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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.
Updated: 1 year 17 weeks ago

Keller Williams Expands Its iBuying Partnerships

June 25, 2020 - 12:00am

The brokerage says it will no longer be exclusive with Offerpad and will increase the number of funding partners that can provide instant offers to its home sellers.

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Mortgage Applications 18% Higher Than Last Year

June 25, 2020 - 12:00am

But there isn't enough inventory to satisfy pent-up housing demand after a sluggish spring selling season.

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Second Homes Grow in Demand Among Luxury Buyers

June 25, 2020 - 12:00am

Unlike prior downturns, the high-end market is leading the recovery, a new report shows.

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Dispute Arises Over the Term ‘Master Bedroom’

June 25, 2020 - 12:00am

The Houston Association of REALTORS® says it will stop permitting the phrase on listings following calls from a group of agents.

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How Resilient Is the Housing Market?

June 25, 2020 - 12:00am

Real estate demand is making a comeback, and the rebound will provide continued support to home prices, says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

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REALTORS® Conference & Expo Will Go Virtual

June 24, 2020 - 12:00am

Member participation is likely to expand with a fully online format.

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Coronavirus May Spark More Moves

June 24, 2020 - 12:00am

Nearly half of Americans say they are more likely to relocate by the end of the year due to the pandemic.

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Which States See the Most Identity Theft?

June 24, 2020 - 12:00am

The risk level varies across the country, a new study finds.

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Real Estate Investors Feel Bullish, Ready to Jump Back In

June 24, 2020 - 12:00am

A new survey finds that investors are more eager to resume purchases than experts predicted.

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Privacy, Greenery Prized Perks in Outdoor Spaces

June 24, 2020 - 12:00am

Americans are reassessing their yards to create more inviting, relaxing spots to unwind.

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Price-Based Approach Replaces CFPB's Debt-to-Income Limit

June 23, 2020 - 12:00am

NAR welcomed two proposed rules by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will help bring greater stability for homebuyers.

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Wealth Divide Will Likely Widen After Pandemic

June 23, 2020 - 12:00am

Job losses due to the coronavirus crisis have disproportionately affected low-income and Black workers, a new report finds.

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Agent Receives Generous Support After Brutal Attack

June 23, 2020 - 12:00am

A crowdfunding page has already raised more than $120,000 three days after a real estate agent in Lynchburg, Va., was attacked with a wrench at an open house.

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Listings Fetched Nearly 3 Offers Each in May

June 23, 2020 - 12:00am

Bidding wars have returned to the market as sellers garner more offers than in April, according to the May 2020 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.

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How to Politely Sidestep a Handshake

June 23, 2020 - 12:00am

Here are some alternative greetings to try when someone extends their hand.

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May Sales Slump Only Temporary, NAR Says

June 22, 2020 - 12:00am

Existing-home sales dropped 9.7% month over month in May, but “I’m hopeful the worst is behind us,” says NAR President Vince Malta.

 
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Warehouse Sales a Bright Spot for Commercial Real Estate

June 22, 2020 - 12:00am

The growth of e-commerce—sped up by the pandemic—has created a need for more storage space.

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Pandemic Spurs Interest in Backyard Coops

June 22, 2020 - 12:00am

Homeowners are exploring raising chickens for access to fresh eggs at a time when shopping in grocery stores has become more stressful.

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Top 7 Cities for LGBTQ People to Call Home

June 22, 2020 - 12:00am

Smaller towns dominate the list of the most gay-friendly areas in the U.S.

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Biggest Brokerages Based on Sales Volume, Transactions

June 22, 2020 - 12:00am

Many companies founded in the last 10 to 15 years have grown rapidly and are realizing disproportionate market share growth, says a new report.

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