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Boomers Stuck With Big Homes to Sell

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 18, 2017 - 11:00pm

Baby boomers are growing concerned that they’ll be unable to sell their big suburban homes as younger generations show different housing...

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More Renovations in the Forecast for 2018

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 18, 2017 - 11:00pm

A new report finds annual gains in home renovation and repair spending will surge through the third quarter of next year.

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The Best Places to be a Landlord

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 18, 2017 - 11:00pm

Higher home prices and a tight supply of homes for sale may be the mantra nationwide. But certain markets are still offering lucrative options for...

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Airbnb Now to Build its Own Apartments

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2017 - 11:00pm

Airbnb may have found a way to settle its disputes with cities over short-term leasing apartments and homes. It’ll build its own apartment...

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Study: Your Listing’s Words Carry Weight

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2017 - 11:00pm

Properties that contain certain words in their listing comments tend to sell for higher prices, a new study reveals. Find out which words can have...

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Bitcoin Real Estate Deals: A Hot Trend?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2017 - 11:00pm

“Our buyer has evolved; they’ve moved from mom-and-pops to young people who want to pay with various forms of payment,” the...

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These Lenders Dominate the Mortgage Market

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2017 - 11:00pm

Here are the most popular lenders borrowers are turning to for financing a home purchase or for refinancing. 

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N.C. Agent Previewing Home Finds Two Dead

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2017 - 11:00pm

A police investigation in Chapel Hill, N.C., involves the deaths of a senior homeowner and her son, whom a REALTOR® found as she started to...

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Lower Rates Spark Higher Loan Demand

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2017 - 11:00pm

A slight decrease in mortgage rates brought refinancers and home shoppers back to lenders last week. 

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Will Future Homes Withstand Earthquakes?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm

Researchers say they’ve invented a type of cement that can withstand a 9.0 earthquake. 

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Wisconsin Bans Major Rent-to-Own Operator

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm

Wisconsin has banned one of the nation’s largest operators of rent-to-own homes from working in the state—will other states follow...

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Childless Buyers Buoy Condo Market

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm

Home shoppers without children are a growing segment in the housing market, and they tend to desire smaller houses than previous generations....

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Washington Sees Spate of Open House Thefts

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm

Police in Western Washington say that the hot housing market is prompting more thefts at open houses, warning real estate professionals and...

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3 Techniques to Be the Best Sales Listener

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm

If you have a predisposition to dominate the conversation, here are some ways to reel it in and let clients know you hear them.

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Where You Can Still Snag a Foreclosed Property

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2017 - 11:00pm

Foreclosures are at an 11-year low, but they haven’t dried up everywhere.

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San Francisco: The Sweet Spot for Trick-or-Treaters

RisMedia Consumer Advice - October 16, 2017 - 3:14pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

The annual Trick-or-Treat Index from Zillow puts San Francisco in the sweet spot: No. 1 for trick-or-treaters.

Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index 2017 (PRNewsfoto/Zillow)

 

Analysts at Zillow began with the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI), concocting a formula that includes home values, how close homes are in proximity to each other, and the share of 10-year-olds (and younger) in a given market. Bubble, bubble…

“Searching for neighborhoods with the best candy is a Halloween tradition for many kids and their parents,” says Dr. Svenja Gudell, chief economist at Zillow. “Our annual list is a fun way for families to see how their neighborhood stacks up against others when it comes to trick-or-treating. These are places we think will have plenty of candy and lots of young kids running around from door to door.”

In the City by the Bay, the top three neighborhoods for trick-or-treaters are Presidio Heights, Sea Cliff and Golden Gate Heights; in No. 2 San Jose, the top three are West San Jose, Willow Glen and Cambrian Park.

Is your city out of the running this year? Fear not.

“If you don’t live in one of these cities, look for areas that are getting into the Halloween spirit with decorations and lots of costumed kids,” Gudell says.

See the 2016 Trick-or-Treat Index.

For more information, please visit www.zillow.com.

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com.

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Beverly Carter’s Family Sues Her Brokerage

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2017 - 11:00pm

The lawsuit alleges that Crye-Leike, the real estate company Carter worked for when she was murdered on the job in 2014, failed in its duty to...

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Top Amenities for Relocating Baby Boomers

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2017 - 11:00pm

A new survey reveals the items on most retirees’ wish lists as they consider moving to a new home in their golden years.

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California Wildfires Heat Up Housing Crunch

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2017 - 11:00pm

Areas of the state affected by wildfires may have an inadequate supply of emergency housing for victims because those markets were already facing...

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Why Single-Family Rentals Gain Market Edge

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2017 - 11:00pm

It’s the fastest-growing segment in the housing market, outpacing owner-occupied single-family homes and all multifamily housing.

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