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Each weekday, REALTOR ® Magazine applies a real estate lens to top headlines from major news sources and trend reports, alongside timely updates from NAR.
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Cities’ Design Tweaks Can Boost Their Quality of Life

June 25, 2018 - 1:00am

City design can have a big influence on how residents feel about where they live. A new report offers city planners ideas on how to create tighter bonds in the community.

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Foreclosure Starts Rise in 43% of Markets

June 25, 2018 - 1:00am

View an interactive chart to see foreclosure starts in your metro area.

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Why New Homes Are Getting Pricier

June 25, 2018 - 1:00am

Rising lumber costs are pushing up new-home prices by an estimated $9,000, according to the builders’ trade group.

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4 Outdoor Projects That Offer the Most Paybacks

June 25, 2018 - 1:00am

Some summer outdoor house projects can help boost a home’s value by up to 10 percent, according to a new realtor.com® report.

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Online Sales Tax Rules Could Be Commercial Windfall

June 22, 2018 - 1:00am

The Supreme Court has ruled that states can force internet retailers to collect sales tax, ending their advantage over brick-and-mortar stores and possibly encouraging more commercial transactions.

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Survey: Top States for Homeowners in 2018

June 22, 2018 - 1:00am

What makes a state great for homeowners?

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Long & Foster Carves Retirement Path for Associates

June 22, 2018 - 1:00am

The East Coast franchise is helping retiring agents sell their book of business to up-and-coming colleagues.

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Home Prices Outpace Wage Growth in 64% of Markets

June 22, 2018 - 1:00am

National affordability is at the lowest level since the third quarter of 2008, according to a new report.

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Mortgage Rates Drop Again This Week

June 22, 2018 - 1:00am

The lower rates marked the third rate decrease in the past four weeks.

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Trump Administration Proposes Privatizing Fannie, Freddie

June 22, 2018 - 1:00am

The current administration has proposed ending the long conservatorship of the two mortgage financing giants, part of a sweeping government reorganization proposal unveiled Thursday.

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HUD Under Fire for Response to Lead Paint Removal

June 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Federal officials found that the agency lacks adequate oversight in the reporting and remediation of issues in its public housing and voucher programs.

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Neighborhood Activism Influences Inventory Woes

June 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Homebuilders struggle to launch developments as zoning boards and residents fight against new construction.

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Report: Housing Costs Leave Third of Households Strapped

June 21, 2018 - 1:00am

The number of American households considered to be “cost-burdened” has grown by nearly 14 million over the last 30 years.

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Are Millennials Finally Flying the Coop?

June 21, 2018 - 1:00am

More young people may be ready to leave home and start their own household, according to a new report.

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Upbeat Sellers Show Readiness to Make a Move

June 21, 2018 - 1:00am

“Hopefully ... strong seller optimism will lead to an increase in inventory later on in the year,” says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

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Appraisers, Homeowners Agree More Than Ever on Values

June 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Owners are increasingly understanding the true market value of their properties, a new survey shows.

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Loan Demand Ticks Up as Borrowers Look to Lock in Rates

June 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Mortgage rates have been up and down in recent weeks, so when borrowers saw some stability, they jumped at a chance to lock in a rate.

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Most Renters Wish They Lived Elsewhere, Survey Says

June 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Many renters recently surveyed say they aren’t happy with the location where they live, but high costs are preventing them from making a move.

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New-Home Construction Surges to Highest Level in Decade

June 20, 2018 - 1:00am

More new homes entered the pipeline in May than in any other month since the end of the Great Recession. But the gains are uneven across the country, and permit activity indicates they may be short-lived.

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2.5M Homes to Be Threatened by Tidal Flooding by the Year 2100

June 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Rising sea levels and climate change are putting a significant number of homes at risk of tidal flooding, even in the absence of major storms, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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