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California wildfire guts 18 homes

SBS - ‎13 hours ago‎
Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smouldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California.

Could flat pack homes be the answer to Australia's affordable housing crisis?

ABC Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
An affordable flat pack house that can be built in four weeks could revolutionise the housing industry, according to its designers.

Melbourne's Codstream networks 49-home development to create solar mini grid

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Ramon Collodetti, developer of a networked development of 49 homes in Northcote that will be far less reliant on the commercial power grid, says mini grids will help reduce peak load and negate the need for electricity grid gold plating.

NQ Homes' new display home in Smithfield has street appeal

The Cairns Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
Privacy, which is now getting harder to obtain with blocks continuing to get smaller, was also a major factor in the design, explained NQ Homes director Cindy Small. “The main feature of this luxurious home is its floor-to- ceiling glass stacker doors ...

Gas Leaks, Mold, and Rats: Millions of Americans Live in Hazardous Homes

The Atlantic - ‎3 hours ago‎
There are about 135 million homes in America, and a surprisingly large portion of them pose threats to their residents: 30 million homes in the U.S. have serious health and safety hazards, such as gas leaks, damaged plumbing, and poor heating. About 6 ...

America's Most Expensive Homes For Sale Right Now

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
In April 2013, the 45th floor of a midtown Manhattan condo known as the Atelier hit the market for $85 million. The listing promised a one of a kind apartment, with sweeping river views and a laundry list of amenities.
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Futuristic homes not so distant

NT News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The way people live together is dramatically changing resulting in new architectural trends which will change the physical shape of our homes. New research by the Commonwealth Bank has revealed the different types of living “tribes'' which have emerged ...
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Homes without power as wind blasts SA

SBS - ‎10 hours ago‎
Fierce winds and heavy rain are forecast to sweep across the South Australian coast later on Monday. (AAP). Previous Next Show Grid.
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Wildfire near Carmel grows to nearly 15000 acres, 20 homes burned

SFGate - ‎1 hour ago‎
A wildfire that's destroyed 20 homes and two other buildings south of Carmel in Monterey County grew to almost 15,000 acres overnight and remains only 5-percent contained as residents continue to evacuate the area, firefighters said Monday.
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Carer's shocking abuse secretly filmed

The Advertiser - ‎5 hours ago‎
THE daughter of an elderly man subjected to a shocking attack by a carer says monitoring devices such as CCTV should be allowed in bedrooms in nursing homes and other institutions to protect the vulnerable. Hidden camera footage taken by Noleen ...

The new 'tribes' shaping the future of housing in Australia

Herald Sun - ‎13 hours ago‎
HOME-WORK TRIBE: By 2030 one in three workers will be employed on a freelance basis, giving rise to the work home tribe.

Explained: Why larger housing levy would create fewer homes

The Seattle Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
So why is it projected to create fewer affordable homes? That's the question Glenn Singer has been asking for the past few months.

Learn how to create big space in small homes

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
They can be seen in just about every renovation show and display home. A clever layout was where space-saving started, said Porter Davis director Paul Wolff.

Airbnb: Victorian apartment owners given green light to rent homes online

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
VICTORIAN apartment owners have been given the green light to rent their homes out on Airbnb in a landmark legal decision. The Supreme Court today ruled owners corporations were powerless to meddle with lot owners' rights to let their units short-term ...
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The Waitrose effect adds £40000 to homes but Aldi gives just £1300

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
Living near a supermarket isn't just convenient - it can also help to boost the value of your home by £22,000 typically, research has found.
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Gastro warning: 49 outbreaks in NSW childcare and nursing homes

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A wave of gastroenteritis outbreaks in daycare centres and aged-care homes has sent more than 3300 young children and adults to NSW emergency departments in the last two weeks.

Israel's High Court Approves Demolition of Sarona Attackers' Homes

Haaretz - ‎7 hours ago‎
Israel's High Court of Justice on Sunday denied petitions by the families of the two terrorists who committed the shooting attack at Tel Aviv's Sarona Market last month, thus allowing the demolition of the families' homes to go ahead. Justice Esther ...

Tiny homes seen as solution to big problem

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎16 hours ago‎
More than a dozen veterans attended Operation Tiny Home, a three-day workshop to learn carpentry and construction skills while building a tiny home in a weekend. The 128-square-foot home on wheels will be used for transitional housing for homeless ...
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Home owners set to become the minority in Sydney, HILDA report shows

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
But not all adults who live in owner-occupied housing own the homes they live in, including elderly parents, siblings or live-in girlfriends or boyfriends.

Homes taken, now 'trapped' WestConnex residents must pay to stay

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Richard Capuano and Pauline Lockie didn't know each other before Australia's largest road project, the $16.8 billion WestConnex, threw them together for the worst of reasons.
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