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Posted by: | Posted on: January 21, 2021

Here’s Where the Trump Family Is Shopping for Homes Right Now-and Why

Donald and Melania Trump have officially left the White House. So where will they live next?  And what about family members who have followed the former president to Washington, DC?

Apparently, the Trump clan is moving en masse to Florida.

Reports have circulated that Trump is looking to buy property in Palm Beach to augment his private country club estate, Mar-A-Lago.

Meanwhile, his eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr. has reportedly bought a house in Jupiter, while his newly engaged younger daughter, Tiffany Trump, is checking out properties in Miami.

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have already purchased a plot of land on Florida’s Indian Creek Island.


So why are so many Trumps looking to live in the Sunshine State?

“Florida has no state income tax, which has huge appeal,” says Cara Ameer, a bicoastal real estate agent in Florida and California with

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 21, 2021

Home Builder Confidence Falls Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases, Higher Prices for Materials

The numbers: The construction industry’s outlook worsened to start the New Year, according to research from a trade group released Wednesday.

The National Association of Home Builders’ monthly confidence index dropped three points to a reading of 83 in January, the trade group said Wednesday. It was the second consecutive month that the index has dropped, though the reading still remains strong.

Index readings over 50 are a sign of improving confidence. Back in April and May, the index dropped below 50 as pandemic concerns mounted, but months later the index hit a series of record highs.

What happened: The index that measures sentiment regarding current sales conditions fell two points to 90, while the index of expectations for future sales over the next six months declined by that same amount to 83. The gauge regarding prospective buyers slipped five points to 68.

On a regional basis, the index

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 20, 2021

Some Trump backers are getting hit with one-star online reviews

Let’s say you’re in the market for a new pillow.

Maybe you don’t follow politics and aren’t much of a news consumer, but you’ve heard of the ultra-popular MyPillow and are considering trying it out.

Log on to Amazon, and the reviews there might leave you scratching your head. Here’s a few examples:

“It sucked there al lying to you and that pillow guy.”

“Horrible product, just like it’s CEO.”

“It is okay not soft ! But Mike Lindell wants to declare martial law in America, he won’t be getting my business! Stick to pillows pal.”

Even the recent positive reviews might be confusing, such as one reading, “Would be a full 5 star review but from the product listing I was expecting a box with this – was hoping to eventually get this autograph by Mike who was a key Trump advisor and now is a famous celebrity.”

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 20, 2021

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Can Keep Future Earnings, per Agreement Between Treasury and Regulators

The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Treasury Department have reached an agreement that will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to keep their earnings for the foreseeable future.

The FHFA and Treasury agreed to amend the preferred stock purchase agreements for the shares in the two enterprises that the federal government continues to hold following the Great Recession. The amendments will let Fannie and Freddie retain all earnings until they have reached the requirements set by FHFA’s new capital rule issued late last year. Under that rule, the two mortgage giants would have been required to hold $283 billion in unadjusted total capital as of June 30, 2020, based on their assets at the time.

In 2019, the two agencies reached an agreement to let the mortgage giants retain up to a combined $45 billion in earnings — $25 billion for Fannie Mae and $20 billion for Freddie

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 19, 2021

Which of These 6 Oval Office Desks Will Joe Biden Choose for His White House Workplace?

As incoming presidents and their families settle in at the White House, they get to put their distinctive stamp on the place—which means everything from new paint and carpeting in the private residence to fresh drapes and artwork in public rooms.

But when it comes to the Oval Office, one item takes precedence over all others: the desk! As Joe Biden readies himself to take office as our 46th president, one of his first personal decor decisions is picking which one he wants as his office centerpiece.

There are actually six different desks that have been used throughout history by past American leaders, and each new commander in chief gets to select the one that suits him best.


As a fun run-up to this decision, we’ve asked design pros to predict which desk Biden is most likely to choose and why. Check out the half-dozen options below, along with

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

How To Grow Microgreens at Home for Fresh Sprouts All Winter Long

That verdant, tangled nest atop your avocado toast looks adorable and tastes like springtime itself. But if you think the only way to satisfy your yummy microgreen fix is to hit up the local hipster cafe or via delivery, guess again.

Growing your own tiny shoots at home doesn’t require a green thumb at all. In fact, this gardening project is as fast and easy as it gets. Microgreens need very little space and maintenance, and can be harvested in less than two weeks.

And if you’re trying to start off 2021 on the right foot with a healthier eating plan, microgreens are a nutritional powerhouse.


“Many of these plants are four to six times higher in vitamins and antioxidants than the same fully grown plants,” says Susan Brandt, master gardener and president of Blooming Secrets.

Read on for more about how to grow microgreens, including the tools

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