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Unemployment fell in June, but coronavirus setbacks in some states may slow rebound

Unemployment fell in June, but coronavirus setbacks in some states may slow rebound


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a drop in unemployment claims in June, as the country added nearly five million jobs. But economists warn rebound in coronavirus cases could result in another labor shock.

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How to make virtual meetings and events more engaging and inclusive

How to make virtual meetings and events more engaging and inclusive


Are video meetings draining you and your team’s energy and focus? Corporate event planner Joanne Brooks offers some tips to combat Zoom fatigue.

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Making Moves: The Jamie McMartin Group ranks among top 1,000 real estate groups

Making Moves: The Jamie McMartin Group ranks among top 1,000 real estate groups


Coldwell Banker Realty’s The Jamie McMartin group nabs ranking in prestigious Real Trends The Thousand Report.

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HAR stops use of “master,” while NAR defends term

HAR stops use of “master,” while NAR defends term


The Houston Association of Realtors has replaced the phrases “master bedroom” and “master bathroom” with “primary bedroom” and “primary bathroom” on its property listing database.

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New construction sales numbers rose 16.6% in May, amid growing builder sentiment

New construction sales numbers rose 16.6% in May, amid growing builder sentiment


Despite record-breaking unemployment, sales of newly built single-family homes rose in May, as builders rushed to meet pent-up demand and flight to suburbs.

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Houston real estate recovery headed in the right direction

Houston real estate recovery headed in the right direction


“Markets with stronger job creation pre-COVID are proving to have the crucial edge for real estate activity, particularly those with a strong technology sector.” — Javier Vivas, director of economic research for Realtor.com

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Sales fell again in May; strong rebound around the corner, says NAR

Sales fell again in May; strong rebound around the corner, says NAR


While existing-home sales were down again, the National Association of Realtors predicts a post-lockdown boom that will surpass 2019 sales figures.

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Call it the coronavirus effect: Young adults are moving back home

Call it the coronavirus effect: Young adults are moving back home


Roughly 2.7 million U.S. adults moved in with a parent or grandparent in March and April as the coronavirus pandemic spread, potentially costing landlords hundreds of millions of dollars in monthly rent payments and casting doubt on the future of young workers in particular.

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Does your IDX measure up? Find out which tools rank highest

Does your IDX measure up? Find out which tools rank highest


A new study reveals which internet data exchange tools are the best in terms of SEO, lead generation and more.

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Houston among top 10 markets for millennial buyers during the pandemic

Houston among top 10 markets for millennial buyers during the pandemic


A new report from NAR shows Houston became more attractive for millennials during the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s why.

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