Day: September 2, 2020

Seemingly Invincible, the Housing Market Posts More Strong Gains

September 1, 2020 by

Key takeaways for the 4-week period ending August 23:

  • New listings of homes for sale were up 4% from a year ago—the largest increase since the four-week period ending March 15—but active listings continued to fall, down 28% from 2019.
  • Pending home sales rose 20% year over year, even while continuing their near-term seasonal descent. This was the largest year-over-year increase since the four weeks ending October 25, 2015.
  • Median home sale prices increased 11% from 2019 to an all-time high of $316,975.
  • 46.6% of homes had an accepted offer within
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The Block 2020 episode 6 and 7 recap: Keith brands one builder ‘crap’, but it’s Daniel and Jade who are really suffering

Luke and Jasmin start and end these episodes still mired in a world of pain.

Luke starts the ball rolling with a blow up with foreman Keith, who slams Luke’s builder’s work as “pathetic”, “crap” and “done by five-year olds”.

It would be hard for anyone to take, but given Luke is a carpenter himself, the criticism doesn’t go down well.

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Keith — whose main role seems to be deliberately needling contestants into arguing with him — then suggests they sack their

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