Cities with the largest increase in home prices over the last decade | Lifestyles

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According to data from Zillow, home prices in the U.S. have climbed over 42 percent in the last decade. While the country’s housing market as a whole recovered strongly from the lows of the Great Recession, the recovery was not evenly distributed throughout the country’s major cities. As residents of some cities are being priced out of their own neighborhoods, property values in other cities have hardly changed. Even though housing prices have continued to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are beginning to question whether the strong rise in home values will continue in densely populated cities.

The strong gain in the housing market over the last decade is not surprising, as home prices in the United states tend to rise sharply in the years following recessions. In the five-year periods following the last four recessions, the median home price in the U.S. grew

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California wildfire destroys over 550 homes as fire crews increase containment, ‘turned the corner’

A wildfire burning in Northern California’s famed wine country has now destroyed over 550 homes, but officials said Monday they were hopeful as containment of the blaze increased overall.

Cal Fire said as of Tuesday morning the Glass Fire that’s burning in Napa and Sonoma counties has scorched some 66,840 acres and is now 50% contained.

“We have turned the corner on the fire as a whole,” Cal Fire division chief Ben Nicholls said during a briefing in Sonoma County.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE SURPASSES 1 MILLION ACRES AS AUGUST COMPLEX DUBBED ‘MEGAFIRE’

Over 2,700 fire personnel are involved in the battle against the blaze, with some 408 fire engines deployed in the fight against the two-county blaze, according to the agency.

“We are the priority for the state here,” Nicholls said Monday.

In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, houses leveled by the Glass Fire are viewed on a street in the Skyhawk neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Calif.

In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, houses leveled by the Glass Fire are viewed on a street in

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Fiber Optics Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Increase in the Number of FTTH Homes and Subscribers to Boost the Market Growth

The global fiber optics market size is poised to grow by USD 2.44 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 5% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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The increase in the number of FTTH homes and subscribers is the key factor driving the market growth. A higher number of customers are opting for fiber optic connections to leverage broadband services. This reduces the requirements for customer premises

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L.A. Home Prices Increase As Sales Stall

Housing prices have continued to increase in Los Angeles County, despite a drop in home sales activity. New research from Yardi’s Property Shark shows that home sales in the market decreased 21% in the first half of the year, but home prices during the same quarter increased 4%.

“There are numerous factors that are driving up home prices,” Andrea Popescu of Property Shark tells GlobeSt.com. “One of them is related to interest rates on home loans that have fallen significantly, while some other aspect would refer to the increasing desire for more home space. In this regard, we noticed a slight uptick at 1% in the median square footage of homes sold in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019. The median square footage of homes sold in H1 2020 was 1,462 square feet, while in H1 2019 it was 1,452 square feet.”

The decline

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New Law Aims To Increase CA Home Ownership

CALIFORNIA — A bill prompted by the Moms 4 Housing occupation of a vacant West Oakland home late last year and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week aims to increase homeownership in the state.

Senate Bill 1079, introduced by state Senate Majority Whip Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, requires foreclosed homes to be sold individually at auction rather than bundled and sold to a single buyer.

Following the Great Recession, corporations snatched up large numbers of homes in bundled foreclosure sales.

Between 2006 and 2012, the number of owner-occupied single-family homes in California dropped by 320,000, while the number of renter-occupied single-family homes jumped by 720,000, according to the senator’s office.

“SB 1079 sends a clear message to Wall Street: California homes are not yours to gobble up; we won’t tolerate another corporate takeover of housing,” Skinner said in a statement.

Four homeless women in late 2019 moved themselves into a

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New Law Aims To Increase Individual Home Ownership In California

A bill prompted by the Moms 4 Housing occupation of a vacant West Oakland home late last year and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday aims to increase homeownership in the state.

Senate Bill 1079, introduced by state Senate Majority Whip Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, requires foreclosed homes to be sold individually at auction rather than bundled and sold to a single buyer.

Following the Great Recession, corporations snatched up large numbers of homes in bundled foreclosure sales. Between 2006 and 2012, the number of owner-occupied single-family homes in California dropped by 320,000, while the number of renter-occupied single-family homes jumped by 720,000, according to the senator’s office.


“SB 1079 sends a clear message to Wall Street: California homes are not yours to gobble up; we won’t tolerate another corporate takeover of housing,” Skinner said in a statement.



Four homeless women in late 2019 moved themselves into a vacant West

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COVID-19 outbreaks increase in Iowa nursing homes; deaths climb to 671 | Omaha State and Regional News



Iowa health officials investigating case surge in northwest

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to reporters after touring the Plymouth Place senior housing facility with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Des Moines. 




The number of COVID-19 outbreaks and infections is continuing to climb in Iowa nursing homes, nearly doubling the levels set in July.

In late July, there were 502 infections tied to 20 active nursing home outbreaks in Iowa, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported. Over the next month, the number of COVID-19 infections associated with active outbreaks increased 66% to 835. Since August, the cumulative total of COVID-19-related deaths in Iowa nursing homes has climbed from 508 to 671.

On Sept. 13, the White House coronavirus task force recommended that Iowa impose a statewide

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Building costs of gypsy and traveller site increase because of pandemic

Powys County Council also needs to protect itself in case it needs to cover a possible shortfall of £750,000, in the project funding.

This is in case a grant funding bid to the Welsh Government fails, or the council receives less money than expected.

Work on the project to turn the unofficial camp site on the outskirts of Machynlleth into a permanent one, has started.

But, a shortfall of £41,000 in funding was been found in the tendering process, due to safety measures that are now needed on building sites due to coronavirus.

The project will now cost £1.326 million rather than the £1.285 million that had been budgeted for, when the go-ahead for the scheme was given earlier this year.

Portfolio holder for housing, Councillor James Evans said: “This is an ongoing project that’s been discussed for a number of years.

“The tender was £41,000 over what we budgeted

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