A ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ is making the housing market more hellish for first-time buyers

Drew Angerer/Getty The share of Americans who think now is a good time to buy because home prices won’t fall is at a record high, according to the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment survey. This is creating a self-fulfilling prophecy that’s making housing more unaffordable for first-time buyers, according to David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff’s chief […]

Jeff Sessions takes aim at first-time border crossers and calls for ramping up criminal prosecutions

Alex Wong/Getty Images Attorney General Jeff Sessions ramped up calls to criminally prosecute immigrants who cross illegally into the US. Sessions said he was ordering U.S. attorneys offices near the Southwest border to prioritize bringing cases against first-time offenders. On Friday, Trump signed a memorandum ordering the end of the policy known as “catch and […]

Stamp duty exemption to help first-time buyers, but what about deposits?

GETTY First time buyers have been given a leg up when it comes to buying, but what about deposits? But one couple determined to save for their first home are now counting down the days to moving in after taking drastic action: cutting out shop-bought coffees on the way to work. “We set ourselves a […]

First-time drug injection used to execute alleged racially motivated murderer

Mark Asay, the first white man put to death in Florida for the murder of a black man, was executed with a never-before-used, three-drug cocktail. Asay, 53, who was convicted of double murder in 1987, was pronounced dead at the state prison in Starke at 6:22pm Thursday. His murder convictions are based on the shootings […]

Homes that are fit for royalty: First-time buyers, family homes, downsizers

ACTON GARDENS Acton Gardens could make a great first home for Harry and Meghan Some are even suggesting the perfect solution for Prince William’s growing family and Prince Charles’s possible desire to downsize, too.  While these may be estate agents’ fantasies, many people are at the same stage in life as the three princes so […]