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Housing inventory surge shows signs of relief for buyers
Housing inventory surge shows signs of relief for buyers

The boost in inventory shows signs of seasonal norms as supply starts to catch up with demand.

New-home sales surge 21% in March
New-home sales surge 21% in March

Year over year, the pace of sales was up 66.8% nationwide.

Biden Administration announces additional 22,000 H-2B visas
Biden Administration announces additional 22,000 H-2B visas

The DHS announcement comes in response to businesses reporting an immediate need for supplemental, temporary guest workers for this fiscal year.

Forbearance rate drops to 4.5%
Forbearance rate drops to 4.5%

As the economy slowly recovers from the early days of the pandemic, the share of loans in forbearance dropped for the seventh consecutive week, signifying a 40-basis-point decrease in the last two weeks.

Miami rent dip slightly after a year of COVID
Miami rent dip slightly after a year of COVID

Rent rates nationwide have been decreasing since the onset of the pandemic, but new data shows that in some cities, this could be changing in the near future.

HUD Sec. Fudge: ‘We will enforce U.S. Fair Housing Act’
HUD Sec. Fudge: ‘We will enforce U.S. Fair Housing Act’

Housing secretary reaffirms U.S. commitment to closing the racial homeownership gap at a forum with NAR president and top housing officials.

Home staging takes center stage over last year
Home staging takes center stage over last year

“Staging a home helps consumers see the full potential of a given space or property. It features the home in its best light and helps would-be buyers envision its various possibilities.” — Jessica Lautz, NAR vice president of demographics and behavioral insights

Zillow: Most experts expect relief to supply woes later this year, early 2022
Zillow: Most experts expect relief to supply woes later this year, early 2022

Forty-three percent of respondents to the first-quarter Zillow Home Price Expectations survey expect inventory to improve in the second half of the year, followed by 26% who expect it in the first half of 2022.

Looking to buy or sell your home in a hurry?
Looking to buy or sell your home in a hurry?

William Raveis Real Estate has launched a new service for home owners looking to sell their property quickly.

U.S. Supreme Court decision makes it easier for brokers to market their business
U.S. Supreme Court decision makes it easier for brokers to market their business

Brokers may use their cell phones to make marketing calls and send marketing texts, if the cell phone does not have an app that will automate the dialing system.

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