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The rise and fall of home prices across America

Jul 25, 2023
Property values are generally down from the same time in 2022, but they have been rising in recent months and vary regionally.
Prices of existing homes started rising again in February, even though the Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates.
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These remote employees are secretly working abroad

Jul 11, 2023
Their employers think they're in the United States, when they're really traveling the world.
Working abroad can have some complications, from tax confusion to tech support difficulties.
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As offices sit empty, some banks are more cautious about commercial real estate loans

Jul 4, 2023
Office building vacancies remain elevated, especially in coastal cities. Lenders worry about developers’ ability to pay back their debt.
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How bad will it get for office real estate?

Jun 26, 2023
Tenants are celebrating the falling rents, but record vacancies could eventually upend the market.
Office buildings in San Francisco have particularly high vacancy rates.
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Defaults on commercial real estate loans are rising as many workers stay remote

Jun 5, 2023
More than 3% of such loans are now delinquent.
Renters may be able to get a better deal on office space right now — but many are sticking to the sidelines.
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Pandemic exodus from big cities was short-lived

Mar 30, 2023
Census data shows fewer people are moving out of coastal urban centers, but Sun Belt states remain popular.
"In the case of Manhattan, it went from a big domestic out-migration to a slight in-migration," said demographer William Frey.
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As workers slowly come back, big city office occupancy hits a new pandemic milestone

Feb 2, 2023
For the rest of the country, remote work numbers are stable.
Though more workers have begun returning to offices in larger cities, that's less true for workers elsewhere in the country. Above, a view of office buildings in San Francisco.
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Retail is recovering — and flowering — in smaller cities and the suburbs

Feb 1, 2023
A new report from the JPMorgan Chase Institute finds retail has followed consumers to where many more now work and live.
Consumers are continuing to spend — just closer to home. Above, people walk at an outdoor shopping area in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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Disney will soon require workers to be in-office four days a week

Jan 10, 2023
In a note to employees, CEO Bob Iger said, "in a creative business like ours, nothing can replace the the ability to connect, observe and create with peers."
Disney competitors may follow the company's decision to require workers be in-office four days a week, or use their remote work flexibility as a recruitment tool.
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Extending your holiday trip to work remotely has its joys ... and its interrupted Zoom calls

Dec 14, 2022
When visiting family over the holidays, the mix of business, leisure and family time can be tricky.
With family or little ones around, concentrating on work while at your parents' house can be ... easier said than done.
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