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Potential homebuyers exit an open house in Redondo Beach, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Fall is usually the start of the slower season for the housing market, but nothing is usual in today’s pandemic-driven housing market. Potential homebuyers are seeing a slight rise in inventory and consequently rushing back into the
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courtneyk | E+ | Getty Images The end of eviction protections combined with the snail-paced distribution of federal rental assistance means that the struggles for renters aren’t going away anytime soon. More than 6 million households remain behind on rent payments, a figure that has only worsened of late, despite an unprecedented allocation of funding
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Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mortgage rates appear to be stuck in a holding pattern, giving borrowers no particular incentive to act, especially on refinances. Total mortgage application volume fell 1.9% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. It was at the lowest level
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As wildfires tear across America’s West, the immediate risk is to life and property, but they will eventually affect water supplies. That’s one reason large corporations are beginning to help fund forest restoration in order to mitigate their water risk.  The water supply for many communities, including large cities, starts in mountains and national forests.
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