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Pet ownership is growing amid the coronavirus lockdown. Here’s what Realtors need to know

Pet ownership is growing amid the coronavirus lockdown. Here’s what Realtors need to know


Americans are increasingly choosing to quarantine with new pets. NAR’s new report, Animal House: Pets in the Home Buying and Selling Process, examines the trends and the ways pet ownership will influence homebuying decisions moving forward.

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New NAR survey shows relative calm among sellers

New NAR survey shows relative calm among sellers


Few are dropping prices and many plan to carry on with their home sale. Buyers may be a different story, though.

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Second stimulus package adds billions in funding for small businesses

Second stimulus package adds billions in funding for small businesses


Lawmakers have approved another stimulus package aimed at replenishing the Paycheck Protection Program

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Home sales down in March, but prices holding steady

Home sales down in March, but prices holding steady


The latest existing home sales report from the National Association of Realtors shows the impact of COVID-19 on sales numbers but not prices.

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Staging on steroids: How agents and brokerages deliver concierge design

Staging on steroids: How agents and brokerages deliver concierge design


When you combine showing barriers such as COVID-19 with the fact that most buyers are looking for move-in-ready units, it becomes clear that agents need to help sellers get their home ready for the market.

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Tightening credit expected to impact sales, according to new model

Tightening credit expected to impact sales, according to new model


First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming predicts a reduction in spring sales activity and a moderation of price appreciation.

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Homebuilder confidence takes a hit, though experts see light at the end of the tunnel

Homebuilder confidence takes a hit, though experts see light at the end of the tunnel


Economists believe home sales can help drive the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

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8 tips for how to survive and thrive from top real estate coaches

8 tips for how to survive and thrive from top real estate coaches


Here’s what industry experts say agents should do to stay motivated and busy during tough times.

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Certain segments of rental market likely to slow down in the short term

Certain segments of rental market likely to slow down in the short term


A new report points to a softening of rents in Class A properties. Whether that will extend to the rest of the rental market depends on how long the economic crisis continues.

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Douglas Elliman launches latest issue of Elliman Magazine digitally

Douglas Elliman launches latest issue of Elliman Magazine digitally


The namesake publication celebrates the beauty of the outdoors in its new spring/summer issue.

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