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Real Estate

What Your Broker Is Worried About

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Real estate companies nationwide reveal the most pressing issues they face in 2018.

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VA Program Sparks ‘Loan Churning’ Concerns

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Ginnie Mae officials recently testified to lawmakers that “loan churning” within the veterans program is putting vet borrowers at...

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NAR Restructures to Improve Member Service

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am

CEO Bob Goldberg announces that many NAR groups have been reorganized to make the association’s internal structure run more...

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4 Ways Brokerages Can Be More Client-Centric

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Retain customers and increase referral business this year with these tips.

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The 7 Best Cities for Bargain Hunters

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Find out where a home buyer’s dollars can stretch the furthest.

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Owners Get Real About Home Values

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am

A chart shows the difference between homeowners and appraisers’ perceptions on the value of properties, as seen in the nation...

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Infographic: How Recent Buyers Purchased Their Home

RisMedia Consumer News - January 12, 2018 - 11:01pm

Demand and home prices are increasing, but that has yet to keep homebuyers out of the market. Here is how they did it:

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Real Estate Agent Among Those Killed in Mudslides

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Rebecca Riskin, a REALTOR® and founder of Riskin Partners in Santa Barbara, Calif., was killed this week when mudslides tore through a...

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Employers Can Now Add to Down Payments

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

A new program allows employers to contribute toward workers’ down payment on a home, similar to the way  companies contribute...

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Buying Better Than Renting in 54% of Markets

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Despite rising prices, buying a home is still more favorable for consumers than paying skyrocketing rents in many U.S. counties.

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Seller Willing to Accept $45M—and Bitcoins

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

The cryptocurrency is finding a place in real estate transactions across the globe.

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Mortgage Rates Rise Across the Board

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is nearing 4 percent, but still remains well below its average from a year ago.

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Understanding A Client’s Unspoken Words

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Look for these nonverbal cues to understand what your clients are really communicating.

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California Brokers: MLSs Need to Catch Up

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am

During a panel discussion Wednesday, MLS executives and real estate professionals aired concerns over whether the industry can move fast enough to...

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How Technology Influences Your Commission

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

“Technology has helped the real estate industry better compete and to justify to consumers why they still need to pay a commission to an...

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When It’s Time to Increase Your List Price

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

In some situations, it might make sense to actually ask for more to get buyers’ attention.

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Consumers Don’t Expect to Move This Year

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

The majority of prospective buyers and current homeowners say they will likely stay put because of continued housing affordability challenges.

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Buyers Betting on Bigger Down Payments

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

With steep competition, some buyers are scrambling to come up with larger down payments to gain a competitive edge.

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Denver Offers Extra Housing to Working Class

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Denver is utilizing its overflow of high-end rental apartments to house teachers, medical technicians, and others who are unable to...

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Storage Tops Kitchen Uses, Owners Say

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am

The majority of homeowners recently surveyed prioritized storage over all the other functions of their kitchens, according to a new survey by...

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