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Red hot home prices have more consumers saying now is a bad time to buy

  • The share of buyers who say they think it’s a good time to buy fell in September, from 59% to 54%, according to a new survey from Fannie Mae.
  • More people do think now is a good time to sell a home, which is an improvement from the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, when potential sellers didn’t want shoppers in their homes and worried about the state of the overall economy.



a group of people standing in front of a building: People wait to visit a house for sale in Floral Park, Nassau County, New York.


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People wait to visit a house for sale in Floral Park, Nassau County, New York.

Anyone out hunting for a house knows that bidding wars are no longer the exception, but the rule.

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Demand for housing has been unusually strong, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and supply is historically lean. That is a recipe for high prices, which are now beginning to take their toll on potential homebuyers’ confidence.

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Eight Workplace Harassment Red Flags In A Work-From-Home Environment

With the current coronavirus pandemic, the world has pivoted to remote working faster than anticipated. With employers realizing it would be untenable to allow workers to come into offices because of contagion risks, the shift to work-from-home has become the norm instead of the exception.

However, just like the working environment has changed to a home-based environment, so has workplace harassment. In settings such as these, workplace harassment that follows an employee into their homes can have devastating impacts on their mental well-being, as well as on their family.

Below, eight experts from Forbes Human Resources Council discuss some of the red flags indicative of workplace harassment following employees into their remote work environment.

1. Inappropriate Comments On Work Channels

Workplace harassment, whether in an office setting or working from home, is

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Red Wing, Minn., college is home to elite program in musical instrument repair



a person talking on a cell phone: From top, instrument repair student Michaela Alderink fixed dents in a brass trumpet; pad cups of a flute need to be fixed; and guitar program student Glenn Coats built a fretboard. in the guitar program The pad cups of a flute are taken out to be fixed At 33, she is looking to make a career change.


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From top, instrument repair student Michaela Alderink fixed dents in a brass trumpet; pad cups of a flute need to be fixed; and guitar program student Glenn Coats built a fretboard. in the guitar program The pad cups of a flute are taken out to be fixed At 33, she is looking to make a career change.

RED WING, MINN. — The most intimate relationship a musician may have is with a precious instrument. And when that relationship breaks down, an elite group of students here can fix it.

At Minnesota State College Southeast, about 85 students are learning to repair musical instruments. Most of them choose from among three specialties: band instruments, violins and guitars (whose students also learn to build guitars).

It’s a rare chance to learn these special skills. Only three schools in the country offer band instrument repair,

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Riverside County in red tier; in-class teaching unlikely before January

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Alex Jackson is an English teacher at Indio High School. He is using virtual learning as an opportunity to connect with his students.

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Riverside County may have upgraded its reopening status this week as numbers improve from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean students in the Palm Springs Unified School District will be returning to classrooms before the end of the calendar year.

At Tuesday’s PSUSD board meeting, Superintendent Sandra Lyon told the board that even with the shift to the red tier by the county Tuesday, indicating declining rates of new cases and positivity for testing, the county must stay in that tier for two weeks before schools can consider reopening. That means the earliest the subject could come up is at the Oct. 6 board meeting

While there is no specific date for a return to classrooms yet or even details on

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Hiking Bob: Road Trip hike: Booger Red Hill; Improvements coming to Paint Mines | Hiking Bob

In a previous column, I featured a hike in a place called “Booger Red,” an obscure place with an unusual name and great views. This week’s hike is to the summit of Booger Red Hill, which starts at the same trailhead, but goes in a different direction and offers a different experience. 

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