On the job front, I think every sub-group in my department has a vacancy. That's probably six vacancies in a department of ~30. I left my old job six months ago. My old vacancy is still posted.
As long as I'm skimming my old employer's career page, I see they have vacancies listed for positions they laid off 18 months ago. With the job market the way it is, it's time for corporate execs to actually look at employee survey results. They won't, though.
I put an offer on a house last week at $105k over what they paid in 2018 plus liability for a pending assessment for road improvements around $12k. Didn't get it.