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Recent Posts by Odeta Kushi

What to Expect from the 2023 Housing Market

By Odeta Kushi on January 10, 2023

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the housing market has experienced a series of highs and lows. The housing market was already strong prior to 2020, but the pandemic redefined the role of a home, creating a surge in demand which, coupled with recor... Read More›

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Why Educated Millennials Still Hold the Key to Future Homeownership Demand

By Odeta Kushi on October 10, 2022

The fall usually marks the beginning of the school year, seasonally cooler weather and a seasonally cooler housing market. But, this year, the housing market’s typical autumn slowdown is more pronounced as rapidly rising interest rates discourage buyer... Read More›

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Millennials Continued to Drive Homeownership Demand in 2021

By Odeta Kushi on July 6, 2022

In 2022, National Homeownership Month arrived in June as the housing market adjusts to ... Read More›

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Single Women Skip the Spouse to Buy a House

By Odeta Kushi on March 8, 2022

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, growing numbers of women, specifically single women, have ... Read More›

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What’s the Outlook for the Housing Market in 2022?

By Odeta Kushi on December 20, 2021

At first glance, the outlook for the 2022 housing market is a familiar one – strong millennial demand for homes constrained by an ongoing, historic housing supply shortage. This supply-demand imbalance generated the record house price appreciation seen... Read More›

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Where Can Residential Real Estate Investors Find the Most Potential ROI?

By Odeta Kushi on December 15, 2021

Over the past year, increasing investor activity in residential real estate, particularly in single-family homes, has drawn a lot of attention. News of large institutional investors Read More›

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