In Housing Markets Like Cape Cod and the Jersey Shore, Homes for Sale Disappeared During Covid

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In the past whipsaw pandemic year, the U.S. real-estate market went from essentially shut down to an unprecedented rally. Today, increased demand has dwarfed the supply of homes coming on the market in many areas. The result is a severe inventory shortage spanning much of the country.

For this year’s Real Estate Guide, The Wall Street Journal partnered with Realtor.com to analyze inventory in luxury real-estate markets across the country. (

News Corp,

owner of The Wall Street Journal, also operates Realtor.com under license from the National Association of Realtors.) Our data looked at more than 1,000 ZIP Codes

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This Interior Designer’s Career Began in Accounting

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For interior designer Beth Diana Smith, the path to home décor began with numbers. Math came easily to her and by age 10, she said, “I knew I wanted to become an accountant.”

She received a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in professional accounting from Seton Hall University. “I like understanding the rules, processes and definitive answers,” said Ms. Smith, 41, who grew up in Montclair, N.J. “No one in my family is creative.”

At age 23, she bought a two-bedroom townhouse, in part because becoming a young homeowner seemed financially astute. Another incentive: Her mother, who had

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The 12 Best Bath Towels in 2021

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There’s no underestimating the importance of a good bath towel. If you’ve ever used one that’s too small or too thin to dry yourself off, you know this all too well. And while many bath towels might seem indistinguishable from one to the next, there’s actually a tremendous range in terms of quality. Once you upgrade to the best bath towels—the biggest, plushest and/or most absorbent—you’ll never want to go back to those thin, undersized ones you might have been using.

From the

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Home Depot Earnings: 3 Trends to Watch

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Wall Street has high expectations heading into the first-quarter earnings report from Home Depot (NYSE:HD). The home improvement retailer has benefited from several positive trends in the past year, including soaring demand for do-it-yourself upgrade projects, rising prices for inputs like lumber, and a generally booming housing market.

But the industry leader has lost market share to rivals including Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) in recent quarters, which means investors will be closely watching for signs of a strengthening business. With that bigger picture in mind, let’s look at a few metrics to follow when Home Depot announces its results on May

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Smartphone Applications For Sufferers’ Health And Fitness

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Booming 2021 real estate market brings more sales, higher prices. See sales so far in each town in Onondaga County

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About 100 more homes have sold so far in Onondaga County so far this year, compared to the same time in 2020. And average home prices are up 12% in a market that was already booming.

So far, 1,418 homes have sold, compared to 1,309 from January 1 to May 12, 2020.

The average home price is $210,000, up from $187,000 the year before.

Still, there are fewer homes for sale at a time when buyers want more space for work and play.

Prices continue to be especially high in lakeside towns of Otisco, Spafford and Skaneateles.

Each week, the

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