Real Estate

Tips to Help Your Buyers Navigate a Cooling Market

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

In June, housing starts fell by 12 percent—a sign that prospective buyers are becoming more hesitant toward rising housing costs and shrinking inventory.

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2019 May Usher in the Era of Foldable Phone Screens

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

A smartphone that boasts a bendable screen is expected to hit the market early next year. Could this jumpstart a new category of devices?

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Cities That Will Pay People to Relocate

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Faced with sluggish population growth, some metros are making enticing offers to gain new residents.

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4 States Sue Federal Gov’t Over Property Tax Overhaul

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Lawmakers in four Northeastern states say the cap on certain local and state deductions is unconstitutional.

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Homebuilding Dips to 9-Month Low

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Rising material costs are making new construction more difficult, builders say.

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REALTOR® Force Grows 6% as Rookies Flock to NAR

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

There may be fewer homes to sell but that hasn’t deterred more people from entering the real estate business. NAR announced a significant rise in the number of REALTORS® in the last year.

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The Ideal Age for First-Timers to Buy

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am

A new study reveals how old most Americans think buyers should be when they purchase their first property.

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Loan Demand Dips as Housing Shortages Abound

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am

But there is a bright spot: More first-time home buyers appear to be entering the market even as tight inventories restrict the number of homes for sale.

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The Most Unequal Housing Markets

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Researchers find cities in the Midwest rank highest in terms of inequality, but that that's not necessarily a bad thing. 

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A Roaring Success? Agent Uses T-Rex to Market Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Buyers flipping through the marketing materials of this Granbury, Texas, home may have done a double take, but real estate pro Casey Lewis says the gimmick worked.

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What Does a Successful Buyer Look Like?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Some consumers are prepared to handle the housing shortages and rising home prices and interest rates plaguing this market. Find out who they are.

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Do Elections Hinge on Mortgage Rates?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am

A new academic paper suggests consumers have a history of punishing politicians when mortgage credit is not readily available.

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Don’t Be a Presenter—Be a Storyteller

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Whether speaking to your colleagues, new clients, or conference attendees, you can be more engaging by taking a narrative approach.

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4 MLSs Merge in Illinois, Iowa

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am

The latest consolidation of multiple listing services will create a giant in the Midwest, planning to serve more than 2 million consumers.

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3 Bathroom Trends Homeowners Might Want to Avoid

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Whether it’s redoing the tub or replacing tiles, owners shouldn’t try to be too trendy or it could create an unintended effect.

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Single-Family Rentals Remain in Demand

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am

A new report shows low inventories of rental homes grouped with strong job growth are fueling increases in single-family rent prices.

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Breaking Down Home Maintenance: The Costs, Timelines

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am

The average bill for sustaining a house each year is about $16,000. So where does it all go?

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Cubs Player Taps REALTOR® as Home Run Derby Pitcher

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber chose a real estate pro from Tampa to be his pitcher during Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby Monday night.

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Nearly Half of Urban Residents Have ‘Reverse Commute’

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am

More than 4.8 million people travel from the city to the suburbs for work, according to a new report.

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What a New-Home Warranty Really Covers

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Homeowners often have a false sense of security that the builder will fix anything that breaks.

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