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Startups Aim to Help Renters in Pricey Markets

March 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Some companies are teaching cash-strapped renters how to qualify for an apartment and budget for hikes in rental costs.

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New App Assesses Quake Risk for Californians

March 29, 2018 - 12:00am

The California Geological Survey is helping state residents learn how close they live to a fault line, using interactive maps that can be accessed...

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Study: ‘Affordability Crisis’ Is Worsening

March 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Finding a home in an affordable price range is getting increasingly difficult across the country, not just in expensive coastal markets. 

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Contract Signings Start Spring Season on High Note

March 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Pending home sales reversed course in February, increasing in most areas of the country even as a shortage of homes for sale and higher home...

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Facebook Accused of Allowing Discrimination in Housing Ads

March 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Several fair housing organizations sued Facebook on Tuesday, accusing the social media giant of allowing landlords and brokers to discriminate on...

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Some Owners Making Efforts to Cut Property Taxes

March 28, 2018 - 12:00am

The new federal tax law puts a limit on property tax deductions, causing some homeowners to find it beneficial to appeal their property taxes.

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Loan Activity Gets a Boost, Despite Rising Rates

March 28, 2018 - 12:00am

An increase in mortgage rates didn’t suppress loan demand in the kickoff to the spring buying season.

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The Cost to Be Single in the City

March 28, 2018 - 12:00am

The Economic Policy Institute has updated its family budget calculator to show how far incomes stretch in a number of U.S. cities.

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Bitcoin Radiators: A New Hot Trend?

March 28, 2018 - 12:00am

A European company is preparing to start production on a room heater powered by cryptocurrency mining hardware.

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Overused Sales Jargon That Turns Clients Off

March 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Find out some of the words and phrases that are most egregious when giving a sales pitch and why they don’t work with today’s...

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Little-Known Factors Affecting Home Values

March 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Location, crime, and neighborhood comps are obvious items that can affect your listing’s sales price, but there are more invisible...

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Will ‘Granny Flats’ Resolve Housing Shortages?

March 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Some economists believe so, and are calling on more municipalities to relax rules to allow these accessory dwelling units to be built on or into...

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How Much Renting Is Costing Millennials

March 27, 2018 - 12:00am

By the time the generation turns 30, they’ll have paid $92,600 in rent, according to a new study. 

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With Higher Rates, Does Refinancing Pay Off?

March 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Increased borrowing costs are enticing fewer homeowners to refinance, forcing some lenders to get more competitive on purchase loans to make up...

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New-Home Sales Underperform in February

March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

They dropped for the third consecutive month, mostly due to lower sales in the Midwest and West.

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Congratulations, 2018 Class of 30 Under 30

March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Meet the 30 young real estate professionals chosen as this year's honorees, and find out who secured a guaranteed spot by winning the Web...

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Market Challenges Dampen Buyers’ Hopes

March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

More consumers express anxiety about their ability to buy a home, save for a down payment, and qualify for a mortgage, according to NAR’s...

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Court: REALTOR®-Owned MLS Can Limit Access

March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

A federal court ruled there’s nothing anti-competitive about a REALTOR® association-owned MLS requiring association membership as a...

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NAR Introduces S.M.A.R.T. Initiatives

March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

The association is considering budget changes that would add $35 million in new programming to broaden its advocacy work and strengthen the...

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Where Buyers Put Down the Most, Least

March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

In some markets, home buyers are bringing down payments to the closing table that are larger than the 20 percent industry benchmark. Find out...

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