The Great Recession may be in the rear-view mirror, but its effects on household formation are still being felt. According to researchers, 1.2 million more adults live with their parents than just eight years ago.
Computer technology has changed the way consumers shop for everything from shoes to homes. Thanks to easy access to online data, 90 percent of homebuyers surveyed by the National Association of Realtors in 2012 said the Internet was their top information source when searching for a home. Further, 62 percent of buyers who participated in the NAR poll reported that virtual tours propelled them to follow up with a personal visit to the homes they viewed online.
I’ve never given birth, but I was there in the room when both my kids were born, and saw what my wife went through those first few months after our infant son was home. Now, as many of you women know who have kids, there were many things friends, family, doctors and magazines seemed to gloss over, or leave out, when it came to giving birth and having a newborn in the house.
In this Aug. 30, 2013 photo, Pauline King cares for her husband Jerry King at their home in Anna, Ill. Jerry was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1978. He can no longer go to the bathroom, bathe or dress himself without assistance from Pauline. You promise in sickness and in health, but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for Mom, Dad or even the in-laws. Americans count on their families to care for them as they get older, with good reason: Half of people 40 and over already have been caregivers to relatives or friends, the poll found. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)
Urbanites nostalgic about childhood camping trips — or wanting to try tent camping for the first time — are often daunted by logistical challenges, like figuring out where to go and what to bring, and anxieties about diving headlong into the unfamiliar wilderness.
An English teacher from Desert Vista High School, Dr. Cicely Cobb, and civil rights advocate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, hosted a press conference outside of the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Court Building in downtown Phoenix on Thursday morning to highlight alleged physical, verbal and emotional abuse she has experienced at the school.
The Arizona Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is inviting women to a Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop April 25-27 at Friendly Pines Camp outside Prescott.
If you’re under the impression home sizes are getting larger, you’re correct. According to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, today’s average new home is about 300 square feet bigger than it was four to five years ago — 2,679 square feet in 2013, compared to 2,362 square feet in 2009.
It was my first year at the University of Arizona and I spent it housed in the Yuma dorm, Room 306. Going from a small charter school to living in a dorm with more people than I graduated high school with could be considered a bit of a “culture shock.” There are so many dynamics to the dorm experience, starting with the reputation of the dorm you’re about to inhabit and the small 10-foot-by-10-foot dorm room you’ll be sharing with one or possibly more human beings. You’d be surprised how cramped a small room for two can feel when you introduce a roommate’s girlfriend (or boyfriend for the ladies) to the equation. Not to mention what it’s like to have to share bathrooms with and fight for laundry space with a floor’s worth of people. It may test your patience and gross tolerance levels, but if you do it right it’ll turn out to be one of the neatest experiences of your life and a chance to develop some life-long relationships.
The Hollywood blockbuster “Noah” will hit the theaters later this month. It cost $130 million to bring it to the big screen and it depicts the destruction of everything on earth with a crisis of what could only be the original biblical proportions.
The days are getting longer and warmer — a sure indication of the arrival of spring. Another sign of the season may be the urge you get to do some spring cleaning. But you might not have realized that some of the same spring-cleaning techniques that can be used on your home can also apply to your investments and your overall financial strategy.
Successful interiors involves a designer who has a combination of creative solutions, qualified sources, superior craftsman and careful planning. There are always many ways to put together an interior space but getting the best combination of style, merchandise and budget is a close collaboration of designer and client. The designer can help interpret thoughts and stretch imaginations bringing in the newest elements and mixing them into a uniqueness only for that client’s project. All clients want a dazzling and one-of-a-kind interior look that captures and expresses each client’s individual spirit.
More than 78 million strong, baby boomers are reaching retirement age (65) at a record pace — 10,000 per day, to be exact, according to the Pew Research Center — and living years longer than previous generations. By the time all the boomers will have turned 65 in 2030, 18 percent of the nation’s population will be at least that age, according to the research center’s projections. Compare that to the population makeup just four years ago, when a little more than 10 percent of Americans were ages 65 and older.
It's the dirty work of home life: dusting the shelves, mopping the floors and doing the laundry, load after load. Yet asking kids to help has gotten harder for some parents, caught up in the blur of today's competitive, time-pressed, child-focused world.
In this Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 photo, Lily Cherry, 8, cleans her bathroom as her brother Aiden, 6, right, puts out a new roll of toilet paper at their home in Kingwood, Texas. Their mother Andrea Cherry has passed on her childhood practice of doing chores to her children believing it gives them a sense of family responsibility. For Cherry who works full time, having the kids help makes it possible for her and her husband who would otherwise do all the cleaning, to have enough time to take the kids to their soccer practices and games. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)