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4 Reasons Why Home Ownership Is Still a Fantastic Investment Rental markets are down as city dwellers flee to the suburbs in the face of permanent work from home. Is it time to buy a house?

By Kuba Jewgieniew

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Out of dark events — like the widespread and tragic loss of life we've endured during the coronavirus pandemic — there has to come some good.

In spring 2020, the real estate industry, like so many others, was impacted by uncertainty and a nationwide shutdown that kept us from doing our jobs. But we collectively faced this with a resilience that left us even more ready to help buyers and sellers make a move. Our methods for listing and showing houses, meeting with clients and signing contracts drastically changed once we were able to conduct business. But like the entrepreneurs we are, we found a way.

There's also been a noticeable change in our buyers' and sellers' wants and needs. Widespread working and schooling from home has meant that many homeowners suddenly feel cramped in their space and need designated areas for both work and school. Others are contemplating permanently working from home and now have the option to work from anywhere.

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