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Where College Students Should Buy a Condo

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

In some university towns, it makes more financial sense to invest in a property for students rather than pay the costs of housing them in...

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Vintage ‘Kit Homes’ Fetch More Than $1M

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

Houses were available for purchase through catalogs in the early 1900s. Now, owners who have hung on to these historically significant properties...

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10 Most Livable State Capitals

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

Personal finance website SmartAsset.com ranks the capital cities with the lowest unemployment and most number of dining and entertainment options...

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5 Ways to Make Your Listing Look Bigger

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

Professional home stagers offer their ideas for giving the illusion of more square footage, even for tight spaces.

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Consumers Upbeat, So Why Are Sales Falling?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

The number of existing-home sales has dropped in four of the past five months, despite an uptick in the number of people who say it’s a good...

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Flip, Rent, or Hold: The Best Investment Option

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

What are the pros and cons of each type of real estate investment, and which ones are the most profitable?

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Get in Early on Emerging Neighborhoods

RisMedia Consumer Advice - September 24, 2017 - 12:03pm

Buying in a hot housing market while prices are reasonable is a sure ticket to wealth. Analysts at GOBankingRates recently spotlighted 20 up-and-comers. The top 10 are:

1. Jungle Terrace – St. Petersburg, Fla.
Median List Price (as of July 2017): $239,900
Price Change Year-Over-Year: +44.5 percent

2. Beacon Hill – Seattle, Wash.
Median List Price: $569,995
Price Change Y-O-Y: +31.2 percent

3. Point Breeze – Philadelphia, Pa.
Median List Price: $295,000
Price Change Y-O-Y: +40.5 percent

4. Heather Gardens – Denver, Colo.
Median List Price: $278,750
Price Change Y-O-Y: +27.3 percent

5. Pinehurst – Seattle, Wash.
Median List Price: $350,000
Price Change Y-O-Y: +24.8 percent

6. Hazelwood – Portland, Ore.
Median List Price: $324,450
Price Change Y-O-Y: +22.4 percent

7. Twin Lakes – Las Vegas, Nev.
Median List Price: $182,450
Price Change Y-O-Y: +41 percent

8. Fairgrounds – Indianapolis, Ind.
Median List Price: $179,900
Price Change Y-O-Y: +29 percent

9. Bayside West – Tampa, Fla.
Median List Price: $229,900
Price Change Y-O-Y: +32 percent

10. Highland Hills – San Antonio, Texas
Median List Price: $135,000
Price Change Y-O-Y: +35.3 percent

Source: GOBankingRates

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Housing Predictions for 2018

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

What the future looks like for the new-home market, mortgage rates, and overall home sales activity, according to Freddie Mac’s Outlook...

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5 Things Buyers Should Never Compromise On

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

Tell your clients not to overlook these items when considering buying a home. Otherwise, they could end up regretting the purchase.

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Prices Rise Fastest in Disaster-Prone Cities

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

The threat of natural disasters isn’t scaring buyers away from the most vulnerable areas of the country, according to a new analysis.

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Mortgage Rates End 2-Month Decline

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has posted its first increase in weeks.

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Sync Your Email and Direct Mail Marketing

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

Here are four ways to coordinate your marketing channels to best communicate with prospects or keep in touch with past clients.

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Homeowners Gain Average of $13K in Equity

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

Over the past 12 months, about 750,000 mortgage borrowers have achieved positive equity, according to a new report. 

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The Latest and Greatest Fall Home Trends

RisMedia Consumer Advice - September 21, 2017 - 3:05pm

As the days shorten and autumn arrives, it’s time to start considering holiday gift items, or even a couple of household goodies you might just want to keep for yourself.

Take, for example, the remotely controllable slow cooker from WeMo, which lets you check on your meal in progress without actually having to be in the kitchen. Quickly and easily adjust your device’s temperature and cook time via the WeMo smartphone app, or just turn it on or off completely while you’re away. Plus, its six-quart oval stoneware cooking chamber is removable and dishwasher-safe.

Forget fall foliage and Indian corn—add some festive color to any of your home’s doorways with a natural or faux berry fall wreath. Many retail and online home stores and garden centers are offering stemmed bittersweet wreaths gleaming with russet red and persimmon, instead of autumn’s more understated browns and oranges.

Or, add rustic charm to any abode with small-scale set of burnished-bronze Anthropologie Airen antlers (Anthropologie.com, $21). Their hefty aluminum build is sturdy enough for holding purses and scarves by the door, or can just as easily be displayed in the living or bedroom as cruelty-free, cabin-inspired wall art.

Match them up with a pair of Pier 1 Imports antler-shaped candle stands ($28 each). Substitute in lieu of a traditional cornucopia to open up the visual space, while giving any tabletop or nook a more dramatic feel.

If you’re not ready to panel an entire room, or looking to add a few natural woody accents, try Target.com for one or more sets of decorative Weathered brand wood panels. Their eye-catching geometric design is described as the perfect home decor for the minimalist household.

Or if you want the easy-to-apply—and remove—effect of wood, JCPenny.com offers extremely authentic-looking and American-made Beachwood Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper. Use it to freshen up a backsplash, as intriguing shelf-backing, to accent small areas, or on an entire wall.

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Fall May Be Best Time for Buyers to Move

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 20, 2017 - 11:00pm

Home prices are showing signs of easing and could offer a better opportunity for home buyers to jump in. 

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Fed Hints at Looming December Rate Hike

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 20, 2017 - 11:00pm

Find out what this could mean for mortgage rates. 

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Tacos, Anyone? Real Estate Pro Makes an Offer

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 20, 2017 - 11:00pm

Michael Leathers is spicing up interest for his townhome listing with an all-you-can eat taco incentive. 

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How Popular Hangouts Can Help You Sell

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 20, 2017 - 11:00pm

Your personalized advice will go a long way with your clients. Here are some tips for homing in on an area that fits your client's personality...

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Apartment Dwellers Desire More ‘Green’

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 20, 2017 - 11:00pm

Sustainability is proving to be a big draw in the multifamily sector. 

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Sweepstakes Offers Home to Military, Veterans

NAR Daily Real Estate News - September 20, 2017 - 11:00pm

Realtor.com® and Veterans United Home Loans, a VA purchase lender, have teamed up to launch a $250,000 Veterans Day Home Giveaway Sweepstakes...

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