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Each weekday, REALTOR ® Magazine applies a real estate lens to top headlines from major news sources and trend reports, alongside timely updates from NAR.
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What’s Your ‘Sleep Number’?

March 19, 2019 - 12:00am

It’s not a setting for a bed. Rather, it’s the number of contacts you need to make daily with your sphere of influence in order to help reach your sales goal.

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Update Your Passwords to Protect You and Your Clients

March 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Learn the formula to make your passwords even stronger in order to secure your email and data.

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Builders: Negative Media Reports Making Buyers Cautious

March 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Some potential shoppers may be getting spooked by recent news headlines.

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10 Features That Can Help a Home Sell Faster

March 19, 2019 - 12:00am

“Any time a buyer can walk into a house and see it already has the features they want, that’s a huge bonus for the seller,” says designer Anna Maria Mannarino.

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Where to Buy Single-Family Rentals in 2019

March 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Investing in rental homes proves to be a particularly profitable venture in select places, according to a new report.

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Bill Aims to Improve Military Housing Under Pressing Calls

March 18, 2019 - 12:00am

The growing complaints over the condition of privatized housing for U.S. military members have prompted lawmakers to respond.

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Getting a Mortgage Becomes Easier for the Self-Employed

March 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have recently made changes to an automated system that could help more self-employed individuals qualify for a mortgage.

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Remodeling Becomes Bigger Issue Up Against Aging Housing Stock

March 18, 2019 - 12:00am

An uptick in home prices and an aging population are behind increased spending on home improvement and repairs.

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5 Tips for Decorating the Living Room

March 18, 2019 - 12:00am

There’s an art to decorating a welcoming living room. Try these tips to make the most of the space.

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The Best Week to List a Home Is Quickly Approaching

March 18, 2019 - 12:00am

If you time your new listings for the week most buyers start looking, you can hope for quicker sales going into the season.

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New-Home Sales Are Skewing to Lower Price Points

March 18, 2019 - 12:00am

Home builders are lowering their prices to appeal to more home shoppers.

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Vote for Your Favorite 30 Under 30 Finalist

March 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Meet the 50 real estate professionals vying for a spot in REALTOR® Magazine’s 2019 30 Under 30 and vote for your favorite finalist.

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2 Agents Hold Threatening Intruder at Gunpoint in Listing

March 15, 2019 - 12:00am

A father-son real estate team credits a firearm for helping to save their lives. 

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How Will the Housing Market Fare This Spring?

March 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Spring is typically the busiest time of the year for real estate. NAR’s chief economist weighs in on whether this spring will be hot for housing.

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30-Year Rates Plunge 10 Basis Points This Week

March 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Home shoppers are finding some of the lowest mortgage rates in more than a year.

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Report: Agents Say Staging Decreases Market Time, Boosts Sales Price

March 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Home staging is key to attracting home shoppers, and maybe even more so in an era where consumers are used to watching TV home-makeover shows. Read more from NAR’s newly released Home Staging report.

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Is That Email Really From NAR? How You Can Tell

March 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Scammers who mimic official correspondence from the association are looking for one of two things from you: personal data or credit card info.

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How to Help Consumers Get Off the Financial Sidelines

March 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Seminars or community discussions about the financial preparation of homeownership may help pull in more clients this spring.

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Where Having a Pool Pays Off the Most at Resale

March 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Having a place to swim could potentially boost a home’s sales price by nearly six figures in some locales.

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Dark Colors Make Rooms Smaller? Painting Myths You Should Know

March 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Don’t fall for one of these commonly held myths that may prevent you from finding the truly perfect hue to enhance your space.

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