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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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Google Plus Is Shutting Down: What You Should Do

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00

About 20 percent of real estate professionals say they use the platform in their business. Here’s what to do about Google’s announcement this week.

Mortgage Rates Jump to 7-Year High

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate inches closer to the 5 percent threshold.

Are Investors ‘Short-Sighted’ About Climate Risk?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00

Consumers are flocking to some of the most disaster-prone areas of the country, and investors are following the demand. Is that a wise investment strategy?

Legal Uncertainty Keeps Association Health Plans on Hold

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00

Four months after getting a boost of support, NAR and other trade associations across the country are still facing several hurdles in the push for a nationwide association health plan.

Midsized Markets Poised for Investment Boom in 2019

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00

Underdeveloped and underserved areas of the country may soon see more opportunities to attract diverse workers and spark demand for housing, according to the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Emerging Trends report.

Foreclosures Sink to 13-Year Low

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00

More foreclosed homes are disappearing from community listings, but there are a few pockets where you can still find them.

Millennials: Homebuying, Retiring Prioritized Over Marriage

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00

The younger generation of buyers say owning a home is a milestone that defines their success, according to Bank of America’s Homebuyer Insights Report.

Hurricane Michael: ‘Worst Storm Ever to Hit Florida Panhandle’

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00

“We’re Floridians—we know that disasters can happen at any time,” says the Florida REALTORS® president. But will the state be ready for 200 miles of destruction?

How Redevelopment Can Stay True to Community Culture

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00

Property reuse projects are most successful when developers put less emphasis on ROI and focus more on preserving and enhancing neighborhood character through redevelopment, architecture thought leaders say.

Is Largest U.S. Home Builder Pulling Back?

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00

Lennar is considering selling its real estate lending arm, Rialto Capital, in an apparent bid to concentrate on its core business in what some see as a softening market. 

Latest Luxe Amenity? Panic Rooms

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00

Homeowners are rushing to add bulletproof fortresses to their homes in the Hamptons in New York, as fears rise there over Salvadoran gang MS-13.

84k Homes Now at Risk of Hurricane Michael

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00

If you know any Florida homeowners, tell them to get to safe ground and check their insurance. Meteorologists warn the hurricane could become the strongest storm in history to strike the Florida Panhandle.

What Buyers Should Ask After a Home Inspection

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00

Advise your buyers to seek clarification on anything the home inspector may have found in order to move forward confidently.

Video: Brokerage Teaches How to ‘Duffy’ With $45M Listing

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00

The listing agent spent $50,000 to create a music video with hip-hop artists to show off this high-priced waterfront home. 

Two-Thirds of Buyers Fail to Shop Around for a Mortgage

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00

The lack of buyers perusing rates may be causing more confusion over which mortgage is right for them, a new study finds.

Plan to House Teachers in Schools Draws Backlash

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

Housing costs have soared higher than what many teachers can comfortably afford in San Jose, Calif. But the local school district's affordable housing plan is drawing criticism from parents and neighborhood residents.

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Vacation-Home Markets That Offer High ROI

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

Find out which cities offer the most lucrative second-home investments, where sellers stand to cash out with some of the largest profits.

Where Rent May Increase By $300 Over the Next Year

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

In some cities, renters may end up having to pay hundreds of dollars more in rent over the next 12 months.

Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into All-Cash Deals

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

Two senators are leading the charge to force the government to do more to identify and prevent money laundering in the high-end housing market. 

Could an Old Cruise Ship Provide Affordable Housing?

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00

One nonprofit in Portland, Maine, offers an unconventional solution to the area's growing affordability crisis.

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