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Vacation Real-Estate Markets Are ‘Toast’ Because Of The Pandemic – Airbnb Owners Rush To Offload Their Homes, Redfin CEO Says

May 12, 2020

Redfin RDFN, -4.30% is the latest real-estate company to jump back into the iBuying game after a coronavirs-related shutdon. The Seattle-based brokerage said Thursday that its RedfinNow segment, which provides instant offers to home sellers to purchase their properties, would resume home-buying activities. In doing so, Redfin joins fellow iBuyers Opendoor and Offerpad in re-enteing […]


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New Listings In April Were Nearly Cut In Half

May 8, 2020

As stay-at-home orders increased across the nation last month, it showed in the lack of homes for sale. New listings fell 44.1% in April, as well as asking prices flattening and homes staying on the market longer, according to a new report from realtor.com, While it’s worth noting that April is the first full month […]


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How Each Home Sale Adds to the Economy

May 8, 2020

While the economy faces a slowdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, economists are pointing to the housing market as a way to jumpstart the recovery. Every home sale added at least $54,741, up to a maximum of $184,763, to the economy in 2019, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. And economists point out that home sales […]


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Window Shopping for Real Estate: A New Favorite Pastime

May 8, 2020

America has a new hobby during the COVID-19 pandemic: browsing listings of homes for sale. Real estate professionals are reporting an uptick of online views of their listings. The increased activity could be from a growing number of window shoppers daydreaming of moving to a new home after the pandemic eases. “Window shopping for real […]


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More Banks Halt HELOCs

May 8, 2020

Financial institutions have been tightening up on lending in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and home equity lines of credit have become the most recent target. JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are the latest bank giants to announce that they will no longer be accepting applications for new HELOCs. “The decision to temporarily […]


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America’s Rental Market Heats Up As Its Housing Market Takes A Breather

August 21, 2019

Although the housing market continues to experience a slowdown in home price appreciation, new data from Zillow suggests the nation’s rental market is thriving. According to the company’s Real Estate Market Report, U.S. rent prices accelerated for the ninth-straight month in June. As of now, the average apartment costs the typical renter $1,483. This translates to a 3% annual increase, […]


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City of New Orleans to Hold Online Tax Certificate Sale

August 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City announced it will hold an online tax certificate sale as part of its continuing efforts to collect delinquent real estate taxes. The online auction will be active Tuesday, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Over 1,300 properties are scheduled to go to sale in the auction, which is […]


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The Importance of Contrast in Interior Design (Plus, How to Make It Work for You)

August 13, 2019

Interior design buffs know how important a room’s first impression can be. There are some spaces that, upon first glance, make your breath catch because its elements are so visually striking, yet still fit together. Other rooms seem to fall flat, almost like something is missing. Contrast is the secret ingredient that gives those memorable spaces their impact. When […]


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Basic Interior Design Principles

August 13, 2019

When you know the basic interior design principles you can transform any space to look fabulous. You know what it feels like when you walk into a well-designed room. You can sense how everything feels cohesive and put together. It feels just right. You can achieve that effect in your own home with a little […]


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9 Housing and Mortgage Trends for the Rest of 2019

August 13, 2019

The first half of 2019 surprised housing markets across the country: Mortgage rates fell. That’s the opposite of what the experts had predicted at the beginning of the year, and it’s welcome news for home buyers, sellers and homeowners. Millions of owners could benefit from refinancing at these unexpectedly lower rates. In other ways, housing […]


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