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Pandemic Places Spotlight On Landlord and Tenant Communication

We have entered uncharted territory. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the issuance of an Order to temporarily halt residential evictions across the United States for non-payment of rent for any covered person to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 through December 31, 2020. As we watch the ongoing pandemic, we acknowledge that recent economic challenges have placed a financial strain on citizens and their ability to cover essential costs, such as rent.

In order to navigate these challenges and exit successfully, the tenant and landlord should maintain a healthy line of communication.

In June, San Antonio City Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring landlords and property managers to provide a document called a “notice of tenant’s rights” to tenants they want to evict. The notice informs renters of their rights within the eviction process, provides them a list of resources, including San Antonio’s Covid-19

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Home Builder Confidence Surges to New Record High as Sales Volume Grows

The numbers: The construction industry’s outlook improved again in November, according to research from a trade group released Monday.

The National Association of Home Builders’ monthly confidence index rose five points to a reading of 90 in November, a record high, the trade group said Tuesday. It is the fourth consecutive month that the index has hit a new record high.

Index readings over 50 are a sign of improving confidence. Back in April and May, the index dropped below 50 as pandemic concerns mounted.

What happened: The index that measures sentiment regarding current sales conditions increased six points to 96, while the index of expectations for future sales over the next six months rose one point to 89. The gauge regarding prospective buyers increased three points to 77.

At a regional level, though, confidence varied. The indexes for the Midwest, South and West all increased, led by a

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