Optimism Fuels Housing Market Sentiment

Optimism Fuels Housing Market Sentiment Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) was optimistic for March, as signs continue to point to an improvement in the economy a year into the pandemic… Read More DS News https://dsnews.com/daily-dose/04-07-2021/optimism-fuels-housing-market-sentiment

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Here’s how to fix the housing market inventory crisis

Here’s how to fix the housing market inventory crisis The housing market suffers exclusively from a supply (and not demand) problem. Thus, federal policies must focus as much on increasing housing supply as boosting demand… Read More HousingWire https://www.housingwire.com/articles/heres-how-to-fix-the-housing-inventory-crisis/

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Home Staging Helps Buyers Visualize, Homes Sell Faster

Home Staging Helps Buyers Visualize, Homes Sell Faster Study found that photos, videos and virtual tours have been more important since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More National Association of Realtors https://www.nar.realtor/newsroom/nar-finds-home-staging-helps-buyers-visualize-homes-sell-faster

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4/9/21: EconUpdate by P. Duffy

EconUpdate by P. Duffy Initial unemployment claims rebound 2.2 percent to 744,000 What does this mean?  Unemployment claims remain at about three times their pre-pandemic level, but in general they are continuing to trend down. In the week ending April 3,initial unemployment claims were 744,000, an increase of 16,000, or 2.2 percent, from the previous week’s revised level.  Continued claims during the week ending March 27 were 3,734,000, a decrease of 16,000, or 0.4 percent, from the previous week’s revised level, to the lowest level since March 21, 2020.  The total…

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Is the Open Floor Plan Really Dead?

Is the Open Floor Plan Really Dead? New demands on our homes have increased the desire for separation, but don’t expect to see connected living spaces disappear anytime soon… Read More Architecture and Design https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/is-the-open-floor-plan-really-dead

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Arizona to receive more than $11M in affordable housing funds

Arizona to receive more than $11M in affordable housing funds The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will allocate more than $689 million for affordable housing across the country… Read More KOLD News 13 https://www.kold.com/2021/04/06/arizona-receive-more-than-m-affordable-housing-funds/

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3 Ideas for Expanding Middle-Market Senior Housing and Care Options

3 Ideas for Expanding Middle-Market Senior Housing and Care Options As the baby boomer generation ages, a vast number of middle-income older adults will be entering the market for senior housing and care… Read More Senior Housing News https://seniorhousingnews.com/2021/04/08/3-ideas-for-expanding-middle-market-senior-housing-and-care-options/

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Desire For Multigenerational Homes Is Split Amongst Buyers

Desire For Multigenerational Homes Is Split Amongst Buyers According to the 2021 edition of What Home Buyers Want, buyers are evenly divided over the desire for homes that can house multiple generations… Read More Eye On Housing https://eyeonhousing.org/2021/04/buyers-are-split-on-multigenerational-homes/

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