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Climate Change Worries Nearly 75% of Americans When Buying or Selling a Home

An increase in natural disasters is especially concerning to young minorities in the South and Northeast.

A majority of homebuyers and sellers are concerned about climate change, according to a new survey conducted by Redfin.

Almost three-quarters of respondents (73%) said that an increase in the frequency or intensity of natural disasters at least somewhat factors into their decision about where and whether to buy or sell a home. Only 10% said it doesn’t impact their decision-making process at all.

Climate Change Concerns by Location

Of the 29 U.S. and Canadian destinations we surveyed for this report, Houston’s residents were

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iBuyer Real Estate: Cities with the Highest iBuyer Market Share and Sales

iBuyers Purchased 1 in 100 Homes that Sold in the U.S. in 2019

The nation’s top iBuyers purchased 1 of every 100 homes that sold in 2019 across the more than 200 U.S. metro areas Redfin tracks, nearly doubling their 2018 market share of 0.6%. That’s based on a Redfin analysis of MLS and public records data on home purchases and sales made by the most well-known national iBuyers, including Opendoor, Zillow, Offerpad and RedfinNow.

The term “iBuyer” (short for instant buyer) is used to describe real estate companies that use technology and AI to make instant offers to home

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Remote Work Is Enabling Americans to Move to More Affordable Cities

For 25% of Americans, telecommuting increases after a move.

With unemployment at the lowest level in decades and wages stagnant, the chance to telecommute is allowing U.S. workers to move to more affordable areas, while maintaining their salaries. Of those who do move to a new metro area, 1 in 4 work remotely more frequently after relocating, according to a new survey conducted by Redfin.

“The job market is very tight and employers want to hold on to people, so companies are much more willing now to allow workers to move,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. “Plus, technology

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Introducing Your Dog to a New Home

Moving to a new home ranks right up there among life’s super-stressful events. This also holds true for your dog. New rooms, unfamiliar smells, a new yard, and a neighborhood of new people and pets. introducing your dog to a new home can all be very exciting — but also overwhelming. While you may have the option of chilling out with a glass of red wine or venting to a friend about your stress, your beloved dog, unfortunately, doesn’t have those options.

Here are some tips for introducing your dog to a new home:

Pack up gradually

Try your best

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The Housing Market Feels the First Effects of the Coronavirus; Redfin Now Offers On-Demand Virtual Home Tours

Until Sunday, U.S. housing demand seemed unaffected by the coronavirus. The National Association of Realtors reported last week that pending home sales were at the second-highest level in the last two years. But over the past three days in Seattle, where the first U.S. coronavirus death was confirmed on Saturday, February 29, we’ve seen a significant drop in demand from homebuyers and sellers.

Smart People at Redfin Disagree About the Virus’s Impact

Redfin’s demand fluctuates plenty from day to day, especially in a single market, and this may only be a significant but short-lived reaction to the first serious virus

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