Consumers catching up: house prices continue to rise

The median price of an existing home is about 23% higher than a year ago.

INDIANAPOLIS – Here’s Friday’s consumer catch-up.

Concern about elevators in vacation rentals

Regulators want AirBnb and Vrbo hosts to turn off their residential elevators.

It comes after a 7-year-old died last week in an elevator at a vacation home in North Carolina.

Small children can be crushed to death in a space that may exist between the doors.

The agency wants rental owners to provide proof of an elevator inspection, certifying that there are no dangerous deviations.

House prices still on the rise

Home prices continue to rise.

The median price of an existing home hit $ 363,300 in June, up 23% from last June, according to the National Association of Realtors.

The group added that 89% of homes put on the market in June sold in less than a month.

IRS help

The Internal Revenue Service is trying to help you get your money.

On Saturday, they’re hosting two events in Indianapolis to help non-filers get their child tax credit and stimulus payments. The locations are:

John H. Boner Neighborhood Center
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2236 East 10th Street
Indianapolis, EN 46201

Minton-Capehart Federal Office Building
9 am-6pm
575 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, EN 46204

If you go, make sure you know the social security number of all your family members and your bank account information if you want to receive the money by direct deposit.

And before you go to any of the events, try the non-filing tool on the IRS website.

Mercedes Benz cars will be fully electric by 2030

Mercedez Benz wants to be all electric by around 2030.

Daimler plans to invest $ 47 billion to develop battery / electric vehicles.

Volvo has pledged to go all-electric by 2030, while GM hopes to do so by 2035.

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