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Builders Couldn’t Fill the Housing Shortage—and Then the Coronavirus Hit

Before most Americans had even heard of the new coronavirus or COVID-19, the nation was suffering from a severe housing shortage. Builders couldn’t put homes up fast enough to satisfy the hordes of eager buyers and renters. But the global pandemic and ensuing financial crisis have put home construction on ice, setting the stage for an even worse housing shortage when the economy recovers.

Construction is not considered an essential business in at least five states, including hard-hit New York and Washington. That means job sites have been forced to close as state orders supersede the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s guidance designating residential construction as an “essential infrastructure business.”

Even in places where builders are allowed to carry on as normal, buyer demand for new homes is waning. That’s likely to lead builders to put up fewer homes, at least until the crisis subsides. When you consider that

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5 Ways to Create a Self-Care Sanctuary in Your Home

With each week that goes by, things are drastically changing as we try to flatten the curve of the coronavirus. Most people are working from home, businesses are creating new ways to provide for their customers, and most states are issuing stay-at-home orders. So whether you’re living in Dallas or you’re living in Miami, you’ll likely be spending most of your time at home for the next few weeks, if not longer. 

As you’re hunkered down in your home, practicing self-care is a great way to manage stress and avoid cabin fever during these uncertain times. Whatever your go-to form of self-care is, you can create a self-care sanctuary within your home that helps you reduce anxiety, foster creativity, or build connections. Whether that’s creating a nook for at-home workouts or setting aside time to learn some new cooking skills in your kitchen, having an escape at home can

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Former La Jolla home of NFL great La’Roi Glover seeks $3.65 million

In La Jolla’s coveted Muirlands area, an ocean-view home once owned by former NFL defensive star La’Roi Glover is for sale at $3.65 million.

Glover, now an assistant with the L.A. Chargers, owned the house for about six years before selling it in 2007 for $2.625 million, records show. Since then, the property has changed hands twice, selling in 2008 and 2014 for $2.9 million and $2.6 million, respectively.

Nestled into a small canyon, the three-story contemporary features terraces on two floors and a lower patio with a swimming pool, cabana and fire pit. Inside, walls of floor-to-ceiling windows are centered toward canyon and ocean views.

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