Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW? Both UPS and FEDEX will deliver 7 days a week starting in 2020. Homes and buildings will have to adapt to this new retail delivery reality. (CNBC)

DID YOU KNOW? Realogy stock soared over 19% yesterday after its announced partnership with Amazon. It's stock is down around 75% in the past year. (WSJ)

DID YOU KNOW? Consumer debt is enormous (over $ 13 trillion), but consumer debt burdens are unusually light. The percentage of monthly income going for debt service is nearly as low as it has ever been, and not rising notably due to low interest rates. (Marketwatch)

DID YOU KNOW? The Californian city of Berkeley has become the first in the country to pass a ban on natural gas piping in new buildings, including private homes. Although it is considered cleaner than oil, natural gas is still a fossil fuel and contributes to global warming. New buildings in Berkeley, with few exceptions, will have to rely on electricity for heating water and kitchen appliances starting in January 2020. At least 50 other cities throughout the state of California are considering such a ban. (Inhabitat)

DID YOU KNOW? The number of homeless residents living in Oakland, the Bay Area’s 3rd-largest city, has increased 47% since 2017. About 4,071 people lived on the street, in vehicles and in shelters during the city’s biennial point-in-time count in January. There are about 129,00 homeless people in California, 92,000 in New York, 31,000 in Florida, 25,000 in Texas, 22,000 in Washington, 14,500 in Oregon, 20,000 in Massachusetts, 13,500 in Pennsylvania and 10,000+ in Colorado, Illinois and Ohio. (Mercury News

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