New-Construction Home Listings Drop 4% in August, Reversing Course From July’s Rebound

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The new-homes market is recovering—with sales on the rise—but hurdles including a lumber shortage are still hampering builders. New listings of newly-built homes dropped 4.1% year over year to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 74,000 in August, reversing course after a 3.8% gain in July. Meanwhile, new listings of existing homes grew 5.2%. “There’s plenty of demand for new homes, but … Read More

Sustainable Living: 10 Tips for a Greener Home

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Imagine a house where every electronic component and device is powered by the sun. Where every raindrop that hits your roof is used to water the yard, even on dry days. Where your trash is turned into fertilizer, which in turn is used to grow produce for your dining room table. Surprisingly, this idea of sustainable living already exists for … Read More

Hot Housing Market Spans the Political Spectrum, with Prices Up Double Digits in Blue, Red and Swing Counties

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Homes are selling the fastest in swing counties, a reflection of rising interest in the suburbs as the pandemic drives homebuyers to prioritize space.  The median home price in blue counties nationwide rose 13.1% from a year earlier to $346,000 during the four weeks ending September 6. Prices rose 11.5% to $259,500 in swing counties, and they were up 10.6% … Read More

9 Things to Consider Before Moving to a Small Town

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Are you finding yourself longing for small-town life lately? Are you looking to have more space, know your neighbors, and to just have a more relaxed way of living? Well, you’re not alone. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, homebuyer interest in small towns and rural areas is growing, fast. Since we’re all spending more time at home, people … Read More

5 Cool Lofts for Sale Right Now

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Is there anything cooler than living in a loft? Sure, we love townhouses and condos, but ‘loft’ has a certain ring to it. A loft generally has high ceilings, an open floor plan, and large windows topped off with an upper level bedroom or lounge area. You’ll typically find lofts in large cities built from former industrial buildings or built … Read More

What Fixes are Mandatory After a Home Inspection?

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A savvy homebuyer will schedule a home inspection for any home they’re serious about buying. After all, who wants to find out after moving into their dream home that the furnace is on the fritz or that termites have taken up residence in the attic? In case you’re thinking of waiving the home inspection contingency, you should also be aware … Read More

How to Transform a Shed into the Perfect Backyard Office

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As working from home continues to become the new norm, you might be feeling like your current home office just isn’t making the cut anymore. If your office doesn’t let in much natural light, or you’re lacking the space for a dedicated work area, or you just need a change of scenery, a backyard office is a perfect solution. Moving … Read More