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Puerto Rican Refugees Further Strain Housing

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Tens of thousands are fleeing the storm-ravaged island and heading for Florida—where inventory is already severely crunched—and real...

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5 Trends the Housing Market Will Regret

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Home buyers say these fads will leave real estate in a weaker position if they continue.

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Mortgage Rates Rise to 4-Month High

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Borrowing costs increased this week for home buyers and owners looking to lock in a 30-year or 15-year fixed-rate mortgage. 

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Siblings Opt to Live Apart on Shared Property

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

It’s a new niche in multigenerational living that's taking off in some areas of the country.

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3 Tips for Selling Land Online

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

When listing vacant lots or parcels of land, tailor your marketing strategy to reach a different audience than home sales.

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Largest Single-Family Rental Company Is Born

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes have completed their merger and now manage a portfolio of 82,000 homes nationwide. 

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REALTORS® Square Up After House Passes Tax Bill

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 16, 2017 - 12:00am

NAR says it’s “just getting started” in the fight to stop a tax reform package that threatens homeownership incentives from...

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Homeowners Admit to ‘Real Estate Stalking’

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Have you ever spied online to find out how much someone paid for their home?

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Would-Be Sellers Fear Becoming Priced-Out Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Becoming a buyer is the problem that’s making more homeowners hesitant to sell.

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Lenders: 3% Mortgages Key for First-Timers

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Mortgage lenders believe first-time home buyers will make up a larger portion of their business in the new year.

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CFPB Director Richard Cordray Steps Down

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Some organizations and lawmakers view the chief’s resignation as an opportunity to restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

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Where You Can Find the Cheapest Mansions

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Home shoppers looking to live in a mansion will find their money stretches the most in these locales.

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House Passes 5-Year Flood Insurance Extension

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

The Senate must approve the bill if long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program is to take effect before it expires on Dec....

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Bill Gates Plans for ‘Smart City’ in Ariz.

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

The Microsoft founder’s real estate investment firm has spent $80 million for a large plot of land outside of Phoenix that it plans to...

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Facebook Makes Big Push Into Rental Listings

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Facebook plans to significantly expand its rental real estate listings section in its Marketplace as it attempts to better compete against...

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Rental Costs Are Still Surging in These Cities

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Renters are facing a steep run-up in prices in these locales. Maybe you can convince them to spend that money on homeownership instead. 

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Affordable Housing Crisis Hits Rural Areas

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Rural areas, particularly those in second-home or retiree havens, lack enough affordable and adequate housing for local working families,...

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As Rates Hit Pause, Consumers Rush to Lock In

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 15, 2017 - 12:00am

A slight dip in interest rates last week brought more homeowners and home buyers to the mortgage market.

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Home Features, Not Brands, Lure Young Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 14, 2017 - 12:00am

A recent survey of 20,000 new home shoppers reveals what motivates them in the purchase process. 

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Kitchen Updates That Don’t Require a Remodel

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 14, 2017 - 12:00am

If sellers want to revamp their house before it hits the market, or if buyers are seeking a cheaper way to improve a dated kitchen...

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