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So many homes are selling that we could run out of new houses in months



a house with a mountain in the background: A house is the most desirable get amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US is barreling toward an inventory shortage and affordability crisis that'll make homeownership unattainable. John M Lund/Getty Images


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A house is the most desirable get amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US is barreling toward an inventory shortage and affordability crisis that’ll make homeownership unattainable. John M Lund/Getty Images

  • The hottest pandemic purchase is a house, as more and more Americans take advantage of low mortgage rates to attain spacious backyards and more comfortable work-from-home locales.
  • Existing home sales, which have trended upward for the last 3 months since the housing market reopened from shutdown, soared to a 14-year high in August. New home sales are also up.
  • Home prices are soaring, too, recording the highest two-month appreciation between May and July — at 2% — in 30 years of record-keeping.
  • But not enough new houses are being built to keep up with demand, a trend that actually goes back a decade.
  • Homebuying, in all its trendy glory, only projects to get more
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Sold! Twin Cities homebuyers spur run on Duluth homes



a person sitting in a living room with a fireplace: Susan Dusek, a real estate agent for Edina Realty, posed for a portrait in the living room of a Tudor house for sale in the heart of the Congdon Park neighborhood in Duluth. More buyers than ever are relocating from the Twin Cities and other metro areas to Duluth as work-from-home options become permanent and the appeal of the outdoors lures younger buyers.


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Susan Dusek, a real estate agent for Edina Realty, posed for a portrait in the living room of a Tudor house for sale in the heart of the Congdon Park neighborhood in Duluth. More buyers than ever are relocating from the Twin Cities and other metro areas to Duluth as work-from-home options become permanent and the appeal of the outdoors lures younger buyers.

DULUTH – It was a busy Saturday for Mike and Chelsea Brandon, who had driven up from Eagan to find their next home.

After a blitz of seven viewings, the couple put in an offer on a charmer that checked all their boxes: two-car garage, a deck, and room for their two-year-old, Lochlann, to play.

“We just live outside, and that’s how we want to raise our son,” Chelsea said.

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“We like camping, the outdoors, the geography of

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Space Station bathroom renovation launching on next cargo supply run

It’s a home makeover but 200 miles above Earth: The next resupply delivery mission to the International Space Station will include a new re-designed commode for the astronauts.

A cargo re-supply launch is scheduled to liftoff on a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket Sept. 29 from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility carrying supplies for the astronauts, research, hardware and a marketing experiment for the makeup company Estee Lauder.

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Loaded up among nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies, the Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft will also deliver a new “Universal Waste Management System,” also known as a space toilet, to the floating laboratory in space and home to astronauts 365 days a year.

The system actually has two important purposes on the ISS. Outside the bathroom needs, it also

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We will run after contractor of Manila Bay project if it fails to deliver



a group of people walking on a beach: People stand by the shore of the white sand beach called Manila Bay Sands along Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Sunday, September 20, 2020. The Department of Environment of Natural Resources and the City of Manila allowed people to witness the result of the Manila Bay rehabilitation. Only 70 persons are allowed to enter at a time and they can only stay for 3 minutes. The place will be closed again on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 for the project's continuation. DANNY PATA


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People stand by the shore of the white sand beach called Manila Bay Sands along Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Sunday, September 20, 2020. The Department of Environment of Natural Resources and the City of Manila allowed people to witness the result of the Manila Bay rehabilitation. Only 70 persons are allowed to enter at a time and they can only stay for 3 minutes. The place will be closed again on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 for the project’s continuation. DANNY PATA

The Department of Natural and Environment Resources on Wednesday called on critics of the Manila Bay Nourishment Project to delay their criticisms until after the project has been completed as it promised to run after the contractor if it fails to deliver.

DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda cited in particular criticisms on the alleged erosion of dolomites on a part of the Manila Bay beachfront.

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Nicholas Boys Smith picked to run new national design body

The as yet unnamed national organisation is set to be established as part of a far-reaching overhaul of England’s planning system. The body will be responsible for helping local authorities to create design codes which will be embedded into local plans.

Boys Smith has been named as the head of a steering group which will advise the government on what the new design body should look like, and will later become chair of the body which, the AJ understands, is likely to be created in the first half of 2021.

Announcing the appointment, housing secretary Robert Jenrick said there would be a ‘very, very strong’ emphasis on design – and the roles of design guide and codes – in the new English planning system.

Jenrick told the Create Streets conference this afternoon (22 September) that he envisions design codes being created for local neighbourhoods and possibly even individual streets –

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Concrete Staining – The Most Frequent Problem "Do-It-Yourselfers" Run Into

The most frequent phone call I receive out of the phone book usually goes something like this, “Hi, I have a back patio that I wanted to stain and I went up to __________(fill in the blank with one of your local chain home improvement stores) to pick up some “concrete stain” and now it’s flaking off. Is there something I can do to stop the flaking?”

Some customers have even gone to the extent of contacting the company to complain about the product and most of the companies will send a “stripper” and more product to re apply. I am not here to trash those companies, but to explain the very important difference between an ACID stain and a concrete stain. An acid Stain is a chemical reaction. Any other generic stain (that I’ve seen) from your home improvement chains are coatings.

So, I’ll usually take a drive out … Read More