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Study: Foreclosures Rising in 44% of Metros

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 21, 2018 - 1:00am

This marks the first annual increase in foreclosure starts nationwide after three years of declines.

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Fewer Americans Are Willing to Move for a Job

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Will courting the relocation business be less lucrative? New data suggests so.

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3 Biggest Blockchain Myths Debunked

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Find out why this new technology is probably safer than you think from an expert who’s dispelling misconceptions.

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New Zealand Bans Foreigners From Buying Homes

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Lawmakers say the move is intended to combat soaring home prices and rising homelessness in the country.

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Developer to Equip 25K Apartments With Smart-Home Tech

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Alliance Residential Company is partnering with technology leaders such as Google, Nest, and Dwelo to launch the initiative.

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Survey: Consumers Lose Sleep Over Housing Costs

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 20, 2018 - 1:00am

More than one in 10 adults—or about 29 million Americans—say they have restless nights, worrying about their ability to pay the mortgage or rent.

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Should Listing Photos Be Removed After the Sale?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 20, 2018 - 1:00am

Some home buyers express concern that photos of their properties continue to live on real estate websites after they’ve closed on the purchase, and they’re asking real estate professionals to help take them down.

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HUD: Facebook’s Ad Platform Is Discriminatory

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 20, 2018 - 1:00am

In a formal complaint, the Department of Housing and Urban Development says the social network lets landlords and sellers improperly exclude certain demographics in advertising.

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Mortgage Rates Ease for Second Consecutive Week

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 17, 2018 - 1:00am

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate dipped again, relieving some borrowers.

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Economists: Builders Add More Inventory, But Not Enough

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 17, 2018 - 1:00am

“Given the chronic lack of affordable housing and rapidly escalating home prices, it is worrisome that the country is producing new single-family housing stock at a rate that is similar to the trough of a typical recession,” Freddie Mac’s chief economist says.

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Hot Midwest Markets Are Winning More Buyers

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 17, 2018 - 1:00am

The region dominates in realtor.com®’s latest hottest housing market list.

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New Tool Pinpoints the Best Days to Sell a Home

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 17, 2018 - 1:00am

A HomeLight feature helps drill down to the market level and get a snapshot of a seller’s best chances for maximizing their sales price or selling quickly.

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Redfin: Bidding Wars Fuel Surge in Home Prices

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 16, 2018 - 1:00am

“To win, [buyers] will likely have to raise their offer price and waive contingencies,” says company spokeswoman Rachel Musiker.

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Airbnb Investment in Apartment Buildings Irks Tenants

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 16, 2018 - 1:00am

The home-sharing company plans to turn 14 multifamily properties into short-term rentals by 2020.

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Cities Expected to Get the Most New Residents in Q3

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 16, 2018 - 1:00am

These metros may soon see a boost in production for local agents, home improvement stores, and moving companies.

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HUD Backs Off on Rule It Says Stifles Affordability

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 15, 2018 - 1:00am

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking steps to amend a fair housing rule that intended to combat segregation, claiming it was "suffocating" efforts to build affordable residential options.

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HUD Seeks to Scale Back Fair Housing Rule Combatting Segregation

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 15, 2018 - 1:00am

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking steps to amend a fair housing rule that intended to combat segregation, claiming it was "suffocating" efforts to build affordable residential options.

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Home Searches Are Stretching on Longer

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 15, 2018 - 1:00am

Be prepared to work with house hunters over months, not weeks, before they ultimately find a home to buy.

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Millions of Consumers Getting a Credit Score Boost

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 15, 2018 - 1:00am

Sweeping changes in how several credit reporting agencies factor negative financial information is prompting millions of consumers’ credit scores to increase.

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Why Aren’t You Earning More?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - August 14, 2018 - 1:00am

Unemployment is low and the economy is growing, but home sales are going down for many real estate professionals. Here’s why.

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