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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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Where Home Improvement Loans Are Hot

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 22:00

Higher home prices and tighter inventory seem to be causing some to turn toward home remodeling projects. Find out which cities are seeing more homeowners spending significant money to spruce up their properties. 

The Real Reason Your Client’s Offer Was Rejected

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 22:00

Sometimes even the most attractive offers still fall short, and explaining why can be a tough part of your job. Here are four scenarios that might help you become a better adviser in the negotiation process.

4 Financial Lessons Boomers Can Teach Millennials

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 22:00

Younger buyers are on a better financial path than most people assume, and they'll continue to be if they don’t make the same missteps as previous generations.

How Much Cigarette Smoke Decreases Resale Value

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 22:00

The odor can also linger in a home for months after the smoking owner moves out, according to a® study.

Consumers: Family Ties Don’t Trump Free Dream Home

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 22:00

A new survey reveals just how much prospective buyers would sacrifice in order to score the perfect home at no cost.

Homeowners Stand to Save More Than Renters

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 22:00

Owners can often conserve more money once housing costs and living necessities are all covered. However, a new study shows those who rent can barely get by in some cities.

NFIP Extended to Nov. 30, But Reforms Still Needed

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 22:00

The Senate approved a bill Tuesday to keep the National Flood Insurance Program operating for four more months.