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NAR Daily News Magazine

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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: 17 hours 9 min ago

5 Reasons You Should Call Instead of Text

July 27, 2018 - 1:00am

While real estate professionals must communicate on different platforms, this is why voice calls might be the best form of contact.

Categories: Real Estate

With Rates Back on the Rise, Prospective Buyers Pause

July 27, 2018 - 1:00am

“The next few months will be key for gauging the health of the housing market,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

 
Categories: Real Estate

Young Americans Push Homeownership Rate Up

July 27, 2018 - 1:00am

However, with sales dropping, some economists are skeptical that the climb will last.

 
Categories: Real Estate

Borrowers Shy Away From Online Mortgages

July 27, 2018 - 1:00am

J.D. Power’s annual list of lenders with the most customer satisfaction reveals that efforts to digitize the process have not moved the needle.

 
Categories: Real Estate

‘Fair’ vs. ‘Very Good’ Credit: The Impact on Mortgages

July 26, 2018 - 1:00am

Consumers who make efforts to raise their credit scores from “fair” to “very good” could see significant savings when they apply for mortgages. Here’s how much.

Categories: Real Estate

New-Home Sales May Be in Trouble

July 26, 2018 - 1:00am

Recent reports show the market for new homes is slowing at an unusual time of year. Builders are blaming the summer slowdown on tariff strife.

Categories: Real Estate

Foreign Buyers Lessen Their Investments in U.S. Real Estate

July 26, 2018 - 1:00am

Ongoing housing shortages and rising home prices are prompting international buyers to pause in their recent homebuying sprees in the United States.

 
Categories: Real Estate

FHFA Ends Effort on Credit Scoring Overhaul

July 25, 2018 - 1:00am

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it is suspending an initiative to update the credit score model, which some were hoping would bring scoring to an estimated 7.6 million consumers who are currently unscorable.

Categories: Real Estate

15 More States Now Can Do Fully Digital Home Closings

July 25, 2018 - 1:00am

A new partnership between digital notary platform Notarize and Title Resources, a national title company, is ushering in faster and fully digital closings on real estate transactions in a handful of states.

Categories: Real Estate

Don’t Count Gen X Out

July 25, 2018 - 1:00am

Millennials and baby boomers may steal most of the attention as the big movers in real estate these days, but the generation in between has actually recovered the most and gained the most household wealth since the Great Recession.

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Buyers Say Garages, Updated Kitchens Aren’t as Important as This

July 25, 2018 - 1:00am

A new survey from realtor.com® shows what home shoppers are willing to sacrifice in order to get what they really want in a home’s location.

Categories: Real Estate

Survey: Teams May Cut Into Brokers’ Profits

July 24, 2018 - 1:00am

The team structure may generate more business, but it also can cost firms more per agent.

Categories: Real Estate

Brokerage Reinvents For Sale Signs With ‘Iconic’ Look

July 24, 2018 - 1:00am

The firm wants to give traditional property advertisements a flashy, high-tech makeover.

Categories: Real Estate

Overstock.com Enters the Property Management Business

July 24, 2018 - 1:00am

It’s the first phase of the online retailer’s venture, which eventually will include a portal for consumers to rent and buy homes.

Categories: Real Estate

Migration Patterns Emerge as Buyers Cross State Lines

July 24, 2018 - 1:00am

For example, more than 25,000 residents have left California in the last five years. Here’s where they’re going.

Categories: Real Estate

Some Homeowners Don’t Know the Interest Rate They Pay

July 23, 2018 - 1:00am

It’s one problem contributing to a lack of knowledge about the benefits of refinancing.

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An Artificial Lawn Isn’t Maintenance-Free

July 23, 2018 - 1:00am

Fake grass may be easier to care for, but there are some expensive and annoying caveats to this landscaping option.

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Will ‘Baby Boomer Sell-Off’ Ignite Housing Crisis?

July 23, 2018 - 1:00am

Older homeowners who are downsizing and leaving homeownership behind may send shock waves throughout the real estate market, two new studies warn.

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N.Y. Buyer Files Class-Action Lawsuit Over Dual Agency

July 23, 2018 - 1:00am

The buyer accuses real estate brokerage Houlihan Lawrence of using the tactic to maximize its profits and dominate the local market.

Categories: Real Estate

6 Most Profitable Markets for Sellers

July 23, 2018 - 1:00am

Some of the nation's fastest-growing cities are seeing the highest returns on home sales, as are areas that were hit hard in the Great Recession.

Categories: Real Estate