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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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Hotter Rental Demand Forces Apartment Costs to Rise

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00

In the third quarter of the year, rents rose 2.9 percent compared to a year ago, according to RealPage, a real estate data firm. How will would-be buyers respond?

5 Cities Suffering Worst Inventory Losses

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00

Some markets are beginning to feel the relief of more for-sale inventory, but these cities are seeing the number of listings further shrink.

Where You’ll Have the Most Annoying Neighbors

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00

A new survey discovers what consumers consider the most offensive traits of the people living next door, as well as where disturbances are most common.

You Can’t Deduct the Ballgame, But What About the Beer?

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:00

The IRS is working on guidance that would clarify the deductibility of expenses for client meals under the new tax law, The Wall Street Journal reports.

5 Reasons Clients Should House Hunt in the Fall

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:00

If your buyers are on the fence or need a little motivation to shop for a home this season, here are some reasons autumn is the perfect time to buy.

Economists: Landlords Should Tread Carefully Raising Rents

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:00

Low rental vacancies nationwide, coupled with continued strong demand for single-family rental properties, could prompt landlords to increase rents even more.

Wall Street Bets on Compass, OpenDoor

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:00

Investment firms pour millions into real estate startups that aim to change traditional real estate transactions.

Mortgage Rates Surge to 7-Year High After Fed Hike

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:00

However, despite higher borrowing costs, prospective buyers appear to be having more success breaking into homeownership, according to Freddie Mac.

Bill Aims to Help More People Break Into Homeownership

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:00

Congress is weighing the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2018, which seeks to add more affordable housing inventory.

Eroding Affordability Puts Damper on New-Home Sales

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:00

Though newly built single-family homes eked out an increase in August, it wasn’t enough to impress economists or make up for big shortfalls in housing.

Why Were Fewer Contracts Signed in August?

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:00

Pending home sales continued to fall last month, marking the eighth consecutive month for annual decreases.

‘Era of Super-Low Mortgage Rates Is Over’

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:00

The real estate market is bracing for the fallout after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday by a quarter of a point.

Coldwell Banker Jumps Into iBuyer Business

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:00

The real estate giant is offering a new program that sets out to provide an option for quicker, less complicated sales.

Market Shifting to Buyers’ Favor

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:00

Economists point to signs that home prices may have peaked and suggest sellers might need to adjust their expectations.

Homeowners’ Lack of Flood Insurance Costs Billions

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:00

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a new problem is surfacing: The shrinking number of households that have flood insurance.

Homeowners Say They’re Finally Ready to Sell

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:00

The latest research from NAR indicates that 77 percent of consumers say they believe now is a good time to sell a house—a record high.

Tenant Group: Fake Reno Filings Meant to Drive Out Renters

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00

The Housing Rights Initiative, a national organization, says fraudulent applications for building remodels aim to push out rent-controlled occupants.

Housing Hurdles Taint Otherwise Healthy Economy

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00

“The spring and summer homebuying and selling season ultimately ended up being a letdown,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Tariff Wars Don’t Spook Chinese Investors

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00

Foreign home buyers are still lured by the lifestyle and opportunities that come with moving to America.

Millennial Buyers Aid Rust Belt Resurgence

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00

After population declines in the region due to losses in manufacturing jobs, more young adults are flocking here to find an affordable place to live.

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