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HUD Sued Over New FHA Down Payment Assistance Rules

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 25, 2019 - 1:00am

A Native American group in Utah claims in a lawsuit that HUD’s new rules over down payment assistance programs is an effort “to force American Indians back onto the reservation.”

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Latest Housing Forecast Paints a Rosier Picture

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 25, 2019 - 1:00am

And you have lower mortgage rates to thank for it.

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Renters Admit Lying to Landlords

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 25, 2019 - 1:00am

The most common fib? Nearly a quarter of those surveyed didn’t mention they had a pet.

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The 5 Best Purchase Markets for Young Adults

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 25, 2019 - 1:00am

See where the biggest force in the housing market is making moves.

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‘KonMari’ Your Contacts

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 24, 2019 - 1:00am

Keller Williams blogger Lalaina Rabary shares how to apply Marie Kondo's decluttering method to your customer database.

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4 in 5 Landlords Say the Money Is Worth the Stress

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 24, 2019 - 1:00am

Landlords largely agree on the stress of owning investment property, but say the financial rewards overcome the problem.

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Why That Personal Offer Letter Doesn’t Always Work

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 24, 2019 - 1:00am

Some real estate pros are second-guessing the effectiveness of buyers who write a personal offer letter to the seller.

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Open Houses Can Still Pay Off, New Study Shows

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 24, 2019 - 1:00am

If you've been hesitant to hold open houses, it may be time to rethink that. In some areas, they'll bring a premium to your listing.

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Have a 43% DTI Ratio? Wait Longer for Loan Approval

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 23, 2019 - 1:00am

The newest Voice for Real Estate video touches on FHA loan hurdles, Midwestern flooding, and an intriguing generational shift that could help your marketing.

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New Ad Pokes Fun at Real Estate TV Shows

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 23, 2019 - 1:00am

Drama-filled lifestyles and luxury amenities on TV shows may be entertaining, but this new campaign wants to remind buyers they’re fantasy.

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Are You Using 123456 as Your Password?

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 23, 2019 - 1:00am

More than 23 million breached accounts worldwide used this number combination. See the five worst passwords of 2018.

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More Brokerages Step Into the iBuying Business

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 23, 2019 - 1:00am

Brokerages are entering the race of instant offers to compete with a growing list of other firms in the iBuyer world.

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Buyers, Builders See Different Paths to ‘Attainable’ Housing

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 1:00am

They diverge on their opinions about how the nation should boost its supply of housing that meets the needs of the middle class.

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Lone Wolf Acquisition Won’t Change Your zipLogix™ Benefit

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 1:00am

REALTORS will still have access to the zipLogix™ transaction management system at no cost through 2020.

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New-Home Starts Fall to 2-Year Low

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 1:00am

Housing starts continued to underperform in March, despite calls from the housing industry to build more to help inventory-starved markets.

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Study: Homes Near EV Charging Stations Fetch a Premium

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 1:00am

Buyers shopping for properties in ZIP codes with many charging stations for electric vehicles likely will pay a higher price, realtor.com® finds.

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6 Ways to Go Green This Earth Day

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 1:00am

Monday is Earth Day, and your clients can do their part to protect the environment and save on utility bills.

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After Surging, Existing-Home Sales Deflate in March

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 22, 2019 - 1:00am

“The impact of lower mortgage rates has not yet been fully realized," says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

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REALTOR® Joins White House Opportunity Zone Kick-Off

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 19, 2019 - 1:00am

The tax incentive intended to revitalize struggling areas by focusing investment dollars shows promise.

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What Online Can’t Beat: Consumers Still Like Going to Stores

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 19, 2019 - 1:00am

While they may like browsing for purchases online, consumers still prefer going to stores to buy and be entertained.

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