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Remember the suburbs? They are coming back, experts: Shift away from urbanization is afoot

They say life is cyclical, and such is true in the housing business. Ten years ago, developers were rushing to build apartment communities in the urban areas of the country, Valley of the Sun not excluded.

Affordable housing still among big needs in Surprise

Surprise, just like the Valley and state as a whole, has a shortage of affordable housing.

First-time home buyers, single-family rentals part of early pandemic real estate landscape

Local real estate experts came together virtually for a webinar May 29 to discuss the state of the industry in Arizona with two topics emerging — activity from first time home buyers and a continuing shift to single family rentals.

Study: Home prices up in first quarter of 2020

Home prices went up across the nation during the first quarter of 2020 including in the Valley and Peoria, according to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors®. However, this statistic isn’t necessarily a good measure of the climate created by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which came to the forefront halfway through the quarter, experts say.

Is the pandemic causing more people to buy homes sight unseen?

Over the years, consumers have warmed up to buying certain products online, when before they would choose to buy them at a brick and mortar shop. Shoes, clothes, home furnishings and even groceries — especially now that COVID-19 has led to social distancing restrictions — these are items that many consumers now unflinchingly buy online.


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