A promotion, a pay raise and a 30th birthday all felt like the right time for St. Clair Shores resident Justin Donoghue to purchase his first home.

As he enters his seventh month of house hunting, he’s been outbid five times.

“It’s just been really disheartening to fall in love with a home, write my cutesy letter of why I deserve it and then to be outbid is pretty heartbreaking,” he said.

America’s largest generation is growing up and entering a new milestone as homebuyers. Millennials make up the largest population of home buyers, according to the National Association

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One of the UK’s leading news publishers is calling time on the traditional newspaper office, with the owner of the Daily Mirror set to tell the vast majority of its journalists that they will permanently work from home in future.

Reach, which also owns the Daily Express, Daily Star and hundreds of regional newspapers around the UK and Ireland, will inform three-quarters of its staff on Friday morning that they will no longer be expected to come to the office full-time. Dozens of mid-sized towns will lose their remaining newspaper office, with staff having to commute to the nearest

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Existing-home sales for 2020 reached their highest level since 2006 as more Americans sought larger living spaces as they adopted work-from-home policies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Existing-home sales, which include transactions of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, increased 22.2% year-over-year, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Home sales for December increased 0.7% from November to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.76 million.

“Home sales rose in December, and for 2020 as a whole, we saw sales perform at their highest levels since 2006, despite the pandemic,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief

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Like many New Jerseyans, Marilyn Stark has spent hours navigating a bureaucratic maze of online portals and an inundated call center trying to secure a second COVID-19 vaccine appointment for her husband and a first shot for herself.

The lack of doses and a stumbling rollout on the national and state levels have led people like Stark and others to question whether Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal to vaccinate 4.7 million New Jerseyans within six months and usher in a return-to-normalcy is achievable.   

“The vaccine will sure be lifesaving and life-changing, if you receive it,” said the 77-year-old Fort Lee resident.

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