How coronavirus changed home buying for good

The economy isn’t fully open across the country and the unemployment rate is still double-digits, but home shopping has roared back.

“It has bounced back incredibly quickly, more quickly than anyone thought,” Spencer Rascoff Zillow (Z) co-founder told Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round

Pending home sales jumped by a record 44% in May, according to the National Association of Realtors. That’s the biggest one month jump since the survey started in 2001.

Transaction volume is returning to normal, but the experience of buying and selling is anything but conventional.

‘Point and click’ home buying on the way

As with other industries, Covid-19 has accelerated technological trends. Rascoff, who recently launched dot.LA, a news site covering Southern California’s burgeoning tech scene, is seeing transformational changes in the marketplace, driven by meaningful technological advancements.

“Things like virtual tours, transaction management – that’s entirely online –

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37 Clever Items That Will Open Up Your Small Space

Living the small space lifestyle is an ongoing battle of trying to do more with the less. Sometimes, after an exhaustive search, we strike the furniture jackpot with a piece that epitomizes our spacial, stylistic, and budgetary trifecta. But just because these home buys are a rarity, doesn’t mean that there aren’t multiple viable options out there…It’s a matter of finding the time to hunt them down.

If turning small-space furniture hunting into a full-time job isn’t in the cards right now, don’t sweat it — because we’ve got you and your tiny apartment’s back. Every month we’re hula-hooping our way through the best buys in budget, size, and statement-making — from chic nesting tables to decorative room dividers, work-from-home space solutions, sleek units with extra shelving, and beyond.

Scroll on for the under $150 furniture finds that will maximize tight spaces while keeping minimalism and style top of

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