="">In that case, pay attention to the complete list of services an asbestos removal company provides. If you find a business that can offer many related services, you might benefit from only having to work with one company rather than several. &nbsp;</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Hire An Asbestos Removal Company With Confidence</h2><p class="">When so many companies and individuals in New Zealand offer asbestos services, it can make choosing one that much more challenging. However, if you consider these factors above, such as licensing, other services, safety, and reputation, you might be better positioned to hire a company in which you have complete confidence and trust.</p> What to Look For When Hiring An Asbestos Removal Company in NZ 2022-04-27 22:20 +00:00 2022-04-28 10:20 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/realestate/milan-italy-house-hunting.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/realestate/milan-italy-house-hunting.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Italy Milan (Italy) House Hunting in Italy: A Converted 13th-Century Church Outside Milan The Italian fashion center has been trying on a new look, with sleek developments rising fast among the city’s historic buildings. Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:00:19 Z Lisa Prevost 2022-04-27 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-28 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/realestate/dumont-nj-homes.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/realestate/dumont-nj-homes.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Dumont (NJ) Dumont, N.J.: A ‘Modest Town’ Where $500,000 Still Goes a Long Way Many of the home buyers who find their way to this unassuming Bergen County borough are budget-conscious New Yorkers. Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:00:18 Z Jay Levin Karsten Moran for The New York Times 2022-04-27 10:00 +00:00 2022-04-27 22:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/realestate/nature-books.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/realestate/nature-books.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Gardens and Gardening Flowers and Plants Books and Literature Where to Find Comfort in a World of Invasive Headlines? In times of turmoil and loss, treasured nature books can offer solace and guidance. Here are a few favorites. Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:00:37 Z Margaret Roach 2022-04-27 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-27 21:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/26/200000-private-renters-served-no-fault-eviction-notices-three-years https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/26/200000-private-renters-served-no-fault-eviction-notices-three-years Renting property Property Housing Housing market Communities UK news Business Society No-fault evictions: 200,000 renters in England served notices in three years <p>Shelter says a private tenant is handed notice every seven minutes despite government promise to ban practice in April 2019</p><p>More than 200,000 private renters in England have been served eviction notices without doing anything wrong in the three years since the government first promised to ban the practice, housing campaigners have claimed.</p><p>Every seven minutes, a tenant has been landed with a no-fault eviction notice since Theresa May’s Conservative government first committed to scrap them in April 2019, according to research by Shelter, the housing charity.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/26/200000-private-renters-served-no-fault-eviction-notices-three-years">Continue reading...</a> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 22:17:14 Z Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Robert Booth and Jem Bartholomew 2022-04-26T22:17:14Z 2022-04-26 22:17 +00:00 2022-04-27 10:17 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-26/betty-whites-brentwood-home-lists-for-10-575-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-26/betty-whites-brentwood-home-lists-for-10-575-million Betty White's Brentwood home lists for $10.575 million <p>Betty White's Brentwood home, which the late actress owned for more than half a century, just surfaced for sale at $10.575 million.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 20:00:43 Z Jack Flemming <p>Betty White's Brentwood home, which the late actress owned for more than half a century, just surfaced for sale at $10.575 million.</p> Built in the 1950s, the Colonial-style home sits on three-quarters of an acre and comes with a stone patio and swimming pool. Anthony Barcelo 2022-04-26 20:00 +00:00 2022-04-27 08:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-04-26/los-angeles-times-orange-county-complex-mixed-use-plan-now-for-anduril-defense https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-04-26/los-angeles-times-orange-county-complex-mixed-use-plan-now-for-anduril-defense New life for L.A. Times Orange County complex. Defense contractor, not influencers, benefit <p>The Times' Costa Mesa complex, designed in part by William Pereira, has gotten a vigorous renovation. Instead of a planned mixed-use space, defense contractor Anduril moved in.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 15:51:51 Z Carolina A. Miranda <p>The Times' Costa Mesa complex, designed in part by William Pereira, has gotten a vigorous renovation. Instead of a planned mixed-use space, defense contractor Anduril moved in.</p> Costa Mesa, CA - March 15, 2022: Exterior view showing of the former Los Angeles Times signage where principal architect Patricia Rhee, and George Racomura, an associate at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, design The Press, at the former site of the Los Angeles Times Orange County building in Costa Mesa. The Los Angeles Times' Costa Mesa building, which consisted of a newsroom and a printing plant, was originally designed by William Pereira in the late 1970s, with incremental additional by other architects over the decades. In 2017, Tribune Co. sold the building to a developer for office space. Now the complex has received a revamp courtesy of EYRC, which have punctured the utilitarian building with lots of windows and an airy atrium. They have also unearthed bits of the building's past: such as the Times' signage on the building's facade. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times 2022-04-26 15:51 +00:00 2022-04-27 03:51 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/26/realestate/kitchen-island-design.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/26/realestate/kitchen-island-design.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Kitchens Restoration and Renovation Home Repairs and Improvements Is a Kitchen Island Essential? No, but You Know You Want One. Here’s how to design an island that works for your particular space and the way you use your kitchen. Tue, 26 Apr 2022 09:00:23 Z Tim McKeough 2022-04-26 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-26 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10750981/Mayfair-home-London-Underground-founder-sale-16-5m.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10750981/Mayfair-home-London-Underground-founder-sale-16-5m.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Mayfair home of the London Underground founder is for sale for £16.5m The Grade II listed house is in London's affluent Mayfair, just a short walk from Park Lane and only 0.3 miles from Green Park tube station. Tue, 26 Apr 2022 08:58:32 Z None 2022-04-26 08:58 +00:00 2022-04-26 20:58 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/realestate/housing-affordability-top-cities.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/realestate/housing-affordability-top-cities.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Elderly AARP Philadelphia (Pa) A Tool to Make the Hunt for an Affordable Home Easier AARP’s Public Policy Institute has redesigned its Livability Index, evaluating communities across the nation according to the services and amenities they offer. Mon, 25 Apr 2022 18:52:05 Z Gregory Schmidt Matt Rourke/Associated Press 2022-04-25 18:52 +00:00 2022-04-26 06:52 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-25/fashion-executive-lists-newport-beach-stunner-for-47-5-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-25/fashion-executive-lists-newport-beach-stunner-for-47-5-million Fashion executive lists Newport Beach stunner for $47.5 million <p>Mike Gray, who spent decades as a fashion executive with St. John Knits, is shopping around his waterfront mansion in Newport Beach for $47.5 million.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2022 15:00:40 Z Jack Flemming <p>Mike Gray, who spent decades as a fashion executive with St. John Knits, is shopping around his waterfront mansion in Newport Beach for $47.5 million.</p> The waterfront home claims three lots and opens to 105 feet of harbor frontage. Toby Ponnay 2022-04-25 15:00 +00:00 2022-04-26 03:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/realestate/peru-house-hunting.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/realestate/peru-house-hunting.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Peru Lima (Peru) House Hunting in Peru: A Modern Mountain Perch Above Lima Political upheaval has stunted the high-end market in Peru’s capital, but domestic buyers are keeping demand high at the middle and lower end of the market. Mon, 25 Apr 2022 14:57:34 Z Michael Kaminer 2022-04-25 14:57 +00:00 2022-04-26 02:57 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10742519/Do-pay-40k-work-block-leasehold-flats.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10742519/Do-pay-40k-work-block-leasehold-flats.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Do I have to pay the £40k for the major work to my block of leasehold flats? We speak to a legal expert about the leaseholder's options and whether she is obliged to pay the money in full in this particular case. Mon, 25 Apr 2022 09:44:16 Z Shutterstock / TheHighestQualityImages 2022-04-25 09:44 +00:00 2022-04-25 21:44 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/25/realestate/renters-jersey-city.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/25/realestate/renters-jersey-city.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Hurricane Ida (2021) Hurricane Sandy (2012) Content Type: Personal Profile Hurricane Henri (2021) Jersey City (NJ) The Floodwaters Receded, and the Sun Brightened a New Beginning The move into a Jersey City apartment that had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 went well. Then came the one-two punch of Henri and Ida last summer. Mon, 25 Apr 2022 09:00:12 Z Marian Bull Laura Moss for The New York Times After her last apartment flooded, Olivia Tarplin, 29, found a temporary three-bedroom rental that she and her cats, Chloe and Charlie (pictured), fell in love with. She has since turned it into a full-time home. 2022-04-25 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-25 21:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/25/friends-help-deposit-stamp-duty-property-market-buying-house https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/25/friends-help-deposit-stamp-duty-property-market-buying-house Property Stamp duty Money First-time buyers UK news Tax My friends will help with my deposit – how much stamp duty do we pay? <p>The property market is out of control and they say they’ll put in £100,000 towards buying a house</p><p><strong>Q</strong> I am thinking about buying my first house in Cambridge where I currently live. The market here is out of control and I am on my own. This means that with savings and a mortgage I can’t really afford anything decent.</p><p>Fortunately I have nice friends who would help me by putting some cash towards the deposit. For them, it would be a long-term investment, and either I will repay them at some point in the future or they will get their money back when I sell the house, according to the percentage they put in.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/25/friends-help-deposit-stamp-duty-property-market-buying-house">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 25 Apr 2022 06:00:43 Z Photograph: Eric Farrelly/Alamy Photograph: Eric Farrelly/Alamy Virginia Wallis 2022-04-25T06:00:43Z 2022-04-25 06:00 +00:00 2022-04-25 18:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-23/orange-county-median-home-price-1-million https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-23/orange-county-median-home-price-1-million $1-million milestone: Orange County median home price hits seven figures <p>Orange County becomes the first Southern California county to boast a median home price of at least $1 million.</p> Sat, 23 Apr 2022 13:00:36 Z Andrew Khouri <p>Orange County becomes the first Southern California county to boast a median home price of at least $1 million.</p> Huntington Beach, CA - April 22: A view of a home for sale at center of photo, 20821 Catamaran Ln. in Huntington Beach, listed at $1,199,000 Friday, April 22, 2022. The median home price in Orange Count has reached $1 million for the first time in history. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-23 13:00 +00:00 2022-04-24 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/23/realestate/neighbor-hoarding-dementia.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/23/realestate/neighbor-hoarding-dementia.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Hoarding Evictions Mental Health and Disorders Dementia What Can I Do About My Neighbor’s Hoarding? Residents are entitled to safe and habitable living conditions, despite a neighbor’s mental health struggles. You may have to act forcefully. Sat, 23 Apr 2022 09:00:11 Z Ronda Kaysen Nadia Pillon 2022-04-23 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-23 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10740269/Spring-2022-interiors-trends-Bold-colours-curved-furniture-lead-way.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10740269/Spring-2022-interiors-trends-Bold-colours-curved-furniture-lead-way.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Spring 2022 interiors trends: Bold colours and curved furniture lead the way The return of colour to our walls and furnishings is the 'trend of the decade,' according to one interiors expert. Sat, 23 Apr 2022 07:56:55 Z None 2022-04-23 07:56 +00:00 2022-04-23 19:56 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10740213/Property-market-booms-new-wave-seaside-hotspots.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10740213/Property-market-booms-new-wave-seaside-hotspots.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Property market booms in new wave of seaside hotspots After decades of decline when foreign holidays all but destroyed their tourist industry, towns like Worthing, Scarborough and Clevedon are finding their feet again. Sat, 23 Apr 2022 07:09:57 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-04-23 07:09 +00:00 2022-04-23 19:09 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-22/madonna-wants-26-million-for-mansion-she-bought-from-the-weeknd https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-22/madonna-wants-26-million-for-mansion-she-bought-from-the-weeknd Madonna wants $26 million for mansion she bought from The Weeknd <p>A year after buying The Weeknd's Hidden Hills home for $19.3 million, pop star Madonna is looking to flip it for $26 million.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2022 19:33:24 Z Jack Flemming <p>A year after buying The Weeknd's Hidden Hills home for $19.3 million, pop star Madonna is looking to flip it for $26 million.</p> US singer-songwriter Madonna poses arriving on the carpet to attend a special screening of the film "The Beatles Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years" in London on September 15, 2016. / AFP / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images 2022-04-22 19:33 +00:00 2022-04-23 07:33 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/22/realestate/video-backdrops-work-from-home.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/22/realestate/video-backdrops-work-from-home.html Videophones and Videoconferencing Telecommuting Workplace Environment Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Some Remote Workers Are Worried About Their Video Backdrops If your children melt down, or the dirty dishes are visible behind you, does that mean your job performance is chaotic, too? Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:00:08 Z Ronda Kaysen Haley Tippmann 2022-04-22 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-23 00:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10738755/Calls-help-cladding-hit-flat-owners-Commons-vote.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10738755/Calls-help-cladding-hit-flat-owners-Commons-vote.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Calls for more help for cladding-hit flat owners after Commons vote Protestors gathered outside Parliament to call for changes to the Building Safety Bill, as many leaseholders fear they could still have to pay life-changing sums. Fri, 22 Apr 2022 09:15:51 Z None 2022-04-22 09:15 +00:00 2022-04-22 21:15 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-21/back-to-the-office-its-here-for-many-workers-at-least-a-few-days-a-week https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-21/back-to-the-office-its-here-for-many-workers-at-least-a-few-days-a-week Is hybrid the new normal? Workers are back in person but only a few days a week <p>Workers are heading back to the office in increasing numbers, with larger employers taking a harder line than smaller ones.</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2022 12:00:40 Z Roger Vincent <p>Workers are heading back to the office in increasing numbers, with larger employers taking a harder line than smaller ones.</p> LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 19: The main entrance of the California Market Center at on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. Building owner Brookfield Properties recently completed a $250 million makeover that turned the former wholesale fashion trade center dating to the 1960s into an airy office complex for rent to businesses in creative fields. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-21 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-22 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/realestate/best-smart-home-devices-for-seniors.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/realestate/best-smart-home-devices-for-seniors.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Home Automation and Smart Homes Elderly The Best Smart-Home Devices for Aging in Place Comfortably It may all sound terrifyingly high-tech, but take comfort: If you can use a smartphone app, you can use any of these modern tools. Thu, 21 Apr 2022 09:01:10 Z Rachel Cericola 2022-04-21 09:01 +00:00 2022-04-21 21:01 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/realestate/nursing-home-robots.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/realestate/nursing-home-robots.html Robots and Robotics Nursing Homes Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Elder Care University of Minnesota-Duluth Quarantine (Life and Culture) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Can Robots Save Nursing Homes? The pandemic has given a new urgency to the development of robots and ‘virtual assisted living’ that can help care for aging adults, physically and emotionally. Thu, 21 Apr 2022 09:01:01 Z John Leland Jenn Ackerman for The New York Times Robots programmed at the University of Minnesota Duluth will go to eight nursing homes in the state. The robots can socialize with residents, tell jokes and lead yoga classes as seen here with Penelope Morton. 2022-04-21 09:01 +00:00 2022-04-21 21:01 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10735331/Underground-car-park-space-listed-350k-Knightsbridge.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10735331/Underground-car-park-space-listed-350k-Knightsbridge.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Underground car park space listed for £350k in Knightsbridge A parking spot in one of the most expensive parts of the country is for sale with a hefty price tag. The area measures just 3.18 by 6.30 metres, or 10 ft 4 inches by 20 ft by 6 inches. Thu, 21 Apr 2022 08:26:21 Z None 2022-04-21 08:26 +00:00 2022-04-21 20:26 +12:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:626091a54321bd207b3c8de2 https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-simplified Asbestos Simplified – A Basic Info Guide for NZers Asbestos is not a staple to everyday lingo. But it still pays to know the basics. Learn more about it plus your FAQs answered by our Chemcare experts. Wed, 20 Apr 2022 23:23:07 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/ce0d84a0-c895-418c-a2b0-46e8f8d195f3/asbestos-simplified.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="626095bd59ff0b4f06c9f1ca" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/ce0d84a0-c895-418c-a2b0-46e8f8d195f3/asbestos-simplified.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Asbestos isn’t something the average person will discuss in their everyday conversation. In fact, many New Zealanders may not even know what it is until they encounter a potentially dangerous situation and someone thinks to mention it.</p><p class="">We are not bombarded with safety messages about this hazardous substance, even if it’s possibly in our best interests that we are. However, if you’re a complete newbie to the world of asbestos and want to absorb as much wisdom as possible, you’re in the right place. Allow us to cover the basics below.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What is Asbestos? </h2><p class="">In its natural form, asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in the earth. There are six different types, which you can learn about <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/types-of-asbestos">here</a>, and each consists of tiny fibres. </p><p class="">That’s asbestos in its <em>natural </em>form, but the asbestos the average Kiwi is more likely to encounter has already been mined, removed from the ground, and processed. In its manufactured form, it’s found in a <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/a-z-asbestos-products">wide range of products and goods</a>, including building materials, vehicles, and even vintage toys for kids. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Why Is Asbestos Dangerous? </h2><p class="">Asbestos is dangerous because it’s a carcinogen. No matter which of the six asbestos types you breathe in, you might be at risk of cancer and other illnesses by inhaling the tiny fibres. </p><p class="">Scientists haven’t determined a ‘safe’ amount of asbestos to be exposed to, which is why it’s crucial to treat every exposure event as serious. The <a href="https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/environmental-health/hazardous-substances/asbestos/how-asbestos-can-harm-health#:~:text=Asbestos%20is%20a%20proven%20human,in%20a%20dose%2Ddependent%20manner.">Ministry of Health</a> provides a variety of helpful resources detailing the diseases related to asbestos and how exactly they can affect your health.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">Once exposed to significant quantities of airborne asbestos, you may be at risk of conditions such as: </p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Asbestosis (lung tissue scarring)</p></li><li><p class="">Mesothelioma (malignant tumours and cancers that develop around the intestine or lungs)</p></li><li><p class="">Pleural plaques (lung membrane thickening)</p></li><li><p class="">Cancer (often related to the ovary, larynx, and lung)</p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Friable vs. Non-Friable Asbestos</h2><p class="">When you learn how dangerous asbestos can be and that the average house built before 2000 might contain many asbestos-containing materials (ACM), you might be concerned that you’ll get sick.</p><p class="">This is when you can learn about the differences between <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/friable-asbestos-in-the-home">friable</a> and non-friable asbestos. Asbestos in a non-friable state is generally contained within building materials in good condition that are resistant to abrasion and damage. Your human hands can’t disturb them, and they aren’t releasing asbestos fibres into the air. </p><p class="">An example of this might be the lino in your kitchen. It might be a funky colour that you’d like to remove in the future, but it’s glued down, in excellent condition, and isn’t brittle or worn. </p><p class="">In contrast, friable asbestos is asbestos that can be easily broken, <em>is </em>broken, and may release asbestos fibres into the air that people can inhale. Pipe lagging, sprayed coatings, and thermal insulation are all excellent examples of friable asbestos that would require the assistance of an asbestos removal company to remove. And this leads us to our next point: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Can I Remove Asbestos Myself?</h2><p class="">Knowing that your home may contain a potentially hazardous material, you might love nothing more than to remove it and keep your family safe. Can you remove asbestos yourself? Yes and no. It’s complicated.</p><p class="">The Ministry of Health states that friable asbestos (as mentioned above) should only be removed by a WorkSafe New Zealand licensed asbestos removalist. If you have non-friable asbestos you’d like to remove, you may need to put a number of safety measures in place and may only take part in the removal process if the ACM is less than 10m2. </p><p class="">Some of the <em>many </em>measures you need to put in place before undertaking asbestos removal yourself include: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Keeping the removal area free of pets, children, and anyone not wearing appropriate PPE</p></li><li><p class="">Clearing the area of all furniture and removable objects</p></li><li><p class="">Lining all surfaces with polyethylene film adhered with adhesive tape</p></li><li><p class="">Putting up warning signs</p></li><li><p class="">Fastening all windows and doors and sealing them with tape</p></li><li><p class="">Turning off electricity</p></li><li><p class="">Covering vents and electrical circuits</p></li><li><p class="">Wearing <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-protective-gear">PPE</a> like disposable overalls, boot covers, and gloves</p></li><li><p class=""> Wearing a respirator at all times</p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">You can learn about the many other necessary safety measures <a href="https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/removing-asbestos-from-your-home-jan-2020.pdf">here</a>. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>How Do You Know If Your Property Contains Asbestos</h2><p class="">When you first learn about asbestos, you may wonder if your own home has it. If it was built before 2000, the chances are fairly high. However, there is only one way to know for sure, and that’s by testing for it. Asbestos removal companies like Chemcare offer a <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/asbestos/testing">convenient testing service</a>. </p><p class="">Asbestos can be lurking where you least expect it, such as in the vinyl flooring, cladding, heating units, roofing materials, electrical switchboards, mortar, and even pipe insulation. In its non-friable form, asbestos presents a low risk. However, testing and taking appropriate safety measures can be crucial if you’re about to undertake renovations.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Leave Your Asbestos Worries to the Experts</h2><p class="">The average homeowner has enough to worry about without considering a hazardous natural mineral. If you’re worried about asbestos in your home or want your property to have a clean bill of health for renovations, consider hiring <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/contact">asbestos removal experts</a> like Chemcare to take the lead. </p> Asbestos Simplified – A Basic Info Guide for NZers 2022-04-20 23:23 +00:00 2022-04-21 11:23 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/apr/20/tell-us-have-you-been-served-with-eviction-in-the-uk-section-21 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/apr/20/tell-us-have-you-been-served-with-eviction-in-the-uk-section-21 Housing Communities Society Renting property Property Housing market Poverty Social exclusion Tell us: have you been served with eviction in the UK? <p>We would like to hear from people who have been served with an eviction notice in the last few years</p><p>Theresa May said she would ban “no-fault” section 21 evictions three years ago, but currently they remain in place. Evictions jumped again last year – after the pandemic eviction ban ended on 31 May – with possession claims <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/22/homelessness-set-to-soar-in-england-amid-cost-of-living-crisis">rocketing 42%</a> from October to December on the previous quarter.</p><p>There are fears 66,000 more people could be <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/22/homelessness-set-to-soar-in-england-amid-cost-of-living-crisis">made homeless</a> by 2024.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/apr/20/tell-us-have-you-been-served-with-eviction-in-the-uk-section-21">Continue reading...</a> Wed, 20 Apr 2022 12:07:45 Z Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock Guardian community team 2022-04-20T12:07:45Z 2022-04-20 12:07 +00:00 2022-04-21 00:07 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-20/mortgage-interest-rates-rise-will-southern-california-home-prices-drop https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-20/mortgage-interest-rates-rise-will-southern-california-home-prices-drop Mortgage rates are rising. Will that slow our out-of-control housing market? <p>Low mortgage interest rates have helped drive up home prices for a decade. What happens now that the rate for a 30-year mortgage has hit 5%? </p> Wed, 20 Apr 2022 12:00:57 Z Andrew Khouri <p>Low mortgage interest rates have helped drive up home prices for a decade. What happens now that the rate for a 30-year mortgage has hit 5%? </p> Mortgage rates just hit 5%. Are home price declines around the corner? Photo illustration for Andrew Khouri story for Business. Los Angeles Times photo illustration / Unsplash photo 2022-04-20 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-21 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/realestate/west-orange-nj-plentiful-green-space-and-an-easy-commute.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/realestate/west-orange-nj-plentiful-green-space-and-an-easy-commute.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) West Orange (NJ) Essex County (NJ) West Orange, N.J.: Plentiful Green Space and an Easy Commute During the pandemic, the Essex County township has attracted city buyers with its open space and relatively affordable housing — all less than 20 miles from Midtown. Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:04:08 Z Kathleen Lynn Karsten Moran for The New York Times 2022-04-20 11:04 +00:00 2022-04-20 23:04 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/realestate/850000-homes-in-virginia-louisiana-and-colorado.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/realestate/850000-homes-in-virginia-louisiana-and-colorado.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Denver (Colo) Richmond (Va) Abita Springs (La) $850,000 Homes in Virginia, Louisiana and Colorado A 1938 cottage in Richmond, a 13-acre retreat in Abita Springs and a Craftsman bungalow in Denver. Wed, 20 Apr 2022 09:00:45 Z Angela Serratore 2022-04-20 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-20 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/realestate/how-the-worst-site-can-become-the-best-garden.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/realestate/how-the-worst-site-can-become-the-best-garden.html Gardens and Gardening Flowers and Plants Sustainable Living Content Type: Service Golden, James Stockton (NJ) How the Worst Site Can Become the Best Garden James Golden’s New Jersey garden, Federal Twist, taught him that a gardener must match the plants to the place — however difficult that seems. Wed, 20 Apr 2022 09:00:40 Z Margaret Roach 2022-04-20 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-20 21:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-19/aaron-donald-gets-more-than-he-asked-for-calabasas-mansion https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-19/aaron-donald-gets-more-than-he-asked-for-calabasas-mansion Aaron Donald gets more than he asked for Calabasas mansion <p>Rams star Aaron Donald just sold his Calabasas home for $6.258 million, finding a buyer just three days after he listed it.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2022 19:47:27 Z Jack Flemming <p>Rams star Aaron Donald just sold his Calabasas home for $6.258 million, finding a buyer just three days after he listed it.</p> 25321 Prado De Los Arboles in Calabasas, which is owned by Aaron Donald. The Rams star is selling his Calabasas mansion. Set on an acre, the private compound includes a 7,000-square-foot home, basketball court, billiards room and swimming pool. Credit: Jeff Elson Jeff Elson 2022-04-19 19:47 +00:00 2022-04-20 07:47 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10731237/Distance-London-influential-factor-house-prices-towns.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10731237/Distance-London-influential-factor-house-prices-towns.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Distance from London is most influential factor for house prices in towns The ONS explained that being closer to London was the most important factor associated with higher property prices. Tue, 19 Apr 2022 15:57:08 Z Shutterstock / William Barton 2022-04-19 15:57 +00:00 2022-04-20 03:57 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-19/getty-bradbury-marmont-lummis-the-people-behind-the-famous-l-a-buildings https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-19/getty-bradbury-marmont-lummis-the-people-behind-the-famous-l-a-buildings Getty, Bradbury, Marmont, Lummis: The people behind the famous L.A. buildings <p>It's just about Lummis Day. But who, or what, is a Lummis? Well, both — Lummis was a person and is the name of a house. In L.A., you may not know the names behind many landmark buildings. So here are a few important ones. </p> Tue, 19 Apr 2022 12:00:21 Z Patt Morrison <p>It's just about Lummis Day. But who, or what, is a Lummis? Well, both — Lummis was a person and is the name of a house. In L.A., you may not know the names behind many landmark buildings. So here are a few important ones. </p> LOS ANGELES, CA--APRIL 15, 2019--The Broad Museum, photographed along Grand Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 2019. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Jay L. Clendenin/Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-19 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-20 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/19/realestate/they-thought-remodeling-could-wait-then-a-tree-fell-on-the-house.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/19/realestate/they-thought-remodeling-could-wait-then-a-tree-fell-on-the-house.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Restoration and Renovation Home Repairs and Improvements Furniture Lighting Pelham Manor (NY) They Thought Remodeling Could Wait. Then a Tree Fell on the House. As one Westchester family discovered, there’s no better time to renovate than when you’ve already got a hole in the roof. Tue, 19 Apr 2022 09:00:30 Z Tim McKeough 2022-04-19 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-19 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10719935/Is-Britains-self-build-boom-costs-roof.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10719935/Is-Britains-self-build-boom-costs-roof.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Is Britain's self-build boom over as costs go through the roof? They're the ultimate symbol of individuality - homes designed and built to your specifications, perhaps with you doing some of the heavy lifting. Tue, 19 Apr 2022 08:46:28 Z None 2022-04-19 08:46 +00:00 2022-04-19 20:46 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/12/realestate/joel-grey-on-making-a-space-for-art-and-dreams.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/12/realestate/joel-grey-on-making-a-space-for-art-and-dreams.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Grey, Joel Interior Design and Furnishings Content Type: Personal Profile Photography Actors and Actresses Cabaret (Play) FX (TV Network) West Village (Manhattan, NY) Fiddler on the Roof (Play) Master of Ceremonies (Book) The Old Man (TV Program) Joel Grey, on Making a Space for Art and Dreams The prolific actor, writer and photographer just turned 90, in a 1970s-style West Village loft that speaks to his many passions. Mon, 18 Apr 2022 20:32:30 Z Joanne Kaufman Stefano Ukmar for The New York Times 2022-04-18 20:32 +00:00 2022-04-19 08:32 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-18/rams-coach-sean-mcvay-drops-14-million-on-modern-farmhouse-in-hidden-hills https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-18/rams-coach-sean-mcvay-drops-14-million-on-modern-farmhouse-in-hidden-hills Rams coach Sean McVay drops $14 million on modern farmhouse in Hidden Hills <p>Rams coach Sean McVay has joined multiple Rams stars in Hidden Hills, spending $14 million on a modern farmhouse.</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 19:58:07 Z Jack Flemming <p>Rams coach Sean McVay has joined multiple Rams stars in Hidden Hills, spending $14 million on a modern farmhouse.</p> In typical farmhouse style, the 9,000-square-foot mansion pairs open spaces with luxury materials such as iron and oak. Jae Omar Design 2022-04-18 19:58 +00:00 2022-04-19 07:58 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-04-18/gimme-shelter-should-l-a-s-golf-courses-become-affordable-housing https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-04-18/gimme-shelter-should-l-a-s-golf-courses-become-affordable-housing 'Gimme Shelter': Should L.A.'s golf courses become affordable housing? <p>Some state lawmakers are asking why there is enough space for golf but not more housing in Southern California.</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 16:57:27 Z Liam Dillon <p>Some state lawmakers are asking why there is enough space for golf but not more housing in Southern California.</p> VAN NUYS, CA - FEBRUARY 06: A golfer takes a shot as a gallery of Canada geese feed nearby at Balboa Golf Course on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 in Van Nuys, CA. Summer-like weather made the outdoors an attractive place to be. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-18 16:57 +00:00 2022-04-19 04:57 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/18/realestate/shopping-for-loft-beds.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/18/realestate/shopping-for-loft-beds.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Furniture Design Beds and Bedding Home Repairs and Improvements Restoration and Renovation Shopping for Loft Beds When your ceilings are high but your square footage is limited, a loft bed may be the solution you’re after. Mon, 18 Apr 2022 09:00:19 Z Tim McKeough 2022-04-18 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-18 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10696099/Can-cut-property-inheritance-tax-bill-probate-begun.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10696099/Can-cut-property-inheritance-tax-bill-probate-begun.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Can I cut a property inheritance tax bill once probate has begun? We are now faced with the confusing probate process and want to know if there is anything else we can do to limit our tax burden? Mon, 18 Apr 2022 06:53:51 Z Shutterstock / Linda Bestwick 2022-04-18 06:53 +00:00 2022-04-18 18:53 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/18/having-never-owned-a-property-should-we-buy-or-rent-a-house-in-oxford https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/18/having-never-owned-a-property-should-we-buy-or-rent-a-house-in-oxford Property Renting property Money First-time buyers UK news Housing market Real estate Business House prices Oxford Having never owned a property, should we buy or rent a house in Oxford? <p>Nature of academic job market means staying in city beyond next three years is unlikely</p><p><strong>Q</strong><em><strong> </strong></em>We are two academics – with one child – moving to Oxford after the summer. My partner has a permanent contract in Europe and I will have a full-time position in Oxford for the next three years.</p><p>Because of the nature of the academic job market, we have not yet bought a property because we don’t know where I might end up having a permanent position.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/18/having-never-owned-a-property-should-we-buy-or-rent-a-house-in-oxford">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 06:00:51 Z Photograph: Robert Stainforth/Alamy Photograph: Robert Stainforth/Alamy Virginia Wallis 2022-04-18T06:00:51Z 2022-04-18 06:00 +00:00 2022-04-18 18:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/18/having-never-owned-a-property-should-we-buy-or-rent-a-house-in-oxford https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/18/having-never-owned-a-property-should-we-buy-or-rent-a-house-in-oxford Property Renting property Money First-time buyers UK news Housing market Real estate Business House prices Oxford Having never owned a property, should we buy or rent a house in Oxford? <p>Nature of academic job market means staying in city beyond next three years is unlikely</p><p><strong>Q</strong><em><strong> </strong></em>We are two academics – with one child – moving to Oxford after the summer. My partner has a permanent contract in Europe and I will have a full-time position in Oxford for the next three years.</p><p>Because of the nature of the academic job market, we have not yet bought a property because we don’t know where I might end up having a permanent position.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/18/having-never-owned-a-property-should-we-buy-or-rent-a-house-in-oxford">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 06:00:51 Z Photograph: Robert Stainforth/Alamy Photograph: Robert Stainforth/Alamy Virginia Wallis 2022-04-18T06:00:51Z 2022-04-18 06:00 +00:00 2022-04-18 18:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10643673/Weligama-Sri-Lanka-New-flats-start-114k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10643673/Weligama-Sri-Lanka-New-flats-start-114k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Weligama Sri Lanka: New flats start from £114k Southbeach Weligama is a new development of 106 flats in Sri Lanka, with prices ranging from £114k for a one-bed flat, to £832,978 for a four-bedroom flat. Sun, 17 Apr 2022 14:37:05 Z None 2022-04-17 14:37 +00:00 2022-04-18 02:37 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/17/policymakers-right-to-be-worried-as-uk-housing-boom-shows-no-sign-of-waning https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/17/policymakers-right-to-be-worried-as-uk-housing-boom-shows-no-sign-of-waning Housing market Business Real estate Economics Inflation Interest rates UK news US news House prices Money Property Policymakers right to be worried as UK housing boom shows no sign of waning | Larry Elliott <p>But situation needs looking at in global context because it is not a story of British exceptionalism</p><p>Easter traditionally marks the start of the annual housebuying season, but this year there has been no need for potential sellers to mow the lawn and give the living room a lick of paint because the market’s already running hot.</p><p>Demand for property has been strong ever since the UK first came out of lockdown in the summer of 2020. Mortgage approvals are up on pre-pandemic levels and prices have climbed ever higher.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/17/policymakers-right-to-be-worried-as-uk-housing-boom-shows-no-sign-of-waning">Continue reading...</a> Sun, 17 Apr 2022 10:06:04 Z Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Larry Elliott 2022-04-17T10:06:04Z 2022-04-17 10:06 +00:00 2022-04-17 22:06 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10707579/Crackdown-borrowers-taking-big-mortgages-failing-clear-debts.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10707579/Crackdown-borrowers-taking-big-mortgages-failing-clear-debts.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Crackdown on borrowers taking big mortgages and failing to clear debts Brokers warned that mortgage lending criteria will continue to be under the spotlight in the coming months as the cost of living crisis intensifies. Sun, 17 Apr 2022 10:02:27 Z None 2022-04-17 10:02 +00:00 2022-04-17 22:02 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/16/realestate/tenant-protections-nyc-upper-west-side.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/16/realestate/tenant-protections-nyc-upper-west-side.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Landlords Evictions Suits and Litigation (Civil) Condominiums Naftali Group LLC Upper West Side (Manhattan, NY) How a Lone Tenant Is Holding Up a $70 Million Condo Deal Ahmet Nejat Ozsu has refused to leave his apartment on the Upper West Side, delaying a plan for condominiums. A pandemic remedy for renters could help him prolong the standoff. Sat, 16 Apr 2022 18:12:45 Z Stefanos Chen Karsten Moran for The New York Times Ahmet Nejat Ozsu, 52, is the last tenant in the way of transforming his building into a new luxury condominium at 215 West 84th Street. 2022-04-16 18:12 +00:00 2022-04-17 06:12 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-16/lopez-column-south-pasadena-house https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-16/lopez-column-south-pasadena-house Column: The house was listed at $1.2 million. The sale price? Even crazier than you might think <p>In places like South Pasadena, which has good schools and few houses on the market, bidding wars can send prices skyrocketing, fueling inequity. </p> Sat, 16 Apr 2022 12:00:44 Z Steve Lopez <p>In places like South Pasadena, which has good schools and few houses on the market, bidding wars can send prices skyrocketing, fueling inequity. </p> Pasadena, California April 15 2022- A resident pulls weeds near a house that sold for $2.5 million in cash after being listed for 1.2 million on Stratford Ave. in South Pasadena. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times) Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-16 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-17 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/16/realestate/induction-range-home-value-sale.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/16/realestate/induction-range-home-value-sale.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Cooking and Cookbooks Natural Gas Electric Light and Power Will Installing an Induction Range Help or Hurt the Value of My Home? A buyer today may be reluctant to embrace the technology, preferring traditional gas. But this is the wave of the future, and the market will catch up. Sat, 16 Apr 2022 09:00:05 Z Ronda Kaysen 2022-04-16 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-16 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10718595/Rental-property-battle-Notting-Hill-studio-vs-country-cottage.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10718595/Rental-property-battle-Notting-Hill-studio-vs-country-cottage.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Rental property battle: A Notting Hill studio vs a country cottage We take a look at two rental properties and ask which one would you pick? Both rent for around £2,200 a month, the average for London. Sat, 16 Apr 2022 08:14:59 Z None 2022-04-16 08:14 +00:00 2022-04-16 20:14 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/16/looking-for-a-mortgage-time-to-get-move-on-inflation-best-offers-interest-rates https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/16/looking-for-a-mortgage-time-to-get-move-on-inflation-best-offers-interest-rates Mortgage rates Mortgages Banks and building societies Money Property Housing market Real estate Business Looking for a mortgage? It’s time to get a move on <p>As inflation takes its toll, interest rates are rising and the best offers are drying up</p><p>Homebuyers and those looking to remortgage were this week being urged to act fast if they want to lock in a competitive home loan deal.</p><p>Many banks and building societies have been pulling their mortgage deals or repricing them upwards, often at very short notice, as they grapple with rising interest rates and inflation, and the wider economic volatility.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/16/looking-for-a-mortgage-time-to-get-move-on-inflation-best-offers-interest-rates">Continue reading...</a> Sat, 16 Apr 2022 06:00:54 Z Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA Rupert Jones 2022-04-16T06:00:54Z 2022-04-16 06:00 +00:00 2022-04-16 18:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-15/former-49ers-coach-jim-harbaugh-sells-bay-area-mansion-for-11-78-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-15/former-49ers-coach-jim-harbaugh-sells-bay-area-mansion-for-11-78-million Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh sells Bay Area mansion for $11.78 million <p>Jim Harbaugh hasn't coached the 49ers since 2014, but he's still wrapping up business in the Bay Area. </p> Fri, 15 Apr 2022 15:00:57 Z Jack Flemming <p>Jim Harbaugh hasn't coached the 49ers since 2014, but he's still wrapping up business in the Bay Area. </p> The 1.3-acre estate includes a main house and guesthouse that combine for more than 8,500 square feet. Zachary Kinovsky 2022-04-15 15:00 +00:00 2022-04-16 03:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/15/realestate/condo-defects-new-development.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/15/realestate/condo-defects-new-development.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Buildings (Structures) Building (Construction) Condominiums Suits and Litigation (Civil) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantine (Life and Culture) Long Island City (Queens, NY) SoHo (Manhattan, NY) New York City Construction Defects Emerge at Pandemic-Era New Developments Complaints of poor construction are on the rise in new luxury rental and condo buildings, after two chaotic years of New York real estate amid the pandemic. Fri, 15 Apr 2022 14:36:43 Z Stefanos Chen From left: Tom Sibley for The New York Times; Jose A. Alvarado Jr. for The New York Times Hero, a luxury condominium tower in Long Island City, Queens, that opened to residents in 2020, has a number of construction defects, residents said, including two separate floods caused by a burst sprinkler pipe that damaged apartments and amenity spaces. 2022-04-15 14:36 +00:00 2022-04-16 02:36 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10714795/Britains-affordable-places-buy-home-revealed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10714795/Britains-affordable-places-buy-home-revealed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Britain's most affordable places to buy a home revealed The list, revealed by Zoopla, looks at average local house prices compared to the combined income of an average two-earner household in the same location. Fri, 15 Apr 2022 11:59:31 Z None 2022-04-15 11:59 +00:00 2022-04-15 23:59 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/realestate/grenada-caribbean-house-hunting.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/realestate/grenada-caribbean-house-hunting.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Grenada Caribbean Area House Hunting in Grenada: A Better ‘Beach Shack’ on the Caribbean Coast ‘There has been no tourism for almost two years’ in Grenada, agents say, leading to more opportunities for domestic buyers and savvy investors. Fri, 15 Apr 2022 02:59:17 Z Alison Gregor 2022-04-15 02:59 +00:00 2022-04-15 14:59 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10715725/Cladding-hit-flat-owners-say-developers-delay-repair-works-avoid-paying-out.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10715725/Cladding-hit-flat-owners-say-developers-delay-repair-works-avoid-paying-out.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Cladding-hit flat owners say developers will delay repair works to avoid paying out The Government has announced that it has reached an agreement with the industry that will see it contribute £5billion to address the building safety scandal. Thu, 14 Apr 2022 13:01:41 Z PA 2022-04-14 13:01 +00:00 2022-04-15 01:01 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/14/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/14/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Franklin Township (Somerset County, NJ) Larchmont (NY) Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey This week’s properties are a five-bedroom house in Franklin Township, N.J., and a three-bedroom in Larchmont, N.Y. Thu, 14 Apr 2022 13:00:25 Z Jill P. Capuzzo and Anne Mancuso 2022-04-14 13:00 +00:00 2022-04-15 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/14/realestate/homes-for-sale-in-new-york-city.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/14/realestate/homes-for-sale-in-new-york-city.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY) East Village (Manhattan, NY) Greenwich Village (Manhattan, NY) Inwood (Manhattan, NY) Homes for Sale in New York City This week’s properties are in Bushwick, Inwood and the East Village. Thu, 14 Apr 2022 13:00:23 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-04-14 13:00 +00:00 2022-04-15 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/14/realestate/condos-cost-increase-house-prices.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/14/realestate/condos-cost-increase-house-prices.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Condominiums Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Inflation (Economics) If You Think Houses Are Expensive, Wait Till You See What Condos Cost As prices for single-family homes balloon out of reach, many buyers are turning to condos, sending that market into a frenzy of its own. Thu, 14 Apr 2022 09:00:16 Z Michael Kolomatsky 2022-04-14 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-14 21:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-13/zedd-slashes-price-of-beverly-hills-mansion-to-23-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-13/zedd-slashes-price-of-beverly-hills-mansion-to-23-million Zedd slashes price of Beverly Hills mansion to $23 million <p>Grammy-winning DJ Zedd is shopping around his custom compound in Benedict Canyon for $23 million, or $3.5 million less than his original price.</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2022 20:46:05 Z Jack Flemming <p>Grammy-winning DJ Zedd is shopping around his custom compound in Benedict Canyon for $23 million, or $3.5 million less than his original price.</p> The 11,000-square-foot showplace sits on a three-acre promontory and ascends to a rooftop deck overlooking the canyons. The Oppenheim Group 2022-04-13 20:46 +00:00 2022-04-14 08:46 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/realestate/2-million-dollar-homes-tennessee-florida-new-york.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/realestate/2-million-dollar-homes-tennessee-florida-new-york.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Nashville (Tenn) Key West (Fla) East Durham (NY) $2.2 Million Homes in Tennessee, Florida and New York A Nashville Victorian owned by an HGTV host, a Key West house where the writer John Dos Passos once lived, and a rustic log cabin in East Durham. Wed, 13 Apr 2022 17:39:39 Z Angela Serratore 2022-04-13 17:39 +00:00 2022-04-14 05:39 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-13/what-500-000-buys-in-five-l-a-county-communities https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-13/what-500-000-buys-in-five-l-a-county-communities What $500,000 buys in five L.A. County communities <p>Bidding wars and supply shortages have driven prices to historic highs. Here are five homes listed below the L.A. County median home price.</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2022 12:00:21 Z Jack Flemming <p>Bidding wars and supply shortages have driven prices to historic highs. Here are five homes listed below the L.A. County median home price.</p> 116 W. Via Vaquero, San Dimas, 91773 Steve Padilla / Top Agent Photography 2022-04-13 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-14 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/realestate/woodbridge-connecticut-homes.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/realestate/woodbridge-connecticut-homes.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Woodbridge (Conn) Woodbridge, Conn.: A Rural Enclave Close to New Haven This ‘suburban community in a country setting’ is just a 20-minute commute from Yale University, other educational institutions and a number of biotech companies. Wed, 13 Apr 2022 09:00:32 Z Lisa Prevost Tony Cenicola/The New York Times The First Church of Christ, which anchors the historic town center, was built in 1832.  2022-04-13 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-13 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/realestate/why-you-should-plant-a-garden-thats-wasp-friendly.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/realestate/why-you-should-plant-a-garden-thats-wasp-friendly.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Gardens and Gardening Flowers and Plants Wasps (Insects) Bees Insects Roach, Margaret Why You Should Plant a Garden That’s Wasp Friendly Those wasps you hate? They’re the best organic pest control around. Here’s how to keep them happy (and avoid getting stung). Wed, 13 Apr 2022 09:00:30 Z Margaret Roach 2022-04-13 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-13 21:00 +12:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:625629d36b21765b8aa0ea96 https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-exposure Asbestos Exposure Due to the Negligence of Others – Can You Sue? Asbestos exposure involves being accidentally or intentionally exposed to the hazardous substance in a personal or professional capacity. Wed, 13 Apr 2022 02:17:39 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/e33d41d9-7a9b-44d4-a850-f591edadd224/asbestos-exposure.png" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="62563579cb8e5c343f8948ec" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/e33d41d9-7a9b-44d4-a850-f591edadd224/asbestos-exposure.png?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Asbestos exposure involves being accidentally or intentionally exposed to the hazardous substance in a personal or professional capacity. You might have been renovating a house as a construction worker, and your manager failed to mention that it contained asbestos, or you were <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/identify-asbestos-before-renovation">renovating</a> your <em>own </em>home and were accidentally exposed to asbestos-containing materials (ACM) that way. </p><p class="">If you believe that the negligence of others caused your asbestos exposure, you might be wondering what your options are and whether you can sue. Let’s look at the different situations below.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What Happens If You’re Exposed to Asbestos?</h2><p class="">The problem is that we don’t know what will happen to you if you’re exposed to asbestos. Many people have been exposed throughout their lifetime due to unawareness of asbestos’s danger, and nothing has happened to them.</p><p class="">In contrast, some people were exposed just a few times and ended up with life-threatening conditions like cancer and asbestosis. There is no ‘safe’ limit, nor is there a ‘safe’ exposure number. As a result, being exposed to asbestos even <em>once </em>is classed as an exposure event.</p><p class="">After 10 to 40 years, the consequences of your exposure event can present themselves as an <a href="https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/related-diseases/#:~:text=Asbestos%20diseases%20are%20caused%20by,thickening%2C%20pleural%20effusion%20and%20atelectasis.">asbestos-related illness</a>, such as: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Mesothelioma</p></li><li><p class="">Lung cancer</p></li><li><p class="">Laryngeal cancer</p></li><li><p class="">Ovarian cancer</p></li><li><p class="">Asbestosis</p></li><li><p class="">Pleural plaques</p></li><li><p class="">COPD</p></li><li><p class="">Pleural thickening</p></li><li><p class="">Atelectasis</p></li><li><p class="">Pleural effusion</p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">Many of these conditions can become apparent when you experience symptoms such as: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Shortness of breath</p></li><li><p class="">A persistent cough</p></li><li><p class="">Tiredness</p></li><li><p class="">Pain when breathing</p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Can You Sue for Asbestos Exposure Due to Negligence? </h2><p class="">New Zealand has the Accident Compensation Scheme (<a href="https://www.acc.co.nz/">ACC</a>), which saw the end of the need for people to sue for injuries that the scheme covers. However, if ACC <em>doesn’t </em>cover your injury and someone else’s actions caused it, you might be able to sue them in court for compensation. &nbsp;</p><p class="">Due to the many decades that can pass between an exposure event and the onset of an asbestos-related illness, suing for compensation may not be a possibility. In that case, people living with such illnesses may need to approach ACC to find out what their rights might be.</p><p class="">While ACC doesn’t cover all gradual conditions, they do offer some cover for work-related conditions, infections, and diseases, that are caused gradually. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">For your claim to be successful, you need to prove that: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Your work environment or work tasks caused harm</p></li><li><p class="">The characteristic from your work isn’t found to a great extent outside of your work</p></li><li><p class="">The risk of harm is greater for people who do your tasks or work in your environment than it is for others </p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">However, these requirements <a href="https://communitylaw.org.nz/community-law-manual/chapter-19-accident-compensation-acc/when-youre-covered-by-acc-and-when-youre-not/conditions-caused-gradually-covered-only-if-work-related/">may not apply</a> to asbestos. Specific occupational diseases relating to your work tasks or environment may only require proof that your job exposed you to a particular substance, such as asbestos, arsenic, mercury, or lead. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What Does ACC Cover?</h2><p class="">If your asbestos claim was successful, you might be eligible to have a wide variety of your related costs covered, such as: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Medical treatment</p></li><li><p class="">Weekly compensation for a loss of income</p></li><li><p class="">Social rehabilitation</p></li><li><p class="">Vocational rehabilitation</p></li><li><p class="">Permanent disability lump sum payments</p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">But will ACC <em>always </em>cover asbestos-related illnesses? Unfortunately, that <a href="https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/nz/news/breaking-news/lawyer-urges-acc-to-review-asbestos-cancer-policy-322141.aspx#:~:text=Asbestos%2C%20once%20a%20popular%20fire,the%20engineering%20and%20construction%20sectors.">doesn’t appear to be the case</a>. In an Insurance Business NZ article, Auckland-based lawyer Philip Schmidt stated that an insurance provider had approached him after ACC refused to cover treatment for asbestos-related cancer. &nbsp;</p><p class="">In the cases like it he had seen, Philip believes they were declined due to the medications not being on the Pharmac-approved list. However, ACC can still fund non-Pharmac-approved drugs as long as they fulfil criteria, such as cost-effectiveness. </p><p class="">An ACC spokesperson said all claims are assessed on a case-by-case basis, but Philip is calling on ACC to review the claims assessment process.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>How Do Other Countries Do It? </h2><p class="">Our system isn’t perfect, and many asbestos victims would undoubtedly say it’s flawed. So, how are asbestos exposure victims looked after overseas? In the United States, victims can hold several different people and businesses to account, and more than one person can be liable in a single asbestos exposure claim.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">For example, victims might be able to sue: </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Mining companies</p></li><li><p class="">Asbestos and asbestos-containing product manufacturers</p></li><li><p class="">Employers</p></li><li><p class="">Asbestos-contaminated property owners</p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">Once they file a claim, they often seek liability compensation through lawsuit verdicts and settlements. We simply don’t have that option here in New Zealand unless ACC doesn’t cover the exposure event that leads to the sickness, and negligence by a person or party can be proven for that case to go to court.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Avoid Asbestos Exposure</h2><p class="">As there is no ‘safe’ asbestos exposure amount, avoiding asbestos exposure can be the key to reducing the risk of asbestos-related illnesses. If you’re about to get a construction or renovation project underway, consider relying on the testing, removal, and demolition services of a company like <a href="http://www.chemcare.co.nz">Chemcare</a>, which can take all practical steps to keep you safe.</p> Asbestos Exposure Due to the Negligence of Others – Can You Sue? 2022-04-13 02:17 +00:00 2022-04-13 14:17 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-12/matthew-stafford-buys-part-of-drakes-party-compound-for-11-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-12/matthew-stafford-buys-part-of-drakes-party-compound-for-11-million Matthew Stafford buys part of Drake's party compound for $11 million <p>In celebrity-filled Hidden Hills, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford just paid $11 million for two neighboring homes owned by rapper Drake. </p> Tue, 12 Apr 2022 15:00:47 Z Jack Flemming <p>In celebrity-filled Hidden Hills, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford just paid $11 million for two neighboring homes owned by rapper Drake. </p> BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 02: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams throws the ball in the third quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Rob Carr / Getty Images 2022-04-12 15:00 +00:00 2022-04-13 03:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-12/la-loves-to-gawk-at-and-fight-about-extravagant-real-estate https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-12/la-loves-to-gawk-at-and-fight-about-extravagant-real-estate L.A. loves to gawk at and fight about extravagant real estate <p>The L.A. area has long been home to ostentatious houses. Pasadena had Millionaire's Row over 100 years ago. These days Bel-Air has "The One" and the "Starship Enterprise."</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2022 12:00:44 Z Patt Morrison <p>The L.A. area has long been home to ostentatious houses. Pasadena had Millionaire's Row over 100 years ago. These days Bel-Air has "The One" and the "Starship Enterprise."</p> A vintage postcard from Patt Morrison's collection with a 1923 postmark shows an estate in an exclusive L.A. neighborhood called Westmoreland Place. 2022-04-12 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-13 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/11/realestate/renters-haitian-photojournalist-manhattan.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/11/realestate/renters-haitian-photojournalist-manhattan.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Content Type: Personal Profile Haiti West Village (Manhattan, NY) A Haitian Photojournalist Finds Safety in Manhattan Dieu-Nalio Chéry, who covered the strife that has plagued his country, became a target of the violence himself, but he and his family received help to settle in New York. Mon, 11 Apr 2022 20:33:58 Z D.W. Gibson Katherine Marks for The New York Times Dieu-Nalio Chéry reluctantly left his home country when the danger from his work as a photojournalist became too much. “I felt like I would die if I stayed in Haiti,” he said. 2022-04-11 20:33 +00:00 2022-04-12 08:33 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-11/mark-wahlbergs-beverly-park-mega-mansion-lists-for-87-5-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-11/mark-wahlbergs-beverly-park-mega-mansion-lists-for-87-5-million Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Park mega-mansion lists for $87.5 million <p>Movie star Mark Wahlberg is shopping around his 30,000-square-foot mega-mansion in the affluent enclave of Beverly Park for $87.5 million.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 19:42:51 Z Jack Flemming <p>Movie star Mark Wahlberg is shopping around his 30,000-square-foot mega-mansion in the affluent enclave of Beverly Park for $87.5 million.</p> Built in 2014, the European-inspired mansion comes with 12 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, a skate park, movie theater and grotto. Anthony Barcelo 2022-04-11 19:42 +00:00 2022-04-12 07:42 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/11/realestate/home-prices-california.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/11/realestate/home-prices-california.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Rancho Mirage (Calif) St Helena (Calif) San Francisco (Calif) What $1.9 Million Buys You in California A midcentury-modern home in Rancho Mirage, a two-bedroom condominium in San Francisco and a 1954 ranch house in St. Helena. Mon, 11 Apr 2022 13:00:19 Z Angela Serratore 2022-04-11 13:00 +00:00 2022-04-12 01:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-11/magic-castle-sold-to-video-game-mogul-randy-pitchford https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-11/magic-castle-sold-to-video-game-mogul-randy-pitchford L.A.'s Magic Castle is getting a new, preservation-minded owner <p>The buyer is Gearbox video game mogul and amateur magician Randy Pitchford, who vows the property will remain the Academy of Magical Arts' clubhouse and performance venue.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 12:00:57 Z Roger Vincent <p>The buyer is Gearbox video game mogul and amateur magician Randy Pitchford, who vows the property will remain the Academy of Magical Arts' clubhouse and performance venue.</p> Los Angeles, California-Oct. 28-, 2020-The Magic Castle, a private club that has magic shows and other entertainment, is located at 7001 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, California. (Carolyn Cole/ Los Angeles Times) Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-11 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-12 00:00 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-11/new-state-government-efforts-to-tackle-california-housing-crisis https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-11/new-state-government-efforts-to-tackle-california-housing-crisis A snapshot of new state government efforts to tackle California's housing crisis <p>Lawmakers want to ease burdens to first-time homeownership and set up a consistent funding source for housing construction.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 12:00:25 Z Hannah Wiley <p>Lawmakers want to ease burdens to first-time homeownership and set up a consistent funding source for housing construction.</p> ALAMEDA CA MARCH 10, 2020 - Aerial view of the Everett Commons subsidized housing in Alameda. The project provides housing for 20 low-income families at a cost of $947,000 per apartment to build. California has the highest cost to build low-income housing in the country, a huge barrier to the state solving its housing crisis. (Josh Edelson / Los Angeles Times) Josh Edelson/Josh Edelson/For The Times 2022-04-11 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-12 00:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10700211/Which-one-cob-houses-sale-Zoopla-buy.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10700211/Which-one-cob-houses-sale-Zoopla-buy.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Which one of these cob houses for sale on Zoopla would you buy? Which of these eco-friendly cob houses for sale on property website Zoopla would you choose to buy? Mon, 11 Apr 2022 08:50:42 Z None 2022-04-11 08:50 +00:00 2022-04-11 20:50 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10692437/Can-object-daytime-dog-kennel-installed-underneath-leasehold-flat.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10692437/Can-object-daytime-dog-kennel-installed-underneath-leasehold-flat.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Can I object to a daytime dog kennel being installed underneath my leasehold flat? Being a leasehold can be fraught with difficulties, but a good starting point is to read through your lease and look for anything related to this situation. Mon, 11 Apr 2022 06:23:14 Z Shutterstock / Ryan Brix 2022-04-11 06:23 +00:00 2022-04-11 18:23 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/11/how-to-get-yourself-mortgage-ready https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/11/how-to-get-yourself-mortgage-ready Money Consumer affairs Consumer rights Banking Mortgage lending figures Housing market Mortgages Rating agencies Financial sector Property Real estate Business How to get yourself mortgage ready <p>From checking how much you are likely to be able to borrow, to planning ahead of an application</p><p>One of the first things you should do is get a realistic idea of how much you’re likely to be able to borrow so you can see if it is worth going ahead. This will depend on three main things: your income, your outgoings and the size of the deposit you plan to put down.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/apr/11/how-to-get-yourself-mortgage-ready">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 06:00:04 Z Illustration: Jamie Wignall Illustration: Jamie Wignall Rupert Jones 2022-04-11T06:00:04Z 2022-04-11 06:00 +00:00 2022-04-11 18:00 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/11/homebuyers-could-struggle-with-mortgages-as-uk-banks-tighten-affordability-tests https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/11/homebuyers-could-struggle-with-mortgages-as-uk-banks-tighten-affordability-tests Housing market Mortgages Borrowing & debt Property Money UK news Banking Business Banco Santander Inflation Cost of living crisis Interest rates Economics Politics Homebuyers could struggle with mortgages as UK banks tighten affordability tests <p>Brokers warn soaring bills, tax rises and big hike in cost of household basics have forced lenders to recalculate models</p><p><br>Homebuyers wanting to take out a mortgage could soon struggle to get the size of loan they need, as banks begin taking into account the cost of living crisis when calculating how much they can lend.</p><p>Mortgage brokers have said soaring energy bills, the national insurance rise and a big increase in the cost of household goods are set to prompt banks to tighten their mortgage affordability tests, making it harder for consumers to borrow as much as previously.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/11/homebuyers-could-struggle-with-mortgages-as-uk-banks-tighten-affordability-tests">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 05:00:02 Z Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock Miles Brignall 2022-04-11T05:00:02Z 2022-04-11 05:00 +00:00 2022-04-11 17:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/08/realestate/nyc-rent-cost.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/08/realestate/nyc-rent-cost.html New York City Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Roommates Quarantine (Life and Culture) As NYC Rent Prices Surge, Those Who Scored Pandemic Deals Face Sticker Shock The city is thriving, but many who scored a deal now face rent-renewal sticker shock. Rents rose 33 percent between January of 2021 and January this year, according to an online listing site. Sun, 10 Apr 2022 16:45:53 Z Sarah Maslin Nir George Etheredge for The New York Times Chelcie Parry had to pack up and leave an apartment after the rent rose to $3,450 — just shy of double what she was paying. 2022-04-10 16:45 +00:00 2022-04-11 04:45 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-10/california-renter-tax-credit-unchanged-for-43-years-lawmakers-might-soon-raise-it https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-10/california-renter-tax-credit-unchanged-for-43-years-lawmakers-might-soon-raise-it California's renter tax credit has remained unchanged for 43 years. It could soon increase <p>California's renter's tax credit, created to help income-eligible residents who don't benefit from the tax breaks given to homeowners, has remained flat since 1979, never adjusted for inflation.</p> Sun, 10 Apr 2022 13:00:32 Z Mackenzie Mays <p>California's renter's tax credit, created to help income-eligible residents who don't benefit from the tax breaks given to homeowners, has remained flat since 1979, never adjusted for inflation.</p> FILE - This Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, file photo shows a "For Rent" sign outside an apartment building in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a deal with apartment owners and developers Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, on legislation that would cap how rapidly rents can rise as the state grapples with a housing crisis. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) Rich Pedroncelli/AP 2022-04-10 13:00 +00:00 2022-04-11 01:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/travel/joshua-tree-california-airbnb.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/travel/joshua-tree-california-airbnb.html Travel and Vacations Deserts Joshua Tree (Calif) Hotels and Travel Lodgings Social Media Airbnb Instagram Inc VRBO.com In Joshua Tree, Are 1,818 Airbnbs Too Many? A short-term rental gold rush is fueling concern for the area’s signature trees and debates about whether the nature of life in the desert of southeastern California is changing forever. Sun, 10 Apr 2022 00:59:57 Z Heather Murphy Cody James for The New York Times A new short-term rental property in Joshua Tree, Calif. Two years ago Somewhere, a property development company, bought this piece of land for $40,000. The listing is now renting for $1,031 a night. 2022-04-10 00:59 +00:00 2022-04-10 12:59 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10695599/Counties-highest-lowest-number-homes-sale-revealed-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10695599/Counties-highest-lowest-number-homes-sale-revealed-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Counties with the highest - and lowest - number of homes for sale are revealed on Rightmove The counties with the highest number of homes per person locally are Dorset, East Sussex, Kent, Essex and Buckinghamshire, according to new data. Sat, 09 Apr 2022 06:50:27 Z Getty Images 2022-04-09 06:50 +00:00 2022-04-09 18:50 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10696881/HS2-means-house-prices-North-booming.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10696881/HS2-means-house-prices-North-booming.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 HS2 means house prices in the North are booming In what's being touted as the 'HS2 effect', those located close to an HS2 station could see a spike in values of up to 60 per cent. Sat, 09 Apr 2022 06:49:28 Z Getty Images 2022-04-09 06:49 +00:00 2022-04-09 18:49 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10697015/Retirement-village-residents-gearing-bumper-Easter-celebrations.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10697015/Retirement-village-residents-gearing-bumper-Easter-celebrations.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Retirement village residents gearing up for bumper Easter celebrations There have been no Easter treats for the past 24 months - and they've been­ greatly missed. But this year they are back with gusto. Sat, 09 Apr 2022 06:48:57 Z Anoif Photography 2022-04-09 06:48 +00:00 2022-04-09 18:48 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-08/westfield-malls-go-up-for-sale-as-u-s-shoppers-find-other-places-to-buy https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-04-08/westfield-malls-go-up-for-sale-as-u-s-shoppers-find-other-places-to-buy Westfield malls go up for sale as U.S. shoppers find other places to buy <p>The malls' French owner, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, plans to focus on Europe after unloading its U.S. collection of properties.</p> Fri, 08 Apr 2022 12:00:18 Z Roger Vincent <p>The malls' French owner, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, plans to focus on Europe after unloading its U.S. collection of properties.</p> CANOGA PARK, CA - December 06 2021: LAPD mounted unit officers Daniel, right, and Morales, left, patrol the Westfield Topanga shopping mall on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 in Canoga Park, CA. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-08 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-09 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/08/realestate/free-furniture-nyc-stooping.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/08/realestate/free-furniture-nyc-stooping.html Content Type: Service Furniture Salvage Sidewalks New York City Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Where to Find Free Furniture on N.Y.C’s Sidewalks New York City curbs are awash in discarded furniture that can liven up your home or make you some money. We talked to some experts on how to find it. Fri, 08 Apr 2022 12:00:07 Z Ronda Kaysen Steffi Walthall 2022-04-08 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-09 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/realestate/how-many-square-feet-does-a-1500-monthly-rent-get-you.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/realestate/how-many-square-feet-does-a-1500-monthly-rent-get-you.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) How Many Square Feet Does a $1,500 Monthly Rent Get You? Remote workers may consider a move to another city if they want to save on rent. Thu, 07 Apr 2022 19:20:40 Z Michael Kolomatsky 2022-04-07 19:20 +00:00 2022-04-08 07:20 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/realestate/housing-market-near-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Westport (Conn) Locust Valley (NY) Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut This week’s properties are a four-bedroom in Locust Valley, N.Y., and a five-bedroom in Westport, Conn. Thu, 07 Apr 2022 18:39:59 Z Claudia Gryvatz Copquin and Lisa Prevost 2022-04-07 18:39 +00:00 2022-04-08 06:39 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-04-07/can-my-rent-increase-los-angeles-evictions-pandemic-moratorium https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-04-07/can-my-rent-increase-los-angeles-evictions-pandemic-moratorium Can my rent go up in Los Angeles this year? <p>Most renters in L.A. are protected from rent increases at least until May 2023. Here's how to figure out if you qualify.</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2022 17:40:15 Z Liam Dillon <p>Most renters in L.A. are protected from rent increases at least until May 2023. Here's how to figure out if you qualify.</p> LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: The Park La Brea complex, photographed on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. The Park La Brea housing complex is the largest west of the Mississippi River. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) Kent Nishimura/Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-07 17:40 +00:00 2022-04-08 05:40 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-07/lloyd-wrights-derby-house-a-mayan-inspired-gem-asks-3-3-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-07/lloyd-wrights-derby-house-a-mayan-inspired-gem-asks-3-3-million Lloyd Wright's Derby House, a Mayan-inspired gem, asks $3.3 million <p>Lloyd Wright's Derby House, a pristine example of Mayan Revival-style architecture, just listed for $3.295 million in Glendale.</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2022 15:00:13 Z Jack Flemming <p>Lloyd Wright's Derby House, a pristine example of Mayan Revival-style architecture, just listed for $3.295 million in Glendale.</p> Preserved and upgraded over the years, the two-story home showcases Mayan-inspired style such as intricate designs and dramatic concrete blocks. Open House Foto 2022-04-07 15:00 +00:00 2022-04-08 03:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/realestate/housing-market-nyc.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Chelsea (Manhattan, NY) Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn, NY) Yorkville (Manhattan, NY) Homes for Sale in New York City This week’s properties are in Chelsea, Brooklyn Heights and on the Upper East Side. Thu, 07 Apr 2022 13:00:25 Z C. J. Hughes 2022-04-07 13:00 +00:00 2022-04-08 01:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10691543/Flat-converted-period-property-founder-Salvation-Army-lived-sale-700k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10691543/Flat-converted-period-property-founder-Salvation-Army-lived-sale-700k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Flat in converted period property where founder of the Salvation Army lived is for sale for £700k A blue plaque on the outside of the building by the front door reveals how Salvation Army founder William Booth lived in the London house from 1903 to 1912. Thu, 07 Apr 2022 09:40:31 Z None 2022-04-07 09:40 +00:00 2022-04-07 21:40 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/07/uk-house-prices-hit-record-high-but-cost-of-living-crisis-likely-to-cool-market https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/07/uk-house-prices-hit-record-high-but-cost-of-living-crisis-likely-to-cool-market Housing market Cost of living crisis Business House prices Real estate Money UK news Property UK house prices hit record high but cost of living crisis likely to cool market <p>Shortage of homes for sale and ‘race for space’ drove average cost to 282,753 in March, says Halifax</p><p>UK house prices hit a record of £282,753 in March but are likely to ease over the next year as homebuyers face higher interest rates and the cost of living squeeze, Halifax has said.</p><p>The average cost of a home rose by 1.4% on February, according to Halifax’s monthly property index, and is 11% higher than a year ago, about the largest annual increase since the 2007 financial crisis.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/07/uk-house-prices-hit-record-high-but-cost-of-living-crisis-likely-to-cool-market">Continue reading...</a> Thu, 07 Apr 2022 07:43:40 Z Photograph: parkerphotography/Alamy Photograph: parkerphotography/Alamy Kalyeena Makortoff 2022-04-07T07:43:40Z 2022-04-07 07:43 +00:00 2022-04-07 19:43 +12:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:624e10f6550c13623e7185cb https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-and-wildfires Asbestos and Wildfires - Should You Be Worried? There are upwards of 3,000 wildfires in New Zealand each year and many thousands more worldwide. While most people’s primary concern is the fires themselves, there’s something of equal concern to consider, and that’s asbestos. Wed, 06 Apr 2022 22:31:35 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/f84d9746-b1ef-497a-8bf7-a2afa0043b74/asbestos-and-wildfires.png" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="624e147a42c5601009d65f0d" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/f84d9746-b1ef-497a-8bf7-a2afa0043b74/asbestos-and-wildfires.png?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">There are <a href="https://www.stats.govt.nz/indicators/wildfire-risk">upwards of 3,000 wildfires</a> in New Zealand each year and many thousands more worldwide. While most people’s primary concern is the fires themselves, there’s something of equal concern to consider, and that’s asbestos. </p><p class="">In Aotearoa New Zealand, structure loss in wildfires is often kept to a minimum, so asbestos exposure risks are not generally high. However, with the risk not being <em>zero </em>and exposure risks being much higher overseas, it’s worth being aware of the dangers asbestos in wildfires poses and what we should be doing about the situation. After all, knowledge is power.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What Happens to Asbestos in a Fire? </h2><p class="">Asbestos was once highly-regarded and widely used for its fire-resistant properties. However, when it’s exposed to high temperatures, it’s not thermally stable.</p><p class="">White asbestos (chrysotile) decomposes at temperatures as low as 850°C, while blue asbestos (crocidolite) and brown asbestos (amosite) decompose at around 1,000°C. </p><p class="">After prolonged exposure to those temperatures, the asbestos will be converted to dust, which is when it’s in its most deadly form. And that’s not even the worst part. </p><p class="">Asbestos <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/how-are-asbestos-sheets-made">cement sheeting</a> can not only disintegrate in a fire, but it can <em>explode</em>. Once exploded, the tiny particles can be released into the air, spreading far and wide and putting people at risk of exposure and future health conditions. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>How Can You Be Exposed to Asbestos After a Wildfire? </h2><p class="">There are at least three exposure sources to be aware of after a wildfire or even a standard structure fire from another cause. These can include:</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Direct inhalation of asbestos in the fire if you were there when it broke out</p></li></ul><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Inhalation of asbestos fibres in the air from the structure, driven by the wind or mechanics after the fire has been put out </p></li></ul><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Eating affected produce </p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">The severity of the exposure event can depend on how much ACM there was in the property and in the air. However, the risk may be significantly reduced if asbestos removal and <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/demolition">demolition companies</a> remove affected materials as quickly as possible after a fire. </p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><h2>What Are the Health Effects of Asbestos in a Fire? </h2><p class="">The health effects associated with asbestos burned in a wildfire or regular structure fire haven’t been widely studied. However, smoke inhalation and thermal injury are the most likely adverse health effects immediately after a fire. The ACM may also irritate your respiratory tract, skin, and eyes. </p><p class="">There is no direct evidence associated with any long-term health risks involving asbestos and fires, but that’s not to say there are none. There simply hasn’t been enough research done to draw accurate conclusions.</p><p class="">However, whether you’re exposed to asbestos after a <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-exposure-natural-disasters">natural disaster</a> or a house renovation, you may be at risk of asbestos-related conditions in the future, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Can the Risks Associated With Asbestos in Fires Be Mitigated? </h2><p class="">According to the <a href="https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/response-major-fires-phus-feb14-v2.pdf">Ministry of Health</a>, there are mitigating factors that may limit just how exposed the general public is to asbestos in the event of a standalone fire or wildfire event. These factors can include:</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Not all asbestos-containing materials being burned in the fire (e.g., the fire is extinguished before it affects the majority of the asbestos cladding) </p></li><li><p class="">Asbestos fibres being trapped in large pieces of material</p></li><li><p class="">Asbestos cement sheeting being deposited as large pieces in a fire </p></li><li><p class="">Respirable fibres only being a small fraction of the total amount of asbestos released</p></li><li><p class="">Fibres being denatured after exposure to high temperatures for prolonged periods</p></li><li><p class="">Short exposure duration</p></li><li><p class="">Atmospheric dispersion (e.g., rain reducing asbestos fibre concentrations) </p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>How to Keep Yourself Safe From Asbestos After a Wildfire</h2><p class="">Even though most Kiwis haven’t had first-hand experience with a wildfire affecting our homes, that doesn’t mean we never will. The more you know about asbestos in fires, the easier you may find it to keep calm and protect yourself.</p><p class="">Most importantly, wear a mask when you’re in an area where a wildfire has affected an asbestos-containing structure. Wash all your clothing in a wildfire-affected area to reduce secondhand exposure, and refrain from sweeping up any unknown building materials that may contain asbestos.</p><p class="">If you are involved in any cleanup efforts around your property, always wet down materials to prevent any fibres from becoming airborne. An enclosed negative pressure vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter may assist with this. </p><p class="">It’s also essential to avoid skin contact as much as possible. When outside in wildfire-affected areas, wear masks, long-sleeved shirts and pants, and covered-in shoes. Single-use coveralls may also be a wise investment for peace of mind.</p><p class="">Understandably, your focus may not be on asbestos as you’re dealing with the after-effects of a fire that potentially affects your entire way of life. However, by considering that it’s possibly present and acting accordingly, you may lower your risks of associated illnesses in later life.</p> Asbestos and Wildfires - Should You Be Worried? 2022-04-06 22:31 +00:00 2022-04-07 10:31 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-06/lonzo-ball-drops-7-25-million-on-a-sherman-oaks-showplace https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-06/lonzo-ball-drops-7-25-million-on-a-sherman-oaks-showplace Lonzo Ball drops $7.25 million on a Sherman Oaks showplace <p>NBA star and Chino Hills native Lonzo Ball just picked up a new property in L.A., dropping $7.25 million on a brand new home in Sherman Oaks.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2022 19:41:08 Z Jack Flemming <p>NBA star and Chino Hills native Lonzo Ball just picked up a new property in L.A., dropping $7.25 million on a brand new home in Sherman Oaks.</p> Newly built, the modern residence comes with a two-car garage that's been converted into an ADU. Hilton & Hyland 2022-04-06 19:41 +00:00 2022-04-07 07:41 +12:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2022/apr/06/michael-gove-needs-to-cast-polluters-pay-net-further-cladding-crisis-housebuilders https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2022/apr/06/michael-gove-needs-to-cast-polluters-pay-net-further-cladding-crisis-housebuilders Construction industry Real estate Business Housing market E-commerce Retail industry Shares Barratt Developments Michael Gove needs to cast ‘polluters pay’ net wider in cladding crisis | Nils Pratley <p>Easy option would be another levy on big UK housebuilders, but this may be rare occasion when sector deserves sympathy</p><p>A request works best when backed by menaces. The housing secretary, Michael Gove, seems to be close to getting much of what he wants from stage one of his operation to raise serious sums to fix the cladding and fire-safety crisis that was appallingly highlighted by the Grenfell Tower disaster of 2017.</p><p>Fifty-three developers were invited, on pain of being cut out of planning approvals, to sign a building safety pledge that commits them to fund the costs of remediation work on all medium- and high-rise buildings they have built over the past 30 years. The number of corporate holdouts is likely to be in low single digits.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2022/apr/06/michael-gove-needs-to-cast-polluters-pay-net-further-cladding-crisis-housebuilders">Continue reading...</a> Wed, 06 Apr 2022 18:21:40 Z Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock Nils Pratley 2022-04-06T18:21:40Z 2022-04-06 18:21 +00:00 2022-04-07 06:21 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10688501/First-net-zero-home-designed-Max-Fordham-available-rent-Camden.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10688501/First-net-zero-home-designed-Max-Fordham-available-rent-Camden.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 First ever net zero home designed by Max Fordham available for rent in Camden The four-bedroom property in London's trendy Camden was designed for the late engineer and sustainable designer Max Fordham, who also lived in it. Wed, 06 Apr 2022 11:12:28 Z None 2022-04-06 11:12 +00:00 2022-04-06 23:12 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/realestate/home-prices-minnesota-maryland-and-oregon.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/realestate/home-prices-minnesota-maryland-and-oregon.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Content Type: Service Baltimore (Md) Minneapolis (Minn) Salem (Ore) What $300,000 Buys You in Minnesota, Maryland and Oregon A 1930 Tudor Revival house in Minneapolis, a 1924 bungalow in Baltimore and a two-bedroom cottage in Salem. Wed, 06 Apr 2022 11:00:21 Z Angela Serratore 2022-04-06 11:00 +00:00 2022-04-06 23:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/realestate/birding-atlas-spring.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/realestate/birding-atlas-spring.html Birdwatching Birds Animal Behavior Gardens and Gardening Flowers and Plants Quarantine (Life and Culture) Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology New York State Content Type: Service Why ‘Birding With a Purpose’ Is What You Should Do This Spring Every 20 years, New York collects vital information about birds. And gardeners have an important role to play. Wed, 06 Apr 2022 09:00:22 Z Margaret Roach 2022-04-06 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-06 21:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/realestate/in-houston-a-modernist-showplace-with-some-brazilian-curves.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/realestate/in-houston-a-modernist-showplace-with-some-brazilian-curves.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Home Repairs and Improvements Restoration and Renovation Furniture Lighting Design Architecture Houston (Tex) Modernist Houston Home With Brazilian Curves After living abroad for years, one Brazilian couple wanted a home that showed off their roots. So they built it themselves. Tue, 05 Apr 2022 09:00:32 Z Tim McKeough 2022-04-05 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-05 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10684383/Over-stretched-luxury-homeowners-face-mortgage-prisoners.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10684383/Over-stretched-luxury-homeowners-face-mortgage-prisoners.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Over-stretched luxury homeowners face become mortgage prisoners Lenders are looking at business owners - who may typically pay themselves in dividends - and how recent dividend tax hikes will affect their ability to pay their mortgage. Tue, 05 Apr 2022 08:37:40 Z Shutterstock / Konmac 2022-04-05 08:37 +00:00 2022-04-05 20:37 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-04/rams-star-aaron-donald-is-selling-his-calabasas-mansion https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-04/rams-star-aaron-donald-is-selling-his-calabasas-mansion Rams star Aaron Donald is selling his Calabasas mansion <p>As questions loom about Aaron Donald's future with the Rams, the star defender is shopping around his Calabasas mansion for $6.25 million.</p> Mon, 04 Apr 2022 20:53:53 Z Jack Flemming <p>As questions loom about Aaron Donald's future with the Rams, the star defender is shopping around his Calabasas mansion for $6.25 million.</p> Set on an acre, the private compound includes a 7,000-square-foot home, basketball court, billiards room and swimming pool. Jeff Elson 2022-04-04 20:53 +00:00 2022-04-05 08:53 +12:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-04-04/thinking-about-an-adjustable-rate-mortgage-know-the-risks https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-04-04/thinking-about-an-adjustable-rate-mortgage-know-the-risks Mortgage interest rates are rising. If you're looking at adjustable-rate loans, know the risks <p>With interest rates rising, home buyers may be more tempted by ARMs as a way to cut costs. Here are the potential pitfalls to consider.</p> Mon, 04 Apr 2022 12:00:14 Z Jon Healey <p>With interest rates rising, home buyers may be more tempted by ARMs as a way to cut costs. Here are the potential pitfalls to consider.</p> INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Home for sale along the 2700 block of 79th St., 4 bedroom, 2 baths, 3,790 sqft, for $965,000 on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 in Inglewood, CA. SoFi Stadium and other development has driven up home prices in the City of Inglewood. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times 2022-04-04 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-05 00:00 +12:00 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/04/realestate/shopping-for-pot-racks.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/04/realestate/shopping-for-pot-racks.html Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Interior Design and Furnishings Design Kitchens Home Repairs and Improvements Restoration and Renovation Content Type: Service Shopping for Pot Racks If you cook a lot, you know how useful they are. And if you don’t know how to cook? An impressive pot rack will make guests think you do. Mon, 04 Apr 2022 09:00:19 Z Tim McKeough 2022-04-04 09:00 +00:00 2022-04-04 21:00 +12:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10673461/Neighbours-right-Cul-sacs-great-places-live.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10673461/Neighbours-right-Cul-sacs-great-places-live.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Neighbours was right: Cul-de-sacs are great places to live Thanks to one sun-blushed, dead-end street down under, the much-ridiculed cul-de-sac burrowed its way into the nation's hearts. Sat, 02 Apr 2022 07:00:59 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-04-02 07:00 +00:00 2022-04-02 20:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10673467/How-add-pop-trend-yellow-homes-interior.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10673467/How-add-pop-trend-yellow-homes-interior.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to add a pop of on-trend yellow to your home's interior Having been out of fashion since the 1980s, yellow is back - interiors experts explain how to get this tricky shade right in your home. Sat, 02 Apr 2022 07:00:38 Z Getty Images 2022-04-02 07:00 +00:00 2022-04-02 20:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-01/heading-to-an-open-house-this-weekend-avoid-these-three-things https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-04-01/heading-to-an-open-house-this-weekend-avoid-these-three-things Touring an open house this weekend? Avoid these three things <p>Open houses are a great way to get a leg up on other buyers. Avoid these three things to make the best impression and have an effective visit. </p> Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:00:48 Z Jack Flemming <p>Open houses are a great way to get a leg up on other buyers. Avoid these three things to make the best impression and have an effective visit. </p> Reina Takahashi / For The Times 2022-04-01 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-02 01:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2022-04-01/technicolor-culver-city https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2022-04-01/technicolor-culver-city After pandemic struggles, Technicolor is bulking up VFX business in Culver City <p>Technicolor Creative Studios signed an 11-year lease in Culver City, housing all of its divisions in L.A. in a new campus that will accommodate 350 people.</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:00:16 Z Wendy Lee <p>Technicolor Creative Studios signed an 11-year lease in Culver City, housing all of its divisions in L.A. in a new campus that will accommodate 350 people.</p> A rendering of Technicolor Creative Studio's Culver City office Abramson Architects 2022-04-01 12:00 +00:00 2022-04-02 01:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-31/inglewoods-the-forum-will-become-kia-forum-in-naming-rights-deal https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-31/inglewoods-the-forum-will-become-kia-forum-in-naming-rights-deal The Forum has a new name <p>The Inglewood arena, home to the Lakers before their 1999 move to Staples Center, will get a new name, Kia Forum, following a deal with the Seoul-based automaker.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2022 20:13:02 Z Kenan Draughorne <p>The Inglewood arena, home to the Lakers before their 1999 move to Staples Center, will get a new name, Kia Forum, following a deal with the Seoul-based automaker.</p> INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 31: Inglewood Forum will become Kia Forum in naming rights deal on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Inglewood, CA. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-31 20:13 +00:00 2022-04-01 09:13 +13:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/31/uk-house-prices-grow-at-fastest-rate-for-17-years https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/31/uk-house-prices-grow-at-fastest-rate-for-17-years Housing market House prices Real estate Property Money Business UK news UK house prices grow at fastest rate for 17 years <p>Prices boom across all of UK, with average price up by £33,000 in 12 months to March</p><p>UK house prices grew in March at the fastest rate since 2004, continuing the ascent to new record levels – with the price of an average home now a fifth higher than at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.</p><p>Prices rose by 14.3% in the year to March, the strongest pace of increase since November 2004, when the UK experienced a housing boom that preceded the financial crisis, according to Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/31/uk-house-prices-grow-at-fastest-rate-for-17-years">Continue reading...</a> Thu, 31 Mar 2022 06:46:17 Z Photograph: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock Photograph: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock Jasper Jolly 2022-03-31T06:46:17Z 2022-03-31 06:46 +00:00 2022-03-31 19:46 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:6244ecfa4532687d792cb54f https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-next-door Is There Asbestos Next Door? what we can’t do is control what our neighbours do with their properties. When asbestos is friable, it poses a risk to both the homeowners and possibly even surrounding houses. Thu, 31 Mar 2022 00:15:23 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/f276d701-4452-4d90-8061-898f57ad9bef/asbestos-next-door.png" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="6244f1e9d859b950494a6b48" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/f276d701-4452-4d90-8061-898f57ad9bef/asbestos-next-door.png?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Most Kiwis have resigned themselves to the fact that their pre-2000s homes may contain asbestos. We can all take steps to keep ourselves safe by having <a href="http://www.chemcare.co.nz">trained and qualified experts</a> remove asbestos-containing materials during renovation projects or encapsulating them if removal is not a suitable option. </p><p class="">However, what we can’t do is control what our neighbours do with <em>their </em>properties. When asbestos is friable, it poses a risk to both the homeowners and possibly even surrounding houses. What are your rights? And do you have any?</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>When Is Asbestos Dangerous? </h2><p class="">Asbestos is dangerous when the materials it’s contained within are damaged. This damage might occur through wear and tear, accidental or intentional damage, or even <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/fire-damage-asbestos">fire</a>. Once the materials like cladding, roofing, or vinyl are damaged in some way, asbestos fibres can make their way into the air, which unsuspecting homeowners and visitors can then inhale. </p><p class="">There is no ‘safe’ level of asbestos to inhale, which means anyone can be at risk of potentially fatal conditions like asbestos and mesothelioma decades later after the exposure event. This is why many homeowners and business owners choose to have asbestos removal companies <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/testing/services">test</a> for and remove asbestos materials once they pose a potential safety risk.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What to Do When Your Neighbour’s Property Contains Asbestos</h2><p class="">If neighbouring properties contain asbestos, the condition of that asbestos may determine your next course of action. If you recognise it as asbestos, such as Super Six roofing, but it’s in excellent condition, you don’t need to do anything.</p><p class="">However, if asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are in a state of disrepair and you believe your health could be at risk because of it, you may have a couple of options to consider.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>1. Approach the Owner</h3><p class="">Not everyone is aware of the dangers of asbestos or what <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-containing-materials-in-the-home">materials in the home</a> could contain asbestos. If you feel safe approaching a neighbouring property owner, you may be able to alert them to the potential dangers lurking on their property, enlightening them about something they were unaware of. </p><p class="">To them, their cracked and crumbling asbestos sheeting garage may be in a state of disrepair, but they may not be aware that it could be putting other property owners at risk of asbestos exposure. You may just get the ball rolling for them to take action themselves.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>2. Talk to the Council</h3><p class="">If you don’t feel comfortable approaching a neighbor, they have not taken your concerns on board, tenants occupy the property, or no one lives at the address, you can contact your local council for advice. As houses are private property, they are the responsibility of the owner, but your council may be able to contact the owner to discuss the risks with them.</p><p class="">If an owner can’t be found or is deceased, the council may try to find next of kin. Their stance is that unless asbestos is a public health risk, <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/127854457/waikato-woman-says-council-needs-to-take-responsibility-for-the-burntout-asbestos-site-next-door">they can’t get involved</a>. If it <em>is</em> deemed a public health risk, regional councils have responsibilities under the <a href="https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1991/0069/latest/DLM230265.html">Resource Management Act</a> to control contaminants discharged into the air. If the property is abandoned and no responsible party is identified, the Crown may take over ownership of the property. At this point, action may be taken to reduce the public health risk. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>How to Know You’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos</h2><p class="">The unfortunate reality is that you may only know you’ve inhaled asbestos particles decades after that exposure event. Asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma only develop upwards of 20 or 30 years later. </p><p class="">As these diseases affect the lungs, symptoms generally include pain when breathing, shortness of breath, a persistent cough, and fatigue. There are no tests to measure any asbestos levels in the body or confirm exposure events. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">However, according to the <a href="https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/news-items/asbestos-advice-householders#:~:text=Asbestos%2Drelated%20diseases%20affect%20the,sufficient%20exposure%20to%20asbestos%20occurred.">Ministry of Health</a>, exposure can be estimated with: </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class=""> Personal air sampling by way of a monitor worn in the breathing zone</p></li><li><p class=""> Environmental and air sampling</p></li><li><p class="">Historical records, questionnaires, inspections, and interviews</p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>My House Contains Asbestos, What Can I Do For My Neighbours?</h2><p class="">If you have identified asbestos on your property and plan on undertaking removal for the safety of you and your neighbours, now might be the right time to consider how you plan on approaching the subject with them.</p><p class="">If the removal project is extensive, keeping the lines of communication open may be in your best interests. Meet your neighbours to discuss what your intentions are and what the interruptions are likely to be for them. </p><p class="">You may also like to provide them with your contact information in case they have any questions or concerns while the removal project is taking place. The more information you provide them with, the easier it may be for them to manage the disruption to their daily life while you work towards making your property safer for them and you.</p> Is There Asbestos Next Door? 2022-03-31 00:15 +00:00 2022-03-31 13:15 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-30/katy-perry-hangs-19-5-million-price-tag-on-beverly-crest-estate https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-30/katy-perry-hangs-19-5-million-price-tag-on-beverly-crest-estate Katy Perry hangs $19.5-million price tag on Beverly Crest estate <p>After moving to Montecito with Orlando Bloom, pop star Katy Perry is shopping around her Regency-style home in Beverly Hills Post Office for $19.475 million.</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2022 15:00:22 Z Jack Flemming <p>After moving to Montecito with Orlando Bloom, pop star Katy Perry is shopping around her Regency-style home in Beverly Hills Post Office for $19.475 million.</p> Spanning more than an acre, the estate is tucked behind gates and reached by a tree-lined driveway that covers a quarter of a mile. Hilton & Hyland 2022-03-30 15:00 +00:00 2022-03-31 04:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-30/l-a-s-homeless-crisis-pain-confusion-and-a-congressional-f-bomb-as-hundreds-seek-help https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-30/l-a-s-homeless-crisis-pain-confusion-and-a-congressional-f-bomb-as-hundreds-seek-help L.A.'s homelessness crisis boils over: Pain, confusion, anger and a congressional F-bomb <p>Hundreds of people line up in South L.A. after an erroneous rumor of housing vouchers, putting an emotional Rep. Maxine Waters on the defensive.</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2022 13:28:03 Z Connor Sheets <p>Hundreds of people line up in South L.A. after an erroneous rumor of housing vouchers, putting an emotional Rep. Maxine Waters on the defensive.</p> An event in South Los Angeles that attracted a large crowd of unhoused people seeking housing vouchers descended into chaos on Friday. Used with permission 2022-03-30 13:28 +00:00 2022-03-31 02:28 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10662957/Rightmove-Five-viewed-UK-homes-revealed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10662957/Rightmove-Five-viewed-UK-homes-revealed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Rightmove: Five most viewed UK homes revealed Britons browsing the property portal site are clearly still dreaming about living in a spacious home by the coast or in the countryside brimming with character and history. Wed, 30 Mar 2022 06:57:04 Z None 2022-03-30 06:57 +00:00 2022-03-30 19:57 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-28/betty-whites-carmel-beach-house-seeks-7-95-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-28/betty-whites-carmel-beach-house-seeks-7-95-million Betty White's Carmel beach house seeks $7.95 million <p>On the coast of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the longtime home of late comedian and actress Betty White has surfaced for sale at $7.95 million.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2022 22:25:08 Z Jack Flemming <p>On the coast of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the longtime home of late comedian and actress Betty White has surfaced for sale at $7.95 million.</p> Built in 1981, the three-story home overlooks the ocean and features a path that winds toward the beach. Aerial Canvas 2022-03-28 22:25 +00:00 2022-03-29 11:25 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-28/downtown-los-angeles-angels-landing-project-wins-key-city-approval https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-28/downtown-los-angeles-angels-landing-project-wins-key-city-approval 'A bet on downtown Los Angeles.' Huge Angels Landing project wins key city OK <p>Angels Landing, a $1.6-billion hotel, housing and retail complex that will change the city skyline, aims to open by the 2028 Olympics, the developers said.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2022 12:00:55 Z Roger Vincent <p>Angels Landing, a $1.6-billion hotel, housing and retail complex that will change the city skyline, aims to open by the 2028 Olympics, the developers said.</p> Rendering of Angels Landing, a $1.6 billion hotel, apartment, condominium and retail complex that city officials have approved for construction in downtown Los Angeles. (Handel Architects) Handel Architects 2022-03-28 12:00 +00:00 2022-03-29 01:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10651617/Home-hunters-warned-buying-plan-sales-rise.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10651617/Home-hunters-warned-buying-plan-sales-rise.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Home hunters warned about buying off-plan as sales rise Sales of properties that have not yet been built have risen for the first time since 2016, according to Hamptons estate agents. Mon, 28 Mar 2022 08:12:35 Z Shutterstock / 1000 Words 2022-03-28 08:12 +00:00 2022-03-28 21:12 +13:00 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/27/home-truths-about-new-zealand-house-prices https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/27/home-truths-about-new-zealand-house-prices New Zealand Housing market Real estate Property Home truths about New Zealand house prices | Letters <p>Restricting foreign ownership hasn’t stopped house prices rocketing, writes <strong>Richard Crampton</strong></p><p>Anne Rothschild suggests that restricting foreign ownership is a panacea for rocketing house prices, and cites New Zealand as an example of a country that’s implemented such a policy (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/23/foreign-ownership-of-uk-property-must-be-restricted-urgently" title="">Letters, 23 March</a>).</p><p>What she omits to say is that in New Zealand it seems to have failed, pretty spectacularly. In the past two years, property prices in New Zealand have gone absolutely bananas, even though non-resident foreigners are now mostly locked out of the market. Housing in Auckland is now less affordable than in New York and London, according to this year’s Demographia report.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/27/home-truths-about-new-zealand-house-prices">Continue reading...</a> Sun, 27 Mar 2022 17:24:13 Z Photograph: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images Photograph: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images Letters 2022-03-27T17:24:13Z 2022-03-27 17:24 +00:00 2022-03-28 06:24 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10648789/How-prepare-garden-selling-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10648789/How-prepare-garden-selling-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to prepare your garden when selling your home Spring is in the air - and taking the time to spruce up the garden could add 5 per cent to the value of your home, according to experts. Sun, 27 Mar 2022 10:24:09 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-03-27 10:24 +00:00 2022-03-27 23:24 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-26/lopez-column-tiny-home-village-eagle-rock-better-than-tents-despite-critics https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-26/lopez-column-tiny-home-village-eagle-rock-better-than-tents-despite-critics Column: Critics of tiny homes wail. But Eagle Rock village is better than tents and offers hope <p>A parking lot in Eagle Rock has been turned into a tiny home village, with 93 beds in 48 structures.</p> Sat, 26 Mar 2022 12:00:37 Z Steve Lopez <p>A parking lot in Eagle Rock has been turned into a tiny home village, with 93 beds in 48 structures.</p> Los Angeles, CA - October 21: A view of Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village, nation's largest community of tiny homes villages, featuring 117 cabins with 224 non-congregate beds that provide transitional housing to local people experiencing homelessness in Highland Park on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-26 12:00 +00:00 2022-03-27 01:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10647975/Beach-huts-sale-pick-Dorset-Essex-one.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10647975/Beach-huts-sale-pick-Dorset-Essex-one.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Beach huts for sale: Would you pick the Dorset or Essex one? Beach huts can range in price significantly, from a few thousands pounds to a few hundred thousand - we take a look at two at around £60k and ask which one would you pick? Sat, 26 Mar 2022 08:57:09 Z None 2022-03-26 08:57 +00:00 2022-03-26 21:57 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10648691/How-bring-Bridgerton-style-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10648691/How-bring-Bridgerton-style-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to bring Bridgerton style into your home Fans of the popular series' interiors can use chandeliers, four-poster beds and gilt mirrors to add early 19th century touches to more contemporary homes. Sat, 26 Mar 2022 08:56:35 Z None 2022-03-26 08:56 +00:00 2022-03-26 21:56 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10644175/Cladding-hit-flat-owners-welcome-scrapping-building-safety-manager.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10644175/Cladding-hit-flat-owners-welcome-scrapping-building-safety-manager.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Cladding-hit flat owners welcome scrapping of building safety manager The amendments to the Fire Satefy Bill include the scrapping of the legal requirement for building owners to appoint a building safety manager. Fri, 25 Mar 2022 09:32:01 Z PA 2022-03-25 09:32 +00:00 2022-03-25 22:32 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-24/californians-concerned-about-housing-affordability-poll-shows https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-24/californians-concerned-about-housing-affordability-poll-shows Most Californians fear not being able to pay for housing, poll finds <p>The survey found that nearly 55% of Californians were concerned about being able to pay their rents or mortgages, with 26% very concerned.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2022 02:20:10 Z Christian Martinez <p>The survey found that nearly 55% of Californians were concerned about being able to pay their rents or mortgages, with 26% very concerned.</p> Los Angeles, CA - December 03: One of many vacant homes on Shelley Street owned by CalTrans. According to a proposed El Sereno Vision Plan that calls for purchasing and redeveloping 77 vacant parcels along the 710 freeway corridor in the community of El Sereno on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-25 02:20 +00:00 2022-03-25 15:20 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10639383/Five-expensive-UK-coastal-homes-sale-revealed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10639383/Five-expensive-UK-coastal-homes-sale-revealed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Five of the most expensive UK coastal homes for sale revealed We revealed some of the most expensive homes for sale around Britain's shoreline, with price tags ranging from £2.25million to £12.5million. Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:27:21 Z None 2022-03-24 11:27 +00:00 2022-03-25 00:27 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:623bb7b25df025718175e92b https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-particles-in-the-lungs Asbestos Particles in the Lungs: What Happens to Them? Asbestos is a hazardous natural mineral that can cause a variety of health problems when the tiny fibres are breathed in. Thu, 24 Mar 2022 00:13:41 Z Karan Kikani &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/8f0a96c6-ff10-49b4-9def-533db4dd3aaf/Asbestos-parties.png" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="623bbd30d0b5f55e3c3881cc" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/8f0a96c6-ff10-49b4-9def-533db4dd3aaf/Asbestos-parties.png?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Asbestos is a hazardous natural mineral that can cause a variety of health problems when the tiny fibres are breathed in. The greater or more prolonged the exposure to asbestos, the greater your chances might be of developing an asbestos-related illness like asbestosis, mesothelioma, cancer, and pleural plaques.</p><p class="">We know that we must take all possible precautions to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community from asbestos, but what many of us don’t know is what actually happens when you <em>do </em>inhale asbestos and get sick. What happens to the asbestos particles when they are in human lung cells? And what do they <em>do </em>to those human lung cells?</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What Does Asbestos Do To Your Lung Cells?</h2><p class="">Knowing that asbestos may cause cancer can be reason enough to take all reasonable precautions when dealing with it. You might hire a<a href="https://www.chemcare.co.nz"> reputable asbestos removal company</a> to take care of it for you or purchase all the appropriate PPE when managing non-friable asbestos under 10m2 in size. </p><p class="">However, when you take these necessary measures, it’s helpful to know <em>why </em>you’re doing it. When you learn what happens to your lungs after coming into contact with asbestos fibres, you may be convinced that these measures are necessary.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Asbestos Launches Its Bodily Attack</h2><p class="">The more asbestos fibres you inhale, the worse off you may be. The fibres can accumulate in your lung tissue, which your immune system knows is a foreign invader. It responds by sending white blood cells called macrophages to surround the fibres and break them down. </p><p class="">All those cells want to do is remove the asbestos from the body, and while they might have success with <em>some </em>fibres, they can’t get rid of them all. The ones that remain behind cause inflammation, resulting in conditions like asbestosis. </p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><h2>How Does Asbestosis Happen? </h2><p class="">Asbestosis is an interstitial lung disease that causes your lungs to become scarred and inflamed. The asbestos fibres you inhale can cause scar tissue called <a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353690#:~:text=Pulmonary%20fibrosis%20is%20a%20lung,progressively%20more%20short%20of%20breath.">pulmonary fibrosis</a> to form inside your lungs. </p><p class="">The scarring in your lungs resulting from the asbestos causes the lung tissue to stiffen. This stiffening often results in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, such as crackling sounds, general discomfort, and coughing. </p><p class="">As you may also have less oxygen delivered to your blood, you may feel shortness of breath, a lack of energy, fatigue, weight loss, and chronic breathing problems. When symptoms advance, clubbed fingers and toes and pulmonary hypertension can occur, further worsening your situation. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What Happens to Asbestos In Your Lung Cells to Cause Cancer? </h2><p class="">Going from inflammation to cancer is a big step, so what actually happens for asbestos to cause disease? To be frank, researchers still don’t know everything, but what they are slowly discovering is <a href="https://www.technologynetworks.com/cancer-research/news/how-do-changes-to-asbestos-inside-the-cell-cause-cancer-359040">truly quite incredible</a>.</p><p class="">Rather than looking at how asbestos causes disease in the same way we’ve been doing for years, biomedical researchers decided to flip their approach on its head. University of Pennsylvania researchers chose to focus on how the interactions between our cells and asbestos change asbestos itself once it’s inside the cell. </p><p class="">According to Department of Earth and Environmental Science professor <a href="https://earth.sas.upenn.edu/people/reto-giere" target="_blank">Reto Gieré</a>, they used cutting-edge experimental techniques to watch the asbestos transform. With nanoscale and atomic-scale viewing technologies, they watched as the asbestos minerals appeared to be changing in a way that looked like they were defending themselves from the cells.</p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><h2>How Does this Approach Differ From Others?</h2><p class="">Our current research looks into asbestos toxicity and how the tissues in our bodies respond to it. We also look at the impact on the body when asbestos fibres stay inside tissue outside of cells.</p><p class="">However, this innovative approach utilizes high-spatial-resolution in imaging technology to watch asbestos minerals after two days <em>inside</em> human lung cells. </p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><h2>Study Observations</h2><p class="">With this approach, the research team reported changes that had never been seen before in the <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/serpentine-vs-amphibole">amphibole asbestos</a> minerals. </p><p class="">Many of the mineral fibres appeared to be taken up by cell compartments called lysosomes. These compartments process cellular waste and programmed cell death. The lysosome is more acidic than the rest of the cell, so researchers observed that the asbestos mineral’s surface actually began to dissolve in that acidity. </p><p class="">They also formed an iron-rich amorphous layer once internalised by the cells, which is different than the asbestos bodies formed in the lung tissue by macrophages, which is common with extended asbestos exposure as previously stated.</p><p class="">The interesting difference in the layer makes scientists believe that the lung cell may be attempting to protect itself by triggering the change in the mineral. However, the science still has a long way to go before we learn everything there is to know about how the human body deals with asbestos fibres.</p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><h2>Where to From Here?</h2><p class="">We are always learning new things about asbestos, but our situation remains the same. Asbestos is still harmful to our health, and we may still get sick from breathing it in. That’s why when the time comes to undertake asbestos removal, all practical measures should be taken to reduce the health risks.</p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p> Asbestos Particles in the Lungs: What Happens to Them? 2022-03-24 00:13 +00:00 2022-03-24 13:13 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-23/jeffrey-epsteins-infamous-islands-are-up-for-grabs-at-125-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-23/jeffrey-epsteins-infamous-islands-are-up-for-grabs-at-125-million Jeffrey Epstein's infamous islands are up for grabs at $125 million <p>Two Caribbean islands owned by the infamous financier Jeffrey Epstein, including Little St. James Island, have surfaced for sale for $125 million.</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2022 22:17:44 Z Jack Flemming <p>Two Caribbean islands owned by the infamous financier Jeffrey Epstein, including Little St. James Island, have surfaced for sale for $125 million.</p> Covering 70 acres, Little St. James Island holds a mansion, four guest villas and a mysterious temple-like structure. Google Earth 2022-03-23 22:17 +00:00 2022-03-24 11:17 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-23/group-seeks-to-halt-dodger-gondola-calling-it-a-sweetheart-deal https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-23/group-seeks-to-halt-dodger-gondola-calling-it-a-sweetheart-deal Aerial gondola at Dodger Stadium sparks fears of accelerated gentrification <p>The aerial gondola proposed for Dodger Stadium sparks fears of accelerated gentrification, and a lawsuit to stop the 'sweetheart deal.'</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2022 20:21:10 Z Rachel Uranga <p>The aerial gondola proposed for Dodger Stadium sparks fears of accelerated gentrification, and a lawsuit to stop the 'sweetheart deal.'</p> LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: Phyllis Ling, left, and sister Tany Ling, who live along the 400 block of Savoy St., along with other residents are opposed to the proposed Doger Stadium gondola that will run past their homes along Bishops Rd. in the Solono Canyon neighborhood on Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. The proposed Union Station to Dodger Stadium aerial gondola for Dodgers fans ignites controversy and opposition in Solono Canyon neighborhood. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-23 20:21 +00:00 2022-03-24 09:21 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10644361/Sunaks-VAT-cut-solar-panels-wont-help-cost-living-crisis.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10644361/Sunaks-VAT-cut-solar-panels-wont-help-cost-living-crisis.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Sunak's VAT cut on solar panels won't help cost of living crisis Rishi Sunak said in the Spring Statement that he would remove VAT on energy efficient measures such as solar panels, heat pumps and insulation installed for five years. Wed, 23 Mar 2022 18:43:06 Z Shutterstock / surasak jailak 2022-03-23 18:43 +00:00 2022-03-24 07:43 +13:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/23/foreign-ownership-of-uk-property-must-be-restricted-urgently https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/23/foreign-ownership-of-uk-property-must-be-restricted-urgently Housing market Real estate Property Foreign ownership of UK property must be restricted urgently | Letter <p><strong>Anne Rothschild </strong>says the unchecked purchase of homes by overseas investors has helped to drive prices to ridiculous levels</p><p>Congratulations to the Guardian and its partners for the asset-tracking project (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/21/global-assets-russians-alleged-ties-putin-wealth-oligarchs-navalny" title="">$17bn of global assets linked to 35 Russians with alleged ties to Putin, 21 March</a>). Let us hope that the whole grubby episode of golden visas for the global rich, only recently stopped, will serve as an object lesson to British governments of every hue.</p><p>We should begin future-proofing as far as we can. It has been clear for years that foreign ownership of UK property and land must be <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/feb/01/rich-overseas-investors-uk-eu-housing-market" title="">restricted</a>. Any involvement by offshore trusts should be banned. These restrictions would help prevent, or limit, situations like the present one. More importantly, with a housing shortage that affects large numbers of us, such restrictions would help constrain increasingly ridiculous property prices. In 2018, as part of a policy to curb rocketing house prices, New Zealand banned the sale of homes to many foreign purchasers. Increasingly, countries in Europe and beyond are <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/20/uk-foreign-property-register-needed-urgently-money-laundering" title="">restricting</a> foreign property and/or land ownership in the interests of their citizens.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/23/foreign-ownership-of-uk-property-must-be-restricted-urgently">Continue reading...</a> Wed, 23 Mar 2022 17:49:07 Z Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer Letters 2022-03-23T17:49:07Z 2022-03-23 17:49 +00:00 2022-03-24 06:49 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-22/richard-neutra-loring-house-for-sale-8-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-22/richard-neutra-loring-house-for-sale-8-million Richard Neutra's Loring House, a boxcar-style gem, asks $8 million <p>Beauty mogul Cassandra Grey is asking $8 million for the Loring House, a modernist gem built by Richard Neutra perched in the Hollywood Hills. </p> Tue, 22 Mar 2022 20:46:33 Z Jack Flemming <p>Beauty mogul Cassandra Grey is asking $8 million for the Loring House, a modernist gem built by Richard Neutra perched in the Hollywood Hills. </p> Built in 1958 for choreographer Eugene Loring, the boxcar-style home comes with a detached guesthouse built by Steven Ehrlich. Anthony Barcelo 2022-03-22 20:46 +00:00 2022-03-23 09:46 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10635627/We-look-homes-buy-country-budget-355-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10635627/We-look-homes-buy-country-budget-355-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 We take a look at what homes you can buy around the country with a budget of £355,000  Values have increased a significant 10.4% during the past year to reach an average of £354,564, according to Rightmove. Tue, 22 Mar 2022 12:24:50 Z None 2022-03-22 12:24 +00:00 2022-03-23 01:24 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-21/the-one-mega-mansion-bankruptcy-court-fashion-nova-saghian https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-21/the-one-mega-mansion-bankruptcy-court-fashion-nova-saghian The sale of L.A.'s biggest mansion to Fashion Nova owner is approved <p>A Bankruptcy Court judge approved a $141-million offer by Fashion Nova founder Richard Saghian for the Bel-Air mega-mansion known as 'The One.'</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 22:11:14 Z Laurence Darmiento <p>A Bankruptcy Court judge approved a $141-million offer by Fashion Nova founder Richard Saghian for the Bel-Air mega-mansion known as 'The One.'</p> Beverly Hills, CA - September 08: Court-appointed receiver Ted Lanes, who now controls the property and is in charge of finding a buyer and paying off the lenders and other creditors, gives a tour of The One, the 105,000 square foot house on sale in Bel Air. This is apparently the largest home for sale in the United States. The developer Nial Niami "listed" it for $500 million but got into financial trouble and was foreclosed upon by Don Hankey. Photo taken in Bel Air on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-21 22:11 +00:00 2022-03-22 11:11 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-21/l-a-sues-vacation-rental-company-saying-it-violated-home-sharing-law https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-21/l-a-sues-vacation-rental-company-saying-it-violated-home-sharing-law L.A. sues online vacation rental company, saying it violated city's home-sharing law <p>In their lawsuit, the city's lawyers said about 30% of the transactions by HomeAway between Nov. 7 and Dec. 7 did not have a valid registration number or pending registration status number.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 21:49:29 Z David Zahniser <p>In their lawsuit, the city's lawyers said about 30% of the transactions by HomeAway between Nov. 7 and Dec. 7 did not have a valid registration number or pending registration status number.</p> Los Angeles, CA - August 31: Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, who is running for mayor in 2022, in response to a Los Angeles Times story on police overtime, goes over his notes prior to a news conference in front of LAPD Headquarters on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-21 21:49 +00:00 2022-03-22 10:49 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-21/adam-levine-lists-prized-palisades-compound-for-57-5-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-21/adam-levine-lists-prized-palisades-compound-for-57-5-million Adam Levine lists prized Palisades compound for $57.5 million <p>In Pacific Palisades, musician Adam Levine and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, are shopping around their pedigreed compound for $57.5 million.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 20:21:05 Z Jack Flemming <p>In Pacific Palisades, musician Adam Levine and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, are shopping around their pedigreed compound for $57.5 million.</p> The three-acre spread includes a ranch-style home designed by Cliff May, four-bedroom guesthouse, gym, yoga studio, swimming pool and chicken coop. Anthony Barcelo 2022-03-21 20:21 +00:00 2022-03-22 09:21 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-21/gimme-shelter-the-big-rezoning-of-southern-california-is-coming https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-21/gimme-shelter-the-big-rezoning-of-southern-california-is-coming 'Gimme Shelter': The big rezoning of Southern California is coming <p>Los Angeles and most other cities in Southern California will have to rezone their communities to allow for a lot more housing by October.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 19:24:06 Z Liam Dillon <p>Los Angeles and most other cities in Southern California will have to rezone their communities to allow for a lot more housing by October.</p> INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Axis at Grace Park new homes under construction Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 in Inglewood, CA. The new homes are 2,021 - 2,258 sqft, 2-4 bedrooms, 3-3.5 baths, located at Grace Ave and N. Prairie Ave. SoFi Stadium and other development has driven up home prices in the City of Inglewood. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-21 19:24 +00:00 2022-03-22 08:24 +13:00 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/21/average-house-price-in-great-britain-exceeds-350000-for-first-time https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/21/average-house-price-in-great-britain-exceeds-350000-for-first-time Housing market Property House prices Rightmove Business Money UK news Real estate Average house price in Great Britain exceeds £350,000 for first time <p>Asking prices up 1.7% in March, biggest monthly rise for this time of year in 18 years, according to Rightmove</p><p>The average price tag on a home in Great Britain has topped £350,000 for the first time, according to Rightmove.</p><p>Typical asking prices hit £354,564 in March, up 1.7% or £5,760 compared with February, the property website said. It was the biggest monthly rise for this time of year in 18 years, and pushed the annual rate of growth in asking prices to 10.4%.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/21/average-house-price-in-great-britain-exceeds-350000-for-first-time">Continue reading...</a> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 00:01:10 Z Photograph: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock Photograph: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock Angela Monaghan 2022-03-21T00:01:10Z 2022-03-21 00:01 +00:00 2022-03-21 13:01 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-20/the-one-mega-mansion-russia-ukraine-fashion-nova-richard-saghian https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-20/the-one-mega-mansion-russia-ukraine-fashion-nova-richard-saghian Will Russia's invasion of Ukraine block the sale of L.A.'s most over-the-top mansion? <p>The auction of The One mega-mansion was held soon after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and those disappointed in the winning bid want a do-over.</p> Sun, 20 Mar 2022 14:00:08 Z Laurence Darmiento <p>The auction of The One mega-mansion was held soon after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and those disappointed in the winning bid want a do-over.</p> Beverly Hills, CA - September 08: An exterior view of "The One Bel Air", a 105,000-square-foot mansion with a sky deck and putting green, night club, several swimming pools, a 50-seat theater, a four-lane bowling alley, beauty salon, and more by Nile Niami of Skyline Development and designed by Paul McClean (McClean Design). The One is shown by court-appointed receiver Ted Lanes, who now controls the property and is in charge of finding a buyer and paying off the lenders and other creditors, gives a tour of The One, the 105,000 square foot house on sale in Bel Air. This is apparently the largest home for sale in the United States. The developer Nial Niami "listed" it for $500 million but got into financial trouble and was foreclosed upon by Don Hankey. Photo taken in Bel Air on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-20 14:00 +00:00 2022-03-21 03:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2022-03-20/editorial-pasadena-sb9-density-historic https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2022-03-20/editorial-pasadena-sb9-density-historic Editorial: Here's a warning, Pasadena. Don't even think about trying to evade SB 9 <p>Pasadena says its landmark districts are the same as historic districts and off-limits to SB 9 lot-splitting. The attorney general isn't buying it.</p> Sun, 20 Mar 2022 12:00:11 Z The Times Editorial Board <p>Pasadena says its landmark districts are the same as historic districts and off-limits to SB 9 lot-splitting. The attorney general isn't buying it.</p> Pasadena Heritage presents an "Architectural Legacy Tour and Presentation" on Dec. 30 focusing on Bungalow Heaven (pictured) and the Hillcrest neighborhood. Courtesy of Pasadena Heritage 2022-03-20 12:00 +00:00 2022-03-21 01:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-19/california-ceqa-quick-fix-uc-berkeley https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-19/california-ceqa-quick-fix-uc-berkeley 'The law that swallowed California': Why the much-derided CEQA is so hard to change <p>A 50-year-old California law has stymied bike lanes, affordable housing and now enrollment at UC Berkeley. But major changes in the law are unlikely.</p> Sat, 19 Mar 2022 12:00:46 Z Liam Dillon <p>A 50-year-old California law has stymied bike lanes, affordable housing and now enrollment at UC Berkeley. But major changes in the law are unlikely.</p> People walk in front of Wheeler Hall on the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. UC Berkeley has suspended in-person classes due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Jeff Chiu/AP 2022-03-19 12:00 +00:00 2022-03-20 01:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10624015/Would-pick-3-7m-bungalow-London-1-2m-one-Lancashire.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10624015/Would-pick-3-7m-bungalow-London-1-2m-one-Lancashire.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Would you pick a £3.7m bungalow in London or a £1.2m one in Lancashire? Which one of these £1m-plus bungalows for sale would you choose to buy - one in South West London for £3.7m or one in Lancashire for £1.2m? Sat, 19 Mar 2022 09:42:29 Z None 2022-03-19 09:42 +00:00 2022-03-19 22:42 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10624395/Resurgence-hobbies-sparks-huge-demand-homes-extra-rooms.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10624395/Resurgence-hobbies-sparks-huge-demand-homes-extra-rooms.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Resurgence of hobbies sparks huge demand for homes with extra rooms Pastimes such as woodwork, knitting and painting are making a comeback - meaning homes with outbuildings or studio space are highly sought after. Sat, 19 Mar 2022 09:28:36 Z None 2022-03-19 09:28 +00:00 2022-03-19 22:28 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10627277/More-leaseholders-freed-toxic-ground-rent-clauses.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10627277/More-leaseholders-freed-toxic-ground-rent-clauses.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 More UK leaseholders freed from toxic ground rent clauses Fifteen companies have agreed to remove toxic ground rent clauses that prevent homeowners from selling. Fri, 18 Mar 2022 17:13:58 Z Getty Images/iStockphoto 2022-03-18 17:13 +00:00 2022-03-19 06:13 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-18/cmnty-culture-campus-hollywood-sunset-highland-music-studios-offices https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-18/cmnty-culture-campus-hollywood-sunset-highland-music-studios-offices Grammy winner plans eye-catching music studio complex in Hollywood <p>Developers plan to transform a prominent corner of Sunset Boulevard by building a $500-million office and music recording center.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2022 12:00:50 Z Roger Vincent <p>Developers plan to transform a prominent corner of Sunset Boulevard by building a $500-million office and music recording center.</p> Rendering of the planned CMNTY Culture Campus, a $500 million development at the northeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood. (HKS Architects) HKS Architects 2022-03-18 12:00 +00:00 2022-03-19 01:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10619197/New-11M-London-pied-terre-overlooks-Hyde-Park.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10619197/New-11M-London-pied-terre-overlooks-Hyde-Park.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 New £11M London pied-a-terre overlooks Hyde Park The new development of just 15 luxury flats overlooks London's Hyde Park and includes flats ranging in price from £3million to around £11million. Fri, 18 Mar 2022 08:43:04 Z None 2022-03-18 08:43 +00:00 2022-03-18 21:43 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-17/rental-assistance-in-california-how-to-apply-deadlines https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-17/rental-assistance-in-california-how-to-apply-deadlines Californians behind on their rent can still get help. But you need to apply now <p>Renters and landlords have until March 31, 2022, to apply for aid from California's rent relief program. After that, no new applications will be accepted.</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2022 22:07:34 Z Jon Healey <p>Renters and landlords have until March 31, 2022, to apply for aid from California's rent relief program. After that, no new applications will be accepted.</p> Tenants asking for rent relief and their supporters gather at city hall in Los Angeles on April 20. Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times 2022-03-17 22:07 +00:00 2022-03-18 11:07 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10602787/What-house-hijacking-mean-lose-house.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10602787/What-house-hijacking-mean-lose-house.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 What is 'house hijacking' and could it mean I lose my house? I've heard about something called 'house hijacking'. What is it and could it mean that I lose my house? Are there any measures that I can take to prevent it? Thu, 17 Mar 2022 16:43:29 Z Getty Images 2022-03-17 16:43 +00:00 2022-03-18 05:43 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-17/lakers-assistant-coach-david-fizdale-picks-up-a-miami-beach-condo https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-17/lakers-assistant-coach-david-fizdale-picks-up-a-miami-beach-condo Lakers assistant coach David Fizdale picks up a Miami Beach condo <p>Lakers assistant coach David Fizdale picked up a place in Miami Beach, paying $1.725 million for a high-rise condo overlooking the ocean.</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:00:25 Z Jack Flemming <p>Lakers assistant coach David Fizdale picked up a place in Miami Beach, paying $1.725 million for a high-rise condo overlooking the ocean.</p> The two-bedroom unit overlooks the ocean from floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound balcony. One Sotheby's International Realty 2022-03-17 15:00 +00:00 2022-03-18 04:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-17/amid-student-housing-crisis-ucla-becomes-first-uc-campus-to-guarantee-beds https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-17/amid-student-housing-crisis-ucla-becomes-first-uc-campus-to-guarantee-beds Amid student housing crisis, UCLA becomes first UC campus with four-year room guarantee <p>With two new residence halls, UCLA will become the first UC campus to offer a four-year housing guarantee, easing a critical statewide shortage. </p> Thu, 17 Mar 2022 12:00:04 Z Teresa Watanabe <p>With two new residence halls, UCLA will become the first UC campus to offer a four-year housing guarantee, easing a critical statewide shortage. </p> LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - MAR. 14, 2022. A two-bedroom suite in Gayley Heights, a new student housing complex on the campus of UCLA. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-17 12:00 +00:00 2022-03-18 01:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10614609/Former-Surbiton-home-David-Essex-sale-3m.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10614609/Former-Surbiton-home-David-Essex-sale-3m.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Former Surbiton home of David Essex for sale for £3m The former home of 1970s singer and actor David Essex is for sale for £2,999,950 - and it boasts six bedrooms and a Surbiton postcode Thu, 17 Mar 2022 08:03:59 Z None 2022-03-17 08:03 +00:00 2022-03-17 21:03 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:6217d46880bfad00cce6dd4b https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/air-monitoring-asbestos Air Monitoring and Asbestos: What You Need to Know Monitoring the air around a known source of asbestos can be just as crucial as the removal process itself, and it involves sampling the air to assess exposure and the effectiveness of your control measures. Wed, 16 Mar 2022 19:00:00 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/3aa6db20-9b96-40e5-b25b-6fcd0da4d986/air+monitoring.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="6217dd7a8a861632a5c1f257" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/3aa6db20-9b96-40e5-b25b-6fcd0da4d986/air+monitoring.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Air monitoring may not be something you think about when you’re trying to identify asbestos in your home or business. You may be more concerned about removing the asbestos, <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/what-is-asbestos-encapsulation">encapsulating it</a>, and protecting yourself and visitors to the property. &nbsp;</p><p class="">However, monitoring the air around a known source of asbestos can be just as crucial as the removal process itself, and it involves sampling the air to assess exposure and the effectiveness of your control measures. Learn more about what’s involved in the air monitoring process for asbestos below.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Why Perform Air Monitoring Around Asbestos?</h2><p class="">When you’re creating a to-do list for asbestos removal, you might be curious as to why air monitoring needs to be on the list. There are generally three reasons why this is crucial during the <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/asbestos/removal">asbestos removal process</a>.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class=""><strong>1. Abide by regulations</strong></p><p class="">You may need to perform air monitoring for A and B class asbestos to comply with <a href="https://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0015/latest/DLM6729706.html">Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations</a> and the NZ Approved Code of Practice – Management and Removal of Asbestos 2016. &nbsp;</p><p class="">Air monitoring isn’t required for class B (non-friable) asbestos, but licensed asbestos assessors or competent people might do it to minimise or eliminate the risk of airborne asbestos exposure. Air monitoring for Class B asbestos removal also gives removal teams peace of mind that they’re not exceeding the airborne contamination standard.</p><p class="">Generally, when the decision is made to allow air monitoring during the removal of non-friable asbestos, the person in charge of monitoring should be: </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Experienced in asbestos removal</p></li><li><p class="">Competent with monitoring equipment</p></li><li><p class="">Knowledgeable in sampling strategies</p></li><li><p class="">Able to store and transport samples </p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class=""><strong>2. Environmental monitoring</strong></p><p class="">Air monitoring may be required if there is a known source of asbestos, such as asbestos-related work or contaminated soil removal near public buildings. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class=""><strong>3. Workplace exposure monitoring</strong></p><p class="">When working with asbestos, you want to make sure you’re safe at work. Air monitoring through workplace exposure monitoring enables businesses to make sure their breathing zone is safe, reducing the risk of asbestos-related illnesses at a later date, such as asbestosis and <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/mesothelioma-in-young-adults">mesothelioma</a>. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>When is Air Monitoring Mandatory in NZ?</h2><p class="">With so many resources available on the internet around the removal of asbestos and what you can and can’t do, it’s not always easy to find information pertaining to air monitoring and whether it’s necessary.</p><p class="">As previously stated, it’s not always necessary with Class B non-friable asbestos, but it <em>is </em>mandatory in Aotearoa New Zealand for friable asbestos. When you undertake air monitoring for the removal of friable asbestos, it must: </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Be carried out before removal work </p></li><li><p class="">Incorporate the asbestos removal area </p></li><li><p class="">Take place during removal and at times selected by licensed asbestos assessors</p></li><li><p class="">Happen after the work has been completed and the area decontaminated </p></li><li><p class="">Be carried out before you dismantle any enclosures </p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Who Organises Air Monitoring for Asbestos in NZ?</h2><p class="">A question many people ask when trying to organise for asbestos to be removed from their property is who organises the air monitoring when it’s mandatory? Typically, the licensed business you choose to carry out your asbestos removal will hire an independent licensed asbestos assessor. You don’t have to lift a finger, except to dial the number for <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/contact">expert asbestos removalists</a>.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>How to Read Asbestos Air Monitoring Results</h2><p class="">You may understand the importance of air monitoring for Class A asbestos, but it’s also crucial to understand what your monitoring results actually mean. These are laid out in a convenient WorkSafe Guide ‘OHSMS Requirements For Class A Asbestos Removal’ with information on the air monitoring levels and actions to take.</p><p class=""><strong>&lt; 0.01 fibres/ml (trace level)</strong></p><p class="">No new control measures are necessary, and you can continue with your existing control measures.</p><p class=""><strong>≥ 0.01 fibres/ml but &lt; 0.02 fibres/ml</strong></p><p class="">Investigate the cause, implement control measures to prevent exposure, and prevent further fibre release. </p><p class=""><strong>≥ 0.02 fibres/ml</strong></p><p class="">Stop Class A asbestos removal work, notify WorkSafe as a possible notifiable incident with the air monitoring results, and investigate. This can involve a visual inspection of the enclosure and the equipment in use. Involve all asbestos workers. <br></p><p class="">Review your controls and put other controls in place to prevent exposure and further asbestos fibres from being released. <br> <br>Extend your isolated area as far as reasonably practical until fibre levels are at 0.01 fibres/ml or below. Seal any identified leaks with tape or expandable foam, wet-wipe and vacuum the area, and smoke test the enclosure until it’s sealed. </p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><h2>Air Monitoring vs. Control Monitoring</h2><p class="">Air monitoring and control monitoring are both performed for the same reason: to safeguard our health. They are also both used for asbestos removal and encapsulation, but they are actually different.</p><p class="">Air monitoring involves sampling and analysing airborne asbestos fibres with a membrane filter method, which means in the air. In contrast, control monitoring involves putting monitoring controls in place to minimise or eliminate airborne asbestos as much as possible. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Leave Air Monitoring to the Experts</h2><p class="">If asbestos removal or encapsulation is about to occur at your home or place of business, ask about air monitoring. When you choose highly-regarded <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/">asbestos businesses in NZ</a>, they take care of everything, including this crucial task.</p> Air Monitoring and Asbestos: What You Need to Know 2022-03-16 19:00 +00:00 2022-03-17 08:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10611637/Chelsea-home-decorated-nurse-World-War-1-sale-7m.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10611637/Chelsea-home-decorated-nurse-World-War-1-sale-7m.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Chelsea home of decorated nurse from World War 1 for sale at £7m  Dame Maud McCarthy was a British Army matron-in-chief who lived at the London property between 1919 and 1945, as highlighted by a blue plaque on its exterior wall. Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:08:48 Z None 2022-03-16 10:08 +00:00 2022-03-16 23:08 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-15/proper-hotel-downtown-los-angeles-luxury-hotel-offers-pool-suite-amenities https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-15/proper-hotel-downtown-los-angeles-luxury-hotel-offers-pool-suite-amenities A new downtown L.A. hotel is going all in on amenities. Guess where they put the pool <p>As the lodging industry struggles to recover from the pandemic, Proper Hospitality has opened a luxury inn in a historic downtown L.A. building. One suite features a pool big enough to swim laps. </p> Tue, 15 Mar 2022 12:00:15 Z Roger Vincent <p>As the lodging industry struggles to recover from the pandemic, Proper Hospitality has opened a luxury inn in a historic downtown L.A. building. One suite features a pool big enough to swim laps. </p> Los Angeles, California February 22, 2022: A view of the lobby at the Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times) Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-15 12:00 +00:00 2022-03-16 01:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10610725/Call-buy-let-stamp-duty-tax-abolished.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10610725/Call-buy-let-stamp-duty-tax-abolished.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Call for buy-to-let stamp duty tax to be abolished Experts are calling for the 3% stamp duty surcharge paid by landlords to be abolished as it is taxing landlords out of the market, cutting the supply of rental homes, and leading to higher rents. Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:52:10 Z Micha Theiner/REX/Shutterstock 2022-03-15 08:52 +00:00 2022-03-15 21:52 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-14/why-killing-article-34-on-affordable-housing-has-been-hard https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-14/why-killing-article-34-on-affordable-housing-has-been-hard Why it's been so hard to kill Article 34, California's 'racist' barrier to affordable housing <p>The rule has stymied low-income home construction in California for decades, including a decision to abandon public housing in Los Angeles' Chavez Ravine neighborhood and build Dodger Stadium instead.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2022 22:56:54 Z Times staff <p>The rule has stymied low-income home construction in California for decades, including a decision to abandon public housing in Los Angeles' Chavez Ravine neighborhood and build Dodger Stadium instead.</p> East Los Angeles, CA - October 26: An aerial view of Whittier Blvd. and Arizona Ave. in East Los Angeles Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-14 22:56 +00:00 2022-03-15 11:56 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-14/yellowstone-actress-barret-swatek-shoots-for-99-5-million-in-malibu https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-14/yellowstone-actress-barret-swatek-shoots-for-99-5-million-in-malibu 'Yellowstone' actress Barret Swatek shoots for $99.5 million in Malibu <p>On a bluff in Malibu, actress Barret Swatek and retired hedge-fund manager Adam Weiss are asking $99.5 million for an oceanfront compound. </p> Mon, 14 Mar 2022 22:19:20 Z Jack Flemming <p>On a bluff in Malibu, actress Barret Swatek and retired hedge-fund manager Adam Weiss are asking $99.5 million for an oceanfront compound. </p> Built on a bluff, the estate comes with a four-bedroom villa, swimming pool, spa, cabana and meditation deck. Adrian Anz 2022-03-14 22:19 +00:00 2022-03-15 11:19 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10599005/Will-global-headwinds-inflation-cost-living-crisis-cool-property-market.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10599005/Will-global-headwinds-inflation-cost-living-crisis-cool-property-market.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Will global headwinds, inflation and the cost of living crisis cool the property market?  Halifax reported that house prices rose 11% in February - but some predict that soaring household expenses could bring them down. Mon, 14 Mar 2022 09:11:47 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-03-14 09:11 +00:00 2022-03-14 22:11 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10603405/Which-two-homes-solar-panels-choose.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10603405/Which-two-homes-solar-panels-choose.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Which of these two homes with solar panels would  you choose? We take a look at two homes for sale with solar panels as part of our Property Battle series and ask which one would you choose? Mon, 14 Mar 2022 08:23:14 Z None 2022-03-14 08:23 +00:00 2022-03-14 21:23 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10598905/How-concrete-cementing-trendy-new-reputation-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10598905/How-concrete-cementing-trendy-new-reputation-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How concrete is cementing a trendy new reputation in our homes A handful of pioneering British companies are intent on tearing up the concrete rule book, and it's set to become the material of the year. Sat, 12 Mar 2022 07:55:49 Z None 2022-03-12 07:55 +00:00 2022-03-12 20:55 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10595055/Cladding-hit-flat-owner-says-six-years-sell.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10595055/Cladding-hit-flat-owner-says-six-years-sell.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Cladding-hit flat owner says it will be six years before she can sell We speak to Natalie Carter, a cladding-hit flat owner who has put her life on hold while she waits for her fire-trap home to be made safe, so she can then sell it. Fri, 11 Mar 2022 12:16:33 Z None 2022-03-11 12:16 +00:00 2022-03-12 01:16 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10593891/Where-house-asking-prices-grown-year.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10593891/Where-house-asking-prices-grown-year.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Where have house asking prices grown the most in the last year? The Devon hotspot of Brixham saw asking values jump 25% last month compared to a year earlier, reaching £329,699 on average, according to Rightmove. Thu, 10 Mar 2022 08:53:49 Z None 2022-03-10 08:53 +00:00 2022-03-10 21:53 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:6217d4424b739220fb4d5b6b https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/top-mesothelioma-foundations Top 8 Mesothelioma Foundations in NZ and Overseas If you have received a mesothelioma diagnosis and want to arm yourself with as much information as possible, here are some of the best mesothelioma foundations in New Zealand and overseas. Thu, 10 Mar 2022 02:00:00 Z ADMIN &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/1645730886882-B0H38OLR9DJX709PXZ92/mesothelioma+organisations.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="6217dc89219e4e7008771824" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/1645730886882-B0H38OLR9DJX709PXZ92/mesothelioma+organisations.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer affecting the mesothelium tissue lining the lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs. The majority of people with this form of cancer were exposed to airborne asbestos particles at some stage in their lives, which the human body cannot break down or expel.&nbsp;</p><p class="">As a result, the particles can remain in the body, where they can cause scarring and damage to sensitive tissues. Sometimes, these particles can also lead to cancer and other asbestos-related illnesses.</p><p class="">While we have put many steps in place to prevent <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/what-happens-asbestos-exposure">asbestos exposure events</a>, we are still dealing with the aftermath of widespread asbestos use before the year 2000. </p><p class="">If you have received a mesothelioma diagnosis and want to arm yourself with as much information as possible, here are some of the best mesothelioma foundations in New Zealand and overseas.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Cancer Society of New Zealand</h2><p class="">New Zealand doesn’t have a designated mesothelioma foundation, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to access the support you need. The Cancer Society is dedicated to supporting people with all cancer types throughout New Zealand. </p><p class="">You can rely on them for support services, driving services, and even accommodation. You and your whanau are well taken care of when you rely on the <a href="https://www.cancer.org.nz/">Cancer Society of New Zealand</a> for help. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>International Mesothelioma Program</h2><p class="">For many people suffering from mesothelioma, it can sometimes feel like you’re on your own because it’s such a rare diagnosis to get. However, you’re not, and the International Mesothelioma Program (<a href="https://www.brighamandwomens.org/lung-center/chest-and-lung-cancer-programs/international-mesothelioma-program-overview">IMP</a>) is doing all it can to set a new standard for approaching the disease.</p><p class="">This program is run at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and is now the largest mesothelioma care center in the world. Their goal is to diagnose and treat mesothelioma while also engaging in research to generate advancements in care and ground-breaking research. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation</h2><p class="">While not as well-known as other foundations, the <a href="https://www.curemeso.org/">Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation</a> is the epitome of research, education, support, and advocacy for those suffering from this life-changing condition. </p><p class="">This foundation is the only non-profit charity organisation set up to fund research into improving treatment options, providing treatment support and education, and advocating for research funding. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund</h2><p class="">The <a href="http://www.junehancockfund.org/">June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund</a> is based in the UK and was the very first and now largest independent mesothelioma charity. They have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to be spent on research into mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment. &nbsp;</p><p class="">This charity is named after Jane Hancock. Jane successfully sued asbestos factory owners whose negligence resulted in her illness and subsequent death. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Pacific Mesothelioma Center</h2><p class="">The <a href="https://www.phlbi.org/pacific-mesothelioma-center/">Pacific Mesothelioma Center</a> forms part of the Los Angeles-based The Pacific Heart, Lung &amp; Blood Institute. Even though Los Angeles is a world away, it’s hard not to be impressed by the exceptional work medical researchers at this facility are doing for everyone suffering from this illness.</p><p class="">The Center is a non-profit research institution that focuses on medical research advancement. They have an in-house lab and team that are working hard to make progress in treating mesothelioma.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Mesothelioma UK</h2><p class="">Mesothelioma UK is one of the best resources for families currently managing a mesothelioma diagnosis. This foundation provides a wide range of helpful resources to educate you on what mesothelioma is and what support is available.</p><p class="">To date, <a href="https://www.mesothelioma.uk.com/">Mesothelioma UK</a> has received over 1,600 calls, helped 180 patients, awarded over £24,000 in travel grants, and was awarded £1m for research since 2015. While it’s not based here in New Zealand, mesothelioma research carried out anywhere in the world can undoubtedly benefit any future patients, no matter where they’re based.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>National Cancer Institute</h2><p class="">The <a href="https://www.cancer.gov/">National Cancer Institute</a> forms part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is a federal cancer research agency. Not only does it coordinate their country’s national cancer programme, but they conduct and fund research, offer financing, and train cancer researchers. </p><p class="">The National Cancer Institute’s primary goal is to support cancer prevention, offer fast diagnosis, and provide effective treatment. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization</h2><p class="">The sad reality is that not everyone understands what asbestos is and what it’s capable of. Some people aren’t even aware that it’s lurking in tens of thousands of our homes – even today. That’s where the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (<a href="https://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/">ADAO</a>) comes in. </p><p class="">This organisation is the largest independent asbestos organisation for victims in the United States and is dedicated to preventing exposure, eliminating asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, and protecting victims’ civil rights. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Help is Available</h2><p class="">Whether you need direct help through Cancer Society NZ or information and resources from international platforms, these foundations above may be helpful. You are not alone in your diagnosis, so seek help and find out just how many people are rallying around you, ready to support you through your toughest life challenge yet. </p> Top 8 Mesothelioma Foundations in NZ and Overseas 2022-03-10 02:00 +00:00 2022-03-10 15:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-09/city-council-proposal-renters-landlords https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-09/city-council-proposal-renters-landlords Proposal would limit how L.A. landlords can screen potential renters <p>L.A. landlords would be prohibited from screening prospective tenants on the basis of their criminal, eviction or credit histories under a proposal by three City Council members.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2022 01:49:56 Z Julia Wick <p>L.A. landlords would be prohibited from screening prospective tenants on the basis of their criminal, eviction or credit histories under a proposal by three City Council members.</p> A large apartment is advertised for rent at the corner of California Boulevard and Oakland Avenue on October for 7, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently.(Gina Ferazzi/Los AngelesTimes) Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-10 01:49 +00:00 2022-03-10 14:49 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-09/proposition-19-california-property-tax-delay https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-09/proposition-19-california-property-tax-delay Older homeowners face hefty tax bills as L.A. County struggles to implement 2020 tax law <p>California's Proposition 19 gives older homeowners a property tax break. But processing delays in L.A. County have left property owners facing hefty tax bills.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2022 13:00:36 Z Ben Poston <p>California's Proposition 19 gives older homeowners a property tax break. But processing delays in L.A. County have left property owners facing hefty tax bills.</p> WEST HILLS, CA - MARCH 4, 2022 - - Rose Liebermann, 71, left, and her daughter Natasha Gershon, 36, in their home in West Hills on March 4, 2022. Liebermann recently opened her property tax bill and immediately felt dizzy. The amount she owed on her West Hills home was almost four times higher than her previous home in Granada Hills where she had lived for more than 30 years. "This bill, when I saw it, I said 'this can't be real,'" said Liebermann, a clinical social worker. It wasn't supposed to be that way. Proposition 19, narrowly approved by California voters in 2020, gave older homeowners a property tax break when they move. Specifically, it allowed those 55 and older to blend the taxable value of their old home with the value of a new, more expensive home they purchase, resulting in significant property tax savings. But in Los Angeles County, delays at the assessor's office have left older property owners, like Liebermann, facing steep tax bills that must be paid while they wait for their applications to be approved. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-09 13:00 +00:00 2022-03-10 02:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10589193/Do-pay-estate-agent-sell-home-friend.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10589193/Do-pay-estate-agent-sell-home-friend.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Do I still have to pay my estate agent if I sell my home to a friend? A buyer who tells a seller that 'I will save you commission' can be a blessing or a curse - our expert reveals what you can do protect yourself from Wed, 09 Mar 2022 08:49:03 Z AFP via Getty Images 2022-03-09 08:49 +00:00 2022-03-09 21:49 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-08/drake-is-selling-the-yolo-estate-his-hidden-hills-party-compound https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-08/drake-is-selling-the-yolo-estate-his-hidden-hills-party-compound Drake is selling the 'Yolo Estate,' his Hidden Hills party compound <p>After buying a Beverly Crest mansion for more than $70 million, hip-hop star Drake is selling three Hidden Hills homes for a combined $22.2 million.</p> Tue, 08 Mar 2022 21:41:15 Z Jack Flemming <p>After buying a Beverly Crest mansion for more than $70 million, hip-hop star Drake is selling three Hidden Hills homes for a combined $22.2 million.</p> The 6.5-acre compound includes two ranches and an amenity-filled mansion called the "Yolo Estate." The Beverly Hills Estates 2022-03-08 21:41 +00:00 2022-03-09 10:41 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-08/building-an-adu-what-you-need-to-know-about-rent-control https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-08/building-an-adu-what-you-need-to-know-about-rent-control Building an ADU? What you need to know about rent control <p>State and local rent-control measures do not apply to many ADUs. But building one may put the house on that property under rent control.</p> Tue, 08 Mar 2022 21:14:08 Z Jon Healey <p>State and local rent-control measures do not apply to many ADUs. But building one may put the house on that property under rent control.</p> LOS ANGELES, CA - February 06: Landlord and architect Alexis Navarro stands in front of his "Casita L.A.," a new ADU he designed in East L.A. in the carport of an existing 3-unit property Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 in Los Angeles. Navarro designed and built the 500-square-foot ADU over five months for $95,000. He designed it to be open and flexible, especially with the adjacent houses and no exterior views. The design appropriates the Mid-Century Post and Beam system of a high ceiling but using conventional wood-frame construction to lower the cost and ease of building. The open floor plan was meant to provide options for flexible uses with only the bathroom as a closed space. Moveable partitions, curtains or furniture for privacy could be used to divide into various combinations of uses according to the lifestyle, needs or size of family. An abundance of daylight thru skylights and opaque glass windows, adds to the openness of the small space. Low cost alternatives for plumbing, electrical and kitchen accessories helped to meet the budget goal of less than $100,000. Energy conservation strategies include high ceilings with openable skylights to create an airflow to release the hot air to the outside. Large glazing clerestory windows face towards the north orientation and on the south exposure there are no openings to reduce the heat load. The raw concrete floor adds to the temperature stability of the house in the summer. Ariel Gomez-Hernandez and John Velasco and their dog, Lando, are renting the unit for $1,650 right now, and they are both working from home. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-08 21:14 +00:00 2022-03-09 10:14 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-08/in-bel-air-an-actress-one-of-a-kind-compound-lists-for-49-5-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-08/in-bel-air-an-actress-one-of-a-kind-compound-lists-for-49-5-million In Bel-Air, an actress' one-of-a-kind compound lists for $49.5 million <p>A golf course compound owned by real estate magnate Howard Ruby and late actress Yvette Mimieux is up for grabs at $49.5 million.</p> Tue, 08 Mar 2022 16:00:21 Z Jack Flemming <p>A golf course compound owned by real estate magnate Howard Ruby and late actress Yvette Mimieux is up for grabs at $49.5 million.</p> Tucked in the middle of the Bel-Air Country Club golf course, the estate spans 1.5 acres with two homes on two lots. Hilton & Hyland 2022-03-08 16:00 +00:00 2022-03-09 05:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-08/cold-war-la-nuclear-target-response-fallout-shelter https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-08/cold-war-la-nuclear-target-response-fallout-shelter Cold War L.A. could have been a nuclear target. One response: the fallout shelter <p>Nuclear fallout shelters were a popular conversation topic in Cold War Los Angeles. And some people did build them. In fact, some are still around today.</p> Tue, 08 Mar 2022 13:00:42 Z Patt Morrison <p>Nuclear fallout shelters were a popular conversation topic in Cold War Los Angeles. And some people did build them. In fact, some are still around today.</p> FILE - In this April 22, 1952 file photo a gigantic pillar of smoke with the familiar mushroom top climbs above Yucca Flat, Nev. during nuclear test detonation. A defense spending bill pending in Congress includes an apology to New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and other states affected by nuclear testing over the decades, but communities downwind from the first atomic test in 1945 are still holding out for compensation amid rumblings about the potential for the U.S. to resume nuclear testing. (AP Photo,File) Anonymous / Associated Press 2022-03-08 13:00 +00:00 2022-03-09 02:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10586245/Wales-announces-council-tax-clampdown-second-homeowners.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10586245/Wales-announces-council-tax-clampdown-second-homeowners.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Wales announces a council tax clampdown on second homeowners The Welsh Government has announced a clampdown on second homeowners, increasing the amount of council tax these owners pay by up to 300 per cent. Tue, 08 Mar 2022 08:47:44 Z None 2022-03-08 08:47 +00:00 2022-03-08 21:47 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10574407/Residential-parks-offer-cheaper-way-country.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10574407/Residential-parks-offer-cheaper-way-country.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Residential parks offer a cheaper way to move to the country A lodge on a residential park offers a cheaper way to buy in a beauty spot - but customers are urged to check that the operator is reputable. Mon, 07 Mar 2022 16:23:59 Z None 2022-03-07 16:23 +00:00 2022-03-08 05:23 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10542619/The-buy-let-landlords-hit-hardest-tax-changes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10542619/The-buy-let-landlords-hit-hardest-tax-changes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 The buy-to-let landlords hit hardest by tax changes Higher rate taxpayers who invest in property using a smaller deposit have seen their returns slashed by as much as a third as a result of the stamp duty and tax relief tax changes. Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:32:34 Z Getty Images / Shutterstock / UfaBizPhoto 2022-03-07 08:32 +00:00 2022-03-07 21:32 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-06/the-one-fashion-nova-richard-saghian-auction https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-06/the-one-fashion-nova-richard-saghian-auction So who bought L.A.'s 'The One' mega-mansion? The owner of Fashion Nova <p>Richard Saghian, chief executive and founder of the online retailer Fashion Nova, confirmed to The Times that he submitted the winning bid for The One — the biggest residence in Los Angeles.</p> Mon, 07 Mar 2022 00:50:02 Z Laurence Darmiento, Jack Flemming <p>Richard Saghian, chief executive and founder of the online retailer Fashion Nova, confirmed to The Times that he submitted the winning bid for The One — the biggest residence in Los Angeles.</p> CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Richard Saghian and Meek Mill attend Fanatic Super Bowl Party on February 12, 2022 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic) Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic 2022-03-07 00:50 +00:00 2022-03-07 13:50 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10551705/For-1k-month-homes-Zoopla-choose-rent.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10551705/For-1k-month-homes-Zoopla-choose-rent.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 For £1k a month, which of these homes on Zoopla would you choose to rent? Which one of these two properties that are available to rent for £1,000 a month would you choose to live in? Sat, 05 Mar 2022 09:03:00 Z Zoopla 2022-03-05 09:03 +00:00 2022-03-05 22:03 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10574505/Clever-ways-remove-pollutants-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10574505/Clever-ways-remove-pollutants-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Clever ways to remove pollutants from your home Toxic fumes have caused four million premature deaths, according to Yale scientists - but there is an array of new 'clean air' technology that can help remove them. Sat, 05 Mar 2022 09:01:43 Z None 2022-03-05 09:01 +00:00 2022-03-05 22:01 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10573169/Rampaging-UK-property-prices-slow-Zoopla-says.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10573169/Rampaging-UK-property-prices-slow-Zoopla-says.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Rampaging UK property prices will slow, Zoopla says 'The global uncertainty and volatility resulting from the invasion of Ukraine will have economic impacts around the world, including the UK', Zoopla said in its latest House Price Index today. Fri, 04 Mar 2022 09:15:54 Z None 2022-03-04 09:15 +00:00 2022-03-04 22:15 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-03/the-one-megamansion-auction-sale https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-03/the-one-megamansion-auction-sale L.A.'s most extravagant mansion sells for less than half its list price <p>After years of construction, a foreclosure and a bankruptcy, the Bel-Air mega-mansion known as The One has sold at auction.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2022 00:38:23 Z Laurence Darmiento <p>After years of construction, a foreclosure and a bankruptcy, the Bel-Air mega-mansion known as The One has sold at auction.</p> Beverly Hills, CA - September 08: An aerial view of "The One Bel Air", a 105,000-square-foot mansion with a sky deck and putting green, night club, several swimming pools, a 50-seat theater, a four-lane bowling alley and more by Nile Niami of Skyline Development and designed by Paul McClean (McClean Design). The One is shown by court-appointed receiver Ted Lanes, who now controls the property and is in charge of finding a buyer and paying off the lenders and other creditors, gives a tour of The One, the 105,000 square foot house on sale in Bel Air. This is apparently the largest home for sale in the United States. The developer Nial Niami "listed" it for $500 million but got into financial trouble and was foreclosed upon by Don Hankey. Photo taken in Bel Air on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-04 00:38 +00:00 2022-03-04 13:38 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10548309/Learn-lines-Stripes-types-fashion.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10548309/Learn-lines-Stripes-types-fashion.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Learn your lines: Stripes of all types are back in fashion From wide, pastel-hued bands, to subtle, neutral ticking, stripes have featured in our homes for years. And now they're in the spotlight once again. Thu, 03 Mar 2022 17:46:57 Z None 2022-03-03 17:46 +00:00 2022-03-04 06:46 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-03/pickleball-noise-fueling-neighborhood-drama https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-03/pickleball-noise-fueling-neighborhood-drama Pickleball noise is fueling neighborhood drama from coast to coast <p>The sport is sweeping the country, but a backlash over noise is turning neighbor against neighbor.</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2022 13:00:17 Z Connor Sheets <p>The sport is sweeping the country, but a backlash over noise is turning neighbor against neighbor.</p> Mike Myers, left, prepares to return a volley against Max Krautter while playing a game of pickleball at the Goleta Valley Community Center in Goleta on February 18, 2022. Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-03 13:00 +00:00 2022-03-04 02:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-02/tony-stewarts-indiana-mansion-a-sportsmans-paradise-seeks-30-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-02/tony-stewarts-indiana-mansion-a-sportsmans-paradise-seeks-30-million Tony Stewart's Indiana mansion, a sportsman's paradise, seeks $30 million <p>Retired racecar driver Tony Stewart is asking $30 million for his 415-acre Indiana ranch, with a colossal cabin that resembles a Bass Pro Shop.</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2022 20:55:10 Z Jack Flemming <p>Retired racecar driver Tony Stewart is asking $30 million for his 415-acre Indiana ranch, with a colossal cabin that resembles a Bass Pro Shop.</p> The 415-acre compound includes a 20,000-square-foot home and hunting reserve loaded with elk and deer. The Home Aesthetic 2022-03-02 20:55 +00:00 2022-03-03 09:55 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:6217d429f33ad76f6ee74baf https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/dazzling-dangerous-substances From Dazzling to Dangerous: 4 Substances Once Thought to Be Safe While asbestos is undoubtedly one of the most well-known substances we once thought to be safe, it’s not the only one. You can learn about some of the other most surprising ones below. Wed, 02 Mar 2022 18:53:00 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/c9e198dc-1a03-436d-8a6b-c6a9807311b9/dazzling+to+dangerous+substances.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="6217daad0675016529a74958" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/c9e198dc-1a03-436d-8a6b-c6a9807311b9/dazzling+to+dangerous+substances.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Time is a funny thing. We learn about products, chemicals, and substances, use them heavily, then later realise that they weren’t as safe as we thought they were. Asbestos is a prime example of that. We once used it in everything from <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/a-very-scary-christmas">Christmas decorations</a> and clothing to insulation and cladding, and we now know it’s a deadly material that kills tens of thousands of people every year.</p><p class="">While asbestos is undoubtedly one of the most well-known substances we once thought to be safe, it’s not the only one. You can learn about some of the other most surprising ones below.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Lead</h2><p class="">Lead paint never seemed like it was harmful. Lead pigment formed the base of paint cans and it was never touted as anything other than safe. Subsequently, lead-based paint was used on furniture, toys, interior surfaces, and a whole host of different products.</p><p class="">The lead and paint companies said it was safe. The parents thought it was safe. And no one realized for a number of years that it <em>wasn’t</em> safe. However, children started convulsing after playing with toys featuring lead-based paint, and some died slow, painful deaths. Many thousands more were born at permanent risk of damage from the paint. </p><p class="">Even when people started making the connection, the lead companies held firm and blamed the parents for allowing children to place toys and their fingers in their mouths. It took <em>decades</em>, but finally, the use of white lead in paint was banned by 1979 in NZ. While some paint types do contain red lead, they are adequately labelled to keep users safe.&nbsp;</p><p class="">Today, we’re still picking up the pieces of this harmful substance, just as we are with asbestos. Homeowners must take great care when <a href="https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/environmental-health/hazardous-substances/removing-lead-based-paint">removing lead paint</a> from their homes during renovations. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Arsenic </h2><p class="">Arsenic is a natural element that you find in the water, air, plants, animals, rocks, and soil. You might assume that because it’s a natural element, it’s completely harmless, but that’s not the case at all. Arsenic can also be present in industrial and agricultural environments, and these can be toxic types that have been <a href="https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/arsenic.html#:~:text=Arsenic%20is%20a%20natural%20element,some%20agricultural%20and%20industrial%20sources.&amp;text=This%20tends%20to%20be%20the,has%20been%20linked%20to%20cancer.">linked to cancer</a>.</p><p class="">Although, it can take us a while to learn how dangerous natural elements are, which is perhaps why many families during the 19th century experienced mysterious illnesses, and some even went through the tragic loss of their children. They had no idea that the element they were using in wallpaper, food, medicine, textiles, face powder, and other products was a poison.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p class="">In 19th-century England, small doses of arsenic were considered safe for a wide range of uses. It was even used to give wallpaper a vibrant green coloring, and paint makers used it to create colors like canary yellow. </p><p class="">It sure was eye-catching, but doctors soon noticed something – the wallpaper was killing people. The ink would flake off the paper, and homeowners would inhale it. Moisture, heat, and abrasion near the wallpaper could also cause toxic vapours to be released.&nbsp;</p><p class="">Doctors eventually made the connection in the 1860s, and people realised that they needed to make safer wallpaper choices. </p><p class="">&nbsp; </p><h2>Radon</h2><p class="">Radon is a colourless, odolourless radioactive gas that can be found in high levels overseas. We are fortunate here in New Zealand to generally only have <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/radon-vs-asbestos">low levels of this gas</a>, and there are no radon hot spots to be concerned about. Best evidence suggests that radon in New Zealand is not something to worry about in our homes.</p><p class="">However, it’s a much larger problem overseas. At first, it wasn’t seen as a real issue, but research has now found that it <a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Radon_revisited">poses a lung cancer risk</a>. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Radiation </h2><p class="">The health effects of radiation today are well known. It can damage the DNA in our cells and lead to cutaneous radiation injuries and acute radiation syndrome. High doses of radiation can also lead to cancer in later life.</p><p class="">But there once was a time when it was almost like it was part of a fad diet. People used to think radioactivity was good for them, so businesses started popping up everywhere overseas, taking advantage of this belief.</p><p class="">For a while, you could purchase radioactive water, radioactive cosmetics, and even radium pendants for rheumatism. There were a whole host of radioactive products that people believed had healing properties. In reality, these products were killing them.</p><p class="">Industrialist Eben Byers claimed to drink three bottles of <a href="https://historyofyesterday.com/eben-byers-the-man-who-drank-radioactive-water-until-his-jaw-fell-off-d2634336b504">radioactive water</a> each day up until that supposedly healthy water resulted in his premature death. In 1931, his jaw fell down after the water disintegrated his tissue and bones from the inside. He didn’t feel any pain or discomfort, though, as the radiation had melted his nerves. </p><p class="">His vital tissue and organs continued to disintegrate in his body after consuming over 1,400 bottles, and he died in 1931 at age 51. Interestingly, Eben Byers’ body was exhumed to be studied in 1965, and it was still radioactive all those years later.</p> From Dazzling to Dangerous: 4 Substances Once Thought to Be Safe 2022-03-02 18:53 +00:00 2022-03-03 07:53 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-02/california-taxpayer-protection-and-government-accountability-act https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-02/california-taxpayer-protection-and-government-accountability-act Column: This ballot measure promises help for taxpayers, but it's actually a handout to real estate developers <p>Business interests are sponsoring another anti-tax initiative, with municipal services on the line.</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2022 14:00:17 Z Michael Hiltzik <p>Business interests are sponsoring another anti-tax initiative, with municipal services on the line.</p> Gov. Jerry Brown Jr., left, and tax crusader Howard Jarvis, in their first public appearance together, told a packed news conference that they favor voluntary rent control in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 18, 1978. Both urged landlords to “shape up” or be faced with new laws to force them to share benefits of Proposition 13 with tenants. (AP Photo/Robbins) Robbins/ASSOCIATED PRESS 2022-03-02 14:00 +00:00 2022-03-03 03:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-01/tyrese-gibson-sells-woodland-hills-home-giant-transformer-included https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-03-01/tyrese-gibson-sells-woodland-hills-home-giant-transformer-included Tyrese Gibson sells Woodland Hills home — giant Transformer included <p>'Transformers' actor Tyrese Gibson has sold his Woodland Hills home — complete with a robot replica from the blockbuster film franchise — for $2.4 million.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2022 21:03:41 Z Jack Flemming <p>'Transformers' actor Tyrese Gibson has sold his Woodland Hills home — complete with a robot replica from the blockbuster film franchise — for $2.4 million.</p> The half-acre estate comes with an event space complete with a beauty salon, recording studio, rooftop spa and hibachi grill. The Oppenheim Group 2022-03-01 21:03 +00:00 2022-03-02 10:03 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-03-01/mlb-angel-stadium-sale-anaheim-potential-rule-violation-judge-decision https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-03-01/mlb-angel-stadium-sale-anaheim-potential-rule-violation-judge-decision Did Anaheim break law in Angel Stadium sale? Time for the judge to decide <p>What happens if a judge decides the sale of Angel Stadium broke the law? Here's the breakdown of what could happen next.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2022 15:00:25 Z Bill Shaikin <p>What happens if a judge decides the sale of Angel Stadium broke the law? Here's the breakdown of what could happen next.</p> The Angels will be playing at Angel Stadium in Anaheim at least through the 2020 season. Stephen Dunn / Getty Images 2022-03-01 15:00 +00:00 2022-03-02 04:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-01/wildfire-survivors-decry-lack-of-fema-aid https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-01/wildfire-survivors-decry-lack-of-fema-aid These wildfire survivors say FEMA did little to help those who lost homes <p>FEMA is often seen providing aid victims of hurricanes and tornadoes, but Caldor fire survivors say the agency has done little for them.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:00:33 Z Alex Wigglesworth <p>FEMA is often seen providing aid victims of hurricanes and tornadoes, but Caldor fire survivors say the agency has done little for them.</p> GRIZZLY FLATS, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Hannah Hammonds, 29, holds her six month old son Koda Hammonds on her family's property on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 in Grizzly Flats, CA. Her family's home was destroyed in the Caldor fire last fall. Their chicken coup, a trampoline, and pieces of their burned Red Cedar remains on the property. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times 2022-03-01 13:00 +00:00 2022-03-02 02:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-02-28/drake-is-buying-robbie-williams-beverly-crest-mansion https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-02-28/drake-is-buying-robbie-williams-beverly-crest-mansion Drake is buying Robbie Williams' Beverly Crest mansion for more than $70 million <p>In Beverly Crest, rapper Drake is buying a 20,000-square-foot mansion owned by singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. </p> Mon, 28 Feb 2022 23:59:03 Z Jack Flemming <p>In Beverly Crest, rapper Drake is buying a 20,000-square-foot mansion owned by singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. </p> The 20,000-square-foot home includes 10 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, a tennis court and mosaic-tile pool. Google Earth 2022-02-28 23:59 +00:00 2022-03-01 12:59 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10548297/Move-conservatories-modern-glass-extension-new-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10548297/Move-conservatories-modern-glass-extension-new-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Move over, conservatories: Why a modern glass extension is the new must-have for your home Conservatories have become dated - but 'glass box' extensions are a brighter alternative that offers true 'inside-outside' living. Mon, 28 Feb 2022 13:18:58 Z None 2022-02-28 13:18 +00:00 2022-03-01 02:18 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10527719/Would-choose-lochside-property-Scotland-one-sea-Sandbanks.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10527719/Would-choose-lochside-property-Scotland-one-sea-Sandbanks.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Would you choose a lochside property in Scotland or one by the sea in Sandbanks? We take a look at two properties at either end of mainland Britain, which both boast a stunning view from the house and ask which one would you choose? Sat, 26 Feb 2022 10:07:26 Z None 2022-02-26 10:07 +00:00 2022-02-26 23:07 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-02-25/sylvester-stallone-sells-beverly-park-mansion-for-58-million-a-deep-discount https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-02-25/sylvester-stallone-sells-beverly-park-mansion-for-58-million-a-deep-discount Adele buys Sylvester Stallone's Beverly Park mansion for $58 million — a deep discount <p>'Rocky' star Sylvester Stallone just sold his Beverly Park estate to pop star Adele for $58 million, far shy of the $110 million he was originally asking.</p> Sat, 26 Feb 2022 00:00:16 Z Jack Flemming <p>'Rocky' star Sylvester Stallone just sold his Beverly Park estate to pop star Adele for $58 million, far shy of the $110 million he was originally asking.</p> The 21,000-square-foot home sits on 3.5 acres with views of the city below. Simon Berlyn 2022-02-26 00:00 +00:00 2022-02-26 13:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-02-25/usc-sells-frank-lloyd-wrights-freeman-house-to-private-buyer https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-02-25/usc-sells-frank-lloyd-wrights-freeman-house-to-private-buyer USC sells Frank Lloyd Wright's Freeman House to private buyer — with agreement that it be preserved <p>Richard E. Weintraub, a developer who worked on the old Cathedral of St. Vibiana in downtown L.A., has picked up Frank Lloyd Wright's Freeman House for $1.8 million.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2022 20:53:43 Z Carolina A. Miranda <p>Richard E. Weintraub, a developer who worked on the old Cathedral of St. Vibiana in downtown L.A., has picked up Frank Lloyd Wright's Freeman House for $1.8 million.</p> A view of Frank Lloyd Wright's Freeman House in the Hollywood Hills, as photographed by Julius Shulman in 1953. Designed and built around 1924, it is one of four textile block homes designed by Wright in the Los Angeles area that decade. Since 1986, it has been owned by USC, but the home is in need of a vast amount of repair since it was damaged in the Northridge Earthquake in 1994. Julius Shulman / Getty Research Institute / J. Paul Getty Trust 2022-02-25 20:53 +00:00 2022-02-26 09:53 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/espanol/deportes/articulo/2022-02-25/rams-nfl-woodland-hills-promenade-chargers-dodgers-angels https://www.latimes.com/espanol/deportes/articulo/2022-02-25/rams-nfl-woodland-hills-promenade-chargers-dodgers-angels Los Rams podrían construir un campo de entrenamiento para el equipo en Woodland Hills <p>Los Rams están en negociaciones para comprar el sitio del antiguo centro comercial Woodland Hills Promenade y construir allí una instalación de práctica del equipo. </p> Fri, 25 Feb 2022 17:01:44 Z Bill Shaikin, Roger Vincent, Sam Farmer <p>Los Rams están en negociaciones para comprar el sitio del antiguo centro comercial Woodland Hills Promenade y construir allí una instalación de práctica del equipo. </p> Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald runs a drill during practice for an NFL Super Bowl football game Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Rams are scheduled to play the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press 2022-02-25 17:01 +00:00 2022-02-26 06:01 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-02-25/herbalifes-dick-marconi-lists-animal-filled-retreat-for-23-million https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2022-02-25/herbalifes-dick-marconi-lists-animal-filled-retreat-for-23-million Herbalife's Dick Marconi lists animal-filled retreat for $23 million <p>Dick Marconi, the entrepreneur who supplied Herbalife's line of supplements and vitamins, is asking $22.95 million for his animal-filled ranch in San Juan Capistrano.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2022 17:00:55 Z Jack Flemming <p>Dick Marconi, the entrepreneur who supplied Herbalife's line of supplements and vitamins, is asking $22.95 million for his animal-filled ranch in San Juan Capistrano.</p> The 1,225-acre estate comes with a handful of houses and animals such as a giraffe, llama, two tortoises and a dozen zebra. Eric Foote (Elevated Horizons) 2022-02-25 17:00 +00:00 2022-02-26 06:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10547227/Buy-let-landlords-struggle-new-regulations.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10547227/Buy-let-landlords-struggle-new-regulations.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Buy-to-let landlords struggle to keep up with new regulations A study found that 27 per cent of landlords not up to speed wouldn't know where to start when it comes to understanding regulations. Fri, 25 Feb 2022 13:32:26 Z Shutterstock / Antonio Guillem 2022-02-25 13:32 +00:00 2022-02-26 02:32 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2022-02-25/two-story-adu-mar-vista-built-to-preserve-trees https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2022-02-25/two-story-adu-mar-vista-built-to-preserve-trees How a struggling single mom built an ADU, without killing a 60-year-old tree <p>Architect Isabelle Duvivier designed an ADU that thoughtfully preserves the tree canopy.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2022 13:00:59 Z Lisa Boone <p>Architect Isabelle Duvivier designed an ADU that thoughtfully preserves the tree canopy.</p> Los Angeles, Mar Vista, California-Feb. 4, 2022-This two-story 650 square-foot Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in Mar Vista designed by architect Isabelle Duvivier features a private entrance, patio and garden that brings the outdoors in without sacrificing privacy. The double height living room has 18 foot ceilings which makes the tiny space feel really spacious. There are raised windows (to maximize privacy/ light) in every room that look on to the trees and X- large French doors going out to a private garden and outdoor eating space. Kitchen is Ikea, with tiny appliances, 24 inch oven, sink, etc. Upstairs there are two small rooms, one with a half wall looking down on the living area, and the other full enclosed. Isabelle Duvivier designed the ADU for her sister Chantal de Renesse who rents it out as an AirBnb to supplement her income. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times 2022-02-25 13:00 +00:00 2022-02-26 02:00 +13:00 https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-02-24/la-needs-to-rezone-for-a-lot-more-housing https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-02-24/la-needs-to-rezone-for-a-lot-more-housing L.A. must add more than 250,000 homes to zoning plan by October, state rules <p>State regulators reject L.A.'s new housing plan, threatening the city's access to affordable housing funds and speeding up a rezoning deadline.</p> Thu, 24 Feb 2022 20:00:31 Z Liam Dillon, David Zahniser <p>State regulators reject L.A.'s new housing plan, threatening the city's access to affordable housing funds and speeding up a rezoning deadline.</p> In this June 18, 2021, photo, construction workers finish the exterior of an apartment building downtown Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, approved two measures to slice through local zoning ordinances as the most populous state struggles with soaring home prices, an affordable housing shortage and stubborn homelessness. Newsom also signed a bill extending a 2019 law designed to make it easier to build more housing throughout the state. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) ASSOCIATED PRESS 2022-02-24 20:00 +00:00 2022-02-25 09:00 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:6217d3f9a5e0bf46e70bf5f4 https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/drilling-asbestos-safety How to Ensure Safety When Drilling at Home While WorkSafe may not always recommend keeping ACM as the best option, here’s how you can ensure your safety when drilling when asbestos may be present. Thu, 24 Feb 2022 19:20:18 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/b4c010b7-b944-4749-ae8f-201626529e24/safe+asbestos+drilling.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="6217d94496e27b02768b621f" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/b4c010b7-b944-4749-ae8f-201626529e24/safe+asbestos+drilling.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Homeowners sometimes have to make the hard decision of recladding their entire home in non-asbestos materials or keeping their asbestos cladding in excellent condition to ensure it remains safe.</p><p class="">However, by going with the latter option, you face the complicated issue of encountering health hazards when installing vents, plumbing, air conditioning, and other home necessities. How are you supposed to ensure safe asbestos drilling? Is it even possible? </p><p class="">Fortunately, you do have options when your budget doesn’t allow for new house cladding. While <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/">WorkSafe</a> may not always recommend keeping ACM as the best option, here’s how you can ensure your safety when drilling through asbestos materials in your home.</p><p data-rte-preserve-empty="true" class=""></p><h2>Understand Your Legal Requirements</h2><p class="">The core component of safe asbestos drilling involves ensuring only <a href="http://www.chemcare.co.nz">trained asbestos removalists</a> with the appropriate licencing undertake the drilling task. As most home and business owners are aware, you may only remove non-friable asbestos up to 10m2, and drilling into ACM makes it friable. At this point, it becomes a job for class A licence holders who have the experience and qualifications necessary to keep everyone safe.</p><p class="">Never attempt to drill into asbestos cladding or any other ACM materials unless you hold the appropriate licences. Once you’ve hired someone, they can follow some of the steps below for safe drilling practices.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Prepare the Work Area for Asbestos Drilling</h2><p class="">When asbestos drilling is about to get underway, ensure the work area is safe for all involved in the drilling process. Restrict how many people can access the site and close all doors that lead into the space. If necessary, use notices and tape to stop people from accessing the area, including any rooms or areas behind the asbestos cladding or board. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Keep Asbestos Dust to a Minimum</h2><p class="">As soon as asbestos materials are broken up, they become friable. This means small particles can be released into the air, putting those in proximity without appropriate <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-protective-gear">PPE</a> at risk of asbestos-related illnesses in the future, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. </p><p class="">You can contain drilling debris with a thick paste such as shaving foam or wallpaper paste and use manual drilling equipment rather than power tools. If you must use power tools, use the lowest power setting and invest in dust collection equipment. </p><p class="">Keep dust spread to a minimum with the use of plastic sheets in your work area. You can then dispose of the sheets as asbestos waste. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Wear PPE</h2><p class="">As we already know from the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment (PPE) can provide a great deal of protection against airborne particles. It also proves effective in the asbestos removal industry.</p><p class="">However, standard medical masks are not enough. A disposable P2 mask with a valve is the minimum requirement to keep you safe while drilling. Do not reuse the mask and ensure an excellent seal between the mask and your face. Most asbestos removal experts undertake <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/face-fit-testing-asbestos-removal">professional face fit testing</a> with qualitative fit tests and quantitative fit tests. &nbsp;</p><p class="">Disposable overalls that are one size too big for you can also keep you as safe as possible, but you must put the legs over the top of your footwear and dispose of them once the asbestos drilling task is complete.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Follow Appropriate Asbestos Drilling Practices</h2><p class="">Asbestos drilling is a complex task that requires an expert approach. The asbestos experts you choose may utilise one of the following asbestos drilling methods.</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><h3>First Method</h3></li></ul><p class="">Asbestos teams will cover the drill entry and exit points (if the exit point is accessible) with a thick paste before drilling through it with their chosen tool. &nbsp;</p><p class="">They will then clean off the debris and paste with damp rags and remove all rags and paste before disposing of it as asbestos waste. The final steps involve sealing the drilled edge with a sealant product and inserting a sleeve to protect the edges of the hole. </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><h3>Second Method</h3></li></ul><p class="">Some asbestos experts place a plastic enclosure over the drill point and put the drill or cutter through the opening. They may then use a vacuum with a filter to capture fine asbestos particles and attach the hose to a vacuum cleaner. </p><p class="">After drilling the hole, they’ll vacuum the drilled hole and seal its edges with a sealant product before inserting a sleeve to protect the edges. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Clean Up After Asbestos Drilling</h2><p class="">The job isn’t complete after the hole is drilled and safely sealed. Cleanup is just as crucial as the job itself. Asbestos removalists will clean up as they go to stop waste from building up and wipe down all tools and surfaces to remove leftover asbestos fibres. &nbsp;</p><p class="">They will not sweep an area nor use domestic vacuum cleaners. Instead, they use special vacuum cleaners with particular filters to capture fine asbestos fibres.</p><p class="">Any cloths or single-use products are disposed of as asbestos waste, which involves double-bagging in approved plastic bags and <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/transporting-asbestos-waste">transporting it to an approved waste facility</a>. </p> How to Ensure Safety When Drilling at Home 2022-02-24 19:20 +00:00 2022-02-25 08:20 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10538687/Want-live-grid-dream-one-best-places-live.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10538687/Want-live-grid-dream-one-best-places-live.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Want to live the off-grid dream in one of the best places to live? The architecturally designed eco-property off the south east coast of Scotland has solar panels, a wind turbine and a borehole water system. Wed, 23 Feb 2022 15:12:04 Z None 2022-02-23 15:12 +00:00 2022-02-24 04:12 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10535441/Wealthy-homeowners-struggle-lack-properties-sale-says-Savills.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10535441/Wealthy-homeowners-struggle-lack-properties-sale-says-Savills.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Wealthy homeowners struggle to move due to a lack of properties for sale says Savills A lack of properties for sale is being felt most is at the expensive end of the property market, according to estate agents Savills. Tue, 22 Feb 2022 08:33:18 Z Shutterstock / Neil Lang 2022-02-22 08:33 +00:00 2022-02-22 21:33 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10527073/Living-Bristol-population-grown-10-decade.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10527073/Living-Bristol-population-grown-10-decade.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Living in Bristol: How its population has grown 10% in a decade Many have discovered the city's advantages recently: last year its population hit 465,900, which is 10 per cent up on a decade earlier and well ahead of the national average. Mon, 21 Feb 2022 07:43:50 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-02-21 07:43 +00:00 2022-02-21 20:43 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10523139/Second-cladding-nightmare-Building-works-leave-cladding-hit-flat-owners-cold-flats.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10523139/Second-cladding-nightmare-Building-works-leave-cladding-hit-flat-owners-cold-flats.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Second cladding nightmare: Building works leave cladding-hit flat owners in cold flats Remediation works at a cladding-hit tower block in Canary Wharf have begun, leaving residents in cold conditions and with restricted access to daylight. Sat, 19 Feb 2022 08:25:39 Z None 2022-02-19 08:25 +00:00 2022-02-19 21:25 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:620ef5544ba12f2dd4b3bc48 https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/veterans-asbestos-exposure Veterans and Asbestos Exposure If you’re a veteran who isn’t sure how asbestos could have affected you, you can learn more about veterans and asbestos exposure below. Fri, 18 Feb 2022 01:49:46 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/05d665c1-2852-4f63-b7ff-5743330d6bfe/veteran-asbestos.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="620efb0ca4e6b1119a6df544" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/05d665c1-2852-4f63-b7ff-5743330d6bfe/veteran-asbestos.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Most New Zealanders are aware that people working in specific industries are at a higher risk of asbestos exposure than others, such as construction workers and those who worked directly with asbestos in manufacturing plants.</p><p class="">While several years have passed since asbestos <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-timeline-nz">was banned in New Zealand</a>, the effects of past exposure can linger for decades. However, it’s wasn’t just production and construction workers exposed all those years go. Veterans were too, and they actually account for 30 per cent of all annually diagnosed mesothelioma cases.</p><p class="">If you’re a veteran who isn’t sure how asbestos could have affected you, you can learn more about veterans and asbestos exposure below.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>How Were Veterans Exposed to Asbestos?</h2><p class="">All armed forces branches used asbestos during the 20th century because it was an excellent fireproofing material. Even after its toxicity was realised, it was still present, and tens of thousands of veterans were put at risk.&nbsp;</p><p class="">Asbestos was used in a wide range of environments in the military, including military <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-in-cars">transportation</a> with asbestos thermal insulation, brake pads, clutch pads, and electric wiring insulation. It was also used in construction materials, which meant military base structures like barracks might have been built with this dangerous natural mineral.</p><p class="">Even navy ship and shipyard workers weren’t able to escape asbestos. Records show that navy ships contained more than 300 products with asbestos, which may explain why Navy veterans <a href="https://www.asbestos.com/navy/#:~:text=Military%20veterans%2C%20which%20include%20Navy,Navy%20ships%2C%20shipyards%20and%20bases.">are more often diagnosed</a> with illnesses linked to asbestos than other military units. </p><p class="">As it can take several decades for asbestos exposure to present itself as health conditions like mesothelioma and asbestosis, many veterans being diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses today are able to link back their experiences to the Korean War and Vietnam War. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What Support Is Available to Veterans in New Zealand? </h2><p class="">Asbestos exposure isn’t commonly reported when it relates to veterans. This may lead veterans and their families to be unaware of the support services available to them.</p><p class="">Many RSAs throughout New Zealand provide information on their <a href="https://www.waihirsa.co.nz/support/">websites</a> relating to the help veterans can access. This might include information about treatment, clinical trials, and organisations to spread awareness.</p><p class="">More generally, RSAs can also pair veterans and their families with services and support networks for a wide range of reasons, including wellness at home, work, and in the community.&nbsp; </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Asbestos Exposure in Vietnam</h2><p class="">Veterans of the Vietnam War, particularly Navy veterans, may have been exposed to several tons of asbestos present in miles of piping, walls, doors, and engine room insulation. While it’s easy to assume that New Zealand is far removed from the effects of the Vietnam War, that’s not the case.&nbsp;</p><p class="">Over 3,000 New Zealand military and civilian personnel serviced in Vietnam, spanning a period of over a decade. Therefore, many hundreds of New Zealand war vets may have been exposed, with 67-year-old <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/81505632/asbestos-exposure-in-vietnam-war-blamed-for-napier-veterans-death">Phillip Taylor-Meihana</a>, being one of them. </p><p class="">When Phillip was on his death bed in his Napier home, he cursed the Vietnam War army service for giving him cancer. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2015, caused by inhaling asbestos fibres that attacked his abdominal lining and organs. He died just six and a half weeks after his diagnosis. &nbsp;</p><p class="">As he didn’t work in a high-risk job like construction or an asbestos factory, doctors were mystified as to how he could have been exposed. However, Phillip’s army platoon sergeant, John Mangakahia, believes he has the answer.</p><p class="">He reminded Phillip that they had been ordered to destroy ammunition bunkers in Nui Dat, Vietnam, before their withdrawal in 1971. The bunkers were commonly lined with asbestos as fireproofing. Dust and debris would go flying after their destruction, and the veterans would wear the same dusty overalls for weeks.</p><p class="">Unfortunately, Veterans’ Affairs rejected Phillip’s family’s claim for compensation due to a lack of evidence. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>The Steps of Asbestos Treatment</h2><p class="">There are generally three steps involved in the diagnosis and treatment of veterans or anyone else who has been exposed to asbestos at some point in their life. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Step 1: Identify Symptoms</h3><p class="">Some of the most <a href="https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/symptoms/">common symptoms</a> of asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma are chest pains, a chronic cough, fatigue, fever, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, and facial and arm swelling. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Step 2: Be Diagnosed</h3><p class="">After visiting a doctor with your symptoms, they may require information about your potential exposure event, such as a building job or your experiences as a veteran. They may then use a range of diagnostic tools such as biopsies and scans.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Step 3: Explore Your Treatment Options</h3><p class="">The unfortunate reality is that mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer. Most people diagnosed with it have 12 to 21 months to live, but some may live longer, fuller lives depending on when they were diagnosed, the cell type, and the location of the tumour.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">More treatment options may also become available as technology advances, such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, immunotherapy, and photodynamic therapy. </p> Veterans and Asbestos Exposure 2022-02-18 01:49 +00:00 2022-02-18 14:49 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10515447/Cladding-hit-flat-owners-welcome-cap-repair-costs.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10515447/Cladding-hit-flat-owners-welcome-cap-repair-costs.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Cladding-hit flat owners welcome cap on repair costs Cladding-hit flat owners have been told they will have cap on the amount they pay of £15,000 for those living in London and £10,000 for those living outside of the capital. Thu, 17 Feb 2022 11:33:49 Z Shutterstock / I Wei Huang 2022-02-17 11:33 +00:00 2022-02-18 00:33 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10511951/Theres-incomplete-bullding-work-leasehold-flats-do.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10511951/Theres-incomplete-bullding-work-leasehold-flats-do.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 There's incomplete bullding work at our leasehold flats, what can we do?  Former judge Stephen Gold explains the options in this case, including making a claim under a warranty to get the incomplete construction work repaired. Thu, 17 Feb 2022 10:48:31 Z None 2022-02-17 10:48 +00:00 2022-02-17 23:48 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10518769/How-turn-bedroom-home-office-data-shows-millions-it.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10518769/How-turn-bedroom-home-office-data-shows-millions-it.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to turn a bedroom into a home office as data shows millions have done it The extra time spent at home during several lockdowns led to 41% of homeowners changing their indoor space. Thu, 17 Feb 2022 00:17:25 Z None 2022-02-17 00:17 +00:00 2022-02-17 13:17 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10511097/Tenants-face-supply-crisis-amid-calls-extra-230-000-rental-homes-year.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10511097/Tenants-face-supply-crisis-amid-calls-extra-230-000-rental-homes-year.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Tenants face supply crisis amid calls for an extra 230,000 rental homes a year A new study found that substantial investment is needed in the rental market to ensure that a sufficient supply of rental properties is available in the years ahead. Tue, 15 Feb 2022 09:00:27 Z Shutterstock / Willy Barton 2022-02-15 09:00 +00:00 2022-02-15 22:00 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10501921/New-leasehold-homes-protected-ground-rent-existing-ones-arent.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10501921/New-leasehold-homes-protected-ground-rent-existing-ones-arent.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 New leasehold homes protected on ground rent but existing ones aren't A divide in the property market has been created as a result of legislation that restricts ground rents to effectively zero on new leasehold properties only, leaving existing leaseholders unprotected. Mon, 14 Feb 2022 10:06:51 Z Getty Images/iStockphoto 2022-02-14 10:06 +00:00 2022-02-14 23:06 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10467625/Couple-reveals-new-outdoor-kitchen-cost-45k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10467625/Couple-reveals-new-outdoor-kitchen-cost-45k.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Would you want a £45k luxury outdoor kitchen to enjoy all year round? Lorraine and James Stait installed a spectacular outdoor kitchen, used all year round for everything from pizza parties to cooking a roast. Sat, 12 Feb 2022 09:32:49 Z None 2022-02-12 09:32 +00:00 2022-02-12 22:32 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10498749/Hotspot-vs-not-hot-spot-property-battle-Margate-flat-vs-Middlesbrough-house.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10498749/Hotspot-vs-not-hot-spot-property-battle-Margate-flat-vs-Middlesbrough-house.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Hotspot vs not-hot spot property battle: Margate flat vs Middlesbrough house Margate and Middlesbrough have been identified as having the biggest and smallest increases in property asking prices during the past decade. Sat, 12 Feb 2022 09:32:30 Z None 2022-02-12 09:32 +00:00 2022-02-12 22:32 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10499589/Wacky-wax-works-Classy-candles-trendy-pieces-art.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10499589/Wacky-wax-works-Classy-candles-trendy-pieces-art.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Wacky wax works: Classy candles are now becoming trendy pieces of art Once, we might have used tealights, but now the trend is for quirky candles in the shape of classical busts, modernist forms or humorous trompe l'oeil. Sat, 12 Feb 2022 09:32:21 Z None 2022-02-12 09:32 +00:00 2022-02-12 22:32 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10499569/Bungalows-Single-storey-homes-demand-rising-price.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10499569/Bungalows-Single-storey-homes-demand-rising-price.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Bungalows are back: Single-storey homes in demand and rising in price  There is a 'B' word so offensive to some estate agents that they dare not speak its name - bungalow. Heaven knows why! Fri, 11 Feb 2022 11:35:43 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-02-11 11:35 +00:00 2022-02-12 00:35 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10494443/How-choose-bath-towel-colours-popular.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10494443/How-choose-bath-towel-colours-popular.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to choose a bath towel and which colours are the most popular We speak to some experts about how to choose a towel, how to keep it in tip top condition and why you should only dry towels in the shade. Fri, 11 Feb 2022 08:45:27 Z None 2022-02-11 08:45 +00:00 2022-02-11 21:45 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10493687/Margate-tops-list-hotspots-property-values-doubled-decade.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10493687/Margate-tops-list-hotspots-property-values-doubled-decade.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Margate tops the list of hotspots where property values have doubled in a decade   Rightmove identified the top ten locations that have seen these figures rise the most - and least - during the past decade. Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:08:41 Z Education Images/Universal Image 2022-02-10 09:08 +00:00 2022-02-10 22:08 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:61e77a34bb63524cb2f42558 https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/government-support-asbestos-removal Why Government Support is Essential in Eliminating Dangerous Asbestos Government support in asbestos removal can be crucial, particularly as mishandling of this material can result in lives being lost. Thu, 10 Feb 2022 02:32:00 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/de4b21ef-f6d7-4a86-b6e5-6485d154e652/parliament+asbestos.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="61e77a638cc33e7b19761504" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/de4b21ef-f6d7-4a86-b6e5-6485d154e652/parliament+asbestos.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">As a homeowner or business owner, it can sometimes feel like you’re on your own with <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/asbestos/removal">asbestos removal in New Zealand</a>. When you discover asbestos in a building, you have to arrange to have it removed or even do it yourself.&nbsp;</p><p class="">Or, at least, that’s what it can feel like. In reality, government support can be available, and often is. In many situations, it can also be essential. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Asbestos and its Dangers</h2><p class="">In case you haven’t yet heard, asbestos is a hazardous natural mineral that was once mined and manufactured into a wide range of products and materials. It used to feature in various building materials like roofing, vinyl, cladding, and insulation and remains legal in many countries around the world.</p><p class="">Even though it’s <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5750876/">banned here in Aotearoa</a>, this dangerous mineral is still causing havoc. If you breathe in the microscopic fibres, you may be at risk of severe and often fatal health conditions, such as cancer. </p><p class="">Unfortunately, the dangers didn’t die out with its popularity. Many homes and businesses throughout New Zealand still contain asbestos where you least expect it. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>The Importance of Government Support in Asbestos Removal</h2><p class="">Government support in asbestos removal can be crucial, particularly as mishandling of this material can result in lives being lost. Essentially, what this means is that without clear guidelines around how to handle it, how to encapsulate it, and how to remove it, everyday Kiwis trying to perform basic <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/identify-asbestos-before-renovation">renovations</a> can be putting themselves at risk.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>How the Government Can Help With Asbestos Issues</h2><p class="">While the prime minister isn’t going to knock on your door and help you remove your asbestos-containing <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-vinyl-flooring">vinyl flooring</a>, there are plenty of ways the NZ government has, will, and can support everyday New Zealanders with their asbestos issues. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Provide Support During Contamination Events</h3><p class="">One of the most crucial ways they can step up and help is by providing support and coordinating clean-up efforts during contamination events. In 2021, Ponsonby homeowners <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/ponsonby-school-fire-asbestos-risk-leaves-residents-homeless-one-month-on/MU3RO4LTORGPSJKSKI4KHYFTAM/">were forced to leave their properties</a> when a school fire contaminated their homes with asbestos.&nbsp; </p><p class="">According to ACT MP Simon Court, the delay was partly caused by a lack of government bodies stepping up and coordinating the clean-up. In this situation, the onus was placed on Auckland Regional Public Health, Auckland Council, and the Ministry of Education, with no clear body taking ownership of the problem. &nbsp;</p><p class="">&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><h3>Provide Assistance for People Exposed in the Workplace </h3><p class="">The government can also be supportive of Kiwis managing asbestos by offering assistance for people who have been exposed in the workplace. Currently, we have five <a href="https://cdn.auckland.ac.nz/assets/auckland/health-safety-wellbeing/health-safety-topics/asbestos/staff-asbestos-faqs-31-03-16.pdf">support mechanisms</a> in place for these situations, including ACC, the University ACC Partnership Work-related Injury Claim System, the public health system, Work and Income, and medical insurance. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Refurbishment of Important Landmarks and Buildings</h3><p class="">If important landmarks and buildings contain asbestos, our government can take one of four appropriate actions: preserve, rehabilitate, restore, and reconstruct. Which option they choose can depend on what makes the most economic sense and which will be the safer and most effective option. </p><p class="">Sometimes, the problem can be solved simply by hiring asbestos removal experts. For example, if a government-owned building contains asbestos, an asbestos removal team can test for it, remove it, and <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/what-is-asbestos-encapsulation">encapsulate it</a> to ensure it poses no risk to the general public. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>The Benefits of Government Involvement in Asbestos Removal</h2><p class="">The benefits of involving the government in asbestos removal can be significant. They can wear some of the financial burdens put on business, provide clear rules and regulations to keep us safe and advise on the most appropriate actions to take when dealing with asbestos. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>The Future of Asbestos and the Role of the Government</h2><p class="">We’ve been dealing with asbestos for decades, and while we’ve come a long way in removing it from several thousand homes and businesses, we’ve still got a long way to go. Fortunately, the government can play a pivotal role in what happens next.&nbsp; </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Supporting Clean-up and Demolition Efforts</h3><p class="">Having government support for clean-up and <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/demolition">demolition</a> efforts can go a long way to making sure Kiwis stay safe. Providing guidance on how these should occur in residential and commercial settings may ensure everyone involved knows their obligations. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Providing Resources to Those Who Need Them </h3><p class="">The New Zealand government has already listened to medical experts to create guidelines for homeowners, business owners, and professional asbestos removals alike. These are generally provided through bodies like <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/asbestos/">WorkSafe</a>. &nbsp;</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Encouraging Research into Reducing Asbestos Dangers</h3><p class="">We may never get rid of asbestos, and that’s a genuine problem. Even though it’s no longer imported into the country and we’re removing it from our homes, it still has to go somewhere. Most of the time, it’s being safely transported to authorised dumping sites, where it will sit until it breaks down in an indeterminate amount of time. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><p class="">The government may be able to change how we currently deal with asbestos by looking into ways to make it safer. For example, Chemcare partnered on an <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/unitec-asbestos-project">asbestos project with Unitec</a> to look at natural microorganisms like fungi to degrade asbestos fibres and potentially remove cancer-causing elements. This is just one of many options that our government could consider to reduce asbestos risks going forward.</p> Why Government Support is Essential in Eliminating Dangerous Asbestos 2022-02-10 02:32 +00:00 2022-02-10 15:32 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10485127/Oxfordshire-home-playboy-jockey-Sir-William-Pigott-Brown-sale.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10485127/Oxfordshire-home-playboy-jockey-Sir-William-Pigott-Brown-sale.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Oxfordshire home of playboy and jockey Sir William Pigott-Brown for sale The Oxfordshire mansion was once home to playboy aristocrat Sir William Pigott-Brown, known as the 'sporting baronet'. Wed, 09 Feb 2022 09:27:04 Z None 2022-02-09 09:27 +00:00 2022-02-09 22:27 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10485949/Average-rents-edge-1k-month-says-Zoopla.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10485949/Average-rents-edge-1k-month-says-Zoopla.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Average rents edge towards £1k a month says Zoopla The typical rent is £969 a month, according to Zoopla, which said a single earner can expect to spend 37% of their gross income on rent. Wed, 09 Feb 2022 08:59:19 Z Shutterstock / DrimaFilm 2022-02-09 08:59 +00:00 2022-02-09 21:59 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10448625/Blinds-rooms-best-Roman-Day-Night.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10448625/Blinds-rooms-best-Roman-Day-Night.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Blinds and the rooms they are best for: From Roman to Day & Night The wide range of blinds that are available means choosing one can be more complicated than perhaps initially expected, we get some expert help. Tue, 08 Feb 2022 08:50:48 Z None 2022-02-08 08:50 +00:00 2022-02-08 21:50 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10477033/The-flat-owners-facing-huge-bills-without-energy-price-cap-protection.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10477033/The-flat-owners-facing-huge-bills-without-energy-price-cap-protection.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 The flat owners facing huge bills without energy price cap protection Some blocks of flats are supplied by a single energy supplier, which leaves residents unprotected by Ofgem's price cap. Mon, 07 Feb 2022 15:02:43 Z Shutterstock / Gary L Hider / Shutterstock / cktravels.com / Shutterstock / Marian Weyo / Shutterstock / Tom Plesnik 2022-02-07 15:02 +00:00 2022-02-08 04:02 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10473715/Dare-bare-industrial-chic-look-raw-plaster-finish.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10473715/Dare-bare-industrial-chic-look-raw-plaster-finish.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Dare to bare: Get the industrial chic look with a raw plaster finish Bare, plastered walls - popular since the time of the ancient Egyptians and long-prized for their hard-wearing properties and sense of depth - are back. Sat, 05 Feb 2022 07:28:10 Z None 2022-02-05 07:28 +00:00 2022-02-05 20:28 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10473659/Heavenly-conversions-leap-faith-make-church-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10473659/Heavenly-conversions-leap-faith-make-church-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Heavenly conversions: Take a leap of faith and make a church your home A report by the National Churches Trust suggests that as many as 368 ecclesiastical buildings have been earmarked for closure within five years. Sat, 05 Feb 2022 07:27:43 Z Alamy Stock Photo 2022-02-05 07:27 +00:00 2022-02-05 20:27 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10473361/Most-viewed-overseas-homes-January-2022-revealed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10473361/Most-viewed-overseas-homes-January-2022-revealed.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Most viewed overseas homes in January 2022 revealed We take a look inside the most viewed homes for sale overseas on property website Rightmove, including three French manor houses. Fri, 04 Feb 2022 13:30:58 Z Right Move 2022-02-04 13:30 +00:00 2022-02-05 02:30 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:61e766bdf009684d3b68e2b6 https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/clean-up-after-removing-asbestos How Do You Clean Up After Removing Asbestos? According to WorkSafe, you can remove up to 10m2 or less of non-friable asbestos yourself over the course of an entire removal project. Thu, 03 Feb 2022 01:17:00 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/b720cb2b-3e76-45a4-ba49-0dadf8cd49d1/clean+up+after+asbestos.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="61e76aed6f73830131463883" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/b720cb2b-3e76-45a4-ba49-0dadf8cd49d1/clean+up+after+asbestos.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Many people ask, <em>how do you clean up after removing asbestos? </em>You might think that question is absurd, given that licensed asbestos removalists are required for this task in New Zealand, and they’ll know all about safe removal and cleaning.&nbsp;</p><p class="">However, according to <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/asbestos/roles-and-responsibilities/asbestos-removal/">WorkSafe</a>, you can remove up to 10m2 or less of non-friable asbestos yourself over the course of an entire removal project. Friable asbestos and asbestos-containing materials over 10m2 must be left in the capable hands of licensed asbestos removalists. </p><p class="">With this in mind, you may have decided to undertake an asbestos removal project in your own home, knowing that you can call upon a WorkSafe New Zealand licensed asbestos removalist if you need to.</p><p class="">When the time comes to get started, follow this helpful advice below for cleaning the area and <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/asbestos/removal">removing the asbestos</a> once you’ve finished.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Step 1: Wipe Surfaces</h2><p class="">A wide range of materials can contain asbestos, such as cladding, flooring, and even your walls. Once you’ve removed the ACM, use damp cloths to wipe down any remaining exposed surfaces to collect dust.</p><p class="">Don’t use cloths you’d hope to use again, as these must be used <em>once </em>and disposed of with other asbestos waste. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Step 2: Bag Up Waste</h2><p class="">Place all off-cuts and scraps inside heavy-duty polyethylene bags. Purchase bags specifically designed for asbestos waste, with a minimum thickness of 200 µm. Ordinary garbage bags are not suitable for asbestos waste. </p><p class="">Once you’ve bagged up the waste, only filling bags <em>half </em>full, tie them with a gooseneck and apply adhesive tape. You can then mark them with a label that says ‘CONTAINS ASBESTOS WASTE’. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Step 3: Use Tightly Sealed Containers</h2><p class="">If you’ve been working with any thick asbestos slurry, don’t put this directly into your polyethylene bags. Instead, place it into tightly-sealed containers before putting them inside the bags. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Step 4: Dispose of Asbestos at Approved Landfill Sites</h2><p class="">Many people don’t realise that you can’t <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/asbestos/where-to-dispose-of-asbestos">dispose of asbestos waste</a> in the same way or places as you would your standard household rubbish. That means you can’t drop it off at your local transfer station or throw it in your wheelie bin with other waste.</p><p class="">Instead, you must take it to a rubbish dump with a consent to handle asbestos waste safely. Phone ahead and let them know you’ll be arriving so that they can take all appropriate measures for your arrival. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Step 5: Vacuum the Area</h2><p class="">Once you’ve removed the waste from the work area and cleaned up as much dust as possible with a damp cloth, it’s now time to bring in the vacuum cleaner. This should not be a vacuum cleaner you use for any other task but, rather, one that’s dedicated to asbestos removal. </p><p class="">Make sure the vacuum cleaner is fitted with a HEPA filter and bag. Dispose of the vacuum bag with the rest of your asbestos waste.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Step 6: Remove Your PPE</h2><p class="">Personal protective equipment (<a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-protective-gear">PPE</a>) such as disposable coveralls, a respirator, and boot covers, are crucial safety measures for ensuring you can remove asbestos from your home safely. Remove all your outer layers like overalls and boot covers, and dispose of them with your asbestos waste. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Step 7: Ventilate the Area</h2><p class="">If you removed asbestos-containing materials inside your home, now’s your opportunity to ventilate the space. Open all windows and doors in that area once you’re sure it’s free of dust. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Step 8: Take a Shower</h2><p class="">Once you’ve removed your outer layers and disposed of them, take a shower as soon as possible. This can be an added layer of protection against any particles that may have lingered in the area. Change into fresh clothing once you’re out of the shower. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>I Don’t Know How to Remove Asbestos, What Do I Do? </h2><p class="">Just because WorkSafe says homeowners can remove asbestos-containing materials under 10m2, that doesn’t mean you have to. Asbestos is a hazardous material, and not everyone has the knowledge, confidence, or even the desire to handle it themselves.</p><p class="">In that case, you may be wondering what you should do when you don’t want to remove or dispose of it yourself. It can be as easy as <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/contact">phoning an asbestos removal company</a>. Whether or not the asbestos is friable, they can test to confirm its presence, remove it, and dispose of it safely. You can then have complete confidence that your home is safe for you and your family. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Take Action Today </h3><p class="">Whether you’re planning on getting renovations underway, or you’re unsure whether materials in your home genuinely do contain asbestos, contact asbestos experts in NZ for help. Not only can they help with the testing and removal, but they can also manage all stages of clean-up. You then don’t need to worry about following those very crucial steps above and putting yourself and your family in harm’s way. </p> How Do You Clean Up After Removing Asbestos? 2022-02-03 01:17 +00:00 2022-02-03 14:17 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10463819/It-takes-just-15-seconds-walking-door-decide-house-clean.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10463819/It-takes-just-15-seconds-walking-door-decide-house-clean.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 It takes just 15 seconds for those walking through a front door to decide if a house is clean Spurred on by online cleaning icon Mrs Hinch (pictured), people are quick to judge about the cleanliness of other people's homes. Wed, 02 Feb 2022 15:15:17 Z Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock 2022-02-02 15:15 +00:00 2022-02-03 04:15 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10452901/Soaring-insurance-sends-cladding-victims-service-charge-rocketing.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10452901/Soaring-insurance-sends-cladding-victims-service-charge-rocketing.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Soaring insurance sends cladding victim's service charge rocketing Grandmother Julie Fraser, 59, bought the two-bedroom flat in Cheshire - in 2016 and has since seen the block's buildings insurance rise to more than £500,000 a year. Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:52:47 Z None 2022-02-01 08:52 +00:00 2022-02-01 21:52 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10460415/Zooplas-viewed-homes-sale-clifftop-home-gatehouse.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10460415/Zooplas-viewed-homes-sale-clifftop-home-gatehouse.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Zoopla's most viewed homes for sale: From a clifftop home to a gatehouse The most popular properties for sale online at the beginning of 2022 have been revealed, and they include some unique homes. Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:18:48 Z None 2022-02-01 08:18 +00:00 2022-02-01 21:18 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10448939/Converted-watermills-windmills-make-wonderfully-unusual-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10448939/Converted-watermills-windmills-make-wonderfully-unusual-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Converted watermills and windmills make wonderfully unusual homes  Despite having oddly shaped rooms and a need for constant maintenance, watermills and windmills are some of the most sought-after properties. Sun, 30 Jan 2022 09:49:35 Z None 2022-01-30 09:49 +00:00 2022-01-30 22:49 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10448993/Warm-calming-pastels-homes-winter.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10448993/Warm-calming-pastels-homes-winter.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Warm and calming pastels are back in our homes this winter They were once associated with nurseries and a vintage 1950s look - but used in a contemporary way, sugary pinks, blues, yellows and greens can be incredibly fashionable. Sat, 29 Jan 2022 08:54:02 Z None 2022-01-29 08:54 +00:00 2022-01-29 21:54 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10452277/Detached-homes-average-values-60k-pandemic-says-Halifax.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10452277/Detached-homes-average-values-60k-pandemic-says-Halifax.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Detached homes see average values up £60k during the pandemic says Halifax Buyers can expect to pay on average £425,177 for a detached property, which is an increase of £60,556 or 17% since the March 2020. Fri, 28 Jan 2022 17:24:27 Z Getty Images/iStockphoto 2022-01-28 17:24 +00:00 2022-01-29 06:24 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10443103/Whats-best-way-getting-rid-black-mould-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10443103/Whats-best-way-getting-rid-black-mould-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 What's the best way of getting rid of black mould in my home? Left untreated, black mould can be dangerous - particularly to young children and those with underlying respiratory issues - as the spores released from mould can get into their lungs. Fri, 28 Jan 2022 07:51:05 Z Shutterstock / Andrey_Popov 2022-01-28 07:51 +00:00 2022-01-28 20:51 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:61e769f3ead21b676022d38f https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/salvaging-historic-buildings-materials A Guide to Salvaging Historic Buildings and Materials Salvaging historic buildings and their materials in NZ can take a significant amount of planning and hard work. Thu, 27 Jan 2022 01:31:00 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/57807133-02d5-475e-83b3-ecc8c261e0dd/historic+buildings+nz.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="61e76a5d9172af779055342e" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/57807133-02d5-475e-83b3-ecc8c261e0dd/historic+buildings+nz.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Not everyone wants to build a new house from scratch. Others want to renovate an existing abode like a historic building or even use building materials from one to retain the character of days gone by.&nbsp;</p><p class="">However, salvaging historic buildings and their materials in NZ can take a significant amount of planning and hard work. Before you jump right in, consider the following information. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What Is a Historic Building? </h2><p class="">A historic building isn’t a structure you just consider old. They are buildings of cultural, historical, or heritage value, including buildings in historic areas and registered as historic. These might include buildings listed as historic in district and regional plans, heritage buildings listed in a Historic Resources Strategy, structures associated with a historic cemetery, and more. </p><p class="">There is a multitude of different ways a building can be considered historical, which is why it’s so crucial to do your homework before undertaking any salvage or renovation tasks.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Requesting a Project Information Memorandum (PIM)</h2><p class="">If you’re going to be working on a building that requires building consent, you may be required to request a project information memorandum (PIM). A PIM lets builders and developers know about historical features and any heritage statuses of which to be aware. </p><p class="">It may also outline any special land features that may impact the works you’re going to carry out, along with stormwater and wastewater, network utility operator information, and even natural hazards. You can find out more about PIMs by visiting the <a href="https://www.building.govt.nz/building-officials/guides-for-building-officials/project-information-memoranda/">Department of Building and Housing website</a>. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>What Can Be Salvaged From Existing Buildings?</h2><p class="">When you decide to salvage as many materials as possible, with permission, from a historic building, you may be wondering what’s appropriate to take. As long as you have all the relevant paperwork and approvals, nearly anything from a historic building can be salvaged.</p><p class="">Materials include doors and windows, linings and finishings, and timber products like native timbers, hardwood timbers, hardwood flooring, timber truss joists, and more. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Managing Hazardous Materials</h2><p class="">No historic building, or old home for that matter, will be entirely free of hazardous materials. These generally can’t be reused and must be disposed of safely. Always check with your local council for information on how to dispose of hazardous materials safely. </p><p class="">These might include fluorescent light ballasts made before 1978 that may contain PCBs. Fluorescent lamps also contain mercury, and <a href="https://environment.govt.nz/acts-and-regulations/acts/ozone-layer-protection-act-1996/ozone-depleting-substances/">CFCs</a> may be found in any equipment containing refrigerants, such as air conditioners and refrigerators. </p><p class="">Batteries with acid, mercury, and lead are hazardous, too, along with paints, solvents, and materials with lead-based finishes. However, asbestos is one of the most commonly found dangerous materials in general homes and even some renovated historic homes.</p><p class="">Before any salvage work gets underway, it’s crucial to contact <a href="http://www.chemcare.co.nz">asbestos removal experts</a> who can undertake extensive testing to confirm its presence before providing helpful advice on its safe removal or encapsulation.</p><p class="">Asbestos removal teams in NZ can also arrange for the safe removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials so that you can carry on with your historic building salvaging project as soon as possible. </p><p class="">An example of asbestos removal in a historic building is the <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/asbestos-found-in-historic-village-building/RPPNARGXMHKYK76LLFZT3F2KRM/?c_id=1503343&amp;objectid=11518996">Historic Village in Tauranga</a>. In 2015, asbestos was identified on the mezzanine floor of a Historic Village building. </p><p class="">The Tauranga City Council was alerted to the potential contamination and carried out testing. Half of the tests returned positive, and the area was closed off for accredited contractors to visit, clean the building equipment, and advise on the best asbestos removal processes for that unique structure. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>Demolishing a Historic Building</h2><p class="">Historic building demolition is only allowed in very <a href="https://www.heritage.org.nz/resources/-/media/80dfbac8f91444b4bd6a6029c0ba8e92.ashx">specific situations</a>, such as these below.</p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">The demolition won’t compromise the place’s significance, integrity, landscape, area, or streetscape</p></li><li><p class="">The building or structure is beyond repair and structurally unsafe, with evidence via a professional engineering assessment</p></li><li><p class="">Only a small area is being demolished, with conservation achieved on the majority of the structure </p></li></ul><p class="">Generally, all buildings of heritage significance should be protected from demolition. However, expert professional evidence, including an engineering report and economic feasibility and options report, can be how businesses and individuals can get the demolition process underway.</p><p class="">If a building was built before 1900, the archaeological authority process under the Historic Places Act 1993 might bear some relevance. Full documentation and records are required before and during a demolition process.</p><p class="">Fortunately, when you’ve undertaken all appropriate steps to salvage or demolish a historic building, there are many <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/demolition">demolition experts</a> available to help with all aspects of demolition, including clearing, debris cleanup, asbestos removal, hazardous waste disposal, and more. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Leave Salvaging and Demolition to the Experts</h3><p class="">There can be a lot involved in general salvaging and demolition, let alone salvaging and demolition of a historic building. Take the time to review your options and align yourself with industry experts who can take the lead for a stress-free and straightforward experience.</p> A Guide to Salvaging Historic Buildings and Materials 2022-01-27 01:31 +00:00 2022-01-27 14:31 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10443559/Rents-rise-fastest-rate-record-says-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10443559/Rents-rise-fastest-rate-record-says-Rightmove.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Rents rise at fastest rate on record, says Rightmove High demand among tenants and a low supply of good rental homes means there is fierce competition in the rental market. Thu, 27 Jan 2022 00:01:49 Z None 2022-01-27 00:01 +00:00 2022-01-27 13:01 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10435333/Swedish-DJ-Eric-Prydz-selling-1-55m-party-pad-London-Fletchers-estate-agents.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10435333/Swedish-DJ-Eric-Prydz-selling-1-55m-party-pad-London-Fletchers-estate-agents.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Swedish DJ Eric Prydz is selling £1.55m party pad in London via Fletchers estate agents DJ Eric Prydz's former home is for sale and has a 30ft open plan living area with a dark kitchen partially tucked under a floating staircase and a hot tub that can be viewed from the sofa. Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:13:57 Z None 2022-01-26 08:13 +00:00 2022-01-26 21:13 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10418017/Inside-three-new-chalets-sale-Les-Gets-ski-resort.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10418017/Inside-three-new-chalets-sale-Les-Gets-ski-resort.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Inside three new chalets for sale in Les Gets ski resort Les Gets is is only an hour's drive from Geneva Airport - making it the perfect destination for British skiers and snowboarders looking for easy access to the Alps. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:40:29 Z None 2022-01-24 08:40 +00:00 2022-01-24 21:40 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10423639/Paint-colour-2022-deep-purple-called-Peri.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10423639/Paint-colour-2022-deep-purple-called-Peri.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Paint colour of 2022 is a deep purple called Very Peri Pantone has controversially selected Very Peri, a shade inspired by the deep violet blue of the periwinkle flower, as the colour of 2022. Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:33:06 Z None 2022-01-22 08:33 +00:00 2022-01-22 21:33 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10427411/Former-London-home-Joseph-Conrad-sale-1-625-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10427411/Former-London-home-Joseph-Conrad-sale-1-625-000.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Former London home of Joseph Conrad for sale for £1,625,000 The pretty property in Pimlico has a blue plaque on the front confirming the writer's provenance, and is on the market for £1,625,000. Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:32:37 Z None 2022-01-22 08:32 +00:00 2022-01-22 21:32 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10423871/How-pick-right-estate-agent-sell-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10423871/How-pick-right-estate-agent-sell-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 How to pick the right estate agent to sell your home We may still be in January but the race is already under way in the 2022 housing market - and for canny sellers, there's no time to lose. Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:31:50 Z None 2022-01-22 08:31 +00:00 2022-01-22 21:31 +13:00 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10423245/Number-time-buyers-rises-35-year-says-Halifax.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-10423245/Number-time-buyers-rises-35-year-says-Halifax.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Number of first-time buyers rises 35% in a year, says Halifax The number of first-time buyers has increased 35% in a year to a record level of 409,370, according to Halifax. Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:31:32 Z None 2022-01-22 08:31 +00:00 2022-01-22 21:31 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:61e75ead99779d5bb2c03989 https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/safety-precautions-for-demolition 7 Important Safety Precautions During Demolition Works Demolition works can require a significant amount of planning due to how many hazards present themselves on the average building site. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 01:00:00 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/59fbacd3-6595-4ac0-9974-2f58a4e31d58/demolition+safety.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="61e76968bcc6300bd96fe0fe" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/59fbacd3-6595-4ac0-9974-2f58a4e31d58/demolition+safety.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">Demolition works happen all the time, with property owners getting rid of old structures and replacing them with something far better. Such developments are generally straightforward, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t without their risks. </p><p class="">Demolition works can require a significant amount of planning due to how many hazards present themselves on the average building site. Before your next project gets underway, take the time to review the following necessary <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/demolition">demolition</a> safety precautions.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>1. Prepare for Asbestos</h2><p class="">The majority of buildings being demolished to make way for new ones were built before 2000. As asbestos was prevalent in many building materials before 2000, it’s safe to assume that any structure being demolished contains it.</p><p class="">Before you bring in the demolition equipment, consider whether you first need to contact <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/asbestos/removal">licenced asbestos removalists</a> in NZ to undertake testing and removal of hazardous materials. This step can be crucial as damage of ACM on a building site could see friable asbestos released into the air, putting all those in the general vicinity at risk of exposure. </p><p class="">Treat every demolition site as if <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/asbestos/roles-and-responsibilities/demolition-and-refurbishment/">asbestos is present</a> and ensure all ACM materials are safely removed before demolition gets underway in earnest. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>2. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)</h2><p class="">When you think of PPE, you might assume it’s just for the health industry or asbestos removal. However, it’s also a general term that incorporates any safety equipment for any industry with hazardous or dangerous materials.</p><p class="">When you’re undertaking a demolition project, PPE should be used to support other safety measures you have in place. Hard hats are essential for any overhead risks, including those working around machinery. Eye and face projection is also paramount for anyone using chemicals, power tools, or working in intense environmental conditions.</p><p class="">Hearing protection, respiratory protection, and hi-viz vests can also keep you and your team safe from a variety of hazards present in the average construction workplace. Most workplaces even require the use of protective clothing like waterproof leggings, gloves to prevent hand injuries, and safety footwear to prevent feet injuries.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>3. Prioritise Training, Qualifications, and Experience</h2><p class="">The average demolition site can be dangerous, with a multitude of different hazards present that may cause injuries. While site managers and business owners do all they can to mitigate the risks, they still exist.&nbsp;</p><p class="">As a result, hiring competent employees with proper training, experience, and qualifications may be how you keep everyone safe during demolition works. Ensure they have undertaken the appropriate training courses, have the right qualifications, and know how to keep themselves and others safe. </p><p class="">It’s also imperative that any specialised tasks such as asbestos removal be carried out by teams with the appropriate <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/class-a-class-b-asbestos">class A or B licences</a> to undertake the job safely.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>4. Keep a Clean Site</h2><p class="">Clean and tidy worksites may equate to safer worksites, which means there is value in having measures in place to keep all areas organised. This may mean arranging for daily debris removal and having dedicated skip bins for various materials.</p><p class="">A safe working environment is also one that ensures all employees have what they need to take care of their health and wellbeing, such as bathroom facilities, running water, <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/personal-decontamination-asbestos">a changing area</a>, and shelter from the elements. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>5. Monitor Dust, Vibrations, and Noise</h2><p class="">Worker safety is crucial, but so is environmental protection. Make sure you have plans in place to ensure environmental hazards are kept to a minimum, and neighbouring properties are kept safe. Generally, this involves monitoring dust, vibrations, and noise.</p><p class="">Temporary water supplies can be how you limit the dust ending up on neighbouring properties, along with specialised curtains or barriers to keep it contained. You may also be able to limit the effects of vibrations and noise by keeping specific noisy activities between suitable daylight hours. </p><p class="">During the planning phase, always factor in the quietest methods for undertaking a specific task. For example, you might use a pulveriser or bucket to remove concrete rather than noisier equipment like impact breakers. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>6. Perform Risk Assessments</h2><p class="">Before a demolition project gets underway, businesses must undertake risk assessments to highlight any potential risks and how they will be mitigated. </p><p class="">Generally, a demolition risk assessment takes into account risks like: </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Hazardous materials</p></li><li><p class="">Demolition activity risks</p></li><li><p class="">Waste material disposal</p></li><li><p class="">Plant and equipment </p></li><li><p class="">Equipment decontamination</p></li><li><p class="">Site remediation</p></li><li><p class="">Asbestos removal</p></li></ul><p class="">Steps are then put in place for regular site checks to occur to ensure that all outlined hazards and potential risks have been identified and rectified. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2>7. Manage Waste Disposal </h2><p class="">A significant amount of waste can leave the average demolition site, so plans must be put in place to allow for this to be disposed of safely. Create contingency plans that include precautionary measures to reduce the risk of spillage or release, and understand your local council’s requirements around <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/asbestos-waste-disposal">asbestos waste removal</a>. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Outsource Your Demolition Job to the Experts</h3><p class="">Removing a structure from a property can require many more planning and safety measures than you might think. The complexities of such a project may mean that after deciding to demolish a structure, you outsource this task to an expert team who can take all necessary precautions to ensure a satisfactory result. </p> 7 Important Safety Precautions During Demolition Works 2022-01-20 01:00 +00:00 2022-01-20 14:00 +13:00 58af97f5440243fe3d552306:5906c0dfe4fcb573ba562253:61cd4987c369225600c45f4f https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/what-to-do-asbestos-emergency 6 Things to Do in an Asbestos Emergency While you may not be expecting to encounter asbestos in the workplace, there have been situations where surprise discoveries have been made. Thu, 30 Dec 2021 06:19:05 Z Klaris Chua-Pineda &nbsp; <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/818459d3-fcba-4faf-b011-cbb4c25313f9/asbestos+emergency.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1200x800" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="" data-load="false" data-image-id="61cd4d8f4254e779854c6241" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58af97f5440243fe3d552306/818459d3-fcba-4faf-b011-cbb4c25313f9/asbestos+emergency.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> &nbsp;<p class="">The asbestos situation here in New Zealand is pretty bleak. Even though we no longer import or use asbestos-containing materials (ACM), that doesn’t mean we’re not still dealing with the impact of this hazardous natural mineral.</p><p class="">In 2000, researchers predicted that 12,000 people might die from asbestos-related conditions like cancer, with the death toll peaking in 2015. A WorkSafe spokesperson now believes the peak would be much later <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/asbestos-toll-will-climb-for-decades/THOMKSH6MJOH62LAVDJ4AF7QB4/">in 2030 or 2040</a>, and we’re currently seeing approximately 170 asbestos-related deaths per year. </p><p class="">While we can’t change the past, we can impact the future. If you’re a tradesperson who has come across asbestos in your line of work, here are some of the most crucial steps to take to protect yourself and those around you. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>Step 1:</strong> Stop What You’re Doing</h2><p class="">The unfortunate reality is that any structure built before 2000 may contain asbestos. However, not every tradesperson expects to find it where it may be present, which can mean they can be put at risk of exposure without a plan of what to do next. </p><p class="">Stopping what you’re doing is the most crucial first step. Whether the asbestos is <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/friable-asbestos-in-the-home">friable</a> or non-friable, it may be a health risk to you and those around you if you disturb it any further than you may have already. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>Step 2:</strong> Barrier Off the Area</h2><p class="">When you have identified asbestos in your work location, remove all personnel from the area and barrier it off with warning signs. This can prevent anyone else from entering the site accidentally and putting themselves and others at additional risk. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>Step 3:</strong> Look For Signs of Dust and Debris</h2><p class="">Once all employees and visitors are safely out of the area that contains asbestos, perform visual inspections of each other to look for any signs of dust and debris from the ACM. This may give you an idea of the exposure type you’re working with, such as friable or non-friable asbestos. </p><p class="">Even if you don’t notice any dust on your body or clothing, remove the top layer of your clothing, place it in a plastic bag, and put on disposable overalls. Alternatively, use a wet wipe or damp rag to wipe down any contaminated clothing. Dispose of that rag or wipe as <a href="https://chemcare.co.nz/articles/disposing-asbestos-safely">asbestos waste</a>.</p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>Step 4:</strong> Notify Those Who Need to Be Told</h2><p class="">As no untrained person can step foot on a worksite without appropriate safety measures in place or the go-ahead from someone in charge, notify those who need to be told about the incident as soon as possible.&nbsp;</p><p class="">This can include your employer, who will have a set list of steps to follow, along with the client who may be affected by this find. Sometimes, the presence of asbestos can cause work delays and also add on extra costs to their project that they possibly weren’t anticipating. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>Step 5: </strong>Get Asbestos Removal Experts Involved</h2><p class="">It’s not always easy to confirm the presence of asbestos just by looking at a building material. While you may be 99% sure, it pays to have trained and licenced experts to provide that extra 1% of assurance. </p><p class="">Asbestos removal teams can come in, provide a clean-up service to make your worksite safe again, and can also test the samples so that you can plan for what comes next. </p><p class="">If asbestos has been confirmed, the people who discovered it may have had an exposure event. All those at risk may like to register with the <a href="https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/notifications/asbestos-exposure-registration/">Asbestos Exposure Database</a> provided by WorkSafe. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>Step 6: </strong>Re-enter When Safe to Do So</h2><p class="">Only re-enter the building site when asbestos removal experts have confirmed the presence of asbestos and have taken the necessary steps to remove or encapsulate it. This may require you to stand down from a particular job and focus your attention on something else until the premises is made safe. </p><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Why is Asbestos Such a Concern? </h3><p class="">This natural mineral is a human carcinogen, and <a href="https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/environmental-health/hazardous-substances/asbestos/how-asbestos-can-harm-health#:~:text=Asbestos%20is%20a%20proven%20human,in%20a%20dose%2Ddependent%20manner.">all types can cause cancer</a>. The primary way exposure events happen is through breathing in tiny asbestos fibres that have been released into the air. </p><p class="">While a single exposure event may not strike you down with mesothelioma, there’s also no evidence to suggest a single exposure event comes with a 0% risk. </p><p class="">Asbestos exposure can cause a wide range of often fatal conditions, such as: </p><ul data-rte-list="default"><li><p class="">Asbestosis – scarring of the lung tissue</p></li><li><p class="">Lung cancer</p></li><li><p class="">Larynx cancer</p></li><li><p class="">Ovary cancer</p></li><li><p class="">Mesothelioma – malignant tumours that develop around intestines and lungs</p></li><li><p class="">Pleural plaques – thickening of the membranes surrounding the lungs </p></li></ul><p class="">&nbsp;</p><h3>Stay Safe at Work</h3><p class="">While you may not be expecting to encounter asbestos in the workplace, there have been situations where surprise discoveries have been made. Follow the advice of trained experts and keep yourself out of harm’s way while the site is made safe for you to resume work. </p> 6 Things to Do in an Asbestos Emergency 2021-12-30 06:19 +00:00 2021-12-30 19:19 +13:00 https://www.zillow.com/blog/?p=229645 https://www.zillow.com/blog/9-tips-for-achieving-maximum-coziness-229645/ Home Improvement entertaining Fall 8 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness Gray skies don't have to mean a drab indoor life. Fri, 04 Dec 2020 00:20:46 Z https://www.zillow.com/blog/9-tips-for-achieving-maximum-coziness-229645/#comments Zillow <p>As winter plods along, you may wish you could just hibernate until spring - and that may be more true than ever this year. But there is, indeed, joy to be found in the quieter months of the year.</p> <p>While the trend may have come and gone in the U.S., <a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/hygge-scandinavian-simplicity-210343/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the art of hygge</a>, that feeling of being ultra-cozy and content, is just part of everyday life in Denmark.</p> <p>The thing is, the Danes know how to thrive in winter. You might already know they're the happiest people on earth, but did you know a lot of them attribute their unseasonably sunny outlook to their home- and self-care habits?</p> <p>When it's cold and rainy out, and you&#8217;ve been stuck inside for - who knows how long? - binging the next series on your &#8220;recommended&#8221; list might feel like the most appealing option. But if you'd like mix things up, here are a few ideas to channel the Danes and make an intentionally delightful day out of drab weather.</p> <h2>1. Set the mood</h2> <p>Candles are a key ingredient to a supremely comfortable atmosphere. Not only do they provide beautiful, soft lighting, they also add warmth and scent to your space.</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> Choose seasonal scents to inspire celebration, or choose a summery scent, such as coconut and floral, to help combat the seasonal blues.</p> <h2>2. Bake something</h2> <p>Comfort food is central to the cozy experience. But it doesn't just begin when you eat the cake (or cookies or pie) - it begins when you imagine the creation.</p> <p>Leaf through your favorite cookbooks or browse some eye-candy baking sites, choose your ingredients carefully, and mix them with care, taking your time to enjoy the task at hand. It's just a bonus that your baking will flood your space with delicious smells - and taste good too.</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> Reach out to a friend or family member whose recipes deserve appreciation, and ask if they could show you how to work out their spectacular skills. You can set up a video call if you&#8217;re not able to meet in person.</p> <h2>3. Add texture</h2> <p>Plush throws, sheepskins and cushions make for a much more <a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/passions-in-home-decor-226113/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">inviting space</a>. Cover your surfaces in as many luxurious fabrics and pillows as you can find and snuggle down.</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> Feel free to go faux, or if cost prohibits, find inexpensive alternatives.</p> <h2>4. Get out the board games</h2> <p>Pull your partner or kids away from their screens and gather around the table for some old-fashioned fun. Whether you go for the competitive strategy variety or laugh-out-loud social games, there are options for everyone. For the minimalists among us, even a deck of cards can offer plenty of entertainment.</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> Looking for remote gaming options? There are many online group gaming apps, and many people have come up with creative ways to play the classics via Zoom as well. Start up a game and maintain your connections year-round!</p> <h2>5. Perfect your hot drink game</h2> <p>Hot cocoa, hot toddies, apple cider, mulled wine - pick your poison. Whatever it is, find your own special recipe that is so delicious you can't wait to show it off. Host a virtual happy hour and share it with family and friends.</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> Why, yes, you can put whiskey in those drinks. But it's usually a good idea to perfect a mocktail version, too, for those who don't imbibe.</p> <h2>6. Embrace sweater weather</h2> <p>If you don't already have a favorite sweater, it's time to find one. It should be something that makes you feel at home when you slip it on. Cashmere, wool, mohair - anything will do. Whatever you choose, pair it with thick socks!</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> Find some beginner books or tutorials and try your hand at knitting, crocheting or weaving, and make your own sweater over the course of the winter. Find an online knitting circle for tips and encouragement.</p> <h2>7. Curate your cold-outside playlist</h2> <p>Make yourself a mix of music that inspires you to do all those things that make you feel absolutely endeared to your space. Put it on shuffle, relax, repeat.</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> Instrumentals are classics for a reason - they can work as background for just about anything. When in doubt, most music services have premade playlists, some of which you can filter by mood.</p> <h2>8. Do seasonal activities</h2> <p>Making caramel apples? Check. Working on (or giving up on) your New Year&#8217;s resolutions? Check. Canning, puddle jumping, snowball throwing, signs-of-spring spotting? Check!</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> Whatever your favorite seasonal activities might be, create a plan to make them happen - put it on your calendar, set a reminder on your phone, or find an &#8220;accountability partner&#8221; (a friend or family member who will give you the nudge you need), and feel the magic of even the most blah weather wash over you.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/renter-profile-capitol-hill-seattle-229524/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">How to Make the Most of 500 Square Feet: See How This City Renter Did It</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/cozy-up-your-kitchen-for-fall-184686/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">4 Ways to Cozy Up Your Kitchen for Fall</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/quiz-what-does-your-dream-cabin-look-like-229529/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Quiz: What Does Your Dream Cabin Look Like?</a></li> </ul> <p><em>Originally published October 2018.</em></p> https://www.zillow.com/blog/9-tips-for-achieving-maximum-coziness-229645/feed/ 62 2020-12-04 00:20 +00:00 2020-12-04 13:20 +13:00 https://www.zillow.com/blog/?p=186711 https://www.zillow.com/blog/downsizing-tips-for-seniors-186711/ Tips & Advice Moving relocation Seniors A 3-Step Downsizing Plan When it's time to move to a smaller home, these tips will help you save the memories while minimizing clutter in your new place. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 18:04:14 Z https://www.zillow.com/blog/downsizing-tips-for-seniors-186711/#comments Zillow <p>Moving into a new house is often bittersweet. You are excited for the change, but sad to leave a home so full of memories. Downsizing can be even harder - a smaller place means you don't have room for all of your current possessions.</p> <p>But downsizing is also an opportunity to refresh and start anew. If you <a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/declutter-for-intentional-home-210492/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">get rid of the clutter</a>, you can fill your new place with the things you really love, making it feel like home.</p> <p>Here are three steps for downsizing without sacrificing your meaningful belongings.</p> <h2>1. Make a plan</h2> <p>Take a trip to your new place and measure the size of your rooms and storage areas. This will be your guide for how much you can take with you. It is better to underestimate than overestimate.</p> <p>As you&#8217;re deciding what to keep and what to get rid of, do one room at a time. Moving is a big job, and you don't need to tackle it all at once. Plan to do a little bit each day, and leave extra time so you aren't rushed.</p> <p>Decide on your furniture first. Going from big to small will give you a better idea how much space you have left to fill. You don't want to have to reshuffle everything if you can't take that bookshelf with you.</p> <h2>2. Sort your belongings</h2> <p>Will you use it? It's easy to convince yourself you might still wear that 10-year-old shirt with the tags still on <em>someday</em>. But if you haven't used it in the past year, it's likely you never will.</p> <p>Also, get rid of multiples. Do you have multiple coffee pots, or several sets of china? If you can only use one at a time, you don't need to keep both.</p> <p>As you sort, follow a strict yes/no policy -no "maybes" allowed. Make a "yes" pile and a "no" pile, and force yourself to choose. If you aren't convinced the item deserves a yes, then it's a no. "Maybe" piles just mean more work for you later.</p> <p>Decide how to divvy up your "no" pile. You may not want or need these items anymore, but they&#8217;re probably useful to someone else. Special items may handed down to friends or family members. Furniture, housewares, clothing and other items in good condition could be sold at a garage sale or on sites like Craigslist. Or, you can choose to donate reusable items to organizations like Goodwill, who sometimes offer neighborhood or even residential pickups, making your task that much simpler. Anything damaged or worn beyond repair should make its way to the recycling bin or a trip to the dump.</p> <h2>3. Preserve memories</h2> <p>Digitize photos to save space and easily share them with family. Photo albums take up a lot of room, and how often do you actually go through them? Pick up a digital frame and enjoy all of your photos in a rotating slideshow or create a slideshow screensaver for your TV or computer.</p> <p>Take photos of items that bring up good memories, but you no longer have room for. You can look back on the memories without actually keeping the items.</p> <p>To make sure those treasured items are in good hands, pass them on to your children, grandchildren or close friends. They will love the gift, and you get to enjoy seeing the items being used.</p> <p>Another strategy is to give keepsakes a new life. If you love to craft, items like old movie stubs, letters and photos are perfect for scrapbooking, letting you create a record of your experiences. Or make three-dimensional pieces of art using shadowboxes. Gathering up your memories in one place will make them easier than ever to enjoy.</p> <p>Downsizing is an emotional process. You will discover items you haven't seen in years, and you will have to decide what to do with them. Give yourself some time to reminisce, and then make a decision. Keep in mind your space limitations. Take with you what is truly valuable - only you can decide what you can&#8217;t do without.</p> <p>Just imagine: Once you've finished your move, you&#8217;ll be able to enjoy your new place surrounded by the feeling of home.</p> <p><strong>Related</strong>:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/buying-home-to-age-with-you-184020/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Buying a Home That Will Age With You</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/5-common-moving-mistakes-183186/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Common Moving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/get-to-know-neighbors-182407/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">5 Ways to Get to Know Your Neighbors</a></li> </ul> <p><em>Originally published November 2015. </em></p> https://www.zillow.com/blog/downsizing-tips-for-seniors-186711/feed/ 11 2020-10-13 18:04 +00:00 2020-10-14 07:04 +13:00 https://www.zillow.com/blog/?p=161789 https://www.zillow.com/blog/pumpkin-carving-tips-161789/ Home Improvement How to Carve the Best Pumpkin on the Block To ensure your jack-o'-lantern is primed for Halloween, follow these tips. Sat, 10 Oct 2020 20:35:07 Z https://www.zillow.com/blog/pumpkin-carving-tips-161789/#comments BobVila.com <p>While Halloween may look a little different this year, there&#8217;s no reason you can&#8217;t still have an amazing outdoor display. If you&#8217;re not interested in shelling out big bucks for a 12 foot animatronic skeleton, or if your style is more autumn chic than gothic gore, you have plenty of options when it comes to the traditional jack-o&#8217;-lantern. Before you cut into your sacrificial squash, check out these top tips for making a carv-tastic display.</p> <h2>Pumpkin selection</h2> <p>There are no rules for what size or shape makes for a great jack-o&#8217;-lantern. Any pumpkin can rise to ghoulish greatness. Do look for a pumpkin that isn't bruised and has no mold around the stem. Who wants to cut into a rotted pumpkin? Also, look for a pumpkin with a flat bottom that will sit firmly without rocking.</p> <h2>Tools</h2> <p>Every job is made easier by the right tools. A kitchen knife is not the best - or safest - thing to use for pumpkin carving. You can get a set of pumpkin carving tools at many hardware or drug stores around Halloween, but you can also use items already in your possession - power drills, awls, wood gouges or even cookie cutters. Don't forget a big spoon to scoop out the guts!</p> <h2>Carving</h2> <p>Rather than giving your jack-o&#8217;-lantern a cap by cutting it at the top, draw a circle on the bottom of your pumpkin and cut your opening there, making sure to angle your blade toward the center to create a ledge for support of the finished cut area. Clean out the guts (save the seeds and roast them for your post-carving snack!) and scrape the insides of your pumpkin until they are about an inch thick in the areas you plan to carve. If you're using a pattern, tape it on and transfer it by tracing with a poking tool. Then you&#8217;re ready to carve! If you&#8217;re using a pumpkin saw, it's easiest to keep the pumpkin on your lap, holding the saw like a pencil and using a steady up-and-down motion. Saw at a 90-degree angle with gentle pressure.</p> <h2>Preservation</h2> <p>To <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-preserve-your-carved-pumpkin/">extend the life</a> of your jack-o&#8217;-lantern, spritz it with water and keep it in the refrigerator while it&#8217;s not on display. Spread some petroleum jelly on the cut edges to keep them from drying out. If your pumpkin starts to shrivel, submerge it in cold water for a couple of hours. It should come back to life. Just make sure to dry it well on the inside to avoid mold. You can also ward off mold and insects by spraying or soaking the pumpkin with a water-and-bleach solution.</p> <h2>Display</h2> <p>If you are using a candle, cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin toward the back to act as a chimney for smoke and heat. A candle will be more secure if you drill a hole for it. You can also use battery-operated LEDs, Christmas lights or even a nightlight to illuminate your pumpkin. If you carve a design in the back of your jack-o&#8217;-lantern, you'll produce a shadowy effect on the wall behind it, making it extra spooky!</p> <p>However you choose to carve your jack o' lantern, use your creativity and have fun.</p> <h2>Beyond the jack-o&#8217;-lantern</h2> <p>For more simple and spooky outdoor decor ideas, check out these fun Halloween hacks.</p> <div class="video-container"><iframe loading="lazy" data-knotch="2d1016c2-f48e-46fe-bed2-47086fae2bc1"title="DIY Halloween Décor Hacks Diy Decoration Ideas | Zillow" width="500" height="375" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V14WEMSp5oU?feature=oembed&#038;enablejsapi=1&#038;modestbranding=1&#038;rel=0&#038;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.bobvila.com/articles/52-unexpected-and-amazing-ways-to-decorate-pumpkins/#.VDcIDEpX-uY">52 Unexpected and Amazing Ways to Decorate Pumpkins</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bobvila.com/drip-crayon-pumpkins/11264-13-easy-diy-no-carve-pumpkins/slideshows#!3">13 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkins</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bobvila.com/diy-apple-votive/46363-budget-decor-10-diy-ways-to-dress-up-your-house-for-fall/slideshows#.VDgMu_ldURp">Budget Decor: 10 Ways to Dress Up Your House for Fall</a></li> </ul> <p><em>Originally published October 2014.</em></p> https://www.zillow.com/blog/pumpkin-carving-tips-161789/feed/ 2 2020-10-10 20:35 +00:00 2020-10-11 09:35 +13:00 https://www.zillow.com/blog/?p=168713 https://www.zillow.com/blog/garage-tricks-getting-organized-168713/ Home Improvement garages Home Organization Storage Regain Your Garage: Simple Tricks for Getting Organized A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingertips. Sat, 29 Aug 2020 19:31:46 Z https://www.zillow.com/blog/garage-tricks-getting-organized-168713/#comments BobVila.com <p>If your house is bursting at the seams, or simply short on storage options, the solution may be as close as your garage. To make the best use of this space, however, you first need to corral its current chaos.</p> <p>This is, fortunately, a relatively simple task if you incorporate a few good storage ideas. With careful planning and a little effort, you can transform your garage from a messy catchall to an efficient, well-organized household annex.</p> <h2>Divide and conquer</h2> <p>First things first: Get rid of anything you no longer use. After you&#8217;ve winnowed down the contents of your garage, sort everything into groups. Keep garden tools with garden tools, and sports equipment with sports equipment. Items used together ought to be stored together.</p> <p>Where possible, place like items into clear plastic containers with lids. It's fine to use opaque bins, just be sure to label each one. Stackable containers are especially handy. They keep your belongings clean, protect against insects and rodents, increase the amount of usable floor space, and cut down on visual clutter.</p> <h2>What goes where?</h2> <p>The efficient use of space partly depends on positioning stored items in a thoughtful, strategic way. Are there certain items you're likely to need on a regular basis, such as cleaning supplies? If so, store them near the door so you can access them quickly and easily. Stash rarely used or seasonal items, like sleds and skis, in harder-to-reach spots.</p> <h2>Off the wall</h2> <p>The key to garage storage and organization is getting things off the floor. Capitalizing on wall space enables you to fit the most into your garage, while keeping it all visible and easy to access. The type of wall storage you choose depends on your storage needs, project budget and personal preferences. Many homeowners opt for one or a combination of the following storage standbys:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Pegboard</strong>. A favorite for generations, pegboard is inexpensive and easy to install. Because it can be outfitted with an array of compatible hooks, clamps, bins and shelves, pegboard can be used to store and organize just about anything, as long as the item to be stored isn&#8217;t especially heavy.</li> <li><strong>Open shelving</strong>. Whether a wall-mounted track system or a set of stand-alone units, open shelves are affordable, versatile and user-friendly, and they keep everything in plain sight. Plus, depending on their construction, 12- or 16-inch-deep shelves are typically capable of holding heavier items.</li> <li><strong>Closed cabinetry</strong>. If you plan to park your car in the garage, cabinets with doors may be the most desirable option, because closed storage means not having to come face-to-face with paint cans and garbage bags every time you leave or arrive home. Cabinets are available in countless materials and styles, but generally speaking, they are more expensive than other solutions. And because they are unable to accommodate very large items, cabinets are most effective when used in conjunction with another storage system.</li> <li><strong>Panelized systems</strong>. Here, entire walls are covered with specially designed panels that hold any number of companion add-ons, such as hooks and shelves. Unlike pegboard, panelized systems can handle heavier items. But that strength and utility comes at a cost, especially since some proprietary products must be installed by licensed professionals.</li> </ul> <h2>Look up</h2> <p>For certain infrequently used belongings, the ceiling provides ideal, out-of-the-way storage space. Ladders and seasonal gear can be kept here, hung by clips or straps fastened to the ceiling joists. Or you can take advantage of hoist pulley systems, which cleverly operate like the cords on window blinds. Bear in mind, however, that ceiling storage must be oriented so that it doesn&#8217;t interfere with the operation of the garage door.</p> <h2>Safety steps</h2> <p>As you&#8217;re organizing your garage, it&#8217;s important to keep safety in mind. It&#8217;s unsafe to store gasoline and propane in the garage; a single spark could lead to tragedy.</p> <p>Likewise, if you have children or pets, you should store hazardous materials like fertilizer and pesticides far out of reach. Locked cabinets are a good solution for these toxic materials, and they're also a smart place to store power tools and sharp implements.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/designing-tidy-stylish-entryway-167811/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">First Impressions: Designing a Tidy and Stylish Entryway</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/organizing-your-pantry-6-easy-steps-167655/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Organizing Your Pantry in 6 Easy Steps</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/custom-built-in-closet-storage-168081/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Cheat Your Way to a Custom Closet</a></li> </ul> <p><em>Originally published January 2015.</em></p> https://www.zillow.com/blog/garage-tricks-getting-organized-168713/feed/ 7 2020-08-29 19:31 +00:00 2020-08-30 07:31 +12:00 https://www.zillow.com/blog/?p=201201 https://www.zillow.com/blog/planning-diy-outdoor-movie-night-201201/ Home Improvement entertaining staycation How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night See the stars in your own backyard ... on your DIY big screen, that is. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:15:32 Z https://www.zillow.com/blog/planning-diy-outdoor-movie-night-201201/#comments Douglas Calhoun <p>In the height of summer, your backyard or porch is headquarters for family time and date night alike. Combine both, and cue up a movie on your DIY movie screen for a <a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/budget-staycation-ideas-family-200404/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">staycation highlight</a>.</p> <p>A bedsheet or table cloth affixed to a fence or wall plays projection screen, and your at-home projector makes movie magic.</p> <p>Setting up a snack station with seasoned popcorn and traditional concession stand candies will win over guests of all ages.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-201207" src="https://wp.zillowstatic.com/1/IMG_1886-small-d4504b.jpg" alt="IMG_1886 small" width="800" height="533" /></p> <p>Creating a homemade touch is a nice way to personalize the experience. Gather a few common household materials - canvas dropcloth, painters&#8217; tape, fabric-safe paint and a roller - and you can craft a custom blanket that feels expensive but only costs a few dollars. The stripes lend a nautical look that let this throw pull double duty as a beach blanket or picnic spread.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-201211" src="https://wp.zillowstatic.com/1/IMG_1728-small-a2da9f.jpg" alt="IMG_1728 small" width="800" height="533" /></p> <p>Whether you choose action, comedy or thriller, your backyard movie night is sure to be a hit.</p> <div class="video-container"><iframe loading="lazy" data-knotch="03530a51-e5d4-42c5-96ca-64bc56a287ca"title="DIY Outdoor Movie Night: See the Stars in Your Own Backyard" width="500" height="281" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KVccP4RNLFE?feature=oembed&#038;enablejsapi=1&#038;modestbranding=1&#038;rel=0&#038;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p><em>Want more tips from Douglas? Watch more <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh1pT5iJrkNE2fMxVp3ocTgHxoSi4ZnlO" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">home entertaining and design videos</a>. </em></p> <p><strong>Related</strong>:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.zillow.com/blog/set-up-patio-best-summer-ever-197719/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Set Up Your Pati