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C19 Open Discussion Week 33

From the NYT: What Will New York Real Estate Look Like Next Year? One in five New York City tenants did not pay rent in September, by one estimate, and there is growing concern of “an eviction tsunami.” As apartment … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 32b

From MarketWatch: Americans could owe an estimated $7.2 billion in unpaid rent by December because of COVID-related job losses, Fed study shows A new study suggests that Americans will owe billions of dollars in unpaid rent by December — but … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 32

8 Months In… From Inman News: Foreclosure activity hits historic lows as filings drop 81% Foreclosure filings, including default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions, dropped 81 percent year over year to 27,016 filings, according to Attom Data Solution’s Q3 … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 31b

From CNBC: NJ governor hopes to use a ‘scalpel’ to deal with coronavirus hot spots not another broad shutdown New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday on CNBC he hopes to avoid broad economic lockdowns to deal with rising coronavirus cases … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 31

From the Washington Post: Home sales rise despite low inventory and pandemic Despite record unemployment and a sharp decline in the number of homes for sale, both existing and newly built homes reached their highest pace of sales since 2006 … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 30c

From the Star Ledger: ‘We are anticipating a second wave’ as new coronavirus cases spike to 4-month high, N.J. health officials says As the state hit its highest single-day total of new COVID-19cases in more than four months, officials warned Thursday that New … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 30b

From NJ1015: Home buying surges at the shore amid COVID-19, brokers say Brokers and real estate agents say home-buying at and near the beach has surged significantly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic — mostly when the weather started warming up … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 30

From Patch: Ex-NJ Gov. Chris Christie Hospitalized After COVID-19 Diagnosis Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was hospitalized on Saturday after announcing that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. “In consultation with my doctors, I checked myself into Morristown … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 29c

From CNN: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19 President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and his wife both tested positive for the coronavirus, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 29b

From NJ1015: NJ budget signed, but immigrant funding remains at issue The 2021 state budget raises spending, taxes and borrowing – but it’s still not enough to satisfy all demands for help. Members of immigrant advocacy groups protested outside the … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 29

From NJ.com: More taxes, more spending, more borrowing! It’s party time in Trenton! California cut $11 billion from its budget, hitting colleges and affordable housing programs. Georgia cut spending by 10 percent, pulling back spending on preschools and programs for … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 28c

From ROINJ: N.J. unemployment jumps again after milestone week After a week when unemployment claims slipped below the 20,000 mark in New Jersey, they jumped back up 25% during the week ended Sept. 19, according to the state Department of Labor … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 28b

From the NJ Herald: NJ contracted $37M for contact tracing. Was there a better way to use taxpayer dollars? It’s become a dangerous cycle. Public health funding is slashed. An emergency strikes. Governments pour money into the problem and then … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 28

From Apple, this time looking at NYC:

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C19 Open Discussion Week 27b

From the NY Post: Nearly half of NYC’s top earners have considered fleeing the city: poll Nearly half of New York City residents earning six figures or more have considered fleeing the Big Apple during the coronavirus crisis over cost-of-living concerns, according … Continue reading

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