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5 Ways to Increase and Protect Your Home Value on a Budget

If you’ve been living in your home for a while, chances are a lot of little things go unnoticed. And now that you’re also probably finding ourselves at home more often these days because of the coronavirus, you may have begun to notice these things, like faded paint, chips in the tile, and the mildew on your home’s siding that has been building up over the years. Whether you live in a townhouse in Atlanta, GA and simply want to maintain the value of your home, or you live in a craftsman style home in Portland, OR and looking to

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Tips on How Older Adults Can Stay Healthy During Coronavirus

In the age of COVID-19, more colloquially known as the Coronavirus, your health, and personal safety have never been more important. The world seems very different than it was just weeks ago, but the rise of a pandemic just reaffirms what is most important: friends, family, and your health. Social distancing can be stressful, but it’s among the best ways to minimize risk to both you and those around you. If you’re stuck at home during these trying times, follow these health and wellness tips for older adults to stay healthy during this coronavirus pandemic

Get Some Exercise

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What Stay at Home and Shelter in Place Orders Mean for Real Estate

In order to understand how shelter in place and stay at home orders are impacting the real estate industry across the country, the Redfin legal team has put together a resource that tracks state and metro area orders and what they mean for real estate.

Thanks to Kelly Lennox, Jane Leuchter, Adrienne McKelvey and the entire Redfin COVID-19 Service Response team for putting this data together.

This map and list will be updated as the situation changes.

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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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