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More Industrial Space Needed to Meet E-Commerce Demand

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 10, 2020 - 1:00am

Online retailers may require another 1 billion square feet of warehouse space by 2025, commercial real estate firm JLL predicts.

Which Cities Have the Most Historical Homes?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 10, 2020 - 1:00am

Some houses in the U.S. date back to the 1500s. Find out where in the country you’re most likely to find one.

Major Homebuilder Reports Record Sales in June

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 10, 2020 - 1:00am

“To experience our best sales month in company history amid a pandemic speaks volumes” about the housing recovery, says national builder Taylor Morrison.

How Much Lower Can Mortgage Rates Go?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 10, 2020 - 1:00am

The 30-year rate hit another all-time low this week, hovering a sliver above 3%.

NAR Reaffirms Its Stand on Fair Housing in National Ad

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 10, 2020 - 1:00am

“We believe that fairness is worth fighting for, and we won’t stop until the fight is won.”

1 in 5 Americans Have Moved During the Pandemic

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 9, 2020 - 1:00am

Millions of Americans have relocated this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Find out why.

Mortgage Applications Keep Rising Above Last Year’s Levels

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 9, 2020 - 1:00am

The average purchase loan size rose to a high of $365,700, as borrowers contend with limited supply and higher home prices.

Realtor.com® Reports Record-Breaking Traffic on Listings

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 9, 2020 - 1:00am

The listing site is seeing its monthly traffic surge. But buyers are finding fewer homes to view.

NAR Applauds Fair Housing, Transportation Funding in Appropriations Bill

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 9, 2020 - 1:00am

A House subcommittee included fair housing counseling, LGBTQ housing protections, and transportation infrastructure projects in its proposed 2021 spending bill.

Many REALTORS® Say They’re Prepared for Second Wave

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 9, 2020 - 1:00am

As coronavirus cases surge and state and local reopening plans stall, some pros are confident they’ve learned lessons to weather the disruption.

 

Ice Pops and Cream Pops Make an Easy, Cool Summer Snack

RisMedia Consumer News - July 8, 2020 - 3:39pm

(TNS)—Technically, we aren’t supposed to call them “popsicles.” That’s a registered trademark. But ice pops, creamy pops made with milk or yogurt, and other fruity desserts-on-a-stick are having a moment. You might be seeing them pop up on your Instagram feed, in bright colors, made with orange and mango, and filled with pieces of fruit.

Because pops are versatile and easy to make, it’s worth it to try them at home, says baking and dessert blogger Vallery Lomas.

You need only fruit juice, or iced tea, and whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand. You can add milk, cream, chocolate or even the last of that swig of St. Germain or bourbon if that’s what it takes to cool off.

Lomas recently posted an Instagram video class for her blueberry, Greek yogurt and coconut milk pops.

“I started making popsicles because I lived in an apartment with no air-conditioning,” Lomas said. “I like them for a summertime breakfast or snack because I can control what’s in it. I get good fat from the yogurt and it keeps me full.”

Ice pops also a make a good cooking project for kids, allowing them to combine fruits, even though freezing and unmolding time do require a bit of patience.

Pops are also great for serving at a social distance. Just grab a stick and keep it moving.

Here are some tips for making your own pops:

Molds: You can find ice pop molds at home goods stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond for about $13. To remove the pops from the molds, run hot water over the mold just until the pop releases. Once the pops are removed, return them to the freezer briefly to set.

Storage: Don’t store the pops in the molds because you’ll have a hard time removing them. Instead, put them in zipper bags where they will keep about two weeks.

Instagram-worthy pops: Get your pops ready for social posts by adding extra fruit or even edible flowers to the mold before pouring in the liquid. Lomas says you can make pops pretty by giving them a garden atmosphere using lavender sprigs or lemon thyme leaves.

“If I was having a socially distant backyard party, I would serve beautiful popsicles,” she said.

Fruit pops: You’ll need about 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruit, 1\2 cup of orange or apple juice and 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar, honey or other sweetener. Puree the ingredients in a blender, then pour into molds. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to preserve the color of peaches and mango.

Creamy pops: A cup of Greek yogurt and 1\2 cup of milk can serve as the base for creamy pops. Feel free to use coconut water, soy or almond milk. You can add whole fruit to this base, or put all the ingredients into a blender and puree, then pour into molds.

Layered pops: Let each layer of fruit puree or creamy pop mixture set in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before adding the next flavor. Be sure to keep other purees refrigerated while layers are setting.

Blueberry-Coconut Greek Yogurt Pops — Makes 10

1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) Greek yogurt
3/4 cup (6 ounces) full fat coconut milk
4 tablespoons granulated sugar•, divided
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

*Honey can instead of sugar, and adjust to taste

In a large bowl, combine the Greek yogurt with the coconut milk and 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey. Stir vigorously until you have a smooth consistency. Taste and add more sweetener, if desired. Set aside.

Make the blueberry sauce by combining the blueberries with the remaining 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar or honey in a small pot. Cook over medium heat until the blueberries start to break down. Stir and continue cooking until it reaches a jamlike consistency. Remove from heat.

Place a tablespoon of the yogurt mixture in each mold. Add a tablespoon of blueberry sauce. Top with another tablespoon of the yogurt. Continue alternating until the mold is nearly full. Place the top on the mold and add the sticks. Freeze for six hours.

Once the ice pops are completely frozen, place the mold under running water so that they will loosen. Remove and enjoy immediately, or place in the freezer in an air-tight container with parchment paper dividing each row. These are an easy grab-and-go breakfast for summer, or a cool treat for any time of day.

*Recipe courtesy of Vallery Lomas; foodieinnewyork.com

©2020 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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Are Houses With Names Making a Comeback?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 8, 2020 - 1:00am

An expert says the practice is proliferating outside the luxury market, which birthed the tradition.

Study: Black Home Buyers More Likely to Be Denied Mortgages

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 8, 2020 - 1:00am

Both purchase and refinance loans show disparities along racial lines, new research finds.

Should Preapproval Letters Be Required for Home Tours?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 8, 2020 - 1:00am

Some real estate professionals are trying to ease sellers’ concerns by allowing only serious buyers to view homes in person.

61% of Americans Say Now Is a Good Time to Buy

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 8, 2020 - 1:00am

In particular, the share of renters feeling optimistic about purchasing a home is at its highest level in five years, a Fannie Mae survey says.

July 15 Deadline Nears for 2019 Tax Returns

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 8, 2020 - 1:00am

If you haven’t filed already, get your tax documents in order, set up a payment plan, or request an extension.

Should Employers Test for COVID-19?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 7, 2020 - 1:00am

Business owners are struggling with which workplace safety measures to implement as people return to work.

Black Homeowners Pay Higher Property Taxes, Study Shows

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 7, 2020 - 1:00am

They pay 13% more annually than White households in a similar financial situation, according to a new analysis.

Have All Real Estate Sectors Hit Bottom?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 7, 2020 - 1:00am

Most commercial and residential pros believe markets will grow over the next several quarters, according to a new report.

3 Tips to Glam Up Your Curb Appeal

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 7, 2020 - 1:00am

Pay closer attention to the exterior of your listing as more buyers shop for homes from a distance.

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