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Purplebricks finds home in German market

Purplebricks finds home in German market

Business
Britain's biggest online estate agent is moving into Europe for the first time by acquiring a stake in its most prominent German counterpart. Sky ‎News has learnt that Purplebricks, which has a market value of more than £650m, will announce on Monday that it is to become a shareholder in Homeday through a joint venture with the German media giant Axel Springer.Sources said this weekend that the deal was likely to be structured as a 50-50 partnership between Purplebricks and Axel Springer, which is already a big investor in the British property group.The transaction will see the two companies ‎invest €25m (£22m) in order to purchase a 26% stake in Homeday, which has a 50% share of the German online estate agency market.Purplebricks and Axel Spring...
Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

Finance
You shouldn't use your house to help pay your monthly bills, but nearly 1 in 6 American homeowners thinks that's just fine. Those were the findings from a recent survey by Bankrate.com. Earlier this month, the personal finance website took an online poll of 719 homeowners, asking them about using their home equity — the market value of your abode minus the outstanding loan you have on your dwelling. Though nearly 75 percent of participants said that improvements and repairs were "good uses" of home equity loans and lines of credit, many felt that they could tap value of their house for a range of other uses. ...
Go online to book home visit by mobile sahayak

Go online to book home visit by mobile sahayak

Finance
NEW DELHI: Delhiites can now fill a form online to book an appointment with a mobile sahayak to avail doorstep delivery of services. Keeping in mind the huge rush on 1076 call centre number, the government has created a link on its website where an applicant can fill a form with his details and submit it. “The call centre executive will call back on the phone number given in the form and fix an appointment. It will help those who complain that they can’t connect through the call centre number,” a government spokesperson said. He, however, added that more number of people were able to connect to the call centre on Wednesday and fixed appointment with mobile sahayaks. A government statement said that by 5pm on Wednesday, 8,275 calls were answered by call centre executives, ...
'A whole heap of negatives' – Scotland suffer worst home defeat in 45 years

'A whole heap of negatives' – Scotland suffer worst home defeat in 45 years

Sports
Scotland will be "embarrassed" by the ease with which they were ripped apart by Belgium at Hampden, says former defender Willie Miller.The Scots were thrashed 4-0 in front of 20,196 fans on Friday, their fifth defeat in their past six friendlies.Two Belgium goals came from Scotland being caught in possession, while a misplaced pass led to another. "You are coming off that pitch quite embarrassed by the manner of the goals," Miller told BBC Scotland."If you're playing Belgium away from home and get beaten 4-0 to the second best team in the world, you can live with that."But at home you are expecting more from Scotland. Although there were positives, you're not expecting to see them losing goal...
How to Make Richer, Healthier, and Better Tasting Coffee at Home

How to Make Richer, Healthier, and Better Tasting Coffee at Home

Health
Coffee is one of life's pleasures, and it's a superfood, too—linked to a reduced risk of heart attack and dementia, among other conditions. A dose of caffeine also helps clear your head, hone your focus, and improve your gym performance, says Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, nutrition expert and author of Eating in Color.  But while any old cup of joe can deliver these benefits, there's a big difference between so-so coffee and a rich, aroma-filled brew that's truly worth savoring and sets your entire mood for the day. These five tips will help you make the perfect cup at home no matter what method you use. RELATED: What’s the Difference Between Iced Coffee and Cold Brew? Start with the right bea...