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NAR Daily News Magazine

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Senate Tax Bill Another Shot at Homeowners

November 9, 2017 - 12:00am

The National Association of REALTORS® is reviewing the plan but says more still needs to be done to protect homeowners from a tax hike.

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Are 5,000-Square-Foot Homes Too Big?

November 9, 2017 - 12:00am

The share of new homes that are 5,000 square feet or more is dropping. 

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Remembering 2009 NAR President Charles McMillan, 1951-2017

November 9, 2017 - 12:00am

REALTORS® mourn the loss of an association president who led through a tumultuous market and opened doors for a more inclusive real estate...

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Newbie Buyers Make Smaller Down Payments

November 9, 2017 - 12:00am

The majority of first-time home buyers are making down payments of 6 percent or less. 

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Report: Consumers More Jittery To Buy, Sell

November 9, 2017 - 12:00am

The latest dip in Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index may be seasonally triggered.

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10 Cities Where Residents Are Feeling Richer

November 9, 2017 - 12:00am

A new analysis reveals the nation’s top spots with the fastest-growing incomes. Could these wealthier residents turn to real estate? ...

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Homes Are More Affordable Than 20 Years Ago

November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

When buyers complain about home prices, you may want to cite this new study showing that homes are actually more affordable now than they...

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Homeowners: Don’t Call It ‘Aging in Place’

November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Consumers may appreciate the features that allow them to remain comfortable in their homes as they age, but you might want to avoid...

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Interest Rate Dip Fails to Lift Loan Demand

November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Last week's drop in borrowing costs wasn’t enough to entice refinancers and potential buyers to take out loans.

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Twitter Officially Doubles Its Character Count

November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Tweets can now use up to 280 characters. 

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Trust Stamp Is Now a Free Safety Tool for REALTORS®

November 7, 2017 - 12:00am

NAR members get the perk from the association’s investment in the product, which is designed to reduce the risks involved when meeting...

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Is Housing Demand Turning Back to Homeownership?

November 7, 2017 - 12:00am

A rising homeownership rate could threaten the multifamily sector.

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It’s Time to Winter-Proof Your Home

November 7, 2017 - 12:00am

As temperatures dip, remind homeowners of the importance of weatherizing their home for colder days ahead.

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Cities Where Home Prices Rise Fastest

November 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Home prices in a few areas have skyrocketed by up to 95 percent over the past five years. 

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Show You’re Not Just After a Commission

November 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Part of what it means to be a REALTOR® is having deep humility, gratitude, and care for your fellow neighbors. Learn how...

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NAR: GOP’s Tax Plan ‘Attacks Homeownership’

November 6, 2017 - 12:00am

The association declares its opposition, saying the bill would raise taxes on middle-class homeowners, cause home values to plunge, and...

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NAR Board Approves MLS Policy Changes

November 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Among other considerations, agents will get more flexibility in their MLS choice.

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The Direction Your Business Is Headed

November 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Do you know what skills you’ll need to keep your business viable in a changing real estate market? These tips from the...

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The Tech Tsunami Is Coming

November 6, 2017 - 12:00am

“Real estate agents fear being replaced, and they will be. They’ll be replaced by a real estate agent with technology,” said...

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Important Steps in Brokers’ Leadership Journey

November 6, 2017 - 12:00am

“We’re only as great as the people we lead say we are,” said real estate coach Alicia Matheson during a Sunday session at the...

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