Consumer safety agency asks Airbnb, others to issue warnings on home elevators following child’s death

The federal agency responsible for consumer product safety on Tuesday sent a letter to Airbnb, Vrbo and other vacation rental companies urging them to issue warnings and take other measures to address safety issues associated with some home elevators.   The request from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) comes after a […]

Bronze tortoises stolen 30 years ago return home

Property curator Elena Greer with one of the tortoises (James Dobson/National Trust Images) Nearly 30 years after they were stolen from a country mansion, four historic bronze tortoises have returned home – after being spotted in an auction catalogue. They were commissioned by 19th century collector and Egyptologist William John […]

You can now buy a newly built home completely online

The Covid-19 pandemic certainly accelerated e-commerce, from groceries to household goods, and now you can even buy a new construction home fully online. Two major public homebuilders, Taylor Morrison Home and PulteGroup, recently piloted programs in which buyers can choose, design and finance a new home virtually and just put […]