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Last year, Jim Brown and other home builders around Atlanta could get a good framing crew at a rate of $3.25 per square foot. This year, the few framers they can find demand, and get, almost double that. “They can ask anything,” Brown said. “There aren’t enough of them left.” A high-end home builder who …

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Hudson’s Bay Co., the owner of the Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor chains, spiked as much as 14 percent after Reuters reported the company is reviewing its strategic options. The department-store company, which has already hired an investment bank as it responds to pressure from activist shareholder Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC, plans to …

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More than 230,000 homes on the Texas coast, with a combined reconstruction value of about $39.6 billion, are at risk of damage from storm surge if Hurricane Harvey strikes at Category 3 intensity, according to analytics company CoreLogic Inc. The Houston area has the biggest number of houses at risk, the real estate data firm …

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It was perhaps inevitable: After a handful of closings, new owners have turned around and begun renting out some of the priciest real estates in New York. By: Matt Gross August 22, 2017, 12:18 PM PDT A rendering of the completed apartment building, adjacent to a tree-lined stretch of the High Line. Source: 520 West …

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We’ve had a long run on the current economic expansion, but eventually, another recession will come. A lot of people will lose their jobs, maybe including you. So ask yourself a question: When the time comes, would you rather take a guaranteed 10 percent wage cut, or have a 10 percent chance of becoming unemployed? …

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According to a new report, the most active metropolitan areas include Chicago, where an inventory logjam appears to be loosening. Also, Colorado Springs, Washington, D.C., and Reno, Nevada, near Tesla’s massive battery factory, which is attracting workers and driving housing demand. The least active metros are San Francisco, where the median home value has topped $1 million, and Rochester, N.Y., …

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Manhattan is about to become a testing ground for what could be the next luxury real estate boom. Well, maybe mini-boom, considering the rather narrow target group: frail urban seniors with fat bank accounts. Developers are spending hundreds of millions on high-end assisted-living apartment projects, one on the Upper East Side and one in Midtown, …

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The FICO credit score is as ubiquitous as it is crucial in getting a mortgage. Now, an odd-bedfellows alliance is out to break FICO’s lock and allow scores from rival companies. At stake, proponents say, is credit access for as many as 35 million consumers whom FICO doesn’t evaluate, especially blacks and Hispanics with scant …

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Macau’s biggest junket operator wants to be more than a middleman lender for Chinese high rollers, so it’s spending billions of dollars to transform itself into an overseas casino operator on par with Las Vegas Sands Corp.and Wynn Resorts Ltd. Suncity Group, which operates VIP rooms where monthly bets recently surpassed HK$130 billion ($17 billion), is looking …

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