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Home sales dip gives renovators, appliance sellers a boost 14.3.2018 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- A slowdown in home sales is creating opportunities for small businesses like home renovators and appliance dealers....
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Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein to retire by year end - report 9.3.2018 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein has started plans to retire and could do so as soon as the end of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday....
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It’s boom time in Summit County, but where are all the building contractors? 13.2.2018 Denver Post: Business
The days when Summit County's contractors had to plow snow to make ends meet might be a memory, but as business rebounds from the Great Recession, at least one lingering effect remains: Contractors who survived are getting calls for far more work than they can do.
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Denver’s chronic housing shortage may peak this year, but the fix could take another decade 28.1.2018 Denver Post: Business
The deficit of homes and apartments in the region is so large, about 32,000 units, that it will put upward pressure on home prices for years to come, warns Phyllis Resnick, lead economist for the Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University.
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Bay Area housing market shows no signs of cooling 27.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
Housing in America’s most expensive region is going to get even pricier. For all the talk of the U.S. tax overhaul hitting wealthy blue-state real estate, the Bay Area is set for more home-price gains. Its technology-fueled economy and persistent housing shortage are sending values ever higher — and that may get even more pronounced as tech share sales mint more millionaires. “The scale of the wealth created here and the scale of the technology sector is going to outweigh the effect of the tax plan,” said Patrick Carlisle, chief market analyst with Paragon Real Estate Group in San Francisco.
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What to expect for your personal finances in 2018 20.12.2017 AP Business
No one wants to be caught off-guard when it comes to their finances. So The Associated Press asked several experts to share their opinion on what will happen with some key issues in 2018 that will directly impact your personal financial well-being. Here's a look at their forecasts:...
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The year in business: Amid market boom, tech in turmoil 20.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
An airline passenger uprising, the remaking of L.A.'s downtown and the Trump administration's deregulation push were among the big business headlines in 2017. And through it all, the stock market kept climbing.
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Unhappy 10th anniversary, Great Recession. You still hurt us 14.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Great Recession began exactly one decade ago this month. Although the economy has been growing steadily for years, the downturn's impact is still deeply felt by millions who lost homes and jobs.
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Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years 14.12.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- They are business survivors - owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money....
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Job growth expected to keep slowing in California 7.12.2017 LA Times: Business

California’s economic engine has slowed somewhat in 2017 and that’s expected to continue in coming years as employers have trouble finding workers in the expensive state, according to a new report.

The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast, released Wednesday, calls for job growth of 1.8% by year’s end,...

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Housing activists raise alarm about turning over apartments for short stays 24.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Flanked by cameras, the activists marched into the glossy lobby of the downtown building and demanded to speak to the general manager.

The Olive Street building, they argued, had been approved by the city as condominiums and then turned into an “illegal hotel.” The website for Level Furnished Living...

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Essential California: High anxiety in Hollywood 6.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Nov. 6, and here’s what’s happening across California:

TOP STORIES

High anxiety in Hollywood

Hollywood has always reveled in scandal. The rumors, the whispers. The unfortunate photographs. The apologies and returns to...

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California Politics Podcast: Lawmakers say their focus on housing has just begun 30.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Fed-up Illinois homeowners consider moving: 'It’s not just the property taxes on my home; it’s all of them' 29.9.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Even after watching Hurricane Irma wreak havoc on Florida, Rik Mallin is sticking to his plan. Mallin is fixing up his Villa Park home so that he can sell it, move to the Florida Panhandle and escape Illinois’ rising taxes. “I’m getting out,” said Mallin, 67. “It’s not just the property taxes ...
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10 points to keep in mind about housing affordability in California 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Many politicians and activists push simplistic solutions when it comes to California’s housing woes. Some promote subsidies; others density. Some sell infill as the solution; others blame everything on the state’s byzantine laws. Maybe I'm getting old, or maybe the election of 2016 just reminded...

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Could Amazon’s HQ bombshell let the air out of Seattle’s housing and development boom? 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

If Amazon really has put a ceiling on its growth in Seattle — as Thursday’s announcement of a second headquarters elsewhere suggests — that could limit growth in housing prices, rents and development.
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Why American are shunning new homes and opting to stay put, renovate instead 24.8.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
When John Gedwill's family outgrew its Glen Ellyn home, he didn't consider looking for a bigger place. His memory of the housing crash a decade ago was still too fresh. "Real estate isn't the greatest investment," said Gedwill, an electrician who lost money on a condo in Rockford during the ...
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Debate over investment homes heats up Seattle mayoral race 23.8.2017 Seattle Times: Politics

Seattle mayoral hopeful Cary Moon hit back at opponent Jenny Durkan Tuesday as the candidates sparred over how the city should deal with its affordable-housing shortage.
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Vancouver, B.C., home prices reignite 11.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The rebound, following a short slump late last year, underscores just how difficult it is to control runaway prices.
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Luxury real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman to purchase Beverly Hills rival Teles 1.8.2017 LA Times: Business

Luxury brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate, a well-known New York firm that entered the L.A. market less than four years ago, has agreed to purchase Teles Properties in a bid to expand in California as the state’s housing market booms.

Teles, a local rival based in Beverly Hills, has offices...

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