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Lot Prices in Midwest Hit Record High

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

Builders are paying more for new-home lots, and those expenses will be passed on to home buyers.

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Best Alternatives to Pricey Urban Meccas

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

Realtor.com® names “metro matchups”—places comparable to big cities in many ways but whose housing prices largely remain...

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Sell Your Listing With the Right Music

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 12, 2017 - 11:00pm

A little music may be what your listing needs to make buyers feel more welcome, some real estate pros say.

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Mortgage Rates Take a Leap This Week

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 12, 2017 - 11:00pm

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage posted its largest week-over-week increase since July. 

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Parents Helping Kids Compete in Bidding Wars

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 12, 2017 - 11:00pm

To help their adult children, parents are taking out equity in their own home so their kids can buy a home of their own. 

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10 Best Markets for Raising a Family

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 12, 2017 - 11:00pm

These markets offer the most spacious and affordable homes to families, according to new metro rankings. 

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Survey: American Dream Varies by Gender, Age

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 12, 2017 - 11:00pm

Homeownership transcends gender and age differences as the highest ranking element of the American dream. But a report shows other...

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Home Haunted? No Problem, New Survey Shows

RisMedia Consumer Advice - October 12, 2017 - 3:35pm

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

Would you ever live in a haunted home? A new survey from realtor.com® shows most folks won’t shy away from a spooky space—so long as the price is right.

In September, realtor.com surveyed more than 1,000 online respondents. The verdict? Thirty-three percent were open to living in a haunted house, 25 percent might be, and 42 percent are not open to the idea.

So what factors impacted these results? Let’s explore:

  • Forty percent of respondents indicated that they need a price reduction in order to choose a haunted home over a non-haunted home;
  • 35 percent require a better neighborhood;
  • 32 percent need larger square footage; and
  • 29 percent would do so if more bedrooms are involved.

Who minds a few spooky spirits if there’s a third bedroom, amiright? From the survey, 47 percent of participants indicate they would live in a home where someone died, 27 percent said they might, and 26 percent said they would not.

The survey also showed certain paranormal activities are preferred over others. Forty-eight percent of those surveyed didn’t mind a few cold or hot spots in their home, whereas 45 percent could get down with unexplainable noises, and 39 percent are willing to tolerate strange, freaky feelings in certain rooms. Thirty-five percent of folks could deal with shifting shadows, but only 20 percent were alright with levitating objects or the sensation of being touched.

Of those surveyed, 28 percent believed they already have lived in a haunted house, with 14 percent unsure and 58 percent quite sure they’ve never been haunted.

What do you think? Would you be willing to room with a ghoul for more square footage, a lower price tag or a finished basement?

View more from the survey.

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

Zoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at zoe@rismedia.com.

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Buyers Aren’t Spooked by Haunted Houses

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

With inventories so tight, many consumers say they’re even willing to live in a haunted house. 

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Study: City Living May Make You Healthier

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

Downtown may offer the healthiest living conditions for residents compared to those in the suburbs, according to a new study. 

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Why Seller Clients Need a Counseling Session

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

Prepare your selling clients and ensure their best experience early on by holding a seller counseling session.

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Millennials Not Ashamed to Live at Home

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

The stigma for living at home with parents is fading as the trend grows more common among 18- to 34-year-olds. 

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‘YIMBY’ Movement Urges Affordable Housing

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

Young adults are forming a new movement known as YIMBY—“yes in my backyard”—as they advocate for more affordable...

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Rent Price Hikes Are Getting Smaller

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

The markets where rents increased the most quickly in 2016 have slowed down by the most in 2017, according to data from Axiometrics.

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Wildfires Threaten Thousands of Calif. Homes

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2017 - 11:00pm

So far, at least 17 people have died and more than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate due to fast-moving wildfires in the state. One firm...

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How Big a Gamble Is a Condemned Home?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2017 - 11:00pm

It could be the deal of a lifetime or your client’s worst nightmare. But just because a house has been condemned doesn’t mean it...

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As Rates Rise, Loan Demand Softens

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2017 - 11:00pm

Mortgage applications dropped across the board last week as interest rates surged to their highest levels since July.

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Does Your Community Have a ‘Great Place’?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2017 - 11:00pm

The American Planning Association recently announced the country’s 15 Great Places for 2017. Find out if your town can claim a street,...

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Amazon Teeters Into Selling Homes… Kind Of

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2017 - 11:00pm

Shoppers on Amazon's online marketplace can now score prefabricated tiny homes via third-party resellers.

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Owners, Appraisers More Eye-to-Eye on Prices

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2017 - 11:00pm

For the fourth consecutive month, the gap between homeowner and appraiser opinions on property values narrowed. Still, homeowners tend to believe...

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