Shortages of furniture and home appliances delay transactions

It’s well known that inventory shortages and the high price of building materials are two of the main reasons that house prices are rising so fast, but not so many know about another pressing problem in the industry right now – a shortage of new appliances. New home buyers are increasingly struggling to find appliances

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No end in sight to home appliance shortages

Builders are experiencing problems in procuring appliances for their new homes amid a COVID-19 pandemic-linked surge in demand for the products. The high demand of household appliances is due to a sharp uptick in home remodeling projects, which have suddenly become very popular as people are forced to spend more time at home. In addition,

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Home appliances declare war on germs

With the COVID-19 pandemic inducing new levels of paranoia among American consumers, appliance manufacturers are putting more focus on hygiene as they look for ways to sell their new products. Brands including LG Electronics, Whirlpool and others are now offering household appliances that focus on hygiene by actively removing germs and allergens from their surfaces.

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Builders are facing supply shortages, so some are changing their sales tactics

Building projects are facing longer timelines due to a shortage of supplies such as appliances, flooring materials, hardware and lumber, and builders are finding some clever ways to pass the associated costs onto home buyers. Builders have reported difficulty in securing appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines for new homes due to

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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

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Ask Brian: What Should Home Buyers Know About Systems and Major Appliances?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question. Brad from Oregon writes: Hi Brian. My wife and I started looking for a house to buy a week ago. We’ve

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