Red States/Blue States: Housing Data Reveals Key Differences

A record number of Americans have voted early in November’s presidential election.

Due to the heightened interest, researchers at are doing their part to help anticipate results.

They pose the following questions, “Where do the deeply etched red-state/blue-state splits really come from? And how much can the huge housing differences across the nation tell us about how we got here—and where we’re going?”

They turned to the data to find out.

“We analyzed eight major housing indicators, to see how greatly they diverged between red, blue, and swing states,” reported. “We analyzed internal data to come up with metrics for home and rental price, price appreciation, home size, and inventory. We took the age of homes and the homeownership rate from U.S. Census Bureau data. The second-home information came from Optimal Blue, a real estate data firm specializing in lending information.”

From blue-state residents paying more rent, to

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Golf: Red Tail GC in Devens is still for sale – News –

If you have $6 million, you can buy Red Tail Golf Club in Devens.

The upscale, 18-hole public course opened in 2002 and the original owners, Devens Golf Course Limited Partnership, have decided to move on.

“I think it’s just time,” general manager Chris Kasheta said. “They’ve been at it for 20-something years, and none of them are young men.”

Kasheta said he has seen a couple of potential buyers drop by to ask questions the last few weeks, but the club has not been sold yet.

Red Tail has no members, but those who play there regularly have told Kasheta they hope that whoever buys the property will keep it as a golf course. Actually, that has to be the case.

Red Tail has 42 years remaining on a ground lease with MassDevelopment, a quasi-public state agency, so the property must remain a golf course and primarily a daily-fee

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Suddenly, the Hartford area’s real estate market is red hot; home sales are third highest in nation

Home sales in the Hartford metro area ranked the third highest in the country in September in a new national survey released Thursday, fresh evidence of the hot housing market in Connecticut.


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The Hartford metro area — which includes Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex counties — had a 33.3% jump in closed sales in September, compared with a year ago, placing it just behind the perennially hot market of San Francisco, which came in with a 34.7% increase. Billings, Montana grabbed the top spot with sales that soared 37.1%.

The survey, released by real estate giant RE/MAX, was based on a study of 53 metro areas across the country. The study combined sales of single-family houses, condominiums and townhouses.

Sales in the Hartford metro area blew past the national increase of 21.1% compared with a year earlier.

The median sale price — where half the sales are above, half

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Oklahoma contractor raises red flags with Nebraska homeowner


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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – An Oklahoma contractor has been making cold calls in rural Nebraska. He’s offering farmers and acreage owners a great deal to improve their driveways.

A friendly stranger pulls onto Mike Pratt’s property and promises that when chips are down, he’ll have a smoother driveway.

Sylvester Cooper, driveway contractor said, “Its tar and chip. We spread a high asphalt down and put the gravel over the top of it.”

Tar and Chip Asphalt Company rolls out a bargain for Mike.

Sylvester Cooper said, “I’ve got enough to cover 100 square yards. Bottom line? A thousand dollars for 100 square yards.”

All contractors doing business in Nebraska are required to register with the state labor department, but Tar and Chip Asphalt are not on the list.

Jim Hegarty with the Better Business Bureau said, “And we clearly know this particular contractor was

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Pre-Construction Land Sale at Red Oak Mountain

Located just down the road from Blanco, Texas, 30 minutes from historic Fredericksburg, and an hour’s drive to the metropolitan areas of Austin and San Antonio, is the newest land buying opportunity – Red Oak Mountain. If you’ve always dreamed of living in the picture-perfect setting of the Hill Country, then you owe it to yourself to come experience these spectacular, all new to market 5 to 15+ acre hill-top properties, with 5 acre hilltop homesites starting at only $109,900 – during the Red Oak Mountain Pre-Construction Land Sale. The sale is taking place on Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st.

Get ready to embrace a more relaxed country lifestyle in the heart of the Texas Wine Country, while still living close to all the city conveniences you and your family crave. This gorgeous, large acreage community offers stunning Hill Country views, a gated entrance, paved roads, electric, high … Read More

Red Oak Mountain promotes pre-construction land sale

The luxuries and amenities of town are within proximity when buyers opt for a home in the rolling countryside of Red Oak Mountain, Lone Star Land Partners’ brand-new community for sale. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, buyers can visit the Red Oak Mountain Pre-Construction Land Sale and be among the firsts to see and own all-new-to-market 5-acre homesites, on sale from $109,900.

Situated in the heart of the Texas Wine Country, these 5-acre homesites are an convenient to both Austin and San Antonio and offer impressive Hill Country views, wildlife exempt taxes, and upscale amenities, including a gated entrance, paved roads, electric, and high-speed internet.

Buyers can start living the relaxed Hill Country lifestyle they’ve always envisioned, while still being just down the road from city conveniences in the charming towns of Fredericksburg and Blanco.

Those looking

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If history is kind, Red Sox’ hopes for Chris Sale in 2021 should be ‘Wait ’til next year’

Tomase: What history tells us about Sale’s recovery timetable originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Any hopes the Red Sox have of contending in 2021 rest on a skinny pair of shoulders. Left-hander Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on March 30 — his 31st birthday — and expects to pitch again next year.

But how quickly can the Red Sox anticipate his return? And what kind of performance should they expect when he gets there? If history is any guide, a more realistic scenario has Sale returning to form in 2022 — if at all.

According to an invaluable database maintained by Jon Roegele, 67 pitchers between the ages of 30 and 32 underwent Tommy John between 1974 (Tommy John himself) and 2018 (Johnny Cueto). Of those 67, 56 returned to the big leagues in an average of 18 and a half months. Ten never made it back at

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