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Re-imagining real estate in a global pandemic
Re-imagining real estate in a global pandemic

Empty commercial space is a looming crisis. What if all that unused real estate were converted to housing?

Single-family rent price growth shows a divide in recovery across price tiers
Single-family rent price growth shows a divide in recovery across price tiers

A new report from CoreLogic shows higher-priced rentals returned to 2019 growth rates while the lower-priced tier continues to lag.

Economist sounds warning on unemployment, housing market
Economist sounds warning on unemployment, housing market

“COVID-19 cases are on the rise and there is increasing likelihood of a further impact on economic activity, which may trigger a corresponding increase in unemployment in impacted industries,” says First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming.

Full House: Pandemic buyers want room for multi-generations
Full House: Pandemic buyers want room for multi-generations

A new report from NAR points to changes in homebuyer and home seller behavior brought about by the pandemic.

Homeownership is increasing during the COVID-19 recession: Here’s why
Homeownership is increasing during the COVID-19 recession: Here’s why

The decision to rent or to buy was once a question of finances and lifestyle preferences, but the coronavirus pandemic has added yet another complex layer to the equation for many Americans.

New Yorkers help make Atlanta 5th most popular metro homebuyer destination
New Yorkers help make Atlanta 5th most popular metro homebuyer destination

The third quarter was like a game of musical chairs for many who are abandoning large cities for more affordable areas of the country. See what’s happening in Atlanta.

More than 40% of Americans hesitant to move to areas where they’d be in the political minority
More than 40% of Americans hesitant to move to areas where they’d be in the political minority

Another 16% of U.S. residents would consider leaving the country if their candidate loses, up from 9% in 2016.

Expect fall price gains, but 2021 could see a cooling market
Expect fall price gains, but 2021 could see a cooling market

The new S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index reveals record-breaking August for home sales, up 21% over the 2006 pre-Great Recession high.

‘Affluent trailblazers’ seek luxury homes in nontraditional markets
‘Affluent trailblazers’ seek luxury homes in nontraditional markets

A new report from Coldwell Banker Global Luxury captures the changing demographics and preferences of luxury buyers.

Nearly half of Atlanta homes for sale face bidding wars
Nearly half of Atlanta homes for sale face bidding wars

“The slight decline in bidding wars (nationally) is largely a reflection of a seasonal cooldown, which typically starts in the late summer but was delayed by a few months this year,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather.

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