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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.
Housing inventory in the Boston area, meanwhile, remained below year-ago levels in April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homes in Boston stayed on the market for 24 days less than they did last year, at an average of 22 days.
As they come of peak age for first-time homeownership, millennials are gaining an increasing share of today’s housing market.
Recent data found real estate markets north and west of Boston were among the hottest last month.