Tag: Consumer Affairs

As rents skyrocket, here is where they’re increasing the most. Hint: It’s NOT New York or San Francisco

Think the rent is too damn high? Well, it’s getting even worse across much of the country. Rents nationwide are rising at a fast pace, according to a new analysis from Realtor.com. The median rent for all sizes of rentals nationwide was $1,607 as of August, representing an increase of 11.5% from a year ago. […]

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Spurred on by the pandemic, more homeowners are selling to iBuyers — avoiding hordes of strangers traipsing around their house

In America’s housing market, it’s good to be an iBuyer. A new report from Zillow ZZG analyzed sales activity among four of the largest instant buyers (or iBuyers) in the country: Zillow Offers, Opendoor OPEN, RedfinNow RDFN and Offerpad OPAD. Not only are these companies seeing record levels of interest in their business model, but […]

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In the U.S., nearly 15% of families went hungry last year

Add this to the list of woes faced by Americans during the pandemic: A growing number of families went hungry, according to a new government report. The findings, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, showed that 14.8% of households with children experienced food insecurity in 2020. That’s up from 13.6% in 2019, […]

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Windows on the World chef on his near-miss on 9/11 — he stopped off at the World Trade Center concourse to repair his glasses

Michael Lomonaco escaped with his life on Sept. 11, 2001 all because of a detour on his way to work and a pair of busted reading glasses. On that day, the New York City chef was headed to his job as culinary director of Windows on the World, the famed dining space at the World […]

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