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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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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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3 Plants That Can Kill Your Listing’s Curb Appeal

September 4, 2018 - 1:00am

Though lush shrubs and flowering plants can boost a home's curb appeal, some have a reputation for being destructive to lawns.

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Ultra-Luxury Market Grapples With $1B in Price Reductions

September 4, 2018 - 1:00am

Sellers who own the priciest homes in the country have had to make mega price cuts to lure buyers. Here’s a theory for why.

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Yards for New Homes Are Smaller Than Ever

September 4, 2018 - 1:00am

Median lot sizes nationwide have reached record lows, according to the Census Bureau.

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Mortgage Borrowers Get Loan Approval With Lower Credit

September 4, 2018 - 1:00am

Recent studies suggest that home buyers with low credit scores and high debt-to-income ratios may have an easier time qualifying for financing.

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4 Rules for Creating Real Estate Signs That Sell

September 4, 2018 - 1:00am

Follow these best practices for signage that will communicate your message and brand, as well as catch prospects’ attention.

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Hackathon, Pitch Battle Add Dynamism to iOi

August 31, 2018 - 1:00am

Interactive demos and app-building exercises at NAR’s inaugural tech conference brought a distinctive element missing from many real estate events.

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Mortgage Rates Mostly Holding Steady

August 31, 2018 - 1:00am

Rates have barely budged over the last few weeks and may be offering a window of opportunity for prospective buyers.

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Home Prices Are Climbing Three Times Faster Than Rents

August 31, 2018 - 1:00am

Only 41 percent of the U.S. population now lives in a county where a median-income household can afford to buy a home at the median list price.

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Judge Orders Aid Cutoff to Hurricane Maria Victims

August 31, 2018 - 1:00am

More than 1,000 Puerto Rican families who fled to the U.S. mainland will lose federal housing assistance by Sept. 14.

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How Consumers and Businesses Can Both Win

August 30, 2018 - 1:00am

The state attorneys general who addressed attendees at the iOi Summit stressed the importance of tech companies, real estate, and the law all working together to foster the future of the American dream of homeownership.

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First-Time Buyers Have Bought 985K Homes This Year

August 30, 2018 - 1:00am

New buyers under the age of 35 have been increasing their homeownership rates and are “showing a determination and resiliency to become homeowners,” according to a new report.

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