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VOL. 121 | NO. 150 | Monday, July 31, 2006

Q2 Home Sales Sizzle

Housing boom continues, especially in 'burbs

Defying analysts' predictions of a slowing residential real estate market in 2006, home sales still are increasing throughout Shelby County, particularly in the eastern suburbs.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH: New machines + extra races = more than long lines

ELECTION SPECIAL REPORT -- By now, Shelby County's 604,390 registered voters no doubt have heard the warning about the slow-moving lines come Election Day: Vote as early as you can.

MBA Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look At Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

July 31

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EVENTS

The Project Management Institute, Memphis chapter, holds a "PMP Certification Exam Prep Course" Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Cost is $545 for members and $575 for non-members. Visit www.pmimemphis.org for more information.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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