What real estate news did you miss this week? With the spring selling season in full swing, we know you’ve probably been busy. Here’s what happened:
- There goes the neighborhood: how does the sudden appearance of a McMansion in their neighborhood affect homeowners? Realtor.com‘s Audrey Braschich has the story.
- How will the #PanamaPapers revelations affect housing markets that benefit greatly from foreign money, like Miami’s? The Miami Herald‘s Nicholas Nehamas explored potential consequences for Miami’s residential real estate market.
- A common lament among homebuilders is that it’s becoming increasingly difficult, as they face rising construction costs and labor shortages, to build affordable homes. Could a German affordable housing concept called Baugruppen offer a solution? Barbara Eldredge explores this affordable condo/citizen collective concept at Curbed.
- Recent NAR numbers show that while vacation home purchases have lagged, investment property purchases are up, and median prices for both have risen. Construction Dive’s Kim Slowey breaks down the data.
- Do you know how to tell if a kitchen is wheelchair friendly? Redfin published a great guide to home accommodations for people living with disabilities this week that agents can adapt to build their own awareness of what home characteristics and features to keep in mind when working with a client living with a disability.