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Most homeowners have exited mortgage forbearance programs—but those who are left are the most vulnerable

As of March 2021, about two-thirds of homeowners who signed up for some type of mortgage forbearance during the Covid-19 pandemic have exited the programs, according to new research from the New York Federal Reserve. Only 35% of borrowers, or about 2.2 million homeowners, who signed up for forbearance remain in these programs, the New York Fed found.

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maximizing sunlight in your house

Natural light adds warmth and beauty to a home, as well as providing a free mood booster. Here are four ways to maximize the amount of sunlight in your space. Choose lighter paint colors. Walls painted in creamy whites or light grays with a satin finish will brighten up a room and reflect more light.

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Buyers Expect the House Hunt to Get Easier Home buyers are up against limited inventories of homes for sale and struggling to triumph in a competitive market. But they’re hopeful for a turnaround over the next few months. Thirty-three percent of prospective buyers recently surveyed are hopeful that it will be easier to find a

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pending home sales grow in march

WASHINGTON (April 29, 2021) – Pending home sales increased in March, snapping two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All but one of the four major U.S. regions experienced month-over-month gains in March, while each area recorded year-over-year growth. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator of home

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savor the season with a spring bucket list

Last year, many people were stuck at home for much of the spring season. In order to safely enjoy the changing season now, consider creating a spring bucket list of activities to do on your own or with family members. Here are some ideas to get you started. STOP AND SMELLL THE ROSES. Spring is

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How to avoid home buyer turnoffs

Optimize each and every scheduled showing of your home by avoiding these common buyer turnoffs. Foul Odors. Eliminate any odors related to pets, smoking, mildew, and food. Let in some fresh air through the windows, place an open container of baking soda in smelly rooms and thoroughly clean carpets, furniture and curtains. An Untidy Exterior.

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