Here’s What $5,000 Will Really Get You in a Home Remodel

A recent survey says almost half of homeowners want are willing to spend $5,000 or less on a home remodel—here’s what that sum can buy.

Remodeling isn’t cheap. Any home remodeling veteran can attest to the surprise costs, delays, and more that pop up during a remodel, but new homeowners—or those who haven’t attempted a remodel yet—may not be fully aware of how much the home updates they dream of might cost. And even someone who has gone through a remodel, large or small, may be surprised by how much the next project costs, even if it is a DIY home project.

 

How much is Apple’s spaceship headquarters worth? Now we have the answer

Apple Park is one of the world’s most valuable buildings — and now we know exactly how much it’s worth.

New figures released this week show the tech giant’s circular headquarters in Cupertino was assessed at $3.6 billion by Santa Clara County for property tax purposes. The valuation doesn’t perfectly coincide with its market value — how much it would sell for — but is based off a detailed appraisal of the building, which opened in 2017.

If you include computers, furniture and even farm equipment to take care of the property’s trees, the figure rises to $4.17 billion for the fiscal year that ended in June, the assessor’s office said.

 

 

Meet the A.I. Landlord That’s Building a Single-Family-Home Empire

Erin Burrus has endured some misfortune in recent years: After a cancer diagnosis, she lost her home to foreclosure. Today she’s healthy again, and a stable job in sales has helped her mend her finances. “I’m climbing my way back up,” says Burrus. One symbol of her stability is the two-­bedroom home she shares with her husband and their children in Greenwood, a solidly middle-class suburb of Indianapolis. The family rents the place rather than owning their home. But it was important to Burrus that they not be in an apartment. “I wanted to get a house with a yard for the kids, for that family atmosphere,” she says.

Burrus’s landlord is a company called Main Street Renewal; she found out about it from her mother, who rents a nearby home from the same outfit (and runs a thriving dress-alteration business with Burrus). And each is now playing a small part in an ambitious experiment.