Posts on Facebook showing an aerial photo of a large house with a pool and extensive grounds have the following caption: “The salary of a U.S. Senator is $174,000 per year. This is Joe Biden’s house… seems legit.” The posts imply that the Democratic presidential nominee and former senator purchased an opulent home on a senator’s salary. These claims are missing key context. Though Biden did once own the property in the photo, he bought the run-down property over three decades ago for less than $200,000, and sold it for $1.2 million in 1996.
Harold “Buck” Rogers of Casa Grande tested positive for COVID-19 after moving into a rehabilitation center in Mesa earlier this year. (Photo: Courtesy photo)
The phone rang and Harold “Buck” Rogers’ girlfriend was shouting: The ambulance is on the way!
“The lady he was with called us in total panic,” said Buck’s son-in-law, Mike Edgett.
To Mike and his wife, Debbie, nothing made sense. Dad was in great shape, and had just left his RV campground in Casa Grande for a date. How could he be on his way to a hospital?
Quickly, they realized what was more dire: The world was in the middle of a pandemic. An emergency room filled with sick people was the last place any 92-year-old should be.
It was April 16. Arizona had 4,234 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to Arizona Department of Health Services data. Statewide, 150 people had died.
People 65 and older
A highly competitive U.S. housing market started to show signs of easing slightly in September, particularly in parts of the Southeast, according to data released Tuesday.
There was a slight decline in bidding wars last month, with the percentage of offers vying with a competing bid standing at around 56%, down from 59% in August, according to the report from real estate firm Redfin. It’s still an unseasonably high level of competition for the market, which has been tipped in sellers’ favor since coronavirus lockdowns began easing in early summer.
The market may be headed for a slower period over the holiday months, but “homebuyers are still sweating as they navigate what remains an unseasonably hot seller’s market,” said Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin said.
Competition has begun to ebb, for example, across some Southeast metro areas, where the percentage of homes facing bidding wars halved from August to
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal
A new coronavirus-related dashboard, which was released on Wednesday and created by AARP, revealed Florida nursing homes are above the national average in both the number of reported coronavirus cases and deaths resulting from the virus.
The dashboard provides four-week snapshots of how the virus impacts nursing homes, according to a Florida-specific press release by AARP. The first release of data encompasses Aug. 24 to Sept. 20.
Based on the dashboard, 47% of Florida’s nursing homes reported active coronavirus cases during the four-week period, while the United States averaged 24%. Florida nursing homes also reported more deaths per 100 residents, 0.69, than the national average of 0.48 deaths.
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Since January, the dashboard shows that 88.5% of Florida’s
The biggest home sale in Vail was actually two sales.
Kevin Ness, a biotech entrepreneur, recently purchased a duplex on Vail Road for $57.25 million. The sale, like most high-end deals was a cash deal.
One of the duplex units is 8,500 square feet. The other is 6,500.
The original idea was that previous owner Alejandro Rojas would keep one of the units, but Ness made an irresistible offer.
Tye Stockton, leader of LIV Sotheby International Realty’s Stockton Team, represented the buyer in the deal.
“My buyers fell in love,” Stockton said, adding that Ness said he was looking for a “generational” property for his family.
“We closed it in two weeks,” Stockton said.
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