Housing under pressure during COVID-19
Jun 22, 2020

Housing under pressure during COVID-19

Nearly 4.5 million homeowners late on mortgage payments in May. Potential home sellers have been cautious about getting into the market. As businesses reopen, some add a COVID-19 surcharge. And, Wirecard says the missing $2 billion never existed.

Segments From this episode

Despite economic downturn, home prices haven't come down much

Jun 22, 2020
Demand is still outstripping housing supply.
The number of homes for sale is down 17% from this time last year.
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As businesses reopen, some add a COVID-19 surcharge

Jun 22, 2020
The extra charges cover masks, gloves, protective gear and cleaning to prevent the spread of the virus.
People at a Bangkok restaurant eat within plastic partitions set up to contain the potential spread of the coronavirus. Some businesses are adding charges for such equipment.
Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
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Rose Conlon Producer
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