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Home Appliance Market Report 2020 : Rising Impressive Business Opportunities Analysis with Top Countries Data Forecast By 2026

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Sep 29, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Home Appliance Market” is valued at 669350 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 889550 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Home Appliance Market by Types (Kitchen Appliances, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Television, Air Conditioners, Others), Applications (Cooking, Food Storage, House Maintenance, Entertainment, Cleaning, Others) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 115 Pages and in-depth TOC on Home Appliance Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

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You’re Working From Home Wrong. Here’s How to Fix It.

This story was produced in partnership with Hyatt.



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COVID-19 kicked us all out of our office spaces and millions of people started working from home. The novelty wore off months ago, but workplaces remain closed across the nation while the frustrations of working from home continue to mount, particularly for parents juggling work and childcare. Interrupted video chats are no longer cute. Missed naps are starting to eat into job security. The walls are closing in and patience is wearing thin. There’s got to be a better way.

There is. It’s time to trade in your tired work from home routine for a memorable work vacation with a Work from Hyatt package, a simple, safe way to get out of the house without giving up the ability for kids to do their schoolwork and adults to do their work work.

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Working From Home? The IRS Warns You May Not Be Eligible for This Tax Deduction

The coronavirus has millions of Americans working from home who never did before. If you’re one of them, you may be anticipating you’re entitled to some new tax breaks due to your new work location.

Unfortunately, the IRS has issued a recent reminder about an important rule that could affect your eligibility for one key deduction that new work-from-home employees may have been thinking about claiming. 

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Don’t count on this tax savings

For those who have suddenly found themselves doing work out of their home, the home office deduction may seem like a natural new tax break to claim. There’s just one big problem with that. As the IRS recently reminded taxpayers, the home office deduction is only available to:

  • Self-employed taxpayers.
  • Independent contractors.
  • Individuals who are working in the gig economy.

Because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the deduction is not available to

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City of Port St. Lucie opens COVID-19 grant application for residential home repair

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The City of Port St. Lucie has opened applications for its COVID-19 Emergency Repair Grant Program.

The program, which will be administered in partnership with St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, may provide up to 10,000 in home repair assistance to qualifying Port St. Lucie residents who have suffered hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re proud to partner with St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity to provide relief to Port St. Lucie residents during this difficult time,” said City Manager Russ Blackburn. “We hope that these small-dollar awards can help our community build resilience and preserve homeownership.”

Approximately 20 to 35 grants will be available depending on the types of repairs, from a total of $270,00 in money received through the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) administered by the Florida Housing Coalition.

“Having provided critical home repairs for 69 homeowners in need of assistance over the

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Simple home repair turns out not so simple

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How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three; one to hold the bulb, two to turn the ladder. You have heard some version of the old joke, poking fun at engineers, rednecks or any other handy minority.

Recently, I found myself starring in a similar “how long does it take for a homeowner to repair a kitchen light?” situation, and it was no joke.

I had installed the attractive ceiling fixture myself, years ago, and it had served without interruption since. It is a glass globe about 14 inches in diameter, fit like a bowl, upright, into a polished metal ring. The bulbs, three of them, are inside, accessible only if the bowl is removed.

More than a week ago, I was made aware of a problem: “You gotta fix that light; I can’t see how to

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Long Beach’s New Home Permit Rate Lags Behind Nation

LONG BEACH, CA — A report released Monday by the home improvement company Porch stated the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim metropolitan region received the 10th fewest new home building permits per capita among large U.S. metros in the first six months of the year.

Researchers at Seattle-based Porch ranked metros according to the number of new housing units authorized per 100,000 residents, based on U.S. Census Bureau data for monthly permits received.

In the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim metropolitan region, 12,176 new housing units were authorized, which is 91.6 units for every 100,000 residents. The region that includes the three cities’ data together was established by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Porch reported new housing units authorized per 100,000 residents nationally in the first six months of the year was 201.2 units.

Among large metros, the Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown, Texas, region ranked at the top

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Repair start on damage to East Haven High School’s Crisafi Field

EAST HAVEN — Work has begun to rebuild East Haven High School’s Frank “Coach” Crisafi Field, which was destroyed by wind micro-bursts in the Aug. 27 severe thunderstorm — and the Board of Education this week gave the go-ahead to do repair work on home bleachers, which also were damaged.

The synthetic turf field — used by both the Yellowjackets football and soccer teams — should be completed by Nov. 2, Athletic Director Anthony Verderame told the Board of Education this week.

“The field is scheduled to be completed on Nov. 2 and we will have our last games for soccer that week,” Verderame told the board. “If we do not get the $10,000 to fix the home stands, we will not be able to use the facility for fans.

“It will just be the athletes competing,” he said.

“As of now they are scheduled to complete the leveling of

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Electrician Raises Over $100K For Woburn Woman’s Crumbling Home

WOBURN, MA — In early August, Woburn’s Gloria Scott called =electrician John Kinney due to an issue with one of her light fixtures. On arrival, he quickly realized the problems were much larger than that one light.

Less than two months later, Kinney has raised over $100,000 for his fellow Woburnite, and brought together local contractors and tradesmen to fully renovate her home.

Scott, 72, lives alone and is on a fixed income. After his first visit, Kinney immediately called for volunteers on Facebook, before launching the Facebook fundraiser and then creating a Facebook group, Gloria’s Gladiators, to bring every available resource to bear.

“I got some volunteers together and we went in there and did a ton of yard work and cleanup,” Kinney wrote in the fundraiser description. “Everyone did an amazing job, and this nice old woman was very grateful. It’s simply just not enough though.”

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Home costs begin at a down payment

If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an avocado toast habit. Still, it’s true that your down payment may be the biggest check you ever write.

But once you move in, it’s also true that the cash tends to just keep flying out of your bank account like that money-with-wings emoji. If you drain your savings on closing day, you’ll have to delay furnishings or repairs, to say nothing of less-pressing cosmetic changes.

A sizable cash cushion makes the cost of owning a home more manageable. But even if you lack that cushion, it helps to at least know what to expect and what else you may need to finance or start saving for again. Here’s what I learned.

1. Thing will break

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It’s not just your neighborhood. Contractors are incredibly busy with home renovations

From the sound of things in some neighborhoods, you might not think the economic downturn has been all that severe in Massachusetts.



a person standing in front of a building: President and owner of Golden Builder Construction Tomasa Pujol at a residential job site in Dorchester.


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President and owner of Golden Builder Construction Tomasa Pujol at a residential job site in Dorchester.

Saw blades are buzzing, nail guns are popping, and drills are spinning as contractors descend on home renovation projects in huge numbers. It’s a striking aberration in an economy where many businesses continue to suffer and unemployment remains high.

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The activity is also another indication of how unevenly the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been distributed. Some homeowners ― often those whose incomes have not taken a hit ― have reduced costs for commuting, travel and other expenses, giving them more discretionary income. At the same time, interest rates for home equity loans and mortgages are historically low, making it cheap to borrow money.

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