Home-financing startup Knockaway Inc. hired its first finance chief to set its house in order as it looks to expand into dozens of markets amid strong demand for housing in the U.S.

Michelle DeBella

started as chief financial officer of New York-based Knockaway, which does business as Knock, on Dec. 28. Previously, she served as a vice president at

Lyft Inc.,

overseeing its financial transformation and governance. Before Lyft, Ms. DeBella served as the global head of internal audit at

Uber Technologies Inc.

and as vice president of internal audit at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Home Point Capital Inc. (“Home Point Capital”), the parent entity of Homepoint, today announced the commencement of an initial public offering of 12,500,000 shares of its common stock to be sold by certain of its stockholders, at an anticipated initial public offering price between $19.00 and $21.00 per share, pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed,

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Choosing the right heating system for your home is a big decision. Depending on the system, it can last from 10 to 20 years. This makes it incredibly important to take the time to investigate all of your options before you commit to the project.

Heating is also responsible for 42 percent of your overall energy bill, so the system you choose can dramatically impact your budget. Read on to learn about the different heating systems so you can determine which is best for your home.

Ducted Home Heating Systems

Ducted heating systems, also

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Jan. 22 (UPI) — Existing home sales in 2020 increased 5.6% from 2019, the largest increase since the Great Recession, and the median home sales price went up nearly 13%, the National Association of Realtors reported Friday.

Helped by record-low interest rates, home sales rose in December and for 2020 as a whole. Volume of existing home sales reached 5.64 million in 2020 while the median price of $309,800 was 12.9% above 2019.

Inventory fell to a record low, with a 1.9-month supply, down from 2.3 months in November. Homebuilders are working to meet the demand, pushing housing starts to

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Existing-home sales for 2020 reached their highest level since 2006 as more Americans sought larger living spaces as they adopted work-from-home policies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Existing-home sales, which include transactions of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, increased 22.2% year-over-year, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Home sales for December increased 0.7% from November to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.76 million.

“Home sales rose in December, and for 2020 as a whole, we saw sales perform at their highest levels since 2006, despite the pandemic,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief

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During the first couple months of quarantine, you might have enjoyed the WFH life or the extra time to bake banana bread. Now, you might be going a little stir-crazy (understandably). If you can relate, consider switching up your decor. We recommend checking out Nordstrom, which has a great selection of cute, cozy, and fun home items to add to your virtual cart for under $30.

In fact, we found 30 things under $30 from Nordstrom to buy

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