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Intense buyer demand continues to drive hot housing market

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The FINANCIAL — Intense and persistent buyer demand is keeping the time on market for houses at incredible lows and pushing prices ever higher above 2019, according to Zillow’s Weekly Market Report. Sales remain high above last year and are expected to stay robust in the coming months. Time on market still short as pending sales stay high over 2019  Robust buyer-side demand persisted through October. For the fourth consecutive week, houses are typically staying on the market for 12 days, a full 17 days faster than last year. Pending sales are up 19.7% year over year, though they have slowed…

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Intense buyer demand continues to drive hot housing market

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Intense and persistent buyer demand is keeping the time on market for houses at incredible lows and pushing prices ever higher above 2019, according to Zillow’s Weekly Market Report. Sales remain high above last year and are expected to stay robust in the coming months. Time on market still short as pending sales…

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IFC Study says female employees in Sri Lanka’s private sector are more productive working from home

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The FINANCIAL — Almost two-thirds of 140,000 employees in Sri Lanka’s leading companies are struggling to meet personal and family financial obligations due to the impact of COVID-19, reveals a new report. The report, Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment in the Private Sector, by Women in Work, a partnership between IFC—a member of the…

Evolution of workers’ views on remote working

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The FINANCIAL — The coronavirus pandemic has affected U.S. workplaces like nothing else in modern history, including high unemployment, the shuttering of businesses, and the shift of many workers to off-site, remote work. Gallup has been tracking full- and part-time U.S. workers’ activity and attitudes amid the COVID-19 pandemic using its online, probability-based panel survey…

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How to be More Productive Working at Home

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The trend of remote working was already on the right before this year. But since the pandemic has closed down many offices, that home working trend has been accelerated. As a result, many of us who weren’t working from home before are now doing so, and that presents some challenges.…

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The Easiest Ways to Save Time While Working from Home

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For many of us, working from home is new. We’d never considered it before COVID-19 forced our workplaces to abandon more traditional working environments to keep us safe. Fortunately for many our growing use of the internet and cloud-based services meant that closing the workplace didn’t have to mean shutting down the business. In fact,…

Google employees to work from home until summer of 2021

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The FINANCIAL — Google became the first huge U.S. company to commit to the year-long work from home plan. Google previously said that the most employees would be working from home through the end of the year, but today it was announced that the company extended the remote work policy until the next summer. Many tech companies…