Economist Says Hot Housing Market Is a Boon to Economy

Jim Cramer, an economist with CNBC, stated on Thursday, January 21, that the strength of the housing market is a great sign for the American economy and its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in stark contrast ...

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Housing and Manufacturing Lead the Economic Recovery

According to the Department of Labor's jobs report from Thursday, January 21, the number of Americans filing for unemployment compensation decreased a little over the past week. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to infect hu...

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Soaring Prices for Building Materials May Reduce Housing Market Growth

Throughout 2020, the housing market proved surprisingly robust. Despite fears the pandemic would lead to a horrible crash, housing prices continued to rise and plenty of new construction was made. In the ...

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Housing Insecurity Hits African Americans Hard During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic worsened an already precarious housing situation for many families across the United States. For many African Americans, their housing status was already in dire straits. The pandemic caused...

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Read This to Get Caught Up on the Latest News in the Housing Market

There is no doubt that it has been a busy week in the world of politics and news. Lost in all of this have been headlines that may have a great impact on the housing market as we move into the new year duri...

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New Yorkers Leave the City and Drive Up Housing Prices

New York City residents have been fleeing the metropolis in record numbers since COVID-19 was declared to be a pandemic in March 2020. This has resulted in housing prices soaring in the suburbs and even in outlying areas...

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2021 Housing Market Looks Strong, But Builder Stocks are Sliding

The housing market looks like it will have a strong start in 2021. However, a report released on January 10 suggests that home builder stock values are likely to drop from their recent high levels. This report ...

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Denver Offers New COVID-friendly Housing Solutions for the Homeless

On January 9, the city of Denver, CO, announced new plans to help homeless people at increased risk of COVID-19 infections and complications. The goal is to keep the people off the streets and in safe and af...

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Amazon and Facebook Plan to Invest in Housing in Multiple Cities

According to a press release on January 9, Amazon plans to invest $2 billion in housing in three American cities over the next five years. Those cities are Seattle, Nashville and Arlington. Amazon expects to ha...

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City of Albuquerque Launches Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Families

On December 31, the city of Albuquerque announced that it is launching an innovative rapid rehousing model that will provide navigational assistance to more than 200 people who are currently stay...

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Crisfield Public Housing Tenants Face Eviction Over Minor Debts

Public housing is designed to be a solution to combat homelessness, not a contribution to the problem. However, residents of public housing in Crisfield, MD, say that they're being evicted over minor debts. The ...

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Housing Experts Make 2021 Predictions About North Carolina's Housing Market

The wild ride of 2020 has a lot of people wondering what the housing market will be like in 2021. In North Carolina, the regional real estate association has issued some predictions for the new year....

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Toy Theft From Texas Public Housing Triggers Massive Replacement Donations

Many families are suffering as a result of the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. In times when a family might have to choose between paying the electricity bill or buying Christmas gifts, par...

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New Housing Initiative Helps LGBTQ Folks Find Stable Housing

On December 25, the We Thrive organization of Hyannis, MA, announced a new housing initiative for people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community. The We Thrive organization offers a shared housing resource w...

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What the Experts are Saying About the Housing Market Heading into 2021

There is no doubt that the continuing COVID-19 health crisis has sent the economy on an unpredictable ride. While some industries have floundered as a result of the pandemic, other sectors have thrived d...

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The USA Is in Another Housing Bubble

The last time single-family homes were built at the pace they are being built now, the housing bubble was about to burst. The number of single-family homes under construction grew for the third month in a row. These dwellings are driving ...

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Residents Sue Public Housing Authority Over Inhumane Conditions

The residents of Lakeside Homes in Lansdowne, which is a public housing community in Catonsville in Baltimore County, have sued the county over its lack of response to the substandard conditions in their apartme...

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Soaring COVID-19 Cases Exacerbate Housing Inequality Problems Across the USA

In a December 18 report from the Brookings Institute, researchers have found that skyrocketing COVID-19 cases are making housing inequality worse. The government has made no effort to mitigate the p...

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What Maine Is Doing to Increase Affordable Housing Options

The lack of affordable housing is a common problem in Maine as it is in the rest of the United States. This widespread flaw causes more people to be at risk of homelessness. Those who live on an extremely low income ...

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Arkansas Veterans to Receive Housing Assistance Vouchers This Month

In a report issued on Friday December 11, the Pine Bluff, AR, housing authority will receive and distribute 10 housing choice vouchers provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Developmen...

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American Homeowners Gain $1 Trillion in Equity During COVID-19 Housing Boom

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic on March 13, 2020, American homeowners have seen their equity grow by $1 trillion. The housing boom has been driven by the pande...

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Financial Solutions Available to Pandemic-Weary Landlords and Tenants

The housing situation nationwide is one of a “tsunami of evictions" without rent relief and possibly another stimulus package according to CNN. One North Carolina county courthouse reported 600 evictions...

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Is Your House Up to Code? The Results of an Inspection May Surprise You

Most cities and municipalities in the US have established certain building codes that also apply to private homes. While most homeowners simply assume that their home is up to code, this is not necessar...

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Finding Decent, Affordable Housing Is a Struggle for Families

The real estate boom that has gone on for the past few years has shown no signs of stopping. The inventory of new construction and existing homes for sale is at an all-time low, and the prices of homes are at an a...

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Housing Shortage Is About to Get Worse

According to an analysis of the real estate market released by an industry watchdog on November 28, America's housing shortage is about to get worse. The combination of a solid stock market, good vaccine news and market-friendly cabinet...

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Why Putting Your House on the Market During the Holidays is a Good Idea

Many families are taking advantage of this hot housing market to put their house on the market. While the holidays are generally considered to be the slowest time of the year to list your home, there ar...

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Struggling to Pay Rent or Your Mortgage? Read This for Your Options

As the economy continues to sputter along as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the employment rate is hovering around 7% nationwide. As such, it is no surprise to learn that many families are havin...

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Homeless People Take Over Abandoned School in Tacoma

In Tacoma, WA, police put on personal protective equipment in order to clear an abandoned school that had been taken over by nearly a dozen people. This action was taken on the night of Friday, November 20. The homeless pe...

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How the Biden Administration Will Work Through Affordable Housing Challenges

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take the oath of office on January 20, 2021, he is facing a multitude of issues. The most obvious is the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout. The economic rami...

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How COVID-19 and Political Unrest is Affecting Housing Market

One industry that has been relatively immune from the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 health crisis is the housing market. However, ongoing protests and increasing political tension is changing the way that ...

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Demand for Affordable Housing Is High in Las Vegas

The City of Lights may have plenty of bulbs, playing cards and poker chips, but one thing that is lacking in is a supply of housing for sale. The demand of affordable housing in Las Vegas is at an all time high, according to...

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Looking to Rent in a Metro Area? Now Might Be the Time to Strike

We've all heard the adage that it's always best to strike while the iron is hot. For the first time in the past few decades, the iron might be getting hot in the metro area you've been eyeing. What Happened? ...

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Home Selling Site Zillow Sees Rapid Growth During COVID-19 Pandemic

The website Zillow, which is owned by Zillow Group Inc., reported its third-quarter earnings late on Thursday, November 5. It stated that its earnings beat expectations, and this sent shares of its stock soa...

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If You're Buying or Selling Property, Check Out These COVID Safety Tips

COVId-19 might have slowed down some parts of the economy, but in many places, the housing market is booming. Right now might be a great time to sell or buy a new property, but a lot of the traditional...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Increases Housing Instability for People of Color

In an analysis of survey data from the United States Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, researchers demonstrated that housing instability during the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate effect...

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Best Real Estate and Housing Blogs to Add to Your Required Reading List

One of the best ways to learn more about the real estate and housing market is to spend a dedicated amount of time each week reading respected blogs about the topic. Regardless of if you are a novice to...

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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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