Home values rise – surprise, surprise. In the aftermath of the crash in 2008, the market continues to post increases across most states. The current median list price is $310,000 for all home types across the nation, up 7% since last year, according to Realtor.com. Given that jump, you'll want to know the worth of an average-sized condo, townhouse, or single family home in your neighborhood. See what's happening with housing values and home sales in your community, to help you decide whether it's the right time to buy — or sell. Home prices in Enfield The median home value—condos, single-family, etc.—in Enfield fell by 0.7% over the past year, according to Realtor.com data from March 2019. The recent median price was $198,470, compared to $310,000 nationwide. If you're hunting homes and looking to buy, make sure your savings account overfloweth with your down payment. You never know when the perfect listing will appear in the wild. As of March, there were 198 … [Read more...] about What Are the Median Home Values in Enfield?
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By Jared Bennett, Center for Public Integrity When Chicago resident Carlo Licata joined Facebook in 2009, he did what the 390 million other users of the world’s largest social network had already done: He posted photos of himself and friends, tagging the images with names. But what Licata, now 34, didn’t know was that every time he was tagged, Facebook stored his digitized face in its growing database. Angered this was done without his knowledge, Licata sued Facebook in 2015 as part of a class action lawsuit filed in Illinois state court accusing the company of violating a one-of-a-kind Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric data without permission. The suit is ongoing. Facebook denied the charges, arguing the law doesn’t apply to it. But behind the scenes, the social network giant is working feverishly to prevent other states from enacting a law like the one in Illinois. Since the suit was filed, Facebook has stepped up its state lobbying, according to … [Read more...] about Facebook: Your Face Belongs to Us
Americans are getting higher wages and more labor-saving machines because companies cannot get enough immigrants, laments a pro-migration business reporter at the New York Times. Under the pro-migration headline, “Economic Antidote for a Shrinking America: Immigrants,” the New York Times (NYT) reporter tries to portray rising wages as a tragic hardship for business in a “Shrinking America”: MIAMI — After finishing a particularly satisfying dinner at a Coral Gables restaurant with his wife, Pedro Martinez quietly slipped around to the back alley where the kitchen is. “Whatever you’re making, I’ll give you a raise,” Mr. Martinez whispered when the back door swung open. An executive at 50 Eggs, a restaurant group based in Miami, he is always ready with a stack of business cards for occasions like this. … As unemployment rates nationwide have sunk to record lows, filching workers — from kitchens and … [Read more...] about NYT Admits Fewer Immigrants Means Higher Wages, More Labor-Saving Machines
A rendering of 1818 Washington at Sawyer Yards A rendering of 1818 Washington at Sawyer Yards Photo: Lovett Commercial Photo: Lovett Commercial Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 A rendering of 1818 Washington at Sawyer Yards A rendering of 1818 Washington at Sawyer Yards Photo: Lovett Commercial Punch Bowl Social to open first Houston location in arts district near downtown 1 / 7 Back to Gallery Punch Bowl Social, a Denver-based chain of entertainment and dining venues, plans to open by the end of next year at Sawyer Yards, an arts-centric enclave northwest of downtown. The Punch Bowl concept, which is heavily marketed to millennials and the younger Gen Z cohort, has dining and bar … [Read more...] about Punch Bowl Social to open first Houston location in arts district near downtown
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — In light of Key West banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals believed to harm coral reefs, Florida lawmakers are fast-tracking proposals that would undo the local regulation. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said Monday that Key West is sending “mixed signals” to people about the importance of sunscreen and that his bill is meant to send a clear message to the “country and the world” that the use of sunscreen is encouraged in the Sunshine State. “Unfortunately, with all of the wonderful things that come with our beaches and our sunshine, we also rank second in the nation for the highest rate of new melanoma cases,” said Bradley, who described sunscreen as the “first line of defense” against skin cancer. Under Bradley’s bill (SB 172), which was approved Monday by the Senate Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee, the state would block local regulation of over-the-counter … [Read more...] about Florida Lawmakers Take Aim At Sunscreen Ban