Apartment conversions reach all-time high



Developers are increasing the rate at which they transform former factories, breweries, churches and even air force bases into multifamily buildings as they bid to overcome housing shortages in America’s cities. Apartment conversions have reached an all-time high in the U.S. in the past decade, according to a study by RENTCafe. The study reckons that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips To Maintain Your Home’s Exterior



A well-kept house not only helps you feel proud as an owner, but it also helps retain value and cut renovation costs. If homes are not consistently looked after, larger damage can occur, which means more money to fix it. In your journey toward house preservation, here are some tips to maintain your home’s exterior. […]

NAR calls for emergency rental assistance for struggling landlords



The National Association of Realtors is calling for landlords to receive emergency rental assistance to help them cover their costs during the coronavirus pandemic. The call comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called on a 1944 public health law that was created to help prevent the spread of dangerous illnesses, to justify […]

Experts warn of busy hurricane season



Hurricane Laura was officially recorded as one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. when it slammed into the Louisiana and Texas coastlines Thursday. But weather forecasters says that Laura could be the first of several storms to torment the U.S. this year. “Homeowners, mortgage lenders, and insurers need to work together […]

How Increasing Student Debt Will Affect Young Home Buyers



The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are widespread, and they’re not just affecting seasoned full-time workers. College students, in particular, are facing a lot of uncertainty — not just in the short-term but potentially for years — or even decades — to come. Students are having an even harder time paying for college in light […]

Home price growth puts sellers in the driving seat



With listing prices seeing their fastest growth since January 2018, home sellers are firmly in the driving seat when it comes to sales negotiations, experts say. Realtor.com reported in its latest Weekly Recovery Report covering the week ending August 15 that median listing prices in the U.S. are up 10.1% compared to the same time […]

$350K home with jail listing goes viral



There’s a unique listing for sale in the city of Fayette, Missouri that might appeal to would-be kidnappers or those with a taste for something unusual. It comes in the form of a two-bedroom, two bath, former sheriff’s home that comes with nine jail cells in its basement! “WAIT until you get to picture #30!!” […]

Redfin says 45% of home offers this year made ‘sight-unseen’



Buyers feel more comfortable shopping for homes online thanks to innovations such as virtual tours, and growing numbers are even making an offer on a home without seeing it in person. Redfin said last week that the trend of “sight unseen” offers is reaching record highs, with 45% of buyers who purchased a home in […]