Rent prices start to spike across the country

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We’ve been hearing about how the residential real estate market is booming, and now this trend is spreading to the rental market.

Demand for two particular types of rentals is especially high: single-family homes and apartments in smaller cities that have less inventory. Rents for single-family homes are growing at the fastest pace in 15 years, according to data firm CoreLogic. Parts of the country that used to be considered affordable are suddenly experiencing the kind of rent frenzy with bidding wars and surging prices that had previously been exclusive to mega cities like San Francisco and New York City.

This is a logical development given what’s been going on in housing. The economy is rebounding and we’re flooded with liquidity, and now we have young people who have been living at home starting to venture out again. The rise of remote work has people fleeing huge cities like New York and San Francisco to places like Boise.

  

New rentals plunge 71% in Manhattan

We know there will be short-term affects when it comes to the real estate market and rental market in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The question is how long that lasts. Will there still be issues 6 months from now? One year from now?

In places like New York City, the effects are significant. New rentals have plunged 71% in Manhattan. That’s a lot to unwind over the next 6 months to a year.

Will there be fewer office jobs in NYC as companies offer more remote work options? Will fewer people want to move to NYC until the virus is completely eradicated or we have a vaccine?

The psychological effects are real, and sometimes it can take years to get back to normal after a recession or event like an earthquake or hurricane. Effects from a pandemic may be even worse.

  

The challenge of re-opening businesses during pandemic

Are we opening too fast? That’s one of the main questions we face as the nation and the world struggles to get economies moving again during the Coronavirus pandemic. As pointed out in the video about, there’s still quite a bit we don’t know about this virus and what are the safest ways to re-open.

We also have some extremists who want to pretend that there isn’t any real danger here. That complicates things as some irresponsible people can be a threat to others who try their best to be safe.

We will learn a lot over the next several months, and some of those lessons may be painful if we move too fast. We don’t want this terrible recession to turn into a long-term depression.

  

The importance of immigrants to the US economy

Here’s one example of why immigrants have been the secret sauce of the success of American economy for generations. The entrepreneurial spirit of immigrants cannot be denied.

  

How to Raise Your Profile as a Freelance Worker

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Being a freelance worker is tough. You will be responsible for generating your own work, and you will rarely have a guaranteed salary. Here are some effective ways of raising your profile as a freelancer.

Get on Social Media

Social media mastery will help a huge amount when it comes to raising your profile. The best social media platform for you to promote yourself on will depend on the type of work you do. Different platforms will be better suited to different kinds of content. In some cases, you can share your work directly through social media, but in most cases, you will use the platforms to promote yourself instead.

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