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  • Q&A: Why it’s important to make real estate websites accessible to all Jul. 29th 2020
    This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Eric Stegemann, CEO of Tribus, answers a few questions on why it's importance to make real estate accessible to all. The post Q&A: Why it’s important to make real estate websites accessible to all appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Pending home sales surge for a second straight month Jul. 29th 2020
    U.S. pending home sales increased 17% in June, the second consecutive month of double-digit gains, as low mortgage rates spurred demand for homes. The post Pending home sales surge for a second straight month appeared first on HousingWire.

  • With the fall semester up in the air, what’s happening to the housing market in college towns? Jul. 28th 2020
    Now that back to school season is kicking back up, schools and universities are down to the wire on plans and whether or not to welcome back students. HW+ Premium Content The post With the fall semester up in the air, what’s happening to the housing market in college towns? appeared first on HousingWire.

  • U.S. homeownership rate soars to an almost 12-year high Jul. 28th 2020
    The U.S. homeownership rate soared to an almost 12-year high in the second quarter as low mortgage rates allowed more Americans to qualify for mortgages. The post U.S. homeownership rate soars to an almost 12-year high appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Renter households will be hardest hit by loss of CARES Act unemployment benefits Jul. 27th 2020
    Losing $600 a week in unemployment benefits will leave many renters filled with uncertainty when the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program ends later this week. The post Renter households will be hardest hit by loss of CARES Act unemployment benefits appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Pelosi calls out Trump’s repeal of Obama’s fair housing rule Jul. 24th 2020
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a scathing critique of the Trump administration’s decision to overturn an Obama-era fair-housing rule meant to root out systemic racism. The post Pelosi calls out Trump’s repeal of Obama’s fair housing rule appeared first on HousingWire.

  • News of $1.1 billion Tesla factory revs up already hot Austin housing market Jul. 24th 2020
    The new Tesla factory combined with a continued influx of people moving from both coasts – which has only reportedly increased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – will no doubt lead to an even tighter housing market. The post News of $1.1 billion Tesla factory revs up already hot Austin housing market appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Sales of new houses jump to a 13-year high Jul. 24th 2020
    Low mortgage rates and pent-up demand from buyers drove sales of new houses to a 13-year high in June, according to a government report. The post Sales of new houses jump to a 13-year high appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Could 2020 somehow see year-over-year growth in home sales? Jul. 23rd 2020
    "Existing home sales are still down year over year by 11.3%, but as crazy as this might sound, we have a shot at getting positive year-over-year growth," HousingWire Lead Analyst Logan Mohtashami writes. The post Could 2020 somehow see year-over-year growth in home sales? appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Seller’s market: Profits on home sales climb 16% in second quarter for a total ROI of 36% Jul. 23rd 2020
    Home sellers gained on average a $75,971 profit on a typical sale in the second quarter of 2020, according to a home sales report from ATTOM Data Solutions. The post Seller’s market: Profits on home sales climb 16% in second quarter for a total ROI of 36% appeared first on HousingWire.