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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.
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Mortgage Rates Take a Breather from Hikes

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:00

Mortgage rates mostly held stable this week—a welcome relief for home buyers.

Incomes Are Surging for Commercial REALTORS®

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:00

It’s a good time to be in commercial real estate—more pros are reporting upped sales and higher profits.

Housing Predictions and Stats for Amazon’s HQ2

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:00

Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y., are poised for big real estate booms.

More Ultra-Luxury Real Estate Hits the Auction Block

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:00

The number of multimillion-dollar homes that have sold at an auction in the past year has nearly doubled.

Survey: Owners Stressed From Surprise Home Repairs

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:00

“Unexpected home repair costs can be a nightmare, especially for first-time home buyers,” says Holden Lewis, NerdWallet’s home expert.

More Buyers Reach for ARMs in High-Priced Markets

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:00

As mortgage rates rise, some consumers in expensive metros may turn to adjustable-rate mortgages to curb costs. 

Why Kitchen and Bath Remodels Could Take Longer

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:00

Installers, carpenters, and kitchen and bath designers are among the toughest jobs to fill, and a new report finds many projects are being prolonged or delayed.

Americans Shift Their Perceptions of the Housing Market

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00

A new survey reveals “some concerning evidence about the changing psychology of the housing market,” says housing economist Robert Shiller.

6 Master Bathroom Trends to Watch

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00

Grays, mixed metals, and farmhouse styles: Find out the latest trends sprucing up the master bath.

Scammer Pretends to Be Broker to Dupe Female Agents

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00

Female real estate professionals in Southern Massachusetts are reportedly receiving suspicious text messages from a person trying to trick them into arranging private meetings.

Report Cautions Housing Crisis Looms From Nation’s Older Households

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00

More than half of all households are now headed by someone 50 or older. Gaps in affordable and accessible housing for this growing population is alarming, a new report warns.

How to Rank on Page One of Google Results

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00

Strategies to make your real estate website as visible as possible to online house hunters.

Where Buyers With $60k Income Can Score a Home

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00

Realtor.com®’s data team identifies the cities where the middle class is most likely to be able to afford to buy a home and has plenty of choices.

Survey: Consumers’ Highest-Rated Lenders

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00

J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Survey finds which mortgage lenders are ranking the highest in customer satisfaction.

Homeowners May Be Overconfident in Remodeling Skills

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00

Pop culture and design TV shows could be causing a bigger appetite for DIYing in home renovation projects.

Amazon Finally Settles on Two Cities for HQ2

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00

After a yearlong search, the retail giant has chosen two East Coast spots for its new headquarters. Officials claim a housing boom is on the horizon.

Where More Than Half of Properties Remain Underwater

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00

A large number of homeowners in some pockets of the country still owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth.

4 Buyer Regrets After Purchasing a Rehab

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00

Extensive remodeling projects can turn into nightmares without proper planning. One writer reveals the mistakes she made during her own journey.

FSBO Transactions Hit New Record Low

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00

More sellers than ever are turning to the services of a real estate professional to get their homes sold.

The City Where Locals Don’t Want to Leave

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00

It’s also the city that is most popular with out-of-towners who want to move in.

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