A new meaning for home ownership

Today, Americans are purchasing homes for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and needs, prompting many of us to think more about...
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Twin Cities market update 10/16/2020… nearly 16,000,000 people have moved during the pandemic

Showings continue to be ahead of last year at this time, with most recent data from 2 days ago 24.4% over last year with a slight increase over last week...
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Twin Cities Market Update 10/2/2020… 44% of owners dissatisfied with home since the pandemic

Showings are still 17.0% ahead of last year at this time, but following the same downward trajectory as the temperatures. New listings, which feed showings and pending listings, are also...
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Is the economic recovery doing better that projected?

Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. economy for years to come. They immediately started to compare...
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Twin Cities Market Update 8/28/2020… national home sales defy expectations

Showings continue to be strong, 18.8% ahead of the same time last year… interesting to see how closely it follows last year’s trajectory. New, pending and coming soon listings are...
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The number of mortgages in active forbearance is decreasing

Originally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when...
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After being stuck at home due to the pandemic, buyers are focusing on new features

The pandemic lock-down has sparked a new wave of buyers looking to make a change. Prior to the pandemic they tended to focus on amenities… like granite counter tops, stainless...
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Real Estate Market Update 7/24/20… two reasons not to expect a surge of foreclosures this fall

After the big jump in showings last week following the July 4th holiday, showings continued to be strong this week, at 17.9% over the same time last year. New listings...
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