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Housing observers expect February job gains to continue
Housing observers expect February job gains to continue

“More jobs are very likely, due to the near certain passage of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package and from two million vaccinations per day,” National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun said in a release.

Americans on the move: Northwest leading outbound migration
Americans on the move: Northwest leading outbound migration

Americans are leaving the Northwest and Midwest in favor of the warmer Southeast and Southwest, according to a new report.

Boston ranked No. 10 most glamorous city in U.S.
Boston ranked No. 10 most glamorous city in U.S.

A new report ranks the glamour capitals of America — as well as the glamour deserts.

Here’s what 2021 buyers want in a kitchen
Here’s what 2021 buyers want in a kitchen

The Houzz 2021 Kitchen Trends Study highlights post-pandemic must-haves.

Pandemic-era sellers to iBuyers: ‘No thanks’
Pandemic-era sellers to iBuyers: ‘No thanks’

As the housing market heated up this summer, selling to an iBuyer became a less attractive option for many profit-minded homeowners.

Bought before they’re built: Advance new home sales highest since 2005
Bought before they’re built: Advance new home sales highest since 2005

An ongoing shortage of existing homes on the market has made newly constructed homes especially desirable.

Walkability now less important to Boston buyers
Walkability now less important to Boston buyers

“Much of what makes walkable neighborhoods so desirable and valuable has been diminished this year.” — Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather

Are condos the new bargain property?
Are condos the new bargain property?

A new Redfin report shows condos are selling for a record 17% discount to single-family homes as the coronavirus fuels demand for space.

Housing demand likely to stay high for years, according to new study
Housing demand likely to stay high for years, according to new study

There are 5.7 million “missing” households since the Great Recession, a fact likely to boost housing demand for at least the next several years.

Re-imagining real estate in a global pandemic
Re-imagining real estate in a global pandemic

Empty commercial space is a looming crisis. What if all that unused real estate were converted to housing?

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