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Homeownership? It's for the dogs

Homeownership? It’s for the dogs

Aug 4, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

One-third of millennials in the U.S. said they purchased their first home to have better space or more yard for a dog

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What do seniors want in homes?

What do seniors want in homes?

Aug 3, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

More seniors prefer walkability and closeness to urban areas.

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Should homebuyers get approved for a mortgage before home shopping?

Should homebuyers get approved for a mortgage before home shopping?

Aug 2, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

According to Carrie Niess at American Financing, most homebuyers are doing it in reverse, finding their dream home and then hoping to get approved for a mortgage to afford that home.

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Number of U.S. renters hits 50-year peak

Number of U.S. renters hits 50-year peak

Aug 1, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

In 2006, 31.2 percent of households were rentals. By 2016, 36.6 percent of households were renters.

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How aging and disabilities affect the housing industry

How aging and disabilities affect the housing industry

Jul 28, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

In the U.S., 21.5 million homes have at least one adult 65 and older residing.  Is the housing industry ready to accommodate?

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More first-time homebuyers turning to Google for information on mortgages

More first-time homebuyers turning to Google for information on mortgages

Jul 27, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

So far this year, 44 percent of searches about mortgages were from first-time buyers, an increase of 11 percent from last year.

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What homebuyers spend on their homes after purchasing

What homebuyers spend on their homes after purchasing

Jul 26, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Homebuyers who purchased new homes were more likely to make big splurges after buying.

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More Americans view the housing market as improved

More Americans view the housing market as improved

Jul 25, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

More than half of homeowners in a recent survey believe their local housing market has improved.

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Housing inventory is still on the decline: How is it impacting your business?

Housing inventory is still on the decline: How is it impacting your business?

Jul 21, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Realtor.com® reported that there were 11 percent less homes on the market in June 2017, compared to June 2016. See how it is affecting PAR’s leadership team.

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