Kelly Leighton

Multimedia Content Manager
Kelly Leighton

Kelly Leighton is the multimedia content manager for PAR. In her role, Kelly is responsible for curating content for PAR JustListed, as well as producing most of PAR’s newsletters, along with other communications efforts.

Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Susquehanna University, and her master’s degree in public administration from Penn State University. In her free time, she enjoys running marathons.

Latest Content by Kelly

Six Pennsylvania Realtors® Make Swanepoel Power 200 List

Pennsylvania’s own Howard “Hoddy” Hanna, Helen Hanna Casey, Joan Docktor, Lawrence “Larry” Flick V, Tom Hosack and Rod Messick made the 2021 list.

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Will Shifting Priorities Lead to More Buyers?

Additionally, for those fortunate to keep their jobs through the pandemic, many have an increase in disposable income, due to lack of travel and social gatherings, CEO of Cove Adam Segal said. “The notion of putting that money to work, real estate is very obvious, for both residential and investment.”

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COVID-19’s Impact on Buyers

Seventy-seven percent of buyers said they think competition in the housing market has increased since COVID-19.

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Rent Trends for 2021

Rental prices are expected to remain the same through June, as urban areas adjust to an influx of renters moving to the suburbs.

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Does Living Near a Specific Grocery Store Impact a Home’s Value?

ATTOM Data Solutions found that for return on investment, living near a Trader Joe’s is best for homebuyers, while homes near an ALDI lead for investors. 

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Pandemic Influences Consumers’ Opinions on Smart Home Technology

Interest in smart home technology isn’t new, as 57% of respondents said they previously owned some type of smart home technology, most likely a smart TV, smart home speakers, a smart doorbell, a robot vacuum and a connected climate control systems/smart thermostat. However, with the pandemic, there has been a shift in what type of smart home technology people are looking for, as consumers lean toward more safety and security devices, as opposed to luxury items. 

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