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Nearly Half of Americans Are Considering a Move During the Pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic likely to stretch into next year, many people are spending more time than ever before in their homes—but some are ready to find a new place altogether. Cue the U-Haul trucks.

Nearly half of Americans, 46%, are considering moving within the next year, according to a recent LendingTree survey. The online financial services marketplace based the report on a survey of more than 2,000 participants in September. But certain groups of people are much more likely to consider relocating than others—and they have some pretty compelling reasons for doing so.

“A lot of the reasons people are thinking about moving are related to the pandemic and the recession,” says LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze. “A lot of people are concerned about their living expenses. We have a lot of people who are behind on their rent and behind on their mortgage.

“A lot of

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Evictions have led to hundreds of thousands of extra Covid cases

Demonstrators display signs calling for an end to evictions and foreclosures during a rally at Boston Housing Court outside the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse on Oct. 29, 2020.

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Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds, raising alarm about what will happen when the national eviction moratorium lapses next month.

During the pandemic, which at one point was estimated it would displace as many as 40 million people, 43 states, plus Washington, D.C., temporarily barred evictions. Many of the moratoriums lasted just 10 weeks, while some states continue to ban the proceedings.

The researchers, from the University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Francisco, Johns Hopkins University, Boston University and Wake Forest University School of Law, found that lifting state moratoriums and allowing eviction proceedings to continue caused as many

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Retired Baseball Star Jarrod Saltalamacchia Selling His Florida Home

The former baseball catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is looking for a buyer for his home base in Florida. It’s now on the market for $3,295,000.

The 35-year-old West Palm Beach native picked up the Wellington, FL, property in 2013 for $2.65 million. Wellington has a number of attractive attributes, including parks, nature preserves, a huge equestrian community, and is just minutes from West Palm Beach and the beaches.

Saltalamacchia’s home could prove particularly attractive for aerial aficionados, since, as the listing details note, it’s in an “aeronautical neighborhood.”

It’s located in the Aero Club of Wellington, a private community that includes a 4,000-foot paved runway. The home comes with direct runway access and a hangar. So, if you have a pilot’s license, this might be the perfect place to come in for a permanent landing.

Once you’ve parked your plane, you’ll appreciate the locale, on a cul-de-sac, with “Tuscan inspiration and

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