Escape From New York: Where People Are Moving

The pandemic – and the adoption of remote work – is driving an increased number of relocations, with the most people leaving the biggest metropolitan areas such as New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A Redfin analysis found that 29.4 percent of its users looked to move to another city or town in October and November, up from 25.4 percent the year before. Redfin said it’s the highest share of people looking to relocate since it started tracking the data in 2017. RankMetroNet OutflowNet OutflowLast YearPortion ofLocal UsersSearchingElsewherePortion ofLocal UsersSearchingElsewhereLast YearTop DestinationTop Out-of-StateDestination 1New York,NY37,30524,40235.2%37.1%Boston, MABoston, MA2SanFrancisco, CA33,52025,35624.0%23.0%Sacramento,CASeattle, WA3Los Angeles,CA20,82114,28318.0%16.5%San Diego,CALas Vegas,NV4Washington,DC10,2285,24613.0%10.8%Salisbury,MDSalisbury,MD5Chicago, IL5,4142,97612.3%10.2%South Bend,INSouth Bend,IN6Denver, CO4,4082,26427.7%23.1%Seattle, WASeattle, WA7Seattle, WA2,495-2,90714.1%11.2%Los Angeles, CALos Angeles,CA8Milwaukee,WI2,39579642.0%38.4%Chicago, ILChicago, IL9San Diego,CA2,256-2,11425.7%18.7%Los Angeles,CAPhoenix, AZ10Indianapolis,IN1,41635439.5%30.6%Chicago, ILChicago, IL Meanwhile, more people are…

Redfin’s 10 Predictions For 2021 Housing Market

Tis the season for year-end lists and predictions, and Redfin released its top 10 predictions for the 2021 housing market. Without further ado, here’s the list: Mortgage rates will remain historically low at 3 percentThere will be more home sales than in any year since 2006, but price growth will slowThere will be more new homes built than in any year since 2006The number of Americans relocating will be the highest it has been in 16 years, which will help the economies of affordable places like Buffalo, Cleveland and PittsburghThe homeownership rate will reach 70 percent for the first time since 2005San Antonio, Tucson and Tampa will be the hottest housing markets as major southern cities like Austin, Phoenix and…

Home Offers Still Facing Competition

More often than not, you still can’t put an offer on a home without someone else making a competing offer. For the sixth month in a row, more than half of home sales have been the subjects of bidding wars, according to a new report released by Redfin on its properties. In October, 56.8 percent of Redfin offers on homes in the United States faced competition – down from a peak of 59.3 percent in August. “Has the market calmed down since the summer? Yes, but every offer I submit still faces multiple competing bids and we continue to see a lot more buyers than we normally would at this time of year,” said Melissa Killham, a Redfin real estate…

Redfin Posts Third Quarter Earnings

Redfin on Thursday announced financial results for the third quarter, with revenues down slightly but profit up significantly from last year. Third-quarter revenue dropped 1 percent year over year to $237 million, while gross profits was $93 million – an increase of 74 percent from the third quarter of 2019. Net income per share attributable to common stock was $0.30, up from $0.07 last year. Redfin also reported that gross profits on real estate services were $92 million, an increase of 70 percent from $54 million in the third quarter of 2019. “Redfin’s increasing share of North America’s online real estate audience, coupled with a strong housing market, has generated demand faster than we can recruit agents, lenders and partners,” said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. “Our market…