How can companies make their offices more attractive post COVID-19?



The coronavirus outbreak has created an army of remote workers, and it’s left those in the commercial real estate industry facing a real challenge – how do they get people to come back to the office? According to Coen van Oostrom, chief executive of a real estate firm called Edge, companies will need to adapt […]

No commutes lead to different housing priorities



The best thing about remote work is that we no longer have to deal with stressful commutes to and from the office, according to a new survey of 8,500 workers carried out by FlexJobs, which provides remote working resources. The survey authors say that the stress of commuting to and from work was a big […]

Study finds that home renovation can be good for your mental health



With most people spending more time at home due to the pandemic, renovations have suddenly become much more popular. Now, renovators are claiming that the task not only relieves the boredom, but has been good for their mental health too, according to a study of more than 1,000 homeowners and renters about their home DIY […]

New home buyers face shortage of household appliances



Household appliances including dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers are all said to be low in stock nationwide, and that’s forced some consumers to wait months for their orders to be fulfilled, according to a report in NPR. The shortage is, like mostly everything else these days, being blamed on the coronavirus pandemic. Steve Sheinkopf of […]

Remote work prompts more early retirement moves



Older Americans who’re able to work remotely are making earlier moves to their retirement locales, according to a report by CNBC. What with more employees giving people the chance to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some have decided to take up the offer on a permanent basis. And as this means being […]

Investors wait to capitalize on pandemic-related foreclosures



Investors are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of a surge in repossessed homes as millions of homeowners are believed to have fallen behind on their mortgage repayments, putting them at risk of losing their homes once moratoriums end. The Wall Street Journal says that investors are expecting a “potential bonanza” of distressed […]

1 million mortgage borrowers haven’t asked for forbearance



Research shows that a little over a million homeowners who are at least 30 days past due on their mortgage payments haven’t entered into a mortgage forbearance program or engaged with their lender about some other form of assistance. The research came from Black Knight, a mortgage data company, the Wall Street Journal reported. The […]

More buyers waive the home inspection to get the deal done



With buyers facing increased competition for what few properties are on the market, some are choosing to waive the home inspection. But while waiving the property inspection always used to be about making an offer more enticing and stand out in a bidding war, these days that’s not always the reason why buyers are offering […]

Researchers call for more fire-resistant homes



Researchers are looking into ways to protect homes from wildfires as millions of acres across the U.S. are once again being burnt out of existence. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s research team is focusing on what causes homes to ignite during a wildfire, and it found that 90% of homes were first […]

The pandemic has forced millions of young people to move back home



Millions of young adults have moved back home with mom and dad since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and now, the majority of 18-to-29 year olds are said to be living with their parents. That surpasses a previous peak that was set during the Great Depression, the Pew Research Center reported. The survey by Pew found […]