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Lennar Corp. Funds Startup for Home Trade-Ins

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

The homebuilding giant is part of a group backing OpenDoor, a new company hoping to help its customers quickly unload...

Categories: Real Estate

Delinquencies Soar in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

A significant uptick in seriously delinquent mortgages is brewing in areas that were struck by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017. 

Categories: Real Estate

Why Sales Fell Short at Year’s End

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

A strong job market ignited buyer demand in 2017 and helped lead existing-home sales to the highest pace in 11 years. But NAR’s chief...

Categories: Real Estate

Business Cards Are Making a Bigger Statement

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

The traditional business card is dying out in some professions, but salespeople and marketers are reinventing their look to keep others intrigued...

Categories: Real Estate

Home Buyers in a Rush to Beat Higher Rates

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

"People are worrying that they need to hurry and buy a house now before rates go up further,” says the CEO of a real estate brokerage....

Categories: Real Estate

Premium Domain Names Fetch Higher Prices

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

More companies are hoping to capture an internet domain name beyond .com, and some are willing to pay more for a domain that ties directly into...

Categories: Real Estate

Millennials Are Saving More Than You Think

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Millennials have been stereotyped as a generation that lacks savings or money management skills. But the data isn’t backing that up. ...

Categories: Real Estate

Scrawling Notes to Clients? Slow Down

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 23, 2018 - 12:00am

When you're reinforcing your relationship with one of your contacts with a personal note, make sure they can read it by spending a little more...

Categories: Real Estate

Shutdown Over, But Real Estate Not in Clear

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am

Congress passes a short-term funding bill to reopen the government for three weeks, but if a shutdown happens again, there may be consequences for...

Categories: Real Estate

3 Ways Your Buyers Can Prevent Wire Fraud

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am

NAR is teaming up with the FBI and brokerage Realty Executives International to educate the industry on how to identify and help clients avoid...

Categories: Real Estate

7 ZIPs That Exemplify Suburban Comeback

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am

For the first time in a decade, the number of Americans living in suburbs grew faster than that of urban dwellers in 2017, buoyed by young...

Categories: Real Estate

Pros and Cons of Having Amazon HQ2 in Town

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am

Housing will get an immediate boost in the city Amazon chooses as the home base for its second headquarters, but the move could bring some...

Categories: Real Estate

Average Foreclosure Timelines Soar

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am

It’s taking an average of more than 1,000 days nationwide to foreclose on a home. These are the states and counties where it’s taking...

Categories: Real Estate

Preservationists Lose Fight to Save Wright Building

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am

A Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, Mont., that was bulldozed earlier this month reportedly is the first structure designed by the...

Categories: Real Estate

Why Your Clients Hate Automated Messages

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Only 14 percent of consumers say they will respond to a message they perceive to be automated, while the rest say they’ll ignore it and move...

Categories: Real Estate

Have We Seen the Last of 3% Mortgage Rates?

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am

For the first time since last summer, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage shot above 4 percent.

Categories: Real Estate

Where Amazon’s HQ2 May Help Housing Most

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am

As the tech giant eyes 20 cities as finalists to be the home base of its second headquarters, these are the markets that stand to gain the most...

Categories: Real Estate

‘Disappointing’ Housing Starts Close Out 2017

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Fewer new homes entered the construction pipeline at the end of 2017, further depressing already low inventory levels in many markets.

Categories: Real Estate

6 Steps to Update Your Company Culture

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Changing with the times is important to a brokerage’s long-term success. If your company needs a refresh, here’s how to get there.

Categories: Real Estate

Zillow Faces New Lawsuit Over ‘Zestimates’

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am

In a lawsuit filed this week, a New Jersey brokerage is accusing Zillow of hiding its home valuation tool on certain residential listings at the...

Categories: Real Estate