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Quick Tips for Parents on How to Homeschool During the Coronavirus

As schools across the U.S. close to slow the coronavirus outbreak, parents are now, with little warning, scrambling to figure out how to homeschool their children. So, what do you do if you’re a parent now in charge of continuing your child’s education, in many cases while you’re also working from home? Without knowing how long these school closures may last, it can feel hard to prepare. 

Every family will have to find a solution that works best for them, but to help you get started, we sought advice from homeschooling professionals and experts. Here are some of their best

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Stay-at-Home Orders Slow the Market Down Significantly

Since our last update on March 18, Redfin’s home-buying demand has slowed notably, with 27% fewer customers requesting to see homes over the past seven days than the same time last year. Last week, home-buying demand was still up 1% compared to the prior year.  The slowdown is largely a result of stay-at-home orders having been issued in 18 states at the time of publication.

The impact of the stay-at-home orders can be seen most starkly by comparing California and Washington. Prior to March 23, Washington governor Jay Inslee had asked Washington residents to limit in-person activity but hadn’t yet

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Virtual Home Tour Requests Increase Nearly 500% Amid Coronavirus

As the coronavirus upends the buying process, house hunters are increasingly relying on Redfin’s virtual technology for viewing and closing on homes. 

Redfin saw a 494% increase in requests for agent-led video home tours last week, following an 80% increase the prior week, as homebuyers began relying heavily on virtual viewings amid the coronavirus outbreak. As of yesterday, 18.9% of tour requests made on Redfin.com were video-chat tour requests, up from 0.2% at the beginning of March—a 94-fold increase.

Along with live video-chat tours, prospective buyers can see the inside of nearly any Redfin-listed home with three-dimensional scans, powered

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Stuck at Home? Get Your House Ready to Sell in 6 Steps

Trees and flowers are beginning to bloom, birds are jubilant with song, and you’ve noticed these things only because you’re most likely sitting at home in isolation. If you were thinking about selling your home before this whole coronavirus (COVID-19) scare happened, luckily, you still can. In fact, the current state of the US housing market shows that homebuyers still want to buy houses. They are simply shifting to a more virtual homebuying experience, including live video-chat tours. So, even if you’re feeling kind of isolated from the rest of the world, now is at least a great time

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National Housing Data Methodology – Redfin

Introducing the new national & regional metrics

Redfin releases data on a variety of housing indicators each month on our Data Center. Most of the data for these metrics come directly from the local Multiple Listing Services (MLS). Additionally, a handful of metrics are verified with public records data. Historically, all of Redfin’s housing metrics were first calculated at the county and metropolitan division level, then a weighted average (by the number of home sales transactions) was used for each month to derive the national estimates.

As of February 2020, Redfin actively imports data across more than 145 MLS

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