Nearly Half of Recent Homebuyers Made an Offer Sight-Unseen

BY  ON AUGUST 6, 2020

According to data from a Redfin buyers survey, almost half (45%) of recent homebuyers made an offer on a home without ever seeing it in person. Click here to read more.

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Zumper's National Rent Report for August 2020

BY  ON AUGUST 3, 2020
Rental information site Zumper recently released their National Rent Report for August, 2020 showing that their median national rent for 1-bedroom apartment was $1,233 (up 0.3%) and the median two-bedroom rent was $1,493 (up 0.6%). Click here to read more.
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Rent a Swimming Pool by the Hour?

BY BRAD BECKETT ON JULY 22, 2020

Just when you thought you might have seen it all with the sharing economy, a new start-up lets you enjoy the luxury of a private pool whenever you feel like it.  How?  By renting one by the hour, of course.  Swimply lets you escape the heat by finding a pool near you to rent out, just like you would for a VRBO or Airbnb vacation rental.  As reported by CNBC’s Diana Olick, prices range from $15 to $300 per hour, depending on the type of pool, location and amenities.  The site lists pools in 39 U.S. states as well as dipping spots in Canada and Australia.  Calling it a “new way to chill,” Swimply says “Owning a pool can be expensive, enjoying one doesn’t have to be.”  Indeed…

“Join thousands of Swimply pool owners earning an effortless income. Cover your operating expenses, cash in on the side, and make other families happy—without compromising your own pool time. Join now and do a victory lap.”

 

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Click here to learn more about Swimply.com.

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Pandemic Changes Plans for Renters Hoping to Buy a Home

BY  ON JULY 16, 2020

According to a recent survey from RentCafé, the Coronavirus pandemic has dashed the plans of those renters planning to transition to homeownership this year. They report that in early 2020, 11% of renters said they were ready and planning to buy a home this year. However, the path to homeownership for 43% of those renters ready to buy has now changed due to the pandemic. Click here to read more.

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Top 10 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Living

BY  ON JULY 14, 2020

With the pandemic and it's social distancing still affecting our country, the folks over at Realtor.com crunched the numbers to find the best places to enjoy indoor-outdoor living. And, if you're like most Americans and have had to put off that vacation, living someplace that allows for a great "staycation" is just the ticket. Click here to read more.

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The Housing Markets Hardest Hit by the Pandemic

BY  ON JULY 13, 2020

What housing markets have been the hardest hit by the pandemic? CNBC's Squawk Box spoke with Bankrate.com's Jeff Ostrowski about which areas have been the hardest hit and which have fared the best. Click here to read more.

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The Volatility of Manufactured Home Prices

BY  ON JULY 30, 2020

The St. Louis Federal Reserve's FRED site is a virtual treasure trove of data - especially housing data. Recently, FRED announced that there were adding a new real estate data component, manufactured homes. Click here to read more.

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Extended Eviction Moratoriums Do More Harm than Good

BY  ON JULY 27, 2020

The National Multifamily Housing Council recently put together some important facts about the adverse effects of extending the current eviction moratoriums. They recognize that the Coronavirus pandemic has caused serious economic pain for millions of American families. However, they point out that without long-term solutions that support renters affected by COVID-19, the economic crisis could become a housing crisis rivaling 2008. Click here to read more.

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Yardi Says Economic Recovery Likely Further Out

BY  ON JULY 28, 2020

According to the latest Yardi Matrix Multifamily Report, the average U.S. rent in June was $1,457, down $2 from May. Click here to read more.

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Top 10 Metros with Highest Foreclosure Rates in Q2

BY  ON JULY 28, 2020

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' recently released U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, the number of properties with foreclosure filings hit an all-time low with 165,530 filings reported. Click here to read more.

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