More people may move due to the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak and the resulting economic fallout is still impacting mobility, encouraging some people to seek cheaper housing while others are staying put for longer. ApartmentList said its latest survey shows that 46% of Americans say the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced their moving plans in one way or another. The site carried out several

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Zillow: Look South for the hottest housing markets in 2020

Led by Austin, housing markets in the southern half of the U.S. will perform the best in 2020, according to a panel of economists and real estate experts recently surveyed by Zillow. The latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey asked more than 100 economists, investment strategists and real estate experts for their predictions about the

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Zillow: New construction to lag behind demand until 2022

While home values have recovered since the Great Recession and, in many cases, surpassed their pre-recession peaks, single-family home construction activity has continued to languish. The rate of new housing starts will likely remain below historic averages until 2022 or later, according to a panel of economists and real estate experts. The for-sale market has

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Consumers say they’ll pay more for net-zero energy homes

A growing number of consumers indicate they’d be willing to spend more to buy a ‘net-zero energy home’, or one that generates as much energy as it uses. A recent survey by the Propane Education & Research Council of 2,200 U.S. adults who’re planning to buy, remodel or build a home, reveals that the vast

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More millennials say their finances are in better shape

More millennials have been able to get a handle on their mortgage repayments over the last year, meaning they’re less likely to ask for help from parents, work a second job, or find a roommate to share costs, according to a new Redfin survey. The survey of 1,000 adults born between 1981 and 1996, found

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Selling a home brings a third of Americans to tears

Selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences in modern life, second only to a relationship break-up. More than three quarters of Americans who have sold a home in the past three years say it was a stressful experience, and it could easily become more stressful as the market slows and turns in

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How moving impact’s your sleep

Everyone knows the stress of moving into a new home can cause sleepless nights, but a recent survey shows that it can take longer to return to normalcy than many people might have believed. Healthy Sleep, a researcher of sleep quality, quizzed more than 1,000 Americans who had moved home in the past year to

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A quarter of U.S. adults have relocated for love

A quarter of U.S. adults say they’ve relocated to pursue a romantic relationship with the person they love at some point during their lives, and doing so generally pays off, according to a new survey. Some 27% of men said they’d relocated in the past compared with 23% of women respondents in the survey of

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Contrary to popular opinion, most baby boomers aren’t looking to downsize

The common perception that retirees are thinking of downsizing and moving to urban areas might be a myth. Instead, most baby boomers actually have similar ideas to millennials and Generation Xers, a new study has found. The survey by Del Webb, a builder of active-adult communities owned by the Atlanta-based PulteGroup, found that most homeowners

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Survey reveals landlord/tenant trust issues

A new survey reveals that renters, unsurprisingly, don’t always admit everything to their landlords. Yet landlords themselves tend to put a lot of trust in their tenants with regard to the upkeep of their properties. The findings came from a survey of 563 renters and 532 landlords carried out by Porch.com, which offers home remodeling

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