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Real Estate

Scammers Harm Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Now that reconstruction is beginning following two storms’ massive paths of destruction through Texas and Florida, it's time to issue a...

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The Toughest Home Buyers You’ll Encounter

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Some home shoppers are a joy to work with and others will make you want to scream. Here are three types to watch out for.

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Don’t Let Sellers Get Overconfident

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2017 - 12:00am

A severe inventory shortage may be allowing your clients to believe selling their homes will be quick and easy.

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‘Granny Flats’ Are Finding a Bigger Purpose

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Some hope changing laws to allow more homeowners to build accessory dwelling units will increase property values and alleviate housing shortages...

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Where Homes Are Selling the Fastest

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2017 - 12:00am

We all know most homes sold quickly this summer, but this map offers a visual of the average time it’s taking to complete transactions...

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The Best States for Single Parents

RisMedia Consumer News - September 9, 2017 - 12:00am

Parents raising children solo have unique needs. A recent study by GOBankingRates identifies the states with the most favorable conditions for meeting those needs, including an ideal median income:

  1. New Jersey
    Median Household Income: $72,093
    State Support: Expanded Medicaid, earned-income tax credit and paid family leave program
  1. Rhode Island
    Median Household Income: $56,852
    State Support: Expanded Medicaid, earned-income tax credit and paid family leave program
  1. Michigan
    State Support: Expanded Medicaid and earned-income tax credit
    Bonus: The average grocery cost and home list price in Michigan are among the lowest in the nation.
  1. Washington
    State Support: Expanded Medicaid, earned-income tax credit and paid family leave program (effective 2019)
    Bonus: There is no state income tax in Washington.
  1. Illinois
    State Support: Expanded Medicaid and earned-income tax credit
    Bonus: Illinois has the fourth-lowest employee contribution amount for employer-sponsored family health coverage.

Source: GOBankingRates

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Florida REALTORS® Brace for Irma’s Wrath

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 8, 2017 - 12:00am

The state association is providing its members a detailed preparation plan as the storm eyes a direct hit on Miami by Sunday.

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Trump Signs NFIP Extension Into Law

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 8, 2017 - 12:00am

It’s part of a legislative package releasing more than $15 billion in assistance for storm-ravaged areas in the country.

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Equifax Breach Threatens Half the Country

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 8, 2017 - 12:00am

The credit reporting firm revealed a cybersecurity breach that likely comprised the personal information of 143 million consumers. 

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Zero-Down Mortgage Offered for Doctors

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Medical professionals may be eligible for a mortgage up to $750,000 without a down payment or private mortgage insurance needed.

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Mortgage Rates Strike New 2017 Low

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 8, 2017 - 12:00am

For the third consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped to a new year-to-date low. 

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Long & Foster Acquired by Berkshire Affiliate

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Long & Foster, one of the largest residential real estate companies by sales volume, has now joined Berkshire’s HomeServices of...

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Myths Sellers Believe About Pricing Their Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Many of your clients are misguided about the principles of setting their asking price. Here’s what they should be aware of. 

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Tips for Saving Up for a Down Payment

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Just giving up your morning latte may save you up to $1,300 per year. NAR offers some simple ways to save for a down payment. 

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How Long It Takes to Build a Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Brace your new-home buyers for a long wait. 

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Reach Out to Prospects Who Have Fallen Silent

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Looking to drum up more business? Try to warm up one of your cold leads. 

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Third of Agents Have Felt Unsafe on the Job

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Thirty-eight percent of real estate professionals have experienced a situation that made them fear for their safety or the safety of their...

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NAR Urges Congress: Act on Flood Insurance, Fast

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Amid Hurricane Harvey and now a looming threat from Hurricane Irma, the National Association of REALTORS® warns Congress that letting the...

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Buy Homes in Bitcoins

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Bitcoin millionaires are now looking to cashing in their digital currencies in luxury real estate. 

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Hispanic Homeownership Surges

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Latinos are expected to make up more than half of new home buyers over the next 20 years.  

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