Real Estate Pros See Rentals as Lead Generators

Experienced real estate pros are turning to rentals to help expand their businesses and provide an added revenue-generating opportunity, finds a new study from RentSpree, a software provider for tenant screening, renter management, and more. In 2020, real estate agents with three years or more of experience were three times more likely to complete a…

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Buyers Snatch Up New Listings as Quickly as They’re Available

Home sales could easily be 20% higher if more homes were for sale, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales—completed transactions for single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops—rose 0.6% in January compared to December 2020 and are up nearly 24% over a year ago, the National Association of REALTORS®…

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Home Sellers Are Feeling More Optimistic

As home prices rise by double-digit margins year over year, homeowners are increasingly viewing selling favorably. Consumers reported a significantly more positive view of homeselling conditions month over month in January, jumping 16 percentage points on net, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index, based on a survey of 1,000 consumers. “Overall, the index’s…

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Homeowners Are on a Home Improvement Spending Spree

As homeowners spend more time at home, they’re tackling household projects. The top reason for the increase in home improvement spending last year was to make a home better fit “lifestyle needs,” according to “The State of Home Spending: 2020,” a report produced by HomeAdvisor. Eighty-five percent of Americans surveyed reported spending more time at…

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