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  • No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall Sep. 30th 2020
    As one agent reported: “The difference that we're seeing this year that we haven't ever seen in the past, is what we thought was just strictly pent-up demand is turning to be something greater than that." The post No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Home-price index gains the most since 2018 Sep. 29th 2020
    The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 U.S. cities gained 3.9% in July from a year ago, the biggest advance since 2018, as rock-bottom mortgage rates made it possible for people to bid higher for properties. The post Home-price index gains the most since 2018 appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices Sep. 23rd 2020
    Vexed by work-from-home arrangements owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners are taking the long view and rethinking floor plans. The reality is, home offices are no longer a luxury. HW+ Premium Content The post Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Home prices post record two-month gain, FHFA says Sep. 23rd 2020
    Home prices jumped more than 2% between May and July, the largest two-month gain on record, as Americans emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns bought real estate, the FHFA said. The post Home prices post record two-month gain, FHFA says appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Sales of existing homes surge to a 14-year high Sep. 22nd 2020
    Sales of existing homes rose to a 14-year high of 6 million at an annualized pace in August, the National Association of Realtors said in a report on Tuesday. The post Sales of existing homes surge to a 14-year high appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September Sep. 17th 2020
    The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose five points to 83 in September – the highest score the series has seen since its inception 35 years ago. The post Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September appeared first on HousingWire.

  • First-time homebuyer activity decreased in Q2, but there’s still plenty of buyers out there Sep. 17th 2020
    First-time homebuyer activity decreased largely due to economic effects of the pandemic, however it's still the most active segment in the housing market. The post First-time homebuyer activity decreased in Q2, but there’s still plenty of buyers out there appeared first on HousingWire.

  • EasyKnock launches solution that lets homeowners lease back their home after selling Sep. 15th 2020
    ReLEASE provides homeowners with the option to sell their home and rent it back from EasyKnock as long as they would like, the company said. The post EasyKnock launches solution that lets homeowners lease back their home after selling appeared first on HousingWire.

  • This missile silo-turned luxury bunker might be just what 2020 needs Sep. 14th 2020
    Taking shelter in place to a whole new level, residents can survive in the missile silos for up to five years, if needed. The post This missile silo-turned luxury bunker might be just what 2020 needs appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Zillow and Redfin among companies vowing to add Black board members Sep. 11th 2020
    Zillow and Redfin are among the companies that are signing on to the Board Challenge, a pledge for boards to add a Black director within one year. The post Zillow and Redfin among companies vowing to add Black board members appeared first on HousingWire.