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    Mortgage market is unprepared for climate risk, says industry report

    Jenna Fountain carries a bucket down Regency Drive to try to recover items from their flooded home in Port Arthur, Texas, September 1, 2017. Emily Kask | AFP | Getty Images Record-setting rain, floods and wildfires are examples of the rising risks to the U.S. housing market from climate change. Mortgage lenders and investors are woefully unprepared not only to…

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    Why renters are struggling so much now

    Darren Welch | iStock | Getty Images Millions of renters are at risk of financial hardship as federal and state relief measures wind down. That’s a new warning from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which found that the pandemic-era safety net helped renters across the U.S. maintain stability during months of historic unemployment and uncertainty. Now those protections are running…

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    Google plans to buy New York office building for $2.1 billion

    A person in a mask walks by the New York Google offices after they announced they will postpone their reopening in response to updated CDC guidelines during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., July 29, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Google plans to buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion,…

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    COVID-19 Has Killed About As Many Americans As The 1918-19 Spanish Flu Pandemic

    COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal swath through the country. But the COVID-19 crisis is by any measure a colossal tragedy in its own right,…

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    America is short more than 5 million homes, and builders can’t make up the difference

    Residential single family homes construction by KB Home are shown under construction in the community of Valley Center, California, U.S. June 3, 2021. Mike Blake | Reuters Anyone searching for a home today knows full well the pickings are slim. The supply of U.S. homes for sale is near a record low, and the gap between supply and demand is…

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    Last 24 Hours Of U.S. Presence In Kabul Sees Bizarre Collaboration

    Bone-tired like everyone else in Kabul, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States was gone. From afar, U.S. generals watched video screens with the same anticipation. Relief washed over the war’s winners and the losers when the final U.S. plane took off. For…

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    Homebuyers aren’t taking climate change seriously, says Redfin CEO

    The CEO of real estate brokerage Redfin told CNBC on Friday he believes there has yet to be a serious reckoning among U.S. homebuyers about the dangers climate change presents. “The buyers just keep marching into the jaws of destruction,” Redfin’s Glenn Kelman said in an interview on “Closing Bell.” Wildfire season in the American West is becoming longer and more intense…

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    Here’s why experts believe the U.S. is in a housing boom and not a bubble

    The U.S. housing market has been an unlikely beneficiary from the Covid-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, home prices have climbed at a record pace. The median price for an existing home reached over $363,000 in June 2021, a 23.4% year-over-year increase. “You can see in just basically the last 15 months or so, we’ve seen a dramatic acceleration in home…

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    Poorest Counties In Every U.S. State 2021

    Willimantic is a city located in the town of Windham in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. … [+] This area was once at the center of America’s flourishing textile industry before the onset of decline after World War II. getty In a previous study we conducted, we analyzed and identified the richest counties in the United States. in every state.…

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    With national eviction protection gone, applying for rental assistance is key. Here’s what you need to know

    Jianbi Chen | iStock | Getty Images Now that struggling renters are no longer protected by a national ban on evictions, it has become even more pressing for those households to get approved for federal rental assistance. Congress has allocated more than $45 billion in rental assistance to address the crisis hitting tenants and their landlords, but the money has…

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