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According to NAHB, the median single-family square floor area was 2,388 square feet as of the second quarter, a decrease from earlier this year. The average square footage of a home also declined, down to 2,616 square feet

This may indicate that builders, who previously focused on higher-end homes for more affluent buyers after the recession, are now starting to shift toward constructing starter homes for younger buyers.

Based on factors including health care, infrastructure, overall stability, and environment, Honolulu was found to be the most livable city in the U.S.

CBS News reports that the Economist ranked the world’s best cities, and Honolulu was the highest-ranked American entry, at No. 17. Also on the list were Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, and Miami.

According to NAHB, the median single-family square floor area was 2,388 square feet as of the second quarter, a decrease from earlier this year. The average square footage of a home also declined, down to 2,616 square feet

This may indicate that builders, who previously focused on higher-end homes for more affluent buyers after the recession, are now starting to shift toward constructing starter homes for younger buyers.

A number of homeowners have their eye on world politics, and they can already envision a worst-case scenario.

Realtor.com reports that the doomsday industry is seeing increased demand for air and water filtration systems, bunkers, and safe rooms, all of which can help people survive a nuclear attack.

Air systems, which can cost several thousand dollars, remove dangerous contaminants and particles, and water filters use UV lights to kill bacteria.

Tesla’s new solar roof is as attractive as it is durable. It has the appearance of a traditional roof but it is made of impact-resistant glass that can withstand tough weather, such as hail.

But how does it generate electricity for a home? Proud Green Home examines how it works.

      
Yahoo! Finance Headlines

'Trump trade' can become market headwind, as traders watch for next shoe to dropPresident Donald Trump, often seizing on the stock market's post-election gains as a personal victory, may now have gotten on the market's bad side.


China to curb BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 18 (Reuters) - China will strengthen rules to defuse risks for domestic companies investing abroad and curb "irrational" overseas investment in its Belt and Road initiative, the state planner said on Friday. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in an online statement lauding the Belt and Road initiative that it would provide better guidance on risks to companies investing overseas in order to prevent "vicious" competition and corruption.


Why Foot Locker could rebound despite Amazon-Nike dealFoot Locker (NYSE:FL) is looking to rebound with its second-quarter earnings report on Friday amid months of pressure on company shares due to subpar sales and key partner Nike’s (NYSE:NKE) deal to sell sneakers on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).


JetBlue adds service to Atlanta, putting pressure on DeltaJetBlue Airlines announced Thursday it will double the amount of daily flights to Atlanta, home of the world’s busiest airport.


Trump's top advisers are reportedly 'despondent and numb' and unsure how his presidency will recover after CharlottesvilleMorale seems to be low in the White House following President Donald Trump's decision to veer...


      
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