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Forbes

Pandemic Remodeling Boom Looming? Cash-Out Refinancing Hits 13-Year High

“The remodeling market is bouncing back from the initial shocks caused by the pandemic, as homeowners continue to spend significant time in their homes and are adapting it for work, school and leisure,” says Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies.

The Economist

Rich renters are fleeing America’s cities

A new report by researchers at Harvard University finds that only the most well-off renters will benefit from the impact of the pandemic on the rental market.

Marketplace

Report warns of a worsening affordability crisis for renters

The economic fallout from the pandemic is hitting the lowest-income renters especially hard. That’s one finding from the new State of the Nation’s Housing report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

Consumer Affairs

Single-family home rents are rising at a near-record rate

Because of the growing shortage of available homes to buy or rent, housing costs have been rising sharply for the last three years. In January, even before the pandemic hit, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies issued a report showing that rent affordability was beginning to affect even middle-income consumers.