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Results from our survey of #FixAndFlip investors are in. The fix-and-flip market is clearly cracking: higher rates have shrunk the # of buyers + the # feasible deals. Buyers are also cautious about overpaying given falling prices (cutting into flipper margins).

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#Atlanta flipper: “Much higher risk environment due to rising rates. Sellers still have not reset expectations from earlier this year, so acquisitions have essentially come to a halt.” (2/19)
#Baltimore flipper: “The market for fix and flip has turned. It is now a buyer's market and there are a lot of investors competing for the same property. I have put in several offers on a few properties that have good potential but have not been able to get the contract.” (3/19)
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Thanks to @brucewilson for this thread on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) & its connections to January 6 – helped me make sense of #Sarasota dynamics related to insurrection. Here's my local contribution: /1

Sarasotans involved with Jan. 6 activism appear to interact with NAR: /2
1. Mike Flynn, disgraced former general
2. Randy McLendon, Sarasota pastor
3. Caroline Wetherington, Women for Trump Florida leader
4. Katherine Harris, former Florida Sec. of State & Congresswoman
According to Wikipedia overview, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) supports Christian dominionism & wants the church to have political power over society. /3

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Apost…
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This thread is about #ClayClark, a South Dakota-based former DJ, business podcaster & founder of the ReAwaken America tour. /1
wikitia.com/wiki/Clay_Clark
#ClayClark was an early partner with #RogerStone on the Big Lie Stop the Steal movement & works with #MikeFlynn. He helps them with outreach to the Pentacostal, charismatic & “prosperity Gospel” communities. /2
Of local interest, #ClayClark’s productions have featured at least FIVE #Sarasota-based conspiracy theorists: #MikeFlynn, #PatrickByrne, #AnnVandersteel, #JohnMichaelChambers, & #RajDoraisamy. /3

vice.com/en/article/k78…
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90% of the funds raised by Fiona McFarland, FL House 72, came from out of state last election. She voted yes on:
Election Crimes & Security 🙄
Don’t Say Gay 🙄
Stop Woke 🙄
Anti-trans in sports bill 🙄
Restricting VBM drop boxes 🙄4
Forced birth post 15 weeks gestation 🙄 1/4
The only person who has filed against her? A local teacher who has no website and hasn’t raised any money. McFarland has raised over $120K already. @jacobogles reported about her funding sources last election but why even bother in what is essentially an unopposed race? 2/4
floridapolitics.com/archives/30344… Wonder if there is still a ton of out of state money for this term? 3/4
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This thread investigates Moms for America, its history, founder, involvement with January 6 Big Lie Stop the Steal activism, & post-Jan. 6 activism with #MikeFlynn, anti-CRT, anti-masking, anti-public education & the trucker convoy. /1
Moms for America, formerly Homemakers of America, was founded by #KimberlyFletcher in 2004 & changed names in 2018. Moms for America Action is the 501c4 political advocacy & lobbying arm. /2
momsforamerica.us/wp-content/upl…
The Moms for America corporate address is Englewood, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. The payments & correspondence address is Mansfield, Texas, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. /3
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🚨🚨🚨 Dirty #republican #votersuppression is happening again. Despite 60% of #Sarasota voters overwhelmingly approving #singlememberdistricts in 2018, the @SRQCountyGov was able to piggyback a referendum on our upcoming School Tax Vote. 1/12
@gal_suburban spilled some tea on this company a while back. 2/12
The whole purpose of what they are doing in Sarasota is to disenfranchise voters, as the company in charge of distributing misleading fliers, Data Targeting, has done in the past. 3/12
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Home builder survey results are in for full month of December. Top themes: 1) Still a ton of demand for new homes. 2) Rampant construction material & labor shortages. 3) Bit of chatter on possible margin compression several quarters ahead. Market commentary to follow…
#Atlanta builder: “Have virtually no available inventory & huge backlog of 1,000+ units going in to 2022. Still metering sales in most communities, where the demand of waiting buyers still outnumbers our supply.”
#LasVegas builder: “Busiest orders for December I can remember in a long time.”
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Why have we been roiled with school controversies nonstop in Florida? Maybe because there’s a mess of Florida-related January 6 activism to cover up & distract from. Here’s a thread regrouping Southwest & Central Florida January 6 activism. /1
.@propublica reports GOP fundraiser #CarolineWren met GOP operative #DustinStockton, a frequent #Sarasota visitor, at Willard Hotel in Washington DC on Jan 5. Jan. 6 committee currently seeks info on Willard meeting, where #SteveBannon was present. /2
propublica.org/article/top-tr…
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Disgraced former NSA & #SarasotaSeditionSquad member #MikeFlynn is headlining a Halloween event for kids & panel for adults with a cast of conspiracy theorists at the Hollow 2A in #Venice, #SarasotaCounty reports @ChrisA023 /1
heraldtribune.com/story/opinion/…
The Hollow 2A is the same place that earlier hosted a mask exemption “waiver mill” event with armed guards, featuring #MikeFlynn /2

Halloween conspiracy event w/ disgraced #MikeFlynn is Oct. 31 for $50. Speakers include Joe Flynn, Alfie Oakes, Ann Vandersteel, Doug Billings, Martin Hyde, Anthony Sabatini, Drew-Montez Clark, Kimberly Fletcher & Iowa Mama Bears. Kids do not belong here.
eventbrite.com/e/halloween-wi…
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Get em Jenny! Joe Gruters is the WORST!

He knew exactly what Frank Artiles was doing. His CPA Firm runs hundreds of PACs that the money moved through, including paying himself as CPA. He is rotten to the core. #Sarasota
Gruters knows Joel Greenberg's contracted Cryptocurrency Legislative consultant too.
This thread gives a pretty good rundown of the Gruters Mafia.

P.S. Joe Gruters is like 4th or 5th Generation Ringling Brothers.
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There is a local battle for parents' rights that needs to get a lot more attention. Because the School Board of Sarasota County underestimated our community. We will win, and we can show others how to win, too. #sarasota #libertysrq
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The call to stop shifting the burden of covid mitigation onto kids is growing. I have only a small window on this effort, so I ask folks like @kksheld, @annbauerwriter, @MdTeryn, @ebennett74, @VPrasadMDMPH to take notice and share. You are a voice of reason to many.
Let's begin: everyone knows Florida has taken several steps to prevent school boards from forcing restrictive interventions on children without the consent of their families. We passed a Parents' Bill of Rights (we didn't have one before?!) The Governor did an Executive Order.
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Read this story today from @ChrisA0213 in the #Sarasota @HeraldTribune about former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, who helps fund Big Lie audit done by Sarasota-based Cyber Ninjas in Maricopa County, AZ. 1/
Remember Patrick Byrne? As the @NewYorker's @sheelahk reported, the former Overstock CEO dove deep into the world of conspiracy theories after his affair with Russian spy Maria Butina. /2

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/…
Patrick Byrne was part of the group at the White House with #SarasotaSeditionSquad member Mike Flynn, Sidney Powell, etc urging Trump to have US military seize Dominion voting machines, as @axios's @jonathanvswan & @zacharybasu reported /3

axios.com/trump-oval-off…
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Want to know some of the deeper political forces behind the disturbances at so many #Florida school board meetings about masks & COVID? Read my thread & this @JRMcKinnon story 👇 /1

In December 2020, @sarasotaschools member Bridget Ziegler & two former school board members elsewhere created "Moms for Liberty" group for "parental rights" using new FL Parents' Bill of Rights, as @JRMcKinnon explains. It spurred anti-mask protests. /2

heraldtribune.com/story/news/edu…
.@sarasotaschools board member Bridget Ziegler's husband is @SRQCountyGov Commissioner & #Florida @GOP Vice Chair who was in DC for Big Lie Stop the Steal rallies on January 6. /3

wfla.com/news/sarasota-…
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Great article by @JaneMayerNYer that pulls together threads based on reporting from @anelsona & others on CNP, ALEC, etc. One thing national reporters still need is #Florida angle, particularly #SarasotaSeditionSquad. How to tell story of Trumpworld w/o Florida? You can't! /1
#Sarasota @HeraldTribune's @ChrisA0213 shows many local connections in his reporting. Cyber Ninjas based in Sarasota, plus Mike Flynn, not to mention Charlie Kirk, Steve Bannon & Florida GOP Chair Joe Gruters, head of RNC's "election integrity" unit /2

See several Twitter threads I've put together below for more information about the #SarasotaSeditionSquad & local connections to the Jan. 6 #CapitolAttack

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Analyzing June new home sales & pricing figures from our monthly builder survey. As one builder noted: “It’s not fun to be a builder anymore.” Lumber relief is nice but pick your poison on other issues. Market commentary from across the country to follow...
#Richmond builder: “It's not fun to be a builder anymore. Cost pressure is killing us. Not only will builders like myself who take 12-24 months to build a house lose margin from increases, but the affordability is becoming a major issue.”
#Atlanta builder: “Costs have driven up prices & we’re no longer preselling. We will not sell a home until frame stage, so our sales numbers are off for June while awaiting framing stage.”
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New home sales fell in May, Y/Y & M/M. Theme of the month was sales decline by builder design. Few comments on demand slowing or skittish buyers, even w/new home prices +18% Y/Y nationally (survey record). Builder commentary from across the country per our survey to follow...
#Nashville builder: “Gapped out. Sales resume in June as new communities & phases start to open. By moving ability to contract on inventory homes later to finished drywall stage (window installation stage previously), expect sales to show continued decline. Decline by design.”
#Charlotte builder: “Paused sales from mid-May to mid-June in all communities & will selectively release homes for sale in the last 2 weeks of June & coming months. Sales look lower vs. last month but was capped due to limited lot availability & no inventory.”
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Here's May mid-month home builder channel check I hinted at earlier. Builders are pushing prices w/little pushback, though some starting. Some builders are using price escalators & highest/best offer. Many limiting pre-sales, shifting to spec, & pricing home later in build cycle.
#Dallas builder: “Not selling build jobs in May, starting specs only, and not selling until drywall. Costs are too out of control for us to take the inflation risk on build jobs. So sales are way down.”
#SanAntonio builder: “Only selling specs at Sheetrock stage. Last month, it was frame stage.”
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Some interesting housing color from mid-April around the country home builder channel check. Bunch of market commentary to follow...will try to hit most top markets.
#SaltLakeCity home builder mid-April color: “Still have 10x buyers to available homes to buy. Went to 'highest/ best' offer system March 1st & offers over asking price are shocking. Most offers are 10+% over ask, that's after raised base prices $10K to $20K+ with each release.”
#Austin home builder mid-April color: “Super high demand. Volume controlled with release process, otherwise would be unbearable. Some price increases are $100K between releases.”
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Now that #SteveBannon’s recent involvement with Trump is coming to light after the #USCapitol riots, it’s worth reviewing Bannon's local Sarasota connections & his background, along with some other Trump associates. THREAD /1
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
#SteveBannon, former Trump campaign CEO & former Breitbart CEO, has been plotting for radical right for years, exploiting a canny media strategy to co-opt mainstream media while pursuing his own alt-right media projects, as @JoshuaGreen found. /2
bloomberg.com/politics/graph…
#SteveBannon has long been at heart of radical right politics, including in leadership at the secretive Council for National Policy, along with Kellyanne Conway & Mercer family members /3
thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08…
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