Real Estate

Low 30-Year Rates Keep Buyers in Summer Market

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am

Mortgage rates barely budged this week, keeping borrowing costs low for summertime home shoppers.

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Survey: Buyers Rank Commute Time Above Square Footage

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am

In response, realtor.com® has announced a new tool to filter home-search results according to rush-hour and off-peak commute times.

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4 Maintenance Chores Your Clients Shouldn’t Delay

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am

Homeowners who fail to perform these upkeep tasks in a timely manner may face hefty repair bills in the future.

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Unicorn, T-Rex Costumes Generate Buzz for Ky. Listing

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am

Real estate professionals haven’t been shy about using gimmicks to get their properties noticed online. Here’s the latest one.

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New Niche in Cohousing For LGBT Seniors

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am

A supportive cohousing community focusing on seniors who identify as LGBT—the first of its kind—is set to open in Durham, N.C., in April 2020.

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2 Billion Records Exposed in Smart-Home Device Breach

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Just how secure is that “smart” security camera or door lock? That is being called into question.

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Mystery Solved: The Best Way to Vacuum a Room

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am

A quick pass with a vacuum cleaner is sometimes fine, but go deep with these techniques for the best cleaning.

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Suburbs Are Cool Again, and Younger Generations Swoop In

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Many U.S. suburbs are seeing their populations grow as millennials move out of the city and head to the ’burbs.

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This Housing Trend May Radically Change Neighborhoods

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Oregon is the latest to loosen single-family zoning laws to pave the way for more homebuilding. Critics argue these laws are destroying neighborhoods.

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Watch for Supersized Bee Hives at Your Listings

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Entomologists are warning the public of giant colonies of nests that may be found around homes in places with milder winters.

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Builders Will Build It, If You Rent It

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am

The build-to-rent market is exploding in growth.

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Nothing to Cry About: More Than a Third of Home Sellers Get Weepy Over the Deal

RisMedia Todays Top Consumer Stories - July 2, 2019 - 3:01pm

(TNS)—You’ve heard of seller’s remorse, but seller’s tears?

More than a third of people who’ve sold their homes say they have shed tears over the experience.

Consumers’ polled by Zillow rank peddling their properties as one of their most stressful events—along with getting fired or planning a big wedding.

Zillow quizzed home sellers about the process and found that 36 percent admitted sobbing over the experience. One in five of the people surveyed said they cried five times or more while unloading their property—boo hoo hoo.

“If you’ve ever sold a home before, you know how daunting the process can be,” Zillow’s Jeremy Wacksman said in the report. “Anticipating that stress can be a huge obstacle that keeps homeowners from moving on to the next stage of their lives.

“Our survey found more Americans were stressed over selling their home than planning a wedding, getting fired or becoming a parent.”

The home sellers insist it isn’t crocodile tears.

They say that uncertainty about their home’s sale price, worries that the property wouldn’t sell and pressure to fix up the homes triggered their weeping fits.

With home prices in most neighborhoods at record levels, it could be that some of the sellers were crying all the way to the bank.

Since 60 percent of the folks Zillow talked to were also buying another property, buyer jitters also added to their consternation.

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Nothing to Cry About: More Than a Third of Home Sellers Get Weepy Over the Deal

Daily Real Estate News - July 2, 2019 - 3:01pm

(TNS)—You’ve heard of seller’s remorse, but seller’s tears?

More than a third of people who’ve sold their homes say they have shed tears over the experience.

Consumers’ polled by Zillow rank peddling their properties as one of their most stressful events—along with getting fired or planning a big wedding.

Zillow quizzed home sellers about the process and found that 36 percent admitted sobbing over the experience. One in five of the people surveyed said they cried five times or more while unloading their property—boo hoo hoo.

“If you’ve ever sold a home before, you know how daunting the process can be,” Zillow’s Jeremy Wacksman said in the report. “Anticipating that stress can be a huge obstacle that keeps homeowners from moving on to the next stage of their lives.

“Our survey found more Americans were stressed over selling their home than planning a wedding, getting fired or becoming a parent.”

The home sellers insist it isn’t crocodile tears.

They say that uncertainty about their home’s sale price, worries that the property wouldn’t sell and pressure to fix up the homes triggered their weeping fits.

With home prices in most neighborhoods at record levels, it could be that some of the sellers were crying all the way to the bank.

Since 60 percent of the folks Zillow talked to were also buying another property, buyer jitters also added to their consternation.

©2019 The Dallas Morning News
Visit The Dallas Morning News at www.dallasnews.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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Your Local College Is a Portal to Foreign Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am

If you have an interest in working with international clients, one of the best places to meet them may be the nearest university.

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8.2M Could Have Lower Mortgage Payments

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am

The average borrower stands to save about $266 per month on their mortgage by refinancing.

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Statewide PSA Warns Real Estate Scams Put You at Risk

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am

The growing threat of wire fraud in housing transactions is prompting the Utah Division of Real Estate to warn the public.

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Over Half of Homes Underinsured for Natural Disasters

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am

Summer is peak season for extreme weather and homeowners should make an effort to check their insurance coverage, in the case of a flood, tornado, earthquake.

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Gay Neighborhoods Becoming Too Pricey for Many LGBT Residents

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am

Areas could become less gay-friendly due to gentrification.

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Contingent Offers May Not Hurt You As Much

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am

A new analysis finds that these offers might be less threatening to a sale.

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Duo in Custody After Burglary Spree at Open Houses

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am

Two people have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries at open houses throughout California—possibly stretching from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

 
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