Sunday, June 26, 2022

Safe at home: How a collapsing economy and a raging pandemic helped trigger a homebuying spree

During the pandemic, Jay and Abby Sowers, with 6-month-old Hannah, realized they needed more room as Jay worked from home and the new baby arrived. In January they moved into a more spacious house, with a larger backyard, in the Foxcroft community. Photo by Ash Daniel

When Jay Sowers and his wife Abby bought their first home in Brandermill a little more than a decade ago, the 1,800-square-foot floor plan was the perfect size for a young couple starting out.

But that changed when the Sowers had their first child last fall. Suddenly, space was cramped with the hodgepodge of furniture and supplies necessary to care for an infant – not to m...

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