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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.

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.

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.

Housing demand likely to stay high for years, according to new study
Housing demand likely to stay high for years, according to new study

There are 5.7 million “missing” households since the Great Recession, a fact likely to boost housing demand for at least the next several years.

Is 2020 really the year of the suburb?
Is 2020 really the year of the suburb?

2020 has seen much speculation that COVID-19 is driving households away from cities to lower density places in the suburbs. RCLCO looks at whether 2020 is indeed the year of the suburbs.

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.

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