The 10 ‘Emptiest’ Housing Markets

Empty homes still plague a lot of cities across the country. In fact, since 2000, vacant properties have risen by about 43 percent nationwide, according to Census Bureau data. (Homes are defined as vacant by “unoccupied rental inventory” or homes unoccupied that are for-sale.)  Vacant properties can affect home values nearby. For example, a study…

Pet Friendly Homes

Most homes are not designed with the family pet in mind, but Fauna Plus Design of Kobe, Japan, designs dog-friendly homes that are both attractive, practical, and attentive to animal behavior. To maximize space, the company has designed a home with an indoor kennel for a Labrador retriever located under a children’s playroom and another…