National Perspective: The Pandemic’s Impact to Residential Real Estate
May 14, 2020
During the NAR Virtual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings held May 11 - 15, 2020, Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, analyzed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to residential markets in the ...
April 2020 residential sales down in several markets while prices remain stable
May 12, 2020
With the March 2020 sales data largely unaffected by the pandemic, this is the “first month” so to speak when measuring the impact of the coronavirus with closed sales activity. ...
Mortgage applications rise as rates hit historic lows
May 7, 2020
Buyers are incentivized by historically low rates, but finding (and financing) that new house has become somewhat more challenging in the COVID era.
Amid declining national numbers, Alabama’s housing starts increase in March 2020
May 4, 2020
Going against national trends, single family building permits in Alabama increased 1.2% month-over-month and 21.2% year-over-year.
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A look at Lake Martin's two residential markets with John Coley
April 30, 2020
The Lake Martin area is home to two very different residential markets: “the waterfront” and the “off the water” markets.
New listings decline further while home sales prices remain stable
April 30, 2020
Even as residential markets are in “peak season,” historically speaking, new listings are becoming even more scarce as some potential sellers decide to wait out the pandemic.
Alabama's spring 2020 new construction market
April 28, 2020
Although the March 2020 data reflects little disruption in Alabama’s new construction sales, April-June numbers will help better measure the impact.
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The impact of COVID-19 on the rural land industry
April 23, 2020
Interest in rural land, and the resulting lifestyle, has risen since mid-March as many find fresh air and space more appealing now than ever before.