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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: 6 hours 49 min ago

Smart-Home Gadgets Buyers Will Pay Extra to Have

August 27, 2018 - 1:00am

Fifty-three percent of builders say they are equipping new construction with technology. But are they the kind buyers want?

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Police Hunt 3 Suspects Who Robbed N.Y. Brokerage

August 27, 2018 - 1:00am

Two men and a woman stole jewelry, $8,000 in cash, a security system, and several credit cards from agents at the office.

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Affordability Called Housing’s ‘Boogeyman’

August 27, 2018 - 1:00am

Economists and housing experts say increases in home prices won’t ease soon, but they knock down concerns of another housing bubble.

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Airbnb Sues NYC, Says Law Infringes on Hosts’ Rights

August 27, 2018 - 1:00am

A New York ordinance set to take effect this winter would allow local officials to gather Airbnb hosts’ names and addresses.

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Housing Deadline Looms for Displaced Puerto Ricans

August 27, 2018 - 1:00am

Federal aid intended to subsidize housing costs for Puerto Ricans who were displaced by Hurricane Maria is set to expire Friday.

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Hurricane Lane Threatens More Than 48K Homes in Hawaii

August 24, 2018 - 1:00am

Some areas of the state’s Big Island are already reporting more than two feet of rain as of early Friday.

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Study: Most Millennials Don’t Have a Qualifying Credit Score

August 24, 2018 - 1:00am

Sixty-one percent need to improve their credit in order to obtain lower interest rates when they’re ready to take out a mortgage, according to Experian.

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Mortgage Rates Fall for Third Straight Week

August 24, 2018 - 1:00am

Mortgage rates are now at their lowest level since mid-April.

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Inventory Drought Pushes New-Home Sales to 9-Month Low

August 24, 2018 - 1:00am

However, housing demand remains solid “due to economic strengthening and positive demographic tailwinds.”

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Top Cities for Young Professionals to Call Home

August 23, 2018 - 1:00am

These metros offer the best prospects for 25- to 34-year-olds when it comes to employment, salary, and housing costs.

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Jumbo Loans May Be More Practical for Average Buyers

August 23, 2018 - 1:00am

Interest rates for larger mortgages are becoming less expensive than those for conforming loans.

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Facebook Removes Ad Options After HUD Complaint

August 23, 2018 - 1:00am

The social media giant has taken down more than 5,000 ad targeting options to “help prevent misuse,” the company stated.

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End of Fannie, Freddie Rental Programs Good for Market

August 22, 2018 - 1:00am

The companies’ strategies to help institutional investors buy homes for rentals were exacerbating inventory shortages and affordability concerns, NAR says.

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Study: Lots Near Power Lines Lose Nearly Half Their Value

August 22, 2018 - 1:00am

Health concerns and unattractive views drive the decrease in the value of land near high-voltage systems, researchers say.

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Reports: Compass to Buy Pacific Union in Cali Expansion

August 22, 2018 - 1:00am

Combined, the brokerages could become the nation’s third-largest residential real estate firm based on transaction volume.

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Existing-Home Sales Reach Slowest Pace in 2 Years

August 22, 2018 - 1:00am

Rising property prices are prompting would-be buyers to pull out of the market, says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

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Hospitals Invest in Housing for Healthier Communities

August 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Growing research points to a link between living in areas of concentrated poverty and health. That’s prompted some hospitals to invest in housing.

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Study: Foreclosures Rising in 44% of Metros

August 21, 2018 - 1:00am

This marks the first annual increase in foreclosure starts nationwide after three years of declines.

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Fewer Americans Are Willing to Move for a Job

August 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Will courting the relocation business be less lucrative? New data suggests so.

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3 Biggest Blockchain Myths Debunked

August 21, 2018 - 1:00am

Find out why this new technology is probably safer than you think from an expert who’s dispelling misconceptions.

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