Real Estate News

Where a $1K Monthly Mortgage Is Most Possible

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 20, 2019 - 1:00am

The median cost for a home loan is up because of higher home prices. But you can still score a bargain in these areas. 

 
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Calif. Couple Fined $600K for Uprooting, Killing Ancient Tree

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 20, 2019 - 1:00am

It may be your yard, but you can’t dig up history—according to one Sonoma County judge.

 
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Homeowners’ Top Neighborhood Gripes

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 20, 2019 - 1:00am

Choosing the wrong area to live in can make for a very unhappy homeowner. Find out the biggest location pet peeves.

 
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NAR’s Popular Ad Campaign Gets Nod for 3 More Years

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 18, 2019 - 1:00am

Association directors take actions on Code of Ethics, MLS, and other policies—and approve three more years of national advertising.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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President Trump: Real Estate ‘Is in My Blood’

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 17, 2019 - 1:00am

His hour-long speech was the first address to REALTORS® by a sitting president in 14 years.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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Yun’s Economic Outlook: Who Could Ask for More?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 17, 2019 - 1:00am

NAR’s chief economist offers an upbeat assessment with only a few storm clouds, including uneasiness about the U.S. trade disputes with China.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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U.S. House Approves Equality Act to Extend LGBT Protections

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 17, 2019 - 1:00am

Real estate groups, including NAR, applauded the House’s vote Friday to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

 

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Mortgage Rates Moved Slightly Lower This Week

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 17, 2019 - 1:00am

“While signals from the financial markets are flashing caution signs, the real economy remains on solid ground with steady job growth … which will drive up home sales this summer,” said Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

 
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You’re Not Being Replaced by AI

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 16, 2019 - 1:00am

Artificial intelligence is automating routine real estate tasks, but be aware of the risks.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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Tenant, Contractor Behavior Can Get Property Managers Sued

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 16, 2019 - 1:00am

Property managers risk fair housing violations when ignoring tenant disputes and cases of potential harassment by building workers.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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How a REALTOR® Touched a Congressman’s Heart

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 16, 2019 - 1:00am

The story behind a U.S. lawmaker's extraordinary connection with a Chicago broker.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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The Best Places to Carve Out a New-Home Niche

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 15, 2019 - 1:00am

Learn the markets where new-home construction is seeing the largest growth.

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High-Priority Tax Initiatives Likely to Stall in Congress

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 15, 2019 - 1:00am

NAR policy representatives say political upheaval in Washington may translate to little action on tax policies that affect real estate.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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Should You Hire a Fee-Management Company?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 15, 2019 - 1:00am

Landlords give up day-to-day control over properties when they keep their identity hidden from tenants. But anonymity has its perks, too.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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In Second Deal, NAR Gives Commercial Listings More Clout

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 15, 2019 - 1:00am

The association announced its second agreement with a commercial technology platform, bringing more choice and savings to commercial practitioners.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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HUD to Strengthen Landlords’ Rights in Service Animal Requests

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 15, 2019 - 1:00am

To combat predatory online certifications, housing providers can request additional verification of a tenant’s need, a department official says.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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The Hand-Painted Pink Listing That Has Gone Viral

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 15, 2019 - 1:00am

It’s an original! This home features a pink foyer, floral and ruffle decor, and hand-painted kitchen cabinets that depict floral scenes and flamingo designs.

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What Do We Need? GSE Reform. When Do We Need It? Now.

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 15, 2019 - 1:00am

At a regulatory forum, experts swap stories on the 11-year saga of Fannie, Freddie conservatorship—and discuss how to move beyond it.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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REALTORS® Embrace Chance to Work With New Congress

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 14, 2019 - 1:00am

A slew of freshmen lawmakers stand to gain valuable insights from real estate pros during this week’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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2020 Election: A Familiar Dynamic?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - May 14, 2019 - 1:00am

With more than 20 Democrats running for president, strategists from the two major political parties say the next election could look a lot like 2016.

From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.

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