Real Estate

Investors Have Their Sights Set on Senior Housing

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Those investing in real estate are planning to increase their buying in the elderly living segment over the next 12 months, a new report shows.

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Google’s New Social Network

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am

The shuttering of Google+ hasn’t stopped the online giant from taking another shot at capturing the online social space.

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Bidding Wars Expected to Heat Up Again

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Home buyers should be ready to face increased competition well into 2020.

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Study: Are Renters Stigmatized?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am

“Some of what we found was surprising,” says the chief economist at Apartment List.

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What ‘Move-In Ready’ Really Means

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am

If you’re going to use the phrase to describe your listing, be ready for what most buyers are going to expect.

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Barry Spares New Orleans But Threatens More Flooding

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am

The tropical storm could bring flash floods and tornadoes to several states as it moves inland, the National Hurricane Center warns.

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Texas Man Accused of Trying to Buy Home With Fake Check

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am

The check in the amount of $262,523 was caught by a real estate pro and an official at First National Bank.

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Survey: Your Commission Is Top Pain Point for Clients

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Find out what other gripes consumers have about the home buying and selling process.

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Category 5 Storm No Match for House of Plastic Bottles

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am

A three-bedroom home made of 612,000 recycled plastic soda bottles can withstand winds up to 326 miles per hour.

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The Steep Affordability Decline Since the 1960s

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Purchasing real estate has become an increasingly costly endeavor over the last half-century.

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Carve Out the Perfect Outdoor Space: 3 Tips

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am

The backyard can be a selling point in your listing, no matter the size. Give it some attention in your marketing.

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Social Media, Community Websites Vital to Boomer Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am

Home buyers over 55 are highly invested in technology to find their home, just like their younger counterparts.

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Mortgage Rates Barely Budge From 3-Year Lows

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am

After steady declines since the beginning of the year, mortgage rates appear to be leveling off. But that still bodes well for home buyers.

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Bill Proposes Cutting FHA Insurance Fees for First-Timers

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am

The House of Representatives approved a bill this week that would cut the cost of upfront mortgage insurance fees on Federal Housing Administration loans for first-time home buyers who take part in housing counseling.

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Redfin, Opendoor Team Up for iBuying Option

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am

Redfin is partnering in select markets with iBuying giant Opendoor to allow homeowners to get instant offers on the homes they want to sell.

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Renters Rely Heavily on Web Reviews of Landlords

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am

Property owners and managers need to evaluate their online reputations to stay competitive, a new survey shows.

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Buyers Aren’t Shying Away From Supersized Mortgages

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am

Jumbo loans—mortgages with higher debt—are on the rise and were easier to get in June than any other month in the past eight years.

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Essay Contest to Win Mansion Flops

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am

Interested buyers paid a $19 registration fee to enter the competition, but the seller didn't get enough entries to make the sale viable.

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Realogy Alleges ‘Unfair Business Practices’ in Lawsuit Against Compass

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am

Compass, denying the allegations, accuses its competitors of using the court system to stifle competition. 

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Genders Differ on How Much Commercial Real Estate Has Improved for Women

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am

Regardless of industry strides to have more females in leadership positions, men and women disagree on the extent of the progress.

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