With low interest rates and supply of homes down, Danville becomes hot real estate market | Business News

Robert Bridgforth with Wilkins & Co. Realtors said the boom has been going on since about January.

“Sellers are getting multiple offers within two weeks of listing dates. The historically lowest interest rates, sometimes below 3%, are driving buyers to commit to 30-year fixed rates,” he said.

Other aspects of the pandemic

Moody also cites the low interest rates, but added that some workers actually got an economic boom during the pandemic.

“The essential workers are working extra, and the workers who got temporarily laid off got an economic boost from the government,” she said.

That can be tricky, though. She said that workers need to be back at work for a couple of paychecks before being approved for a home loan.

One of her clients had to postpone his new home search because he took a free pass on a house payment, which disqualified him.

Another way the pandemic

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8 weird DARPA projects that make science fiction seem like real life

The agency responsible for the internet, GPS and stealth aircraft has produced a whole lot of weird in the 62 years since its foundation.

For every one of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s wild successes, there seem to be a plethora of wild failures – projects like mechanical elephants or telepathy research. What makes DARPA so unique is its ability to go outside the red tape of bureaucracy to innovate. DARPA isn’t subject to the same acquisition rules as other agencies, which means it has fewer restrictions on the scientists and innovators it can hire and the salaries it can offer.

The agency also has fewer financial limitations, enabling it to invest in longshot projects with the hopes they’ll pay off – they’re basically the military’s innovative venture capitalists.

Here are some of the more interesting projects to come out of DARPA’s “high-risk, high-reward” environment.

1. Plant-eating robots

Perhaps

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