7:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Triad Business Roundup: Health, Housing and Handshakes

Insurance companies are also trying to cope with delays in federal healthcare exchanges rollout.
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  This week's business report is a roundup of several topics.  Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin to discuss Obamacare, housing markets and regional cooperation.  

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12:35 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

USDA Loan Interruption Hits Local Housing Market

The United States Department of Agriculture provides home loans to low- and middle-income buyers in rural communities.
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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-  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 “non-essential” government workers, so there is no one at the agency to process the loans.

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8:37 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Guilford County Home Sales Up Nearly 30%

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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.

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