Winter Home Essentials You Need During the COVID-19 Crisis

Autumn arrived a month ago in the northern hemisphere, and winter won't be far behind it. Now is the time to start preparing your house for the long winter ahead. Public health experts expect a surge in COVID-19 case...

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Seniors Increasingly Faced With Big Mortgage Debts

According to a report released by The Real Deal, which is a real estate news publication, more than 32.7% of senior citizens are currently living with housing debt. This share of older Americans dealing with housing debt has...

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A Tale of Two Americas: Mansion Sales and Emergency Housing

There is currently a situation of two Americas. According to an NPR report from October 23, sales of million-dollar mansions have more than doubled since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pande...

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Cincinnati Green Lights Affordable Housing

The City Council of Cincinnati recently gave the green light for a brand new project in one of the city's poorest areas. This affordable housing project, located in the Lower Price Hill, is actually pretty shocking news for residen...

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Insecurity Over Housing Has a Trickle-down Effect on Economy

In Emeryville, CA, a newly-completed affordable community had its opening ceremony on October 15. This community is a mixed-use development oriented around transit. It's the last step in a partnership between publi...

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COVID Boosts These Real Estate Trends While Causing Others to Slow Down

Being aware of real estate trends can help you make good decisions when buying, selling, or renting property. However, a lot of tried and true housing trends are being turned on their head by the COVID-1...

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World Homeless Day Is October 10

World Homeless Day is October 10. People who are homeless need protection from two serious threats. The first threat they face is from the upcoming cold weather. The second is from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 100 million people around the w...

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COVID-19 Health Crisis Delivers Surprisingly Good News to Housing Industry

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has upended the entire economic landscape of the world. While it is not a shock that so many businesses have suffered great losses at the hands of the pandemic, it is cert...

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Oregon Helps Wildfire Victims With Emergency Housing Options

This year's wildfires in the western United States have been unprecedented. An area larger than the state of Delaware has already burned, and the fire season is not over yet. Thousands of families have been displac...

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Considering Renovating Your Home's Flooring? Try These New Flooring Trends

If you are like many homeowners with some downtime due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may be considering doing some home improvement projects. With more people hunkering down at home during this unprece...

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United States Housing Industry Makes a Huge Comeback

The American housing market has made a big comeback between June and the end of September, according to a report released on October 1. This has happened even though the economy as a whole is still struggling to make gains...

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California's Housing Policies May Cause Wildfires Losses to Get Worse

On October 2, environmental engineers and fire safety professionals announced that California's wildfire destruction could be directly related to the state's housing policies. If the state does not make so...

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Presidential Candidates Lay Out Their Housing Policy Plans Before Debates

Early voting is already underway in many areas of the United States. The first presidential debate is scheduled for September 29. In advance of the first debate, both former Vice President Joe Biden an...

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Mortgage Lenders Take Advantage of Flourishing Economy

The United States of America was one of the most hardest hit nations by the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. In totality, they nation lost tens of millions of jobs, a huge percentage of their businesses closed down permanentl...

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Looking to Remodel or Refresh Your Home? You May Want to Avoid These Trends

With the coolness and darkness setting in around the country, many people are looking for ways to update their home to create a cozier vibe. This combined with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is leadi...

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Why Building Homes Won't Actually Solve the Housing Crisis

As you may already be aware, the nation is currently in the middle of a housing crisis. Millions of Americans are finding it hard to get affordable housing, and the American dream of homeownership is out of grasp fo...

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These 8 Cities Are Right on the Brink of a Major Housing Market Slump

For the most part, the housing market is looking relatively strong despite all the unrest from COVID-19. However, there are a few areas where the pandemic has greatly affected housing. Regions that had ov...

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Students Receive Much-needed Help With Affordable Housing

Many people are at risk of losing their homes. The elderly, who live on fixed income, are a large at-risk group. However, many people forget that infants, toddlers and school-age children are also at a high risk of ho...

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Housing Market Continues to Set Records Despite Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Housing experts were predicting a dire freefall in the home market when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Fortunately, those predictions have proven to be way off as the market has shown an extraordinary amo...

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CMHC Warns of Housing Market Collapse

Over the past few decades, no nation has grown in terms of citizenry like Canada. With their welcoming, diverse policies and strong economy, Canada has definitely grown in size since the 1990s, and their housing market has been one of t...

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7 Tips for a Successful Remote Learning Process

The 2020-21 school year has begun or is about to begin for millions of students across the United States. Many school districts are using a blended or hybrid learning model, and some are all virtual learning, at least through t...

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Looking for a Mortgage During the Retirement Years? Here's What to Know

Conventional wisdom says that you should aim to pay off your mortgage before your retirement years. Getting rid of this significant monthly payment will be a huge benefit when you need to scale down you...

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Trump Still Blamed Despite Banning Evictions

Trump Still Blamed Despite Banning Evictions As a reader, whether you like President Trump or dislike him, anyone who's honest can agree that most mainstream media go out of their way to criticize every move he makes. For instanc...

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Evictions Caused by the COVID-19 Economic Crisis Could Make the Pandemic Worse

At the height of the closures instituted by local and state authorities, more than 30 million Americans lost their jobs. While some of those employers have since reopened and called back their wor...

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How Would a Potential Biden Presidency Affect the Housing Industry?

Now that both political parties have wrapped up their conventions, it is time to delve into the specifics of their policy plans. After the pomp and circumstance of the election season is over, Americans are...

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COVID-19 Pandemic and Hurricane Laura Coalesce to Create Housing Crisis

In parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, both renters and homeowners are dealing with the aftermath of catastrophic Hurricane Laura. The hurricane made landfall as a category 4 storm, with wind speeds ...

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How the Housing Crisis and COVID-19 Are Creating the Perfect Storm

Both financial and health experts are growing increasingly worried about the effects of the COVID-19 virus on the housing industry. As more Americans continue to struggle to find employment in this unprecede...

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It Turns Out the Suburban Housing Boom Is Coming Mainly From THIS Market

When industries around the world first started being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the stability of the housing market surprised many. Though landlords and luxury real estate investors were affecte...

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Advocate Groups Concerned Landlords May Exploit Covid-19

All over the nation, tensions are increasing among renters as the numbers of infected with coronavirus continue to go up. One of the chief concerns among people who rent their apartments and homes is that they’ll be...

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Fall is Almost Here. Is Your House Ready? Here is What You Need to Do Today

It will not be long before fall is in full swing. As kids begin to head back to school and the temperatures start their slow crawl downward, now is the time to begin thinking about preparing your ho...

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Senior Housing Development Gets Green Light in Grand Rapids

For decades in America, billions of dollars every year are pushed both privately and publically into assisted living facilities for senior citizens, better known as nursing homes. With the advances of modern medici...

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COVID-19 Creates a New Type of Housing Boom

A remarkable 35% of renters have missed a rental payment between March and July because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many renters are in low-wage jobs in service industries that were hit hard by closures enacted in order to slow the s...

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A Third of Americans Have Outstanding Housing Payments

Many readers out there are likely more than a little fed up with the fact that most of the news cycle in 2020 has been centered entirely on the novel Coronavirus, which first appeared in China way back in January and qu...

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Mini Housing Boom in July Stands as Hopeful Indicator

Life in America has been more than a little stressful in 2020. Even if one were to magically take away all of the protests and riots that erupted over systemic injustice in American policing, and even if one happened to ...

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THIS Type of Housing Has Been Linked to Higher COVID-19 Risks

As the pandemic progresses, researchers are getting more and more data on what causes viral infections to spread. One surprising cause of COVID is actually linked to the housing market. It turns out that a lack of...

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Facing an Eviction? Why You Need to Understand Your Rights During This Time

The big news in the housing industry this week was the expiration of the eviction protection offered by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This $2.2 trillion stimulus bi...

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Colleges Struggle to Finalize Housing Plans As the Fall Semester Approaches

When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck, many people assumed it would be over by summer. However, as the number of positive COVID tests continues to reach new records in the United States, it seems l...

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Decide to Buy a Home Sight Unseen

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people buying homes sight unseen has risen sharply. Part of the increase is just due to the fact that many want to stay home and avoid the risk of getting sic...

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Trump Destroys These Obama-Era Laws Against Housing Discrimination

One of the biggest issues in housing is equality. There is a consistent problem with minority and lower class residents being forced into tightly clustered groups of unsafe and out of date housing. When the m...

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The Shocking Reason the Real Estate Market Might Be Headed for a Crash

For the past few months, the housing market has been filled with uncertainty. People feared the financial downturn would lead to a crash, but real estate prices remained reassuringly high for several mont...

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Is It a Good Idea to Relocate During the Fourth Quarter of 2020?

An increase in housing sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 is expected as parents race to move into neighborhoods with the best schools for their children. Low mortgage rates and fear of COVID-19 will encourage...

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Tips of Selling Your House for More During COVID-19

With the economy taking a gradual hit from the effects of COVID-19, the housing market has been one of the worst-affected sectors. Housing market experts have termed the current industry changes as remarkable as they have s...

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How to Relocate Safely During COVID-19

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted virtually every aspect of human life today. The spiraling effects of this pandemic are gradually creeping into the housing sector. With the government and stakeholders in the health sector re...

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3 Reasons Experts Are Calling the Current Housing Market "Remarkable"

When the pandemic first started to pick up speed, the economy rapidly dropped. Many people feared a repeat of the 2008 recession, where dropping housing prices had disastrous results. However, things do no...

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This Shocking Fact Might Be the Secret to Solving the Housing Crisis

Currently, thousands of Americans are struggling to find affordable housing. With real estate prices far outpacing inflation or wage growth, many people are being priced out of home ownership. Even renters ...

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Apple Gives $400 in Midst of Housing Crisis

The Apple Multinational Technology Company, formerly the Apple Computer Company, was started in the 1970s and was one of the first big companies to arrive on the Silicon Valley scene. In today’s modern market, Apple averages aro...

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What Recession? America’s Booming Housing Market Is More Robust Than Ever

Contrary to popular opinion. The American housing market is heating up. The nation’s property is worth a staggering $35 trillion, which is just slightly higher than the present value of the stock ...

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Looking to Save Money with an Interest-Only Mortgage? Consider This First

Continued low-interest rates are making it more attractive than ever to lock in a mortgage. Many borrowers are increasingly looking toward interest-only mortgagee to take advantage of these historical...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Senior Housing Market

The effects on the COVID-19 housing market have been pronounced for everyone. While prices continue to rise, there is a sense that the economic dislocation is not over yet and there is still more impact on the way. One grou...

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Know When the Time Is Right to Cut Ties with a Real Estate Agent

Surprisingly enough, the real estate market has remained red-hot through a pandemic and short supply, and low interest rates have kept buyers in the market. Given the unique times that we are living in, you may...

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The Coming Eviction Crisis in the United States Will Be Frightening

The coming months are set for an eviction crisis across many states. Millions of renters are behind on their payments to their landlords and cannot catch up due to their own personal economic conditions. Unt...

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REITs Are a Great Way to Invest in the Housing Market

Many people who are investing in the housing market will buy properties in order to flip them. The rate of return can be attractive, but it requires a great deal of work on the part of the investor. In addition, supply ca...

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How to Lock in Mortgage Rates While They're at Record Lows

If you are looking to buy a property, one of the most important things you need to think about is mortgage rates. Just a one percent difference in interest saves people an average of about $60,000 over the life of th...

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Will Urban Dwellers Move to the Suburbs Because of Coronavirus?

There has been talk that COVID-19 could permanently change the housing market in the U.S. The thought was that people would be moving out of cities because they are afraid of crowded conditions leading to spread...

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Experts Predict a Huge Housing Crisis Because of THESE 6 Reasons

The risk of getting sick isn't the only thing you need to be worried about during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another major problem is the virus' effect on the housing market. There are several potential problems ha...

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Students Weigh Choices as Colleges Reopen

The vast majority of America’s universities closed down entirely in the middle of March, three months ago now, leaving tens of thousands of students who stayed on-campus without anywhere to live. For most of these students, they t...

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More Public Calls for Free Housing

Police brutality is something that objectively exists in America. Many will chalk this up to systemic racism. Others, who have seen the data of how it breaks down per racial category, will claim it’s just a problem with the police and is...

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The NAHB Homebuilder Index Continues to Recover

Homebuilders are one of the sectors of the economy that are the most sensitive to swings in the economy. They are the first to pull up their stakes when economic activity begins to slow and one of the last industries to return ...

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Is a Fourth Quarter Housing Crisis Inevitable During 2020?

Of the $4.6 trillion invested in commercial mortgage loans in the United States, Wells Fargo invested $125 billion, Bank of America $85 billion, and J. P. Morgan Chase holds $65 billion of these mortgages. By April 2...

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5 Ways to Increase the Appeal of Your Home to Buyers

If you are hoping that lower mortgage rates and a reopening economy will help you get top dollar for your home, that is only part of the battle when it comes to selling. Sure, the real estate market has shown surprising st...

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The Jobs Report May Shake Up the Housing Market

The housing market presumably received a boost from the recent employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the strength shown in the report may serve to undermine one of the pillars of the surprising ...

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Why Home Prices Are Staying Storing During COVID-19

When COVID-19 first shut down the entire United States economy, experts forecasted that it would halt the steady rise in home prices that had been underway for the past several years. However, the opposite effect has happen...

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Use Zillow Like a Pro: Agents Reveal Top Tricks and Undisclosed Secrets

Use Zillow Like a Pro: Agents Reveal Top Tricks and Undisclosed Secrets The housing market is on the upswing, and real estate agents are expecting a full recovery post-pandemic. Buyers and sellers are ...

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How to Talk to Your Landlord About COVID-19

Like many Americans, you may have either fallen behind on your rent or are at risk for doing so in the near future. While evictions are barred right now, you may be in danger once the moratorium expires. However, you are not as muc...

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Pandemic Rebound Creates Bidding Wars in Housing

According to housing data in the US from the first weeks of May, 2020, over 41% of homes being sold actually faced a bidding war. These numbers were released by Redfin, and show a 9% increase from January, and a huge increase...

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Home Improvement Stores Profiting During Pandemic

Some experts claim the economy in America has tanked and we’re officially in recession. Other experts claim that things aren’t nearly as bad as they seem, as America’s world standing means they have unlimited credit to...

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Miami Breaks Ground on $19m Housing Project

Since around the 1960s, under the “Great Society” initiatives, trillions upon trillions of dollars have been spent on tens of thousands of affordable housing projects, including everything from high-rise apartment buildings to...

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Forbes Warns Rent Crisis Already Here

According to Forbes, one of the world’s foremost financial publications, the “rental crisis of 2020” is upon is in full swing, and is one of the worst symptoms of Covid-19. Forbes has reached this conclusion by and large through t...

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The Housing Market Is on a Wild & Curvy Upswing for the Remainder of 2020

The Housing Market Is on a Wild & Curvy Upswing for the Remainder of 2020 Welcome to the new reality for the housing market. Who could have expected so many changes during the 2020 housing season? E...

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Government Tries to Prop Up Housing Industry

Throughout the United States, there have been a handful of protests happening for different reasons. With most of these rallies, like people protesting for the economy to reopen, media and Democratic politicians call the people p...

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Pandemic Brings Up Questions of Housing Rights

Last week, rent strikes broke out in New York and a few other states, where thousands of people gathered around during the height of the virus pandemic to protest for free housing, among other things. Although it was simply lab...

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Zillow to Start Buying Houses in Pandemic Market

Founded in 2006, Zillow is one of the largest American real estate companies to ever exist, basically making a huge name for themselves online as a service offering an easily accessible database for millions of people buying ...

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Why Home Prices Are Remaining Steady in This Market

The expectations in the housing market hardly match the realities on the ground. Even though many people cannot leave their homes to even view homes right now, the housing market is still considered to be holding up in the ...

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Housing Authority Raises Rent During Pandemic

One will hear a lot of messages pour out during a time of crisis like we’re currently in. By and large, those messages will be of hope and togetherness. They’re often messages about everyone coming together and sharing equal...

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Australia Set to Build 30,000 Homes for Virus Recovery

Australia Set to Build 30,000 Homes for Virus Recovery Over the past decade, Australia has been competing with European nations like Sweden and Germany to be a hub for social justice in the world, inviting in many more ...

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New York Renters Strike in Potential Nationwide Rent Strike

At the beginning of April, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on all New Yorkers to strike against paying their rent. Whether they had money and could afford rent, whether they were working an ...

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Coronavirus, the Homeless Community, and Brewing Anger

Amanda Law is a successful Californian who just so happened to be born in Asia. She earns a six-figure salary, has a palatial home in the San Francisco Bay area, and has two dogs that she loves to walk. Golden retriever...

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Congress Proposes Canceling Rents to Prevent Another Housing Crisis

The consequences of COVID-19 on the housing crisis has been evasive. State governments have taken the initiative to implement moratoriums on landlord evictions. Congressional members are deciding what type ...

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Students from Columbia and Pace Sue for Housing and Tuition

It is not really news to suggest that the coronavirus is currently wreaking havoc around the globe and people from all walks of life are sharing in the suffering. However, it is still amazing just how many differen...

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Housing Group in New York Calls for Rent Strike

As of Thursday, April 16, millions of Americans have received their stimulus money deposited into their banks, with millions more bringing the IRS website to a complete halt while seeing if they’re eligible. Tens of millions...

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A Complete Guide on COVID-19 Eviction and Foreclosure Restrictions

With many economists projecting that we will see worse levels of unemployment than the Great Depression, it's no secret that millions of Americans are worried about how they'll be able to make that next rent ...

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Don't Make These Mistakes While Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While it may not be the most advisable time to move, there are plenty of valid reasons to do so. Some have jobs they've already agreed to perform in a new state. Others are leaving states whose pandemic-rela...

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Dealing with a "Frozen" Housing Market? Here Are Buying and Selling Tips

Right now, the housing market in the United States and many countries abroad is considered "frozen". In other words, government restrictions as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic has left many who were...

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Housing Market Falls into Decline in Milwaukee

With the economy suffering a huge blow from the Covid-19 pandemic that’s affecting the entire globe, many states in America are feeling more of an individual crunch than others. Some states, like the Dakotas, Montana, etc, ha...

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Is the Coronavirus Crashing the American Housing Market? Yes, but No.

It's no secret that COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the economy. Any economist can tell you that we're in unprecedented times. The closest time in history to this was approximately 100 years ago with the so-...

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Housing Market Showing Signs of Struggle

Covid-19 has been a global pandemic for around a month, though an issue as an infectious disease for over three months now. In all this time, one of the markets that stood the strongest was the housing market. To the surprise of virt...

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Health Crisis Exacerbates California’s Housing Crisis

For decades now, California has been open and proud about their large umbrella for any sort of lifestyle, proclivity, nationality, or anything else that can come into the state. They want to redefine what “diversity...

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Potential Benefits to Come out of the Looming Housing Crisis

According to a housing report released by Realtor.com on Thursday, April 2, the current housing market in the United States is experiencing a 13% downturn, and it’s expected to keep dropping off. However, there ...

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First Responders Offered Free Housing from Airbnb for Coronavirus Concerns

Airbnb became a hugely profitable company by offering their services as a marketplace for arranging places to stay and eat for individuals traveling. Their yearly revenue is over $2.5 billion, and th...

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Congress Finally Addresses Housing Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

After weeks and weeks of bickering and infighting between Republicans and Democrats over what should be included and left out of a Coronavirus stimulus package, the two parties seem to have agreed earlier th...

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Is Your Housing Situation Affected by COVID-19? Here Are Some Options

The Coronavirus pandemic is officially recognized in every state as well as the federal government. On March 27, 2020, the most comprehensive public aid package in American history was signed into law by P...

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What's Next for the Housing Market as Coronavirus Takes Off?

It's no secret that the Coronavirus has turned into a global pandemic with the death toll ticking up every day. While this has plenty of immediate consequences for all involved, plenty of people were lining up hous...

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The Housing Market Is the Most Volatile It's Ever Been: Here's Why

The housing market always ebbs and flows in different markets. After all, people constantly move around for jobs and other issues. On average, each American moves about eleven times within his or her life. Th...

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Worried about Eviction or Foreclosure? You Don't Need to Be in Most Markets

Eviction and foreclosure are an unfortunate part of the housing market that disproportionately affect economically disadvantaged people. In most cases, rent rises faster than wages, so people earning...

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The Spring Market of 2020: How Coronavirus Is Affecting Housing

It's no secret that Spring is one of the biggest seasons for real estate agents. For families, this is the ideal time of year to shop. It means they can have time to find the perfect house for them and move duri...

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College Students Are Rapidly Losing Housing Options: What to Do

Amid COVID-19 concerns, many universities have declared that they'll be closed for the foreseeable future. Initially, this was seen as an overblown reaction. However, as the death toll worldwide continues to ris...

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Finally, Solution for Homelessness and Spiraling Housing Prices on Horizon

It's no secret that housing prices in desirable locations have been skyrocketing for the past few decades. As something that's often seen as a tenet of "generational warfare" between Baby Boomers and ...

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Disturbing Trend: Housing Authorities Out of Touch with Section 8 Housing

Section 8 housing is what's offered to those who cannot afford to rent an apartment, townhouse, or house on their own. Unlike the old "towers" run by the federal government, it's much more common for t...

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A First: Tech Companies Work with Governments to Lower Homelessness

Tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area are typically associated with excessive wealth, greed, innovation, and general unaffordability for most. The lack of affordable housing in the region is relativel...

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The Invisible Toll Coronavirus Is Taking on the Housing Market

Coronavirus, or "COVID-19" has rapidly spread from China to countries around the world, including the United States. While the US death toll remains quite low, it's causing some major shifts in the country's econ...

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