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5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 08/07/2020

HUD resumes in-person inspections, Fed reports tightened lending standards, Black Knight sees forbearance fall and “echo,” multifamily owners obligated to inform tenants about forbearance extensions, and the continuing rent and eviction crisis. In Today’s News HUD Resumes Physical Inspections Amid COVID-19 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it would resume physical inspection of HUD-assisted multifamily and public housing properties. The agency said it would use strict safety protocols and begin in areas where the pandemic risk is deemed the lowest. Why it […]

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Bucks County Free Library offers online job assistance – News – Bucks County Courier Times

Friday Aug 7, 2020 at 3:52 PM Bucks County Free Library has added Brainfuse JobNow to the e-library resources, an online service designed to support the job search process that features live online support. The program offers live interview coaching, a resume lab, career resources and an adult learning center that offers test preparation for the General Educational Development, or GED, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, citizenship test. The academic skills center features live, online tutors available 24/7. JobNow is available to all Bucks […]

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We’re at the beginning of a ‘great reshuffling’ to space

Richard ‘Rich’ Barton, co-founder and CEO of Zillow Inc. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. real estate market is beginning to show signs of a “great reshuffling,” as people relocate to homes with more privacy and space to ease working from home, Zillow CEO Rich Barton said on the company’s Q2 2020 earnings call this week.  “I believe we are at the dawn of a great reshuffling,” Barton said. “I’m sure I don’t need to spell it out for you because we are all […]

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New real estate developments in the city aren’t dead, a report from Development Site Advisors says

Still, developers believe in the resiliency of New York City, the report said, and have filed 450 new building permits since January to begin construction on their new sites. “New development is far from moribund, regardless of the uncertainties posed by Covid-19,” said Lev Kimyagarov, a managing principal at the firm.  Permit filings, however, are 18% lower than they were this time in 2019, data shows, and most of them are for residential developments in every borough except Staten Island, which is focusing on manufacturing. Manhattan led […]

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The Housing Market Has A “False Sense Of Confidence,” One Expert Warns

The federal government’s stopgap measures in the CARES Act helped buoy the economy. But with key … [+] policies now expired, the housing market is to see a turn for the worse, says EasyKnock founder Jarred Kessler. getty Despite early predictions of an impending doom, the housing market has so far eschewed the dampener that the coronavirus pandemic has slammed onto other sectors of the U.S. economy. But with key federal policies lapsing without renewals, infection numbers growing and the economic downturn drawing out, real estate may […]

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Looper column: A (biblical) look into the future – Opinion – Bucks County Courier Times

Columns share an author’s personal perspective ***** When the biblical writers looked into the future, they saw “a new heaven and a new earth.” Many of us, schooled in a Platonized version of Christianity, find this confusing. We are comfortable with the heaven part but don’t know what to do with a new earth. It is hard to see any need for it. We’ve been taught that we are destined for a heaven that is, in Spenser’s line, “unmoving, uncorrupt, and spotless bright.” What living in such […]

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Eastern Shore real estate market hot despite pandemic – Maryland Daily Record

By: Special to The Daily Record Samantha Subin August 7, 2020 Long before COVID-19, with interest rates at the lowest they’ve been in decades, realtors nationwide were forecasting a good year for the market. But Laura Anderson, the president-elect for the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS, never imagined waterfront homes in St. Michael’s to sell at over $1.3 million or Eastern Shore properties to go over asking — … Enter your user name and password in the fields above to […]

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Buckingham man pleads guilty to sharing child pornography – News – Bucks County Courier Times

Christopher Dornblaser Friday Aug 7, 2020 at 12:38 PM Richard Balzer pleaded guilty to all his charges Wednesday. A Buckingham man pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing child pornography online. Richard A. Balzer, 54, pleaded guilty to all charges, including possessing child pornography and disseminating child pornography, according to Jacklin Rhoads, spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office. The AG’s office charged Balzer in July 2019. According to his criminal complaint, Balzer admitted to trading images of child pornography with other people and viewing the images for about five […]

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