The ability to work from home, a need for flexible space, a desire for greater access to the outdoors, and lower mortgage rates triggered a 100% increase in second-home purchases over last year and the fourth time we saw triple-digit increases in the past five months according to Redfin.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Malee Tobias, shared marketing insights at "The Most Informative Housing Day of the Year" – the 2021 Housing Market Outlook hosted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
Sticking generally with the natural and nurturing hues of 2020, home color trends for 2021 shift toward calmer, comforting, and nostalgic tones as people are spending more time at home facing a new, unpredictable normal.
As Oregon and other states lift shelter in place orders, demand for new homes are on the rise. But, as the coronavirus pandemic changes home buying priorities and remote work becomes normalized, a growing number of Americans are considering fleeing busy cities for the quiet calm of suburban life.
Alex McLeod, Regional President for Newland, shared with Green Home Builder Magazine what is driving home shoppers to seek out new home designs with more flexibility, greener options, and a sense of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Americans are assessing their new housing normal, and as a recent study shows, just over one-quarter of Americans have set their sights on moving to a new city. Of the top 10 metros, Newland has nine communities in the top five; #1 Phoenix, #4 Austin, #5 Atlanta, #6 Dallas, and #7 Tampa.
From household droids intent on managing your home maintenance to automatic door openers for your doggie, the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) seemed poised to move the technology to the background and push functionality, integration, and ease-of-use to the foreground.
When thinking about purchasing a home, having a crystal ball on what the housing market may do would surely be helpful, and The Street has prepared the next best thing with its 2020 U.S. Real Estate Predictions.
Have formal dining rooms become a thing of the past? In research conducted by Zillow, the open concept, where kitchen, dining, and living room are all combined into a single great room is being embraced by home shoppers.
Seattle-area home buyers are clear on two things: Having Mount Rainier as a stunning and majestic neighbor is a daily show-stopper in the neighborhood and that main-floor living is a better way to stay connected for families not wanting to worry about stairs.
The Wall Street Journal reports that homebuilders are battling to acquire lots in preparation for future construction. This is certainly the case at Estrella, a 12,000-acre master-planned project in Arizona being developed by Newland Communities.