With moratoriums in place, foreclosures were nearly non-existent last year. Even as pandemic protections have lifted, a foreclosure wave—which was an industry concern—has not occurred. Read more.
If you are looking for a Windows application that allows you to download YouTube videos to your computer, I would highly recommend 4K Video Downloader. I have been using it for a few years and love it. I have downloaded videos to use in my real estate business, my real estate teaching, as well as videos and MP3s of music, TV show clips, and movie clips to view offline for personal use. It is simple to use and there is a free version that does not require a subscription. You just copy the YouTube URL to your clipboard and then click on the 4K Video Downloader application icon, and it will allow you to download the file from YouTube. Updates to the application are easy to receive since when you open the application, it will alert you automatically of a new version. I highly recommend giving it a try! It is available in the Microsoft Store right on your Windows PC desktop. 4K Video Downloader
Rents have been surging. Since January of this year, the national median rent has climbed by 16.4%, according to the latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com. Rents aren’t slowing down either as demand continues to remain high. Read more.
Most Americans want to own a home at some point in their life, and they say they’re willing to make sacrifices to achieve it. For some, that means forgoing alcohol or vacations for a year to save. But others say they’re willing to give up having kids in order to have their dream home. About 60% of recent survey respondents say they’d prefer their dream home over 40% who said they’d prefer kids first, according to a new survey from Cinch Home Services, a home warranty firm. Read more.
Prices for building materials have climbed 19.4% over the last 12 months, increasing 13% in 2021 alone, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read more.
As home listing prices break another new record, more homeowners are looking to take advantage and list their homes for sale. New listings in June rose 5.5% year-over-year and are up 10.9% over the prior month, according to a new report from realtor.com®. Read more.
In the frenzy of the hot housing market, more buyers are being drawn to older homes for their historic charm. But where are older homes best available exactly? Read more.
The big question since the pandemic: Will workers return to the office or is remote work here to stay? Already, some commercial forecasters are surprised by the reversal of what they thought would be a lasting desire to work from home. Office spaces may once again grow in demand soon. Read more.
The U.S. housing market is on a hot streak with double-digit annual gains in home prices, bidding wars, and surging buyer demand. That type of soaring housing market is prompting more “bubble” fears in some corners, but economists say the housing market isn’t getting overinflated. Read more.
COVID-19 restrictions last year led to many seniors feeling cut off and unconnected as they sheltered in. Now, many senior living condo and apartment operators are using digital services to help keep their residents more connected. These digital tools and services aim to fight social isolation using a wide range of gadgets and techniques, such as video chat apps, virtual assistants, livestreamed fitness classes, and virtual reality day trips. Read more.