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  • Home prices in Florida and Arizona expected to drop due to COVID-19 “perfect storm” Jul. 07th 2020
    Despite home prices increasing 4.8% year over year in May, a report by CoreLogic predicts those prices to stall in the summer. The post Home prices in Florida and Arizona expected to drop due to COVID-19 “perfect storm” appeared first on HousingWire.

  • The rate of Black homeownership varies significantly by metro area Jul. 02nd 2020
    The metro where Black homeownership is the highest is in Washington, D.C., where 51% of Black families own their homes. The post The rate of Black homeownership varies significantly by metro area appeared first on HousingWire.

  • New free platform looks to connect homebuyers and sellers before houses are listed Jul. 01st 2020
    With mortgage rates hitting historic lows, many consumers are eager to shop for houses. However, they face the challenge of low inventory and sellers who may be hesitant to put their homes on the market in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post New free platform looks to connect homebuyers and sellers before houses are listed appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Housing market recovery: things are looking up Jul. 01st 2020
    The housing market continues to show positive signs of recovery, according to realtor.com’s Housing Market Recovery Index, yet COVID-19 is still a concern. The post Housing market recovery: things are looking up appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Should we ditch open houses? Jun. 30th 2020
    As states have gradually re-opened, more real estate agents are once again able to conduct in-person home tours. The question is, do they even want to? The post Should we ditch open houses? appeared first on HousingWire.

  • AARP and Realogy launch cash-back program for home buyers and sellers over 50 Jun. 30th 2020
    AARP members are now able to earn a cash back reward or bonus when they buy or sell a home, in a partnership with Realogy. The post AARP and Realogy launch cash-back program for home buyers and sellers over 50 appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Prices for “affordable” homes continue to rise Jun. 29th 2020
    Between the date in March that the World Health Organization declared a pandemic and the week ending May 31, Redfin found that prices of houses ranked in the 6th to 35th percentile for value rose 5.5% year over year, while prices of homes in one of the top tiers — those from 66th-95th percentile — rose just 2%. The post Prices for “affordable” homes continue to rise appeared first on HousingWire.

  • U.S. pending home sales surged a record 44% in May Jun. 29th 2020
    U.S. pending home sales surged 44% in May, the biggest gain on record, as Americans emerging from lockdowns went home shopping, according to a report on Monday. The post U.S. pending home sales surged a record 44% in May appeared first on HousingWire.

  • The V-shaped recovery continues for housing market Jun. 25th 2020
    He's been waiting for weeks, but now he's calling it: HousingWire Columnist Logan Mohtashami reacts to this week's purchase application data. The post The V-shaped recovery continues for housing market appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Should you buy or rent? Low mortgage rates make it a good time to buy a house in some markets Jun. 25th 2020
    In February 2019, we reported on how it was increasingly difficult to find a market where it made more sense to buy than rent. Fast forward 16 months and one pandemic later, and it’s safe to say that the rent-versus-buy gap is only shrinking with each passing day. HW+ Premium Content The post Should you buy or rent? Low mortgage rates make it a good time to buy a house in some markets appeared first on HousingWire.