Real Estate

Have a 43% DTI Ratio? Wait Longer for Loan Approval

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am

The newest Voice for Real Estate video touches on FHA loan hurdles, Midwestern flooding, and an intriguing generational shift that could help your marketing.

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New Ad Pokes Fun at Real Estate TV Shows

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am

Drama-filled lifestyles and luxury amenities on TV shows may be entertaining, but this new campaign wants to remind buyers they’re fantasy.

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Are You Using 123456 as Your Password?

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am

More than 23 million breached accounts worldwide used this number combination. See the five worst passwords of 2018.

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More Brokerages Step Into the iBuying Business

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am

Brokerages are entering the race of instant offers to compete with a growing list of other firms in the iBuyer world.

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Buyers, Builders See Different Paths to ‘Attainable’ Housing

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am

They diverge on their opinions about how the nation should boost its supply of housing that meets the needs of the middle class.

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Lone Wolf Acquisition Won’t Change Your zipLogix™ Benefit

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am

REALTORS will still have access to the zipLogix™ transaction management system at no cost through 2020.

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New-Home Starts Fall to 2-Year Low

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Housing starts continued to underperform in March, despite calls from the housing industry to build more to help inventory-starved markets.

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Study: Homes Near EV Charging Stations Fetch a Premium

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Buyers shopping for properties in ZIP codes with many charging stations for electric vehicles likely will pay a higher price, realtor.com® finds.

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6 Ways to Go Green This Earth Day

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Monday is Earth Day, and your clients can do their part to protect the environment and save on utility bills.

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After Surging, Existing-Home Sales Deflate in March

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am

“The impact of lower mortgage rates has not yet been fully realized," says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

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REALTOR® Joins White House Opportunity Zone Kick-Off

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

The tax incentive intended to revitalize struggling areas by focusing investment dollars shows promise.

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What Online Can’t Beat: Consumers Still Like Going to Stores

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

While they may like browsing for purchases online, consumers still prefer going to stores to buy and be entertained.

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Same-Sex Couples Face Harder Time Obtaining Mortgages, Study Shows

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

These borrowers were 73 percent more likely to be denied a home loan than heterosexual couples, even with an equivalent level of risk.

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Mortgage Rates Rise Again, But Remain Below Yearly Lows

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

For the third week in a row, mortgage rates inched upward, but economists were quick to reassure home buyers that rates are still low.

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Energy Efficiency Brings Buyers, More Agents Say

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Agents say they’re increasingly fielding questions about sustainability from their clients. Find out what your clients may ask you about.

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3 Rules for Serving Mom-and-Pop Investors

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Everyday home buyers are getting into the investment market. Help them evaluate their real estate choices from the right perspective.

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Developers Look to Farmers to Cultivate Home Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Eager to attract nature-focused home shoppers, more communities are being built with agricultural amenities.

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Quicken Loans: Owners Can Use Vrbo Rental Income to Refinance

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am

A recent partnership with Vrbo, a vacation rental firm, plans to allow homeowners to use income earned through short-term rentals to qualify for a mortgage refinance.

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Report: Do Homeowners Fare Better Than Renters?

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am

“The share of cost-burdened renters remained fairly steady over a decade while the share of cost-burdened owners dropped significantly,” new research notes.

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Young Adults Put Mortgage Before Marriage

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Nearly one in four millennial buyers say they want to buy a home before they tie the knot.

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