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11 Up-and-Coming U.S. Housing Markets

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

GOBankingRates reviewed housing and lifestyle-related data -- including housing affordability, job growth, home sales, and emerging real estate trends -- to identify the top 11 up-and-coming housing markets for U.S. home buyers.

When Does It Pay to Remodel Your House?

MoneyTips | Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
MoneyTips

When you consider which home remodeling projects to tackle and which ones to shelve, it is wise to think about the payback potential. Which projects will increase the value of your home enough to recoup your investment potentially?

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

Community Comes Together To Repaint Man's House After Teens Laugh At It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.12.2015 | Good News

It all started last month, after two teenagers in Pendleton, Oregon, insulted a 75-year-old man over the condition of his house within earshot of ...

Toilet Needs a New Home

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Comedy
Lara M. Gardner

I think Toilet just could never get over its fall from riches. It could not see that a comfortable life in a lovely early twentieth century bungalow could be just as satisfying as life in a mansion. Rich people's poop smells just like the poop of the middle class. But such political edifications were lost on Toilet.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Debates, Round One

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.

Photographer Highlights Income Inequality With Aerial Photos Of LA Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts

Even from thousands of feet in the air, income inequality is easy to see.  Photographer Jeffrey Milstein captured aerial snapshots of L...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

House Passes 3-Month Highway Funding Patch On Way Out The Door

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted 385-34 Wednesday to extend funding for the nation's troubled transportation infrastructure for three months. ...

A Conservative Congressman Is Trying To Overthrow John Boehner

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

One month after losing (and subsequently recovering) his subcommittee gavel, a conservative congressman is attempting to remove House Speaker John Bo...

Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.

Space Saving Solutions for Every Room in Your House

Food52 | Posted 07.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Food52

Take a look at your desk and remove everything that you don't use everyday and keep your knickknacks to a minimum -- just a cluster of flowers, a special object, and a few beautiful desk accessories are all you need.

5 Tricks To Keeping Your Cool And Making Time For Brunch On Moving Day

Posted 07.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that day you moved? Of course you do. You also remember your root canal and every time you got a $5 savings bond in a birthday card. On w...

Laura Barron-Lopez

House GOP Seeks To Turn Back Time On Confederate Flag

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans want to turn back the clock and void measures passed earlier this week that restrict the display of the Confederate fl...

10 Ideas to Make an Unforgettable Score in Real Estate

Lee Davenport | Posted 07.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lee Davenport

Buying a house has changed drastically over the past few years based on the various pressure points of the economy. Does that mean you should sit on the sidelines of the housing market and be a chronic renter or lifelong basement dweller? Nope.

DIRTYBIRD BBQ Scorches Portland, Announces New Release

Buster Ross | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Buster Ross

The infamous DIRTYBIRD BBQ, and DIRTYBIRD crew, made their grill debut in Portland, OR on Saturday, July 4th, at the OMSI Bridge Lot. Thousands gathered in the heat (and misters!) to dance to the sounds of Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Justin Jay and Christian Martin.

Home Alone

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If Hollywood wants to make another "Home Alone" movie, this time with the Macaulay Culkin character all grown up but no more mature than he was as an 8-year-old in the 1990 original, I would be happy to take the role.

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

How Much You Need to Make to Rent a Home in U.S. Cities

SmartAsset.com | Posted 06.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
SmartAsset.com

In a growing number of cities, a significant portion of the population spends 40% or even 50% of income on rent alone. Indeed, SmartAsset's analysis of rent data across the country found that in many places, a family would need to earn six figures to afford average market rents.

9 Unbelievable Trash-to-Treasure Triumphs

Hometalk | Posted 06.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

In 2009, the EPA reported that 9.9 million tons of household waste was made up of discarded furniture, a number that has only grown in the past 6 years. But what most people see as trash, these 9 DIYers see as raw material

Friday Talking Points -- Racist Domestic Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her first big rally, which was immediately followed by the man we're going to call "Jeb! Bush!" finally officially announcing his own candidacy.

Captain Pope on the Titanic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Pope, by the way, is not bringing religion to the debate; he is simply acknowledging that the science is overwhelming and compelling, and given that, there is a moral obligation to act.

Friday Talking Points -- Bernie Sanders Shows Democrats What 'Family Values' Should Mean

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Trade deals are one subject (one of the very few left) which do not break down on party line. Both the Republicans and the Democrats are split over the issue, so it's not a repeat of the usual partisan battle lines. But it is a clear defeat for Obama, who lobbied hard to very little effect.

The 10 Best Things About House Sitting

Jeff Lee | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel
Jeff Lee

From the home owners themselves to their friends, neighbors and locals, the relationships you form will last a lifetime.

Will TPP Kill the Post Office?

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Will TPP enable the privatizers to declare things like our beloved U.S. Postal Service, schools and roads to be "commercial activity" that competes with private companies? How about our parks, libraries, public pensions and other public services?