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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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Are Quick Sales Becoming the Norm?

September 11, 2018 - 1:00am

Homes for sale are not lingering on the market for long. See where the fastest sales are happening.

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Nearly 759K Homes at Risk as Hurricane Florence Nears

September 11, 2018 - 1:00am

The storm is threatening to strike the Carolinas and Virginia as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane. 

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Survey: Americans’ Ideal Home

September 11, 2018 - 1:00am

How do people visualize the perfect abode when it comes to home design, amenities, and location?

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In Detroit, 87% of Buyers Pay Cash

September 10, 2018 - 1:00am

Low home prices along with affluent buyers, more investors, and those wanting to bypass appraisals are prompting all-cash transactions to surge in the city.

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Bill Would Ease Mortgage Restrictions on Self-Employed

September 10, 2018 - 1:00am

The proposed measure would allow lenders to use more sources to verify the income of loan applicants who work for themselves.

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5 Places Where Lousy Credit Won’t Block a Home Purchase

September 10, 2018 - 1:00am

Realtor.com® analyzed metros to find where a less-than-perfect credit score—even those well under 650—can still land buyers a home.

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Court Strikes Down Laws Making Homelessness Illegal

September 10, 2018 - 1:00am

Stemming from a lawsuit against the city of Boise, Idaho, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that it’s not a crime to sleep outdoors when not enough shelters are available.

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‘Nonbanks’ Emerge as Top Lenders for Home Buyers

September 10, 2018 - 1:00am

More consumers are bypassing big, established banks and turning to a growing subset of specialized lenders to obtain a mortgage.

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5 Strategic Ways for Millennials to Save Money

September 7, 2018 - 1:00am

Often the down payment is the biggest obstacle for younger would-be home buyers. Here are ways to get a solid financial footing.

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How Race Still Matters in Real Estate

September 7, 2018 - 1:00am

A sociologist explains how agents’ business practices can reduce opportunities for minority consumers.

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Lots Are Costing Buyers More

September 7, 2018 - 1:00am

Home yards may be getting smaller but they’re also hitting record-level prices.

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Mortgage Rates Inch Up

September 7, 2018 - 1:00am

Borrowing costs may be slowly on the rise again in the coming weeks, Freddie Mac warns in its latest mortgage market survey.

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Survey: Clients With Kids ‘Urgently’ Need to Buy, Sell

September 7, 2018 - 1:00am

Slightly more than a quarter of all buyers with children say that child care expenses delay their home purchases.

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Home Flips Plunge as Distressed Inventory Dries Up

September 6, 2018 - 1:00am

Investors retreat from the fix-and-flip market, as fewer properties are available at deep discounts.

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PHH, Realogy to Pay $17M Over Alleged Kickbacks

September 6, 2018 - 1:00am

The two companies have settled claims from a 2015 lawsuit that they received kickbacks for referring certain settlement services.

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Real Estate Community Focuses on Disaster Preparedness

September 6, 2018 - 1:00am

Share these tips with clients so they can take precautions and weather the storm when a natural disaster strikes.

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Top Towns for an ‘Affordable’ Retirement

September 5, 2018 - 1:00am

Where are retirees headed? If you live in these communities, you may find out first-hand.

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Study Reveals ‘Starbucks Effect’ on Home Prices

September 5, 2018 - 1:00am

When a new Starbucks opens near a neighborhood, that could be a good sign for home prices, a new Harvard study suggests.

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Gen Z May Prove to Be Serious Competition for Millennials in Housing

September 5, 2018 - 1:00am

Despite its young age, "Generation Z" is showing a lot of interest in homeownership. Is it youthful optimism or is the eagerness real?

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Opendoor Aims to Capture More Market Share

September 4, 2018 - 1:00am

The company’s planned expansion would make its service accessible to 15 percent of the U.S. population.

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