Housing http://wfdd.org en Triad Business Roundup: Health, Housing and Handshakes http://wfdd.org/post/triad-business-roundup-health-housing-and-handshakes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week's business report is a roundup of several topics. &nbsp;Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin to discuss&nbsp;Obamacare, housing markets and regional cooperation. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Audrey Fannin & Justin Catanoso 7821 at http://wfdd.org Triad Business Roundup: Health, Housing and Handshakes USDA Loan Interruption Hits Local Housing Market http://wfdd.org/post/usda-loan-interruption-hits-local-housing-market <p>The federal government shutdown is causing a slowdown in home sales in rural Triad communities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is probably best-known for assisting farmers, is also a major provider of loans for low-&nbsp; and middle-income homebuyers. Those loans are targeted for rural communities, but even places in urban counties, including Forsyth and Guilford, have neighborhoods that are eligible for the loans. The problem is that USDA employees have been determined to be &ldquo;non-essential&rdquo; government workers, so there is no one at the agency to process the loans. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:35:09 +0000 Paul.Garber 7628 at http://wfdd.org USDA Loan Interruption Hits Local Housing Market Guilford County Home Sales Up Nearly 30% http://wfdd.org/post/guilford-county-home-sales-nearly-30 <p>The Greensboro Regional Realtors Association said yesterday that sales of existing, single-family homes in Guilford County increased 28.6% during August, compared with the same time last year. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:37:59 +0000 Steve Biddle 7359 at http://wfdd.org Guilford County Home Sales Up Nearly 30%