As long as the proper health precautions are in place, seniors say, they are willing to resume home searches and purchases, a new report from John Burns Real Estate Consulting shows. Several age-qualified communities nationwide are reporting particularly strong home sales in August and September, the report says. Read more.
Real estate is popping up in more people’s dreams. Vivid dreams are one of many side effects being tied to COVID-19. And reportedly, many of these “quarandreamers” are having dreams related to real estate, such as moving into a mansion, doing a home renovation project, or even feeling trapped in cluttered spaces. Read more.
The pandemic has inspired a wave of home renovations as owners are spending more time in their homes. And renovators say it’s been good for their mental health, according to a new study conducted by CouponFollow of more than 1,000 homeowners and renters about do-it-yourself home projects they’ve tackled during the pandemic. Read more.
Empty nest no more? The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted millions of young adults to move back in with their parents since the spring. The majority of 18-to-29-year-olds now live with their parents, surpassing the previous peak during the Great Depression, the Pew Research Center reports. Read more.
The pandemic is ushering in an era of cozier vibes in home decor. As more people stay home due to COVID-19, homeowners are looking for ultra comfort in their nests. Read more.
The Federal Reserve voted Wednesday to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero. This will keep the cost of loans down until the economy starts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fed also announced Wednesday it would be extending its lending and credit initiatives until the end of the year to help make it easier for Americans to get a loan. Read more.
The pandemic and high unemployment rate haven’t slowed the housing market. With home buyers facing heightened competition this summer for a limited number of homes for sale, some have decided to try to gain an edge by waiving contingencies to make their offers more competitive. Read more.
While unemployment remains high and the economy continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market is proving resilient. During the second quarter of this year, home sellers netted a median $75,971 profit at resale, up from $66,500 in the first quarter and $65,250 a year earlier, according to research firm ATTOM Data Solutions. The second-quarter figure represents a 36.3% return on investment—the highest level since the Great Recession—and is up from 34.5% in the first quarter and 33.7% a year prior, ATTOM Data Solutions reports. Read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many residents to rethink their home and priorities, nudging some residents to leave city abodes in favor of the suburbs and more space. With a limited number of homes for sale, many sellers are fielding competitive offers and bidding wars as some Americans look to relocate. And those looking to move quickly may be willing to make greater compromises in their preferences than they were just a few months ago. Read more.
Millions of Americans have relocated this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Pew Research Center. New data released this week shows that 22% of Americans either moved or know of someone who did. Read more.