Wildfires are sweeping through California, burning homes and forcing evacuations

Associated Press/Noah Berger California firefighters are struggling in the stifling heat to put out blazes that have prompted the evacuations of hundreds of homes. Firefighters increased containment of a central San Diego County fire that rapidly spread over 400 acres, destroyed 18 structures and damaged eight. Another wildfire in the San Bernardino National Forest was […]

10 wireless tech accessories that make our lives a lot easier — by keeping our homes and desks more organized

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. When I think about the biggest changes in the world of technology over the past 10 years, one that stands out is the global transition to wireless gadgets. […]

This $30 million San Francisco mansion, once owned by Vanessa Getty, is one of the city’s most expensive homes — take a look inside

Jacob Elliott for Ludovico and Michelangelo Mazzola at Compass A home in San Francisco’s ritzy Pacific Heights neighborhood has been privately listed off the market for $ 30 million, according to SF Curbed. That’s more than twice what it sold for just three years ago. The home at 2900 Vallejo St. once belonged to Vanessa […]

Airbnb lets hosts offer their homes for future emergencies

Airbnb hosts have long had the opportunity to offer free housing during emergencies. What about making yourself available ahead of time? If you live in the right area, you’re set. The home rental service is launching a pilot program that will let San Jose residents put themselves on a standby list before there’s even a […]

Designed for a community of tech elites, these tiny homes are 3D printed, run by Tesla batteries, and cost $250,000

A 609-acre California coastal community, Walden Monterey, serves as a respite for those needing to recharge their batteries — especially the region’s leaders in tech. The enclave’s founder, Nick Jekogian, invites potential homeowners to visit the property and stay in portable homes, called “roving rooms,” to truly experience the sustainable, outdoor-centric lifestyle the community has to offer. […]

Homes 'earned more than their owners in a fifth of areas over past two years'

It found that house price growth in Barnet in London, outpaced average earnings by £52,256 over the two-year period – the highest difference in the survey. North Hertfordshire had the second biggest gap, at £40,903, while Canterbury, Guildford and Oxford were also places where house prices have surged particularly far ahead of average earnings. The […]

Elderly to receive 'MoT' grants to improve homes in bid to save NHS money

Cold housing can lead to chronic conditions, like lung and heart diseases and poor mental health, as well as heart attacks, strokes and falls. As part of the NHS’s Integrated Care System, residents who qualify will be offered stair lifts, boilers, insulation, heating and grants. Among the local authorities in England taking part in the […]