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Housing economist forecasts 2022 real estate market
(Just Now) Housing economist forecasts 2022 real estate market. This year’s real estate market was a wild ride marked by low inventory, bidding wars and prices surging to historic highs. Many would-be homebuyers are locked out of the market — and it has many economists wondering if the market could crash.
Experts say housing crunch, economic growth are
(Just Now) Nye says the agency’s caseload began to grow after COVID hit, as unemployment rates and real estate values soared nationwide. Today, some of its clients are staying in temporary lodging, because there aren’t any emergency shelters in the area. “There’s 71 living in motels right now,” she said.
Jackson Hole's working class has scrambled for housing
(7 days ago) Real estate prices have reached new heights in many of our region's ski towns. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, buyers spent a record $2 billion in the first nine months of 2021. Meanwhile, the number of homes on the market is at an all-time low. That's pricing out many long-time residents. The Mountain West News Bureau's Maggie Mullen reports.
Your Guide To Idaho's Housing Boom & Bust Boise State
(6 days ago) 00000176-d8fc-dce8-adff-faff71570000The Boise-metro market was hardest hit in Idaho's housing crisis, with foreclosures concentrated in Ada and Canyon Counties.Idaho’s housing boom was centered around its two main metropolitan areas, Boise and Coeur d’Alene.John Starr of the global real estate company Colliers International had a front-row …
One Housing Sector That’s Booming: Survival Realty …
(5 days ago) 00000176-d8fc-dce8-adff-faff71570000The Boise-metro market was hardest hit in Idaho's housing crisis, with foreclosures concentrated in Ada and Canyon Counties.Idaho’s housing boom was centered around its two main metropolitan areas, Boise and Coeur d’Alene.John Starr of the global real estate company Colliers International had a front-row …
Can Tenants Stop Landlords From Hosting Open Houses …
(7 days ago) Real estate agencies are considered an essential business in Nevada under the governor's stay-at-home order, so they can remain open and serve customers while following social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The same is currently true across much of the Mountain West.
Home Ownership At Lowest Level In Nearly Two Decades
(1 days ago) FARZAD: The conventional wisdom is that real estate has staged a rip-roaring resurgence after being ground zero for the economic collapse. With all of the foreclosures and banks that failed after having binged on bad mortgages, the Federal Reserve, in keeping rates at zero, has succeeded in getting people to dive back into the mortgage market.
A former Yale employee admits she stole $40 million in
(4 days ago) Petrone used the money to live the high life, buy real estate and travel, federal prosecutors say. She bought luxury cars as well. At the time of her guilty pleas, she was in possession of two Mercedes-Benz vehicles, two Cadillac Escalades, a Dodge Charger and a …
How Putin Conquered Russia's Oligarchy Boise State
(6 days ago) In the early 1990s, he flipped buildings in Moscow's burgeoning real estate market and started a bank. By 1993, he had enough money to start a newspaper and Russia's first private television station, NTV. Tolerated under Yeltsin, NTV ran programs — including a satirical puppet show — critical of the Kremlin.
Why so many Russian billionaires are called oligarchs
(2 days ago) Many of the sanctions the United States and the European Union have imposed on Russia are meant to target some of the country's wealthiest individuals who have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yachts, sports teams, newspapers and luxury real estate are just some of the assets owned by these
The 'unprecedented' sanctions on Russia could make war
(7 days ago) That's the network that allows for global financial transactions. But what about the enormous Russian assets parked outside of Russia? A 2017 paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, an independent nonprofit research group, puts Russian offshore wealth at some $800 billion, tied up in luxury real estate and other investments.
Nearly 1 million Ukrainians have fled. More than 40
(7 days ago) But many younger Ukrainians — those born after the Soviet Union broke up in 1991 and Ukraine became an independent country — feel no real connection to Russia. "I would say the younger kids are anti-Russian," he said. "I asked 25 young people, 'Should I study Ukrainian or Russian?' And 100 percent, all 25, said, 'Study Ukrainian.'
After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Jerusalem's Putin Pub
(5 days ago) At the pub formerly known as Putin, Shlomi Azran, 40, an Israeli who dabbles in real estate, is ambivalent about the Russian invasion. "I'm not for or against," he says. He enjoyed a vacation in Ukraine once but believes there is a darker side to the country.
Ketchum proposes increasing tourism taxes for housing
(7 days ago) Ketchum proposes increasing tourism taxes for housing. More than 100 people gathered in downtown Ketchum last year for a demonstration in support of affordable housing. On the ballot this May for voters in Ketchum will be a measure city officials say is the best way to generate funds for workforce housing. The Ketchum City Council passed an
As More People Move In, New York City Suffers Affordable
(9 days ago) Douglas Wagner, an executive at the real estate firm Bond New York says even as competition for affordable housing surges, there's an oversupply of expensive apartments, places that start at $8,500 a month. DOUGLAS WAGNER: Now especially in better buildings, there are a lot of empty apartments looking for tenants and, for the first time in some
Robert Durst, real estate heir, dies in prison at 78
(9 days ago) The son of real estate magnate Seymour Durst, Robert Durst was born April 12, 1943, and grew up in Scarsdale, New York. He would later say that at age 7, he witnessed his mother's death in a fall from their home. He graduated with an economics degree in 1965 from Lehigh University, where he played lacrosse.
The widening political chasm is revealed in real estate
(9 days ago) The widening political chasm is revealed in real estate data. Now to a story about so-called political segregation. The U.S. is becoming more geographically polarized. Red zip codes are getting redder, and blue zip codes are getting bluer. People are purposely moving to places that reflect their views, and the trend seems to be quickening.
Millennial and Gen Z views of South Korea's generation in
(9 days ago) The Moon administration promised to tackle one of the nation's hottest political issues: skyrocketing housing prices. But his officials were accused of speculating in real estate. Lee Jeong-mi is an 86er and former labor activist now with the minor, left-of-center Justice Party.
A Chinese Real Estate Company Is Walloping Your Stocks
(3 days ago) Stock markets from Hong Kong to New York were hit by a major sell-off on Monday as a massive Chinese real estate conglomerate called China Evergrande Group faces a potentially devastating debt default. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 614 points, its worst performance in about two months, after earlier falling more than 900 points.
South Koreans vote political conservative as new president
(7 days ago) With soaring housing prices high on the list of voters' gripes, Yoon promised to build more housing and lower real estate taxes. In metropolitan Seoul, where apartments prices roughly doubled under the Moon administration, to an average of $1 million, Yoon won the most votes where real estate prices are highest.
Ex-prosecutor says Donald Trump is 'guilty of numerous
(Just Now) His lawyers have argued that the statements were accurate, and that any attempts to spin disagreements about the value of real estate into a crime were politically motivated. Some legal experts had said that Manhattan prosecutors faced a potential hurdle in proving that Trump or his company intentionally falsified financial statements.
Deeply felt and unpredictable, 'Pachinko' follows the epic
(8 days ago) Early in the Apple TV+ series Pachinko, an arrogant whiz kid named Solomon — who is of Korean ancestry, but was born in Japan — is trying to secure a huge real estate deal by getting an old Korean woman to sell her house in Tokyo. After regaling him with memories of her painful life, the woman suddenly says, "Tell me honestly.
OK Idaho, here’s the REAL scoop on who should win the
(3 days ago) Trying to second guess the 9,000+ members of the Motion Picture Academy has become a cottage industry. Every major media outlet from The New York Times to Variety handicaps Hollywood’s biggest prize; plus, there are oddles of online gambling sites more than anxious to take your money on betting who might win (with just a couple of days before the …
Judge Sides With Residents Who Want Trump's Name Off Their
(Just Now) While real estate prices have softened in much of New York over the past two years, especially at the high end, some evidence suggests that the Trump name can hurt sales even further. One business official with deep knowledge of the real estate industry, who didn't want to be named for fear of losing business, said there's no question Trump
Mountain West Real Estate Agents See New Wave Of Out-Of
(2 days ago) The median listing price for homes has risen recently in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, according to the real estate valuation firm HouseCanary. Missoula, along with Bozeman and other tourism hotspots in the Northern Rockies such as Jackson, Wyoming and Sandpoint, Idaho, have long attracted out-of-staters.
The Grammys make a clear statement: Sometimes feeling good
(7 days ago) The Grammys make a clear statement: Sometimes feeling good is good enough. Jon Batiste (center) performs at the 64th annual Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022. Batiste was nominated in 11 categories and took home five prizes, including album of the year. Ann Powers: I feel like I ran 10 laps around the entirety of popular music.
An epic inheritance fight will soon cost a Texas-born
(4 days ago) She later worked as an actress and real estate broker — her biggest deal was selling the General Motors building to Donald Trump in 1998. For the last 19 years, Princess Rita has dedicated herself to the Villa Aurora, raising revenue through private tours and making it accessible to scholars.
Idaho Senate approves temporary ban on vaccine mandates
(4 days ago) Commercial real estate developer Ball Ventures vocally opposed it, couching it as further government overreach. A similar bill passed by the Idaho House is more stringent than the Senate’s version. It has yet to receive a hearing in a Senate committee. The proposal approved by the Senate Tuesday now goes to the House for consideration.
TV's Property Brothers Share Their Open Plan For Success
(Just Now) Drew — the Suit-Wearing Brother — negotiates their real-estate deal, leaving plenty of money in the budget for new wiring and fixing the collapsing foundation and rodent relocation and so forth. Then Jonathan — the Plaid-Wearing Brother — renovates the house so it's no longer a dump that smells like hamsters. Then the brothers put some
How the pandemic housing market spurred buyer's remorse
(8 days ago) According to Real Estate Witch, home values increased nearly 20% between September 2020 and September 2021, with many millennials maxing out their budget and then later regretting it. NPR heard from a lot of first-time homeowners who made compromises to secure a house of their own, in part because they wanted so badly out of the high rental market.
For Tania Alvarez, to work/live in James Castle House, his
(4 days ago) ALVAREZ: Yeah, I think when anyone's faced with the fear of illness or death that there is a heightened concern for recording your life and your experiences and. In my work, there is a huge intent on capturing those moments in a real, raw and visceral way that can be felt and experienced by people.
Uber will list all New York City taxis on its app, giving
(8 days ago) "This is a real win for drivers – no longer do they have to worry about finding a fare during off peak times or getting a street hail back to Manhattan when in the outerboroughs," Guy Peterson, Uber's director of business development, said …
Idaho Senate panel approves COVID-19 vaccine mandate ban
(1 days ago) Liza Leonard, director of public affairs at Ball Ventures, a commercial real estate developer, gave testimony on behalf of its CEO, Courtney Liddiard. Leonard said the measure simply adds more regulations on the private sector.
Here's A Round-By-Round Guide To A Contested GOP
(7 days ago) Here's A Round-By-Round Guide To A Contested GOP Convention. Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally April 6 in Bethpage, N.Y. While New York was key for Trump in racking up delegates, there aren't many contests remaining and he is still short of a majority. You'd be excused if you tuned out in previous years when the actual nominating part of
U.S. judges are narrowing voting protections. Some fear
(7 days ago) U.S. judges are narrowing voting protections. Some fear lasting damage. The nation's premier tool to protect voting rights is in mortal danger, threatened on multiple fronts by the Supreme Court and lower-ranking federal judges, scholars and civil rights advocates say. The latest blow to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 came this week in
Long & Foster Sold To Warren Buffett's HomeServices Of
(7 days ago) "This is yet another data point that suggests that real estate drives the economy. Long & Foster was founded in 1968 by Wes Foster and Henry Long. Foster, 84, bought out Long in 1979. It's now one of the biggest residential real …