Feed aggregator

Tech Firm to Pay $3M Over Poor Tenant Screenings

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am

“You shouldn’t get turned down for an apartment because someone has the wrong information about you,” the Federal Trade Commission says.

Categories: Real Estate News

How Well Does Your State Cater to Middle-Class Buyers?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Rising home prices have hit the average buyer hard, but in some states, there’s an easier and more affordable path to homeownership.

Categories: Real Estate News

Sellers Brace for Stiffer Competition as Buyers Retreat

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am

With affordability pressure sidelining more house hunters, sellers can expect a longer timeline to unload their homes. Read more from NAR’s latest report.

Categories: Real Estate News

Borrowers Finally See Some Relief With Mortgage Rates

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am

“The modest decline in mortgage rates is a welcome respite from the rapid increase in rates the last few weeks,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Categories: Real Estate News

Where Buyers Stand to Save the Most in Mortgage Costs

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am

It’s worth it to shop around for a mortgage, and some places pay off more than others.

Categories: Real Estate News

Calif. Firms Respond to Call for More Women in Leadership

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am

The commercial real estate industry is mostly dominated by males, but a new mandate in the Golden State hopes to spark change. 

Categories: Real Estate News

Homebuilding Struggles to Break Out of Funk

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am

The housing market may be in search of much-needed inventory, but it’s not likely to come from new-home construction.

Categories: Real Estate News

Could Your Sellers Use a Staging Concierge?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Getting a home ready to sell can be a pain. To ease this load for homeowners, some brokerages are offering competing programs that help get a listing ready.

Categories: Real Estate News

On the Watch List: 10 Housing Markets Poised for Appreciation

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Find out where homeowners likely will see the biggest increases in equity over the next 12 months.

Categories: Real Estate News

Coliving Craze? Developers Think So

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Developers are betting big that more consumers want to live in a coliving space.

Categories: Real Estate News

How to Create a Welcoming Entryway

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Don’t discount this prime spot in your staging. “Entryways set a tone for the rest of the house,” says one interior designer.

Categories: Real Estate News

Discover the Home’s Past the Seller Won’t Tell You

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Some states don’t require sellers to disclose property stigmas, such as violent crime that occurred on the premises or paranormal activity. Here’s how you can help buyers uncover the truth.

Categories: Real Estate News

Study: ‘Green’ Homes Sell for More, Depending on the Agent

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am

For sellers giving their homes environmentally friendly upgrades, recent studies show the owners' profit at resale may also rely on their chosen real estate professional.

Categories: Real Estate News

Warning Signs That Your Client Is Getting Cold Feet

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am

As a real estate professional, how can you tell if your buyer or seller is about to bail on a deal?

Categories: Real Estate News

Stacking Up Yard Sizes by State

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am

The average residential lawn in America is about a quarter of an acre, but the number can vary greatly depending on where you live.

Categories: Real Estate News

America’s 5 Most Historic Cities ‘May Hold Value Better’

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Some home buyers may be drawn to the cachet of owning a property with a rich historical past, but there are more benefits than status.

Categories: Real Estate News

Is Using Equity to Delay Social Security a Good Strategy?

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Some older homeowners are taking out reverse mortgages to fund their daily living expenses while shoring up more financial benefits from the government. But the ramifications of this are unclear.

Categories: Real Estate News

High Debt-to-Income Ratios Prompt More Mortgage Denials

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Lenders turned away nearly one in 10 mortgage applicants in 2017, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic.

Categories: Real Estate News

Zero-Down Loan Program Aims to Expand Mortgage Access

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am

A new effort is underway to remove barriers to financing and raise the low rate of homeownership among underserved groups of home buyers.

Categories: Real Estate News

10 Hottest ZIP Codes in the Nation Right Now

NAR Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am

High-income millennials are a driving force behind many of the most active markets, according to realtor.com®.

Categories: Real Estate News