• 15 alternative resorts across the US that are perfect for social distancing, from a tiny house resort in upstate New York to a bohemian yurt retreat in West Texas

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    The key to taking a vacation during the pandemic is privacy and lots of outdoor space for social distancing.
    From bohemian yurts to tiny houses, Business Insider rounded up some of the best alternative resorts in the US for social distancing.
    Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and travel advisories before any vacation.
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    In a pandemic era, privacy is the ultimate luxury.
    But some alternative resorts already knew that and started designing retreats around social distancing long before it was the norm. Now, those...
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  • Why it's a seller's market in real estate

    Why it's a seller's market in real estate

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Sellers are cashing in on the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the US real estate market.
    Asking prices are up 13% from last year, profits are up 36%, and Zillow says homes are selling at the fastest rate ever recorded.
    The typical asking price for a home hit an all-time high in June, and again in July, per Redfin.
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    It's a record-breaking time to sell your home: Asking prices are up 13% from last year, profits are up 36%, and homes are selling at the fastest rate ever recorded by Zillow.
    Though sellers in the top 5% took a hit this...
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  • 5 reasons why the US housing market will stay strong through the pandemic

    5 reasons why the US housing market will stay strong through the pandemic

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    A report by Bank of America laid out five factors that have allowed the US housing market to bounce back so quickly.
    The factors include the market's strength prior to the outbreak as well as forbearance programs.
    Unlike the recession of 2008, when a housing meltdown was the cause of the Great Recession, BofA predicts housing will be one of the main sectors that leads the country out of its downturn.
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    Unlike the recession of 2008 and 2009, housing has not been the driving factor of the current economic downturn.
    In fact, a recent report...
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