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Realtor.com Predicts Markets that will Grow the Most in 2021

For several housing markets, their growth in 2020 is expected to continue this year, particularly in cities where tech and government jobs are more plentiful. Realtor.com® recently analyzed the 100 largest U.S. markets to find those poised for the most growth in 2021.“Economic momentum from the thriving tech industry, coupled with healthier levels of supply, will position these markets for growth in 2021,” realtor.com® Chief Economist Danie

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Exodus to the Suburbs Appears to be Reversing

The latest housing data shows consumers returning to urban areas after abandoning cities for the suburbs in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In places such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston, some rental buildings went from full occupancy to 50% vacant as remote work and school enabled residents to move to less congested areas.But now there are signs of a reversal of that trend.The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® rep

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REALTORS: Goodbye Last Year

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Contract Signings Surge to Record High for November

Real estate pros are quickly submitting offers for clients as the buyer frenzy, unusual for the winter season, continues.Sales have slowed slightly from the high levels recorded this fall. Pending home sales slid in November by 2.6% compared to those in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Pending Home Sales Index, released on Wednesday. November’s decline marked the third consecutive month for monthly decreases in pe

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Lenders’ Costs are Shutting Buyers Out of Many Low-Priced Homes

As home prices surge, some areas are offering pockets of affordability with several homes under $100,000. In fact, in November, there were about 50,100 single-family listings priced at $100,000 or less across the country, according to realtor.com®—often low-priced properties located in smaller to mid-sized cities or in nearby suburbs and rural areas.But buyers are struggling to snag one of these affordable homes as lenders pivot toward more fi

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New York Eviction Ban Includes Help for Small Landlords

New York state has a tough new eviction law that will make it harder for landlords to evict tenants who can’t pay their rent. But the new law also includes provisions making it harder for banks to foreclose on smaller landlords—those with fewer than 10 rental units—who are having their own financial difficulties.Legislators called a special session this week to pass the measure, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly signed the bill, pu

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4 Disinfection Tips that may Surprise you

Disinfecting took on new prominence in 2020. Keeping bad germs out of your listings and office became critical in the pandemic. Americans learned more about the proper ways to disinfect this year.For one, cleaning may be what you have traditionally done for prepping listings prior to 2020. Cleaning is all about aesthetics and a home looking spotless and ridding it of dirt. But sanitizing and disinfecting went mainstream in 2020. This is reducing

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Rental Assistance, Stimulus Checks are on the Way

On Sunday night, President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion COVID relief package that authorizes rental assistance, stimulus checks to individuals for $600, loans for struggling small businesses, and more.The president had delayed signing the bill for several days after Congress approved the relief package early last week. Trump had disagreed with extra unrelated COVID relief spending measures contained in the bill and had urged more money than

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Builders Struggle to Keep Up with Demand

New-home sales decreased from October to November as high buyer demand and several building headwinds continued to press on builders’ ability to catch up. Sales of newly built single-family homes dropped 11% in November compared to the previous month, according to the latest new-home sales data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.Despite the monthly dip, new-home sales are still 20.8% high

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The Pandemic Leads to Surge in Multigenerational Households

The pandemic is accelerating a multigenerational household trend: Family members are bringing their older relatives into their household, young adults are moving back home, and families are pooling their financial resources due to a job loss or as a way to conserve money and accommodate more members of their family.Housing experts believe the multigenerational trend will last for some time—and may be here to stay.About 16% of buyers have opted

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