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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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Borrowers Finally See Some Relief With Mortgage Rates

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00

“The modest decline in mortgage rates is a welcome respite from the rapid increase in rates the last few weeks,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Where Buyers Stand to Save the Most in Mortgage Costs

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00

It’s worth it to shop around for a mortgage, and some places pay off more than others.

Calif. Firms Respond to Call for More Women in Leadership

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00

The commercial real estate industry is mostly dominated by males, but a new mandate in the Golden State hopes to spark change. 

Homebuilding Struggles to Break Out of Funk

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00

The housing market may be in search of much-needed inventory, but it’s not likely to come from new-home construction.

Could Your Sellers Use a Staging Concierge?

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00

Getting a home ready to sell can be a pain. To ease this load for homeowners, some brokerages are offering competing programs that help get a listing ready.

On the Watch List: 10 Housing Markets Poised for Appreciation

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00

Find out where homeowners likely will see the biggest increases in equity over the next 12 months.

Coliving Craze? Developers Think So

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00

Developers are betting big that more consumers want to live in a coliving space.

How to Create a Welcoming Entryway

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00

Don’t discount this prime spot in your staging. “Entryways set a tone for the rest of the house,” says one interior designer.

Discover the Home’s Past the Seller Won’t Tell You

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00

Some states don’t require sellers to disclose property stigmas, such as violent crime that occurred on the premises or paranormal activity. Here’s how you can help buyers uncover the truth.

Study: ‘Green’ Homes Sell for More, Depending on the Agent

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00

For sellers giving their homes environmentally friendly upgrades, recent studies show the owners' profit at resale may also rely on their chosen real estate professional.

Warning Signs That Your Client Is Getting Cold Feet

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00

As a real estate professional, how can you tell if your buyer or seller is about to bail on a deal?

Stacking Up Yard Sizes by State

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00

The average residential lawn in America is about a quarter of an acre, but the number can vary greatly depending on where you live.

America’s 5 Most Historic Cities ‘May Hold Value Better’

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00

Some home buyers may be drawn to the cachet of owning a property with a rich historical past, but there are more benefits than status.

Is Using Equity to Delay Social Security a Good Strategy?

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00

Some older homeowners are taking out reverse mortgages to fund their daily living expenses while shoring up more financial benefits from the government. But the ramifications of this are unclear.

High Debt-to-Income Ratios Prompt More Mortgage Denials

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00

Lenders turned away nearly one in 10 mortgage applicants in 2017, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic.

Zero-Down Loan Program Aims to Expand Mortgage Access

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00

A new effort is underway to remove barriers to financing and raise the low rate of homeownership among underserved groups of home buyers.

10 Hottest ZIP Codes in the Nation Right Now

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00

High-income millennials are a driving force behind many of the most active markets, according to realtor.com®.

Agents Turn to Spider-Man to Save Their Listings

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00

Real estate team dresses up as superhero, unicorns in an effort to attract potential buyers to homes lingering on the market.

Renters’ Top Priority? Finding an Affordable Property

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00

Rent-seeking tenants’ top priorities include price and location—two factors that they say are also the least negotiable, according to a new survey.

HUD Awards $47M in Housing Counseling Grants

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00

The department has earmarked $47 million for housing counseling grants to help about 1 million households find housing or avoid foreclosure.

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