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Desert homes become a hot commodity in California's real estate boom

Apr 5, 2021
The housing rush is fueled by the pandemic and the desire of people who can work remotely to get out of the city.
An abandoned homestead structure in Wonder Valley. People who migrate from the city to the desert may have to deal with a lack of services, including municipal water.
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Work-from-home benefits may not outweigh long-term costs

Mar 22, 2021
You might save on commuting and buying clothes, but upgrading your living space to make working from home feasible can be costly.
Harvard business professor Chris Stanton said even a minor increase in working from home after the pandemic could add up to billions of dollars a year for workers.
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Google plans to invest $7 billion in real estate nationwide

Mar 18, 2021
CEO Sundar Pichai says the expansion plan is part of the company's efforts to diversify its workforce racially and geographically.
One of the reasons Google says it's branching out into new locations is to make connections with new communities.
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Who donated to Georgia runoff campaigns?

Most of the money from Wall Street went to Republican PACs.
Democrat Jon Ossoff has raised the most money in direct donations to candidates so far, according to the latest Federal Election Commission reports.
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Using commercial real estate to create economic opportunity

Nov 18, 2020
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Arturo Sneider, the CEO of Primestor, an LA-based real estate company that works in mostly underserved areas.
During the last recession,   U.S. strip mall vacancies hit a 17-year high.
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What’s next for struggling shopping malls?

Oct 19, 2020
Mall real estate is facing a crisis with department store sales down and bankruptcies up.
A nearly empty mall in Bloomington, Minnesota, in June.
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"It's been busier than ever": What's behind LA's real estate resurgence

Sep 17, 2020
The pandemic has surprisingly become a busy time for this mortgage broker.
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Lord & Taylor's final sale: Who will buy all that real estate?

Aug 28, 2020
The venerable department store is closing all 38 of its brick-and-mortar locations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Pedestrians walk past a shuttered Lord & Taylor department store in Garden City, New York. on May 12.
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We might be underestimating our collective flood risk

Aug 26, 2020
Matthew Eby, head of the First Street Foundation, wants to help homeowners protect themselves as climate change poses hazards to coastal properties.
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Home sales fell in March, but don't expect bargain prices

Apr 21, 2020
Analysts say last month's slowdown is just the beginning.
Home sales are down during COVID-19, but prices aren't.
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