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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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Bump in Contract Signings Points to Future Housing Gains

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 22:00

Despite lower affordability, housing demand remains strong, and buyers are “waiting to jump in once more inventory becomes available,” NAR says.

3 Big Mistakes When Staging a Living Room

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

Be careful! The way you rearrange furniture in this residential hub for social activity can really hamper comfort and style. 

Why Home Buyers Need to Hurry

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

It may be tempting to wait, but researchers predict a nearly 10 percent increase in the size of mortgage payments by next July.

How Real Estate Seminars Can Net You More Leads

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

Hosting a home buying or selling seminar or webinar can be a great way to generate more business. Here’s how to do it. 

Homeowners Putting the Brakes on Remodeling

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

As the housing market slows, homeowners are halting their plans to upgrade their spaces.

5 Signs Your Clients are Ready to Buy a Vacation Home

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:00

Taking the leap and buying a second home is a serious venture. Help your clients feel comfortable and guide them into making their dream a reality.

Brokerages Wrestle With Growth of Pocket Listings

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00

In markets starved for more inventory, real estate professionals are struggling with being out of the loop for homes that their buyers could want.

Will Garages Become Extinct?

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00

As autonomous vehicles become widespread and the popularity of car-share programs rise, analysts are already calling on the death of structures for car spaces in residential homes.

Nearly 4M to Get a Credit Boost: Good for Mortgages?

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00

Many consumers may see their scores move higher, following an announcement of a new program from FICO.

Property Frenzies Abound Ahead of Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00

Some investors are already betting on the winner and snatching up real estate ahead of the online retail giant’s announcement of its chosen city.

10 Off-Beat Cities Named Best Places to Retire

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

Older buyers and sellers may not have thought of the top city as a place that potentially could fulfill all their needs.

3 Ways to Keep a Home Clean Longer

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

These unusual techniques can keep your listing shining without putting in elbow grease multiple times.

Tax Breaks Open Up ‘Opportunity Zones’ for Investors

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

The government is offering incentives to those who make property investments in distressed economic areas across the country.

Brokerage Fakes Entry Into Senate Race as Marketing Ploy

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

Teal signs bearing the words “Homie for Senate” have sprouted up on lawns across Phoenix. But “Homie” isn’t a real person running for political office.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Listings Without Photos

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

Missing pictures could indicate that an owner is not market-savvy—which may lead to a price advantage for your clients.

Some Owners Don’t Even Change Batteries in Fire Alarms

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00

Survey reveals key safety measures many consumers fail to take to secure their properties against damage.

Report: Most Homeowners Say They Have ‘Good Neighbors’

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00

Consumers reveal the qualities they appreciate most in the people living next door—but say cultivating a friendship isn’t necessary.

Tech Firm to Pay $3M Over Poor Tenant Screenings

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00

“You shouldn’t get turned down for an apartment because someone has the wrong information about you,” the Federal Trade Commission says.

How Well Does Your State Cater to Middle-Class Buyers?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00

Rising home prices have hit the average buyer hard, but in some states, there’s an easier and more affordable path to homeownership.

Sellers Brace for Stiffer Competition as Buyers Retreat

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00

With affordability pressure sidelining more house hunters, sellers can expect a longer timeline to unload their homes. Read more from NAR’s latest report.

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