COVID-19 forces almost 3 million adults to move back home



Growing unemployment across the U.S. has prompted millions of adults to move back in with their parents. As a new Zillow analysis shows, the potential rent lost from Gen Z alone could total an estimated $726 million, and the ripple effects of their next move could have far-reaching consequences for the housing market. The number […]

Home office space tops buyer’s wish lists



The sudden and unexpected shift to remote work for many Americans has put a premium on walls, doors and extra space as millions search for a quiet and comfortable place to work. A new survey from Zillow found a majority are making do without a dedicated home office for now, and many say they’ll consider […]

When it comes to moving or staying, quality of life is what counts



A new survey by the Urban Institute and the Knight Foundation suggests that quality of life is one of the primary motivating factors behind most Americans’ decision on whether to move home or stay put. The survey of more than 11,000 consumers was carried out before the COVID-19 pandemic, and found that quality of life […]

Will it be a buyer’s or a seller’s market this year?



Real estate market experts were optimistic of an extremely hot seller’s market in 2020, but then along came the coronavirus pandemic. “We are in uncharted territory,” Caleb Liu, a real estate investor and owner of House Simply Sold, told The Mortgage Reports. He said that some homeowners may be forced to sell due to economic […]

Coronavirus blamed for biggest rent slowdown in 5 years



Rent prices slowed more than they had in at least five years when the coronavirus pandemic hit, according to the April Zillow Real Estate Market Report. But the for-sale market continues to heat up after a slower early April. Rent prices had been chugging along at a remarkably stable pace since 2018, with the growth […]

Landlords come up with novel ways to collect the rent



Landlords are getting creative in order to collect their rental payments during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a report in Forbes.com. Even though the pandemic has sent unemployment skyrocketing, landlords are getting by thanks to flexible payment terms and other incentives to help their tenants pay the rent. Ellie Perlman’s company Blue Lake Capital LLC […]

Builders optimistic on single-family rentals



Homebuilders believe building homes to rent could help respond to housing affordability and down payment challenges in the real estate market, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The single-family built-for-rent market has “received attention as a means to add single-family inventory amid concerns over housing affordability and down payment requirements in the for-sale market, […]

Home sales are taking longer



People who’re trying to sell their home during the COVID-19 pandemic are being warned they’ll need to be a bit more patient than usual, as the process is likely to take a little longer. That’s according to the latest realtor.com survey, which found that homes are taking an average of 15 days, or 27%, longer […]

Benefits of a Green Home



One of the main reasons homeowners are reluctant to ” go green” is cost. Unfortunately, the green industry has a reputation for being costly. Yes, there are some green products that are expensive to invest in, however, you don’t need to change everything at once. Solar panels are coming down in price, and in a […]

Rental application fraud rises during COVID-19 pandemic



Rental application fraud has grown significantly since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to new data from real estate technology and fraud detection company Snappt. The company’s latest report shows that application fraud has increased by 9% month-over-month since the pandemic began, with many inflating their income to qualify for rentals, or else disguising the source […]