NAR: Pending home sales rose in February

The National Association of Realtors has some surprisingly upbeat news for the real estate industry. It said that pending home sales, which are seen as a forward-looking indicator of the state of the housing market based on contract signings, jumped 2.4% in February compared to the previous month, and 9.4% year over year. The spike

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Could vacant malls be used to house coronavirus patients?

What with the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continuing to grow, medical professionals have voiced concerns that the nation could soon run out of hospital beds. And there are questions on how to quarantine patients so they don’t infect others too. Brandon Hardin, a research economist with the National Association of Realtors, has

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How to recession-proof your real estate business in the coronavirus outbreak

Economic activity across the world has come to a shuddering halt due to the coronavirus outbreak. Stock markets have plummeted, while conferences, dining, lodging and travel are all being cut back or canceled altogether. The crisis may cause real estate professionals to start making plans in case the outbreak leads to a slowdown in home

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