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In each of the six months from December through May, the most recent month for which data is available, national homes prices set new highs. Home price growth has outpaced wage growth and inflation. So perhaps it is not too surprising that a new survey has found that more than half of homeowners expect home prices to decline in the not too distant future. Of 1,079 adults surveyed by ValueInsured, a provider of down payment protection, 58% agreed with the notion there will be a "housing bubble and price correction" in the next two years. That's up from 46% last quarter. Meanwhile, 83% of respondents believe it's a good time to sell.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold the second of two meetings Aug. 28, 2017, in New Orleans, LA, to continue the discussion on the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The discussion will include a review of the July 17, 2017, meeting along with comments and suggestions from the public on potential avenues for action.
A New York paperboard mill faces $357,445 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Syracuse opened an inspection of Carthage Specialty Paperboard Inc., on Dec. 27, 2016, in response to a complaint alleging unsafe working conditions. Inspectors discovered employees exposed to serious safety hazards, including more than 20 instances of machinery lacking safety guards to prevent employees from the risk of amputation.
- Is There One Best Place to Insulate Your Home?
Sometimes, a full-scale renovation on your older home just isn’t in the cards, financially. The costs can take on an unexpected life of their own; escalating far beyond your original budget, and at that point, you may need to scale back on your initial plans. With that in mind, is there one area of your home you should be focusing on, and if so, is that the best place to insulate your home? Let’s take a moment to examine some scenarios that will help you make the best decision for your home and your budget.
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