Day: September 16, 2020

Coastal Migrants Keep Las Vegas Home Prices High, Up 8% in August

People moving in from expensive cities and locals with changing needs are contributing to rising home prices and fast sales even as the tourism industry takes the brunt of the pandemic’s economic impact.

The typical home-sale price in the Las Vegas metro grew 7.8% year over year to $310,000 in August. More than 41% of homes sold within two weeks of going on the market, up from 28.3% last year. 

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in the Las Vegas area—where much of the economy depends on the tourism industry, heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic—stood at 16.4% in July (the

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The Block 2020 episodes 14, 15 recap: Contestants in tears as COVID hits, and dobbing drama see tensions rise

“This thing is getting fair dinkum,” Scott Cam says during this episode, in which we rewatch ourselves from six months ago, one minute joking about hoarding dunny rolls, the next minute realising we may be about to face the apocalypse.

Work stops for the Scott Morrison press conference announcing limits to gatherings of more than 100 people (what luxury!). That doesn’t mean The Block has to shut down — yet — but the parents among the contestants are beginning to get edgy about what a looming shutdown could mean for getting home to their kids.

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