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Why closings get delayed, and what to do about it

A delay in closing is not an uncommon situation. With a little cooperation between the buyer and seller, it's easy to work things out and make sure the closing goes forward.

Survey: Sheltering in place inspires home improvement planning

Spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic has spurred a majority of homeowners to think about how they'd like to update their residence, according to the home design site Houzz. The survey also found that just over half of...

Survey: Popularity of work-from-home arrangements could promote suburban popularity

A new survey by the real estate site Zillow finds that most respondents who have been working from home would like to have the ability to continue this arrangement at least part of the time. Zillow says that if employers agree to increased...

Creating a trail through the woods at your home

You can always hit the trail in the state park or another public venue, but you may also be able to do so in the comfort of your own backyard. If your property includes some unimproved woodland, you can establish your own path and take a ramble on...

Property Transactions May 29, 2020

Property Transactions May 29, 2020

The pros and cons of buying a home near a school

Although schools can offer a range of benefits, they also come with unique challenges that you'll need to take into account.

Improving storage space in the bathroom

With a few simple tricks, you can maximize the storage potential in the bathroom. There are also some options available to improve storage if you're planning to do a larger renovation.

Report: Equity-rich property share holds steady in Q1 2020

About one in four mortgaged properties in the United States were considered equity-rich during the first quarter of 2020, according to the housing data company ATTOM Data Solutions. The report said homeowners were about four times as likely to be in...

NAR: Home sellers preparing for post-pandemic listing

About three out of four potential home sellers are waiting for stay-at-home orders prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic to be relaxed before listing their property for sale, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors.

Pet owners can be desirable tenants and owners

Research shows that pet owners have significantly lower blood pressure, fewer problems with stress and are more responsible individuals. So naturally, pet owners can be desirable tenants and owners.

Property Transactions May 22, 2020

Property Transactions May 22, 2020

Home selling confidence plummets in Fannie Mae survey

Attitudes on the health of the housing market and economy fell sharply in April as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic grew more pronounced, according to the latest National Housing Survey from Fannie Mae.

Report: Average home seller sees $67K profit in Q1 2020

The average homeowner continued to enjoy increasing profits when listing their home for sale in the first three months of the year, according to a report by the housing data company ATTOM Data Solutions. However, the report also cautioned that the...

Study: Residential mobility declines in recent decades

Americans are about half as likely to move to a new home as they were in the 1980s, according to a recent study by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. The report says that while the reasons for this decline in mobility are...

Property Transactions May 15, 2020

Property Transactions May 15, 2020


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