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Homebuilder survey results are in for February. Top themes: 1) Record high new home price increases at +20% YOY nationally. 2) Record low builder finished inventory. 3) Demand still off the charts & quality of home buyer prospect lists still solid. Market commentary to follow…
#Charlotte builder: “Restricting sales in all communities. Several communities with VIP lists over 1,000 and one of those communities only has 51 homes. Increasing mortgage rates haven’t slowed buyers down at all.”
#Charlotte builder: “HELP WANTED signs have driven direct construction costs up +20%. Keeping your employees from jumping ship to work for another builder costs 25% more.”
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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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#BREAKING
WH issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Russia's presidential foreign policy advisor, #YuriyUshakov, re: Russia and #Ukraine.

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WH / US Nat'l Security Council spokesperson issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan conversation today with nat'l security advisors, foreign ministers & other officials from #BucharestNine of #NATO Allies re: #Russia & #Ukraine.

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WH / US Nat'l Security Council spokesperson issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Russia's foreign policy advisor to the president, #YuriyUshakov.

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#BREAKING
Nat'l Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne issues readout of Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Ukrain's head of presidential office, #AndriyYermak.

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#BREAKING (via WH press pool)
#Biden talks with journalists re: #Ukraine.

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#Biden says re: potential invasion of #Ukraine by #Russia:

"We’ve been aware of Russia’s actions for a long time and my expectation is we’re going to have a long discussion."

He adds that "won't accept" #Putin's red line in Ukraine. Image
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Fresh October home builder survey results. Top themes: 1) Builders are finally lifting sales caps (though not all). 2) Lack of lots & land development delays will hold back growth in 2022. 3) Most builders expect prices to keep rising. Market commentary to follow…
#ColoradoSprings builder: “One cautious trend to watch is single-family rental businesses paying more for land than builders. This will suck up trade capacity & supply at a time we can't afford it.”
#Denver builder: “Traffic & sales definitely slowing down, but also following a more seasonal pattern as compared to 2020. Resale inventory is still historically low. Rents are skyrocketing again.”
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#BucksCounty #PA01's far-right are flying all-black American flags. The flag means "no quarter given" and implies a willingness to use (lethal) violence against perceived enemies: liberals. Spoke w/ @AmyCooter to make sense of this troubling development. buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/opinion/…
"For more than a decade I tried to tell people that militias are under-counted as a political barometer to learn about what many mainstream conservatives are thinking," said @AmyCooter, expert on US domestic militias & right-wing "patriot" groups. #PA01 militia leader posted one ImageImageImageImage
#Wilmington man who attended #Jan6Insurrection & held black American flag said:
"No enemy combatants will receive aid. Basically, if you are an enemy combatant, you will be shot on sight." #BucksCounty #PA01
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Just published September home builder survey results (sales, prices, costs, communities, etc.). Big themes: 1) Supply chain, supply chain, supply chain. 2) Monthly price hikes no longer the norm. 3) Some of the hottest markets sounding toppy. Market commentary to follow…
#Austin builder: “No end in sight for labor & material issues. Told by logistics guy last week that his company believes it will take at least a year to get the supply chain back to working.”
#Austin builder: “Availability of windows has limited closings this year & availability of appliances has caused closings to slide to a later month. Availability of paint is stressing Q4 closings & causing even more bunching toward late in the year.”
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Analyzing July new home trends from our just published monthly builder survey. Top 3 themes: 1) Frenzy phase for housing is over, but still solid demand. 2) Fewer builders restricting sales. 3) Hitting price ceilings in more markets. Commentary from across the country to follow.
#Austin builder: “Builders are starting to offer incentives again to drive traffic and sales.”
#Dallas builder: “We have hit price ceilings in the majority of our submarkets.”
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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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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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NC legislature looks to rein in Governor's near-limitless emergency power.
I guess we'll see who's "protecting democracy"...

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#NCpol #NCGA #NC #WNCnews #Asheville #Charlotte #Durham #Raleigh #Greensboro #Wilmington #AVL #AVLnews
I guess I'll start the list here.

First entry is DemocracyNC...

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Second & third entry is ProgressNC and Coalition for Health Care of NC...

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Happy #WorldWetlandsDay! Give it up for Los Angeles' largest and only remaining native wetlands area, the Ballona Wetlands. #Westchester #PlayaDelRey #MarinaDelRey
We do have a few restored or re-created #wetlands areas in the Los Angeles area, most notably the #Malibu Lagoon:
#WorldWetlandsDay
There's also the South Los Angeles #Wetlands Park, opened in 2012, formerly a @metrolosangeles bus yard and #LARy streetcar maintenance facility off of Avalon Blvd:
#WorldWetlandsDay
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LIVE UPDATES | Trump says #Pennsylvania presidential voting results were illegally altered

#SputnikUpdates #ElectionResults2020 #Election2020 sptnkne.ws/Ep74
#BREAKING | Donald Trump claims on Twitter he won the #election by a lot sptnkne.ws/Ep74

#SputnikBreaking
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Washington’s Union Station at 8:20 AM on a Monday. Rush hour. What a sad sight. Image
Heading out of DC, looking for anything resembling a Democratic Party convention. Image
I think I’m in the right place for the week. Image
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🇺🇸 #Decision2020: El aspirante demócrata @JoeBiden presentó a su compañera de fórmula, #KamalaHarris, durante su primer evento juntos en #Wilmington, #Delaware. Image
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🇺🇸 En su primer discurso juntos, esto fue lo que dijo #KamalaHarris sobre su compañero de fórmula, el precandidato demócrata @JoeBiden.

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🎥 #ENVIVO: Primer discurso de @JoeBiden y #KamalaHarris.

El aspirante demócrata a la presidencia y su compañera de fórmula se presentan oficialmente desde una secundaria #Wilmington, #Delaware.

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“Su historia es la historia de Estados Unidos”, dice el precandidato demócrata @JoeBiden sobre su compañera de fórmula, @KamalaHarris.

#Decision2020
"Esta es una batalla por el alma del país y por eso decidí postularme (...) Me enorgullece ahora tener a la senadora (@KamalaHarris) como compañera", dice el precandidato demócrata @JodeBiden.

#Decision2020
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1/ A conservative friend of mine argued at various times and in different contexts (including racial preferences or affirmative action), that slavery ended in 1865, he had nothing to do with it, so why don't African-Americans "just get over it." #RaceMatters
2/ Yes, slavery ended in 1865 and while it contributed greatly to the wealth of white America, African-Americans were given nothing in return as the government reneged on its promise of 40 acres and a mule after the end of the Civil War. #RaceMatters pbs.org/wnet/african-a…
3/ Compare this to the Homestead Act of 1866 which transferred an area of land in the west the size of CA and TX (10% of all US land) to whites who need only improve it for 5 years and file a deed. aeon.co/ideas/land-and… #RaceMatters
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Lights for Liberty #50States #CloseTheCamps
#LightsforLiberty #Lights4Liberty
#NeverAgainIsNow

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In the "very red, very small" town of Anniston #Alabama

#LightsforLiberty #Lights4Liberty
#AL @brookecarbo
@SenDougJones @SenShelby
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