Home prices surged over 20% in March as interest rates also rose, according to S&P Case-Shiller

Rising mortgage rates did not slow down rising home prices in March. Nationally, home prices were 20.6% higher than they were in March 2021, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index. That is higher than the 20% gain in February. The index is a three-month running average ending in March. The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage stood at 3.29% at the start of January and ended March at 4.67%, according to Mortgage News Daily. The Case-Shiller 10-city composite rose 19.5% annually in March, up from 18.7%…

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100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school – according to teachers

TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. Here are the results. 1          Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 2          Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian 3          Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 4          Matilda by Roald Dahl 5          The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson 6          The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis 7          The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 8          We’re Going on a Bear Hunt…

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Engineering, business and economics subjects at university ‘most likely to make a billionaire’, according to new Billionaires League

Heading off into higher education is a major decision for many, and picking the best subject to study while at university can be an even bigger, and more important, choice – especially if the course you choose determines whether you will join one of the world’s rarest groups – the billionaire league. With less than 2,000 in the entire world today, the team at Gocompare.com, for the first time, has looked at the education of the top 100 billionaires – from the past 20 editions of Forbes’ 100 list –…

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