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2020 is the summer of booming home sales - and evictions

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating inequities across America, especially in housing. Foto: AP/Jeff Chiu

For Realtor James Dietsche, there is only one way to describe the real estate market right now: "It's insane."

A 1950s style three-bedroom home he listed in late June for $200,000 in a small town outside Harrisburg, Pa., received 26 offers the initial weekend it was for sale. Many buyers were young couples seeking a starter home and retirees looking to downsize. But bids also came from Philadelphia, New York City and the Washington, D.C., area. One person was willing to pay up to $50,000 above asking. Several were offering to buy it without inspections...

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