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Black Knight: Mortgage forbearances finish February with weekly increase
Black Knight: Mortgage forbearances finish February with weekly increase

The increase follows a decline earlier in February that cut the number of homeowners in forbearance plans to less than 2.7 million, the first dip below that threshold since April 2020.

Americans on the move: Atlanta top city for inbound migration
Americans on the move: Atlanta top city for inbound migration

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating migration across the country, following moving patterns that began in prior years, according to a new report.

Atlanta named No. 5 most glamorous city in U.S.
Atlanta named No. 5 most glamorous city in U.S.

A new report ranks the glamour capitals of America — as well as the glamour deserts.

Here’s what 2021 buyers want in a kitchen
Here’s what 2021 buyers want in a kitchen

The Houzz 2021 Kitchen Trends Study highlights post-pandemic must-haves.

Pandemic-era sellers to iBuyers: ‘No thanks’
Pandemic-era sellers to iBuyers: ‘No thanks’

As the housing market heated up this summer, selling to an iBuyer became a less attractive option for many profit-minded homeowners.

Atlanta named fifth top Redfin relocation destination
Atlanta named fifth top Redfin relocation destination

The report noted that 29.4% of Redfin.com users nationwide looked at relocating to another metro area in October and November — that’s up from 25.4% last year.

Bought before they’re built: Advance new home sales highest since 2005
Bought before they’re built: Advance new home sales highest since 2005

An ongoing shortage of existing homes on the market has made newly constructed homes especially desirable.

Walkability now less important to Atlanta buyers
Walkability now less important to Atlanta buyers

“Much of what makes walkable neighborhoods so desirable and valuable has been diminished this year.” — Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather

Are condos the new bargain property?
Are condos the new bargain property?

A new Redfin report shows condos are selling for a record 17% discount to single-family homes as the coronavirus fuels demand for space.

Atlanta’s increasingly diverse suburbs helped secure Biden win
Atlanta’s increasingly diverse suburbs helped secure Biden win

The Redfin report notes that Biden won the Atlanta suburbs by a 30.5 percentage-point margin, an increase of more than 7 percentage points from the 2016 Presidential election.

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