Housing Market Shows Signs of Improvement Despite Skyrocketing Unemployment Amid COVID-19

Just the Facts: Four Key Housing Market Takeaways For This Week

    • Home-buying demand is down 19% from pre-coronavirus levels, but has increased every week since the start of April 
    • Redfin found only 1 in 5 sellers thinks it’s a good time to sell; new listings are down 50% leading to a shortage of homes for sale
    • Median listing prices are up 3% and Layching Quek, a Redfin agent in Chicago, says some buyers are hunting for bargains that just aren’t there. “Buyers want to know how aggressive can we go, but prices have remained steady. Sellers are just taking properties
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13 DIY Home Decor Projects You Can Complete in a Weekend

Since we have been spending more time in our homes lately, now may be the perfect time to declutter, reorganize, or revamp your space. Though these tasks can seem overwhelming if you think about them in the context of your entire home, instead, set some specific and achievable goals that will help refresh your home and give you a sense of renewal. Simple things like organizing your pantry, decorating your home, or framing some art can have a surprisingly big effect on how you feel in your space. Check out 13 DIY home decor projects you could attempt this weekend.

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6 Housing Market Trends as the Coronavirus Impacts the Economy

Home prices are holding up and demand is strengthening, but new listings continue to drop as the coronavirus outbreak takes a toll on the economy, according to the latest market data. Plus, condos are getting hit the hardest.

Prices Are Showing Resilience

We reported last week that asking-price growth had stopped falling. Now, it’s actually increasing; the median asking price for listings of new homes was $307,000 for the week ending April 19, up 3% from the same period last year. That gain is inflated due to the Easter holiday timing in 2019, but it may come as a surprise

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Should you buy a home during a pandemic?

Troves of historical real estate data show that spring and summer are the busiest times of the year to buy a home. But 2020 has brought plenty of new questions about what will become the new normal. If you’ve been thinking about buying before the pandemic, you’re probably trying to figure out if right now is the right time – because of travel limitations, job security, home inventory, or all of the above.

While we don’t have a crystal ball, we do know that buyers nationwide are still searching for and making offers on homes. Median listing prices have dropped

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How to Move During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Moving is a daunting task during the best of times. Throw a pandemic into the mix, and you have a recipe for stress. If you’ve been considering moving, you may be tempted to postpone your move until life calms down. But what if circumstances won’t allow it? Maybe you need to relocate to another state for a new job, or you just had a baby and need a bigger home, or maybe you’re renting an apartment and your lease just expired.

Whatever the situation – don’t panic. Moving is still possible. To help you prepare, here’s what you need to

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