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How To Buy a Home in the Middle of a Pandemic

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 13: If you’re currently looking to buy a home, you’re not alone. The housing market remains hot despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “The buyers are coming in because of the low-interest rates – that’s the No. 1 reason,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, told HousingWire. “The secondary demand is coming from the work-at-home phenomenon that has people looking for bigger homes and caring less about commuting time.” Although the pandemic has made it more challenging to buy a home, there are things you can do to stay safe and stand out from other prospective buyers in a crowded marketplace. GOBankingRates spoke to real estate experts to get their best tips for buying a home in the middle of a pandemic. Last updated: Feb. 25, 2021

If you’re currently looking to buy a home, you’re not alone. The housing market remains hot despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“The buyers are coming in because of the low-interest rates – that’s the No. 1 reason,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, told HousingWire. “The secondary demand is coming from the work-at-home phenomenon that has people looking for bigger homes and caring less about commuting time.”

Although the pandemic has made it more challenging to buy a home, there are things you can do to stay safe and stand out from other prospective buyers in a crowded marketplace. GOBankingRates spoke to real estate experts to get their best tips for buying a home in the middle of a pandemic.

Last updated: Feb. 25, 2021
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