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Worcester again named one of the hottest markets
Worcester again named one of the hottest markets

Realtor.com’s analysis of how quickly homes sell and which city’s listings were viewed the most on its site helped determine the hottest real estate markets for the month of April.

Boston Housing Scorecard: Pending Sales Continued to Rise in April
Boston Housing Scorecard: Pending Sales Continued to Rise in April

Housing inventory in the Boston area, meanwhile, remained below year-ago levels in April.

Gen X and millennials want home gyms. Boomers? Not so much.
Gen X and millennials want home gyms. Boomers? Not so much.

Whether they’re still weary of going to a gym full of people or just looking to work off those extra pandemic pounds in privacy, homebuyers are increasingly prioritizing home exercise rooms.

It’s a seller’s market, Fannie Mae survey shows
It’s a seller’s market, Fannie Mae survey shows

Americans believe it’s a much better time to sell a home than to buy one, according to Fannie Mae’s latest survey of home purchase sentiment.

Demand for second homes more than doubles pre-pandemic numbers
Demand for second homes more than doubles pre-pandemic numbers

The number of buyers who locked in mortgage rates for second homes spiked to 178% year over year in April, according to a report from Redfin.

Boston rated seventh top emerging dog-friendly city
Boston rated seventh top emerging dog-friendly city

The survey showed that 86% of dog owners said dog-friendly features — such as having a dog door or access to a dog park — are a large part of their decision-making process, and 84% are willing to spend more for these features.

Homes with family-friendly outdoor features selling fast
Homes with family-friendly outdoor features selling fast

Listing keywords associated with families and children, like community pools, nearby parks and cul-de-sacs, led to both faster-than-expected sales and higher premiums.

Boston homes selling faster than ever, as prices continue to rise
Boston homes selling faster than ever, as prices continue to rise

Homes in Boston stayed on the market for 24 days less than they did last year, at an average of 22 days.

Millennials gain a foothold in today’s housing market
Millennials gain a foothold in today’s housing market

As they come of peak age for first-time homeownership, millennials are gaining an increasing share of today’s housing market.

Worcester named one of the hottest markets in March
Worcester named one of the hottest markets in March

Recent data found real estate markets north and west of Boston were among the hottest last month.

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