5 Easy Improvements to Get Your Home Guest-Ready for the Holidays

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Hosting a holiday gathering can be a lot of fun, but perhaps a bit intimidating, too. You want your house to look its best, but now isn’t the time to undertake any major updates. Chances are, you’re busy enough get ready for the event. So, focus on just the areas of your house where your guests will spend time. Whether … Read More

12 Walkable Cities Where You Can Live Affordably

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It should come as no surprise that living in walkable cities and neighborhoods benefits our health, the environment, our communities, and wallets. However, with rents skyrocketing in many parts of the country, it can often be difficult to find somewhere to live that is both affordable and walkable.  In the face of this dilemma, we decided to find out where … Read More

U.S. Home Prices up 5.4% in October

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Low mortgage rates prop up homebuyer demand as inventory declines U.S. home-sale prices increased 5.4% year over year in October to a median of $313,200 across the 217 metros Redfin tracks. The increase was the largest since July 2018, although current strength may be overstated given the weakening housing market a year ago. Prices also rose 1.4% between September and … Read More

Income Gains and Rent Increases Follow Rail Transit

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Racial diversity in neighborhoods with train stations remained high even decades after rail transit came to Atlanta and Los Angeles. Improving transit access to a neighborhood does not lead to a significant decrease in minority populations, even as incomes and rents rise faster than similar neighborhoods without convenient transit. When a new rail transit stop is opened, long-term economic gains … Read More

4 Health Hazards in Your Home and How to Protect Yourself

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Your home should be a safe and healthy refuge for the entire family. While you may be diligent about minimizing your exposure to household chemicals, there may be other toxins causing health threats throughout your home. To protect yourself and your loved ones, beware of the following home health hazards: 1. Radon What is radon? Radon is a naturally occurring, … Read More

How to Set Up Your Home to be a Rental Property

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Renting out your house instead of listing it on the real estate market is a common, and even profitable, way to hold on to your property when you aren’t currently living in it as a primary residence. Some homeowners choose this direction when they want to wait to sell when their second home’s value increases or the market turns in … Read More

Home Sales Little Changed in September

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Home prices up 5% annually, the biggest increase in over a year. U.S. home-sale prices increased 4.6 percent year over year in September to a median of $308,800 across the 217 metros Redfin tracks. This is the largest year-over-year increase since July 2018. “The demand-driving effect of low mortgage rates is being cancelled out by jitters about the overall health … Read More

Survey: Homebuyers and Sellers Feel That Rising Home Prices Have Made Their Lives Worse

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Nearly half of respondents said rising home prices over the past decade have made their life worse, while just 16% said rising home prices made their life better. As cities across the country grapple with an ongoing housing affordability crisis, solutions in the form of policy proposals have become a topic of local and national debate, with Presidential candidates and … Read More

Affordability is a Relative Concept—Boston Tops U.S. Migration Destinations in the Third Quarter

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Boston passed the less expensive inland metro areas that typically dominate the list of top migration destinations, but it’s still an affordable option for some. Nationally, the share of Redfin home searchers looking outside their home metro hit a new all-time record of 26 percent. Twenty-six percent of Redfin.com home searchers looked to move to another metro area in the … Read More