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California housing market continues recovery as median home price breaks $700,000 mark, C.A.R. reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 465,400 in August on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 6.3 percent from July and up 14.6 percent from August 2019.

– August’s statewide median home price was $706,900 up 6.1 percent from July and up 14.5 percent from August 2019.

– Year-to-date statewide home sales were down 6.8 percent in August.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — California’s housing market continued to improve in August as home sales climbed to their highest level in more than a decade as the median home price broke last month’s record and hit another high, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. 

Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 465,400 units in August, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide. The statewide annualized

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Lowe’s Reports Earnings Today. Here’s What to Expect.

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The company has been one of the winners during the pandemic.


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Lowe’s

has seen big gains in 2020, but it has a high bar to cross when it reports second-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

Lowe’s shares (ticker: LOW) are up nearly 33% year to date, compared with 30.5% for

Home Depot

(HD), and less than 5% for the

S&P 500.

Yet with those big gains come big expectations, especially after Home Depot reported a pretty robust quarter on Tuesday.

That isn’t to say that Lowe’s isn’t up to the task. The company has been one of the winners during the pandemic, as people spend more time at home and those that haven’t been financially hurt are redirecting their spending toward home improvement and furnishings. It has also been slowly working to close the operational gap with Home Depot, a trend some are hoping is getting a

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Solar Home Systems Market Size, Share, by Global Major Companies Profile, Competitive Landscape and Key Regions 2025 Research Reports World

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Sep 11, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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The global Solar Home Systems market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2020 and 2025. In 2020, the market was growing at a steady rate and

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PIOJ reports negative impact to real sector growth due to COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to negatively impact the prospects for gross domestic product (GDP) growth, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in its latest assessment of economic activities reported contractions across all major sectors in the services and goods-producing industries.

In a quarterly briefing on Wednesday last, the country’s chief planning agency said that the economy declined by 18 per cent for the April to June quarter, four percentage points more than it had previously projected, when it estimated a 12-14 per cent decline in its outlook while reporting on the January to March quarter earlier this year.

Director general of the PIOJ, Dr Wayne Henry, said that the out-turn for the April-June quarter was as a result of the implementation of measures to manage the pandemic along with the associated impacts, ranging from border closures, restricted movements, business closures, job losses, weakened demand and reduced economic

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Home Depot Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here’s What to Expect.

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People aren’t spending money on travel, entertainment and dining, and have redirected that money to making their homes more enjoyable.


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As the pandemic has kept everyone in their houses, many of us have become Tim “The Toolman” Taylor. Home Improvement is suddenly everyone’s favorite hobby, and that has helped

Home Depot.

Investors will see just how much when the retailer reports earnings Tuesday morning.

Home Depot stock (ticker: HD) has climbed more than 30% in 2020, more than six times the

S&P 500’s

gains in the same period.

It isn’t hard to see why. Those who have been lucky enough to stay employed during the pandemic aren’t spending money on travel, entertainment and dining, and thus have redirected those funds to making their homes more enjoyable as they hunker down to spend more time there.

In addition, Home Depot’s status as an essential retailer

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