Real Estate

FICO Scores Surge to Record High

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 1:00am

Credit scores are rising, which is good news for mortgage shoppers trying to snag the lowest rates.

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A Quarter of Markets Still Shy of Pre-Recession Levels

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 1:00am

See the 10 markets that have recovered the most and the least from the Great Recession.

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Rents Are Moving Higher, But at a Slower Pace

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 1:00am

High demand and slowing construction are pushing national rents higher across cities of all sizes, according to new data.

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Couples Wanting a ‘Sleep Divorce’ Desire Double Bedrooms

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 1:00am

Up to a quarter of married couples sleep in different beds, while 10% admit they have their own bedrooms.

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Owners Are Miscalculating Home Improvement Budgets

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 1:00am

Homeowners’ estimates for costly remodeling projects tend to be off by thousands of dollars.

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Whole-House Electrical Surge Protection is Coming

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 1:00am

The 2020 National Electrical Code recommends whole-house surge protection to safeguard appliances and smart devices from storm-related power surges. Find out what that will mean for your clients.

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Mortgage Rates Help Buyers Save on Monthly Payments

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 1:00am

The typical mortgage payment dropped 6.1% year over year in June, CoreLogic reports.

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States, Cities With the Worst Foreclosure Rates

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 1:00am

Foreclosure filings are down 24% from a year ago, but some pockets of the country still are seeing elevated levels.

 
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3 Designs That Do the Master Bedroom No Justice

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 1:00am

A master bedroom is meant to be a peaceful place to relax and recharge. That’s why designers pay a lot of attention to its look.

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Where Agents May Encounter More Divorcing Clients

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 1:00am

In some parts of the country, real estate professionals may find themselves handling more contentious transactions with emotional clients.

 
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Flood Insurance Extension Likely, But Reforms Elusive

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 1:00am

While Congress is expected to extend the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires Sept. 30, issues regarding its troubled finances and outdated flood maps still dangle.

 
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Survey: Buyers Give Fireplaces the Cold Shoulder

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 1:00am

A record low percentage of newly constructed single-family homes last year were built with a fireplace, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

 
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5 Home Dangers Cited by Electricians

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 1:00am

The leading cause of home fires is due to electrical mishaps. Reduce your risk.

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Could Mortgage Rates Really Drop to Zero?

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 1:00am

President Donald Trump started a buzz this week when he called on the Federal Reserve to drop its key interest rates next week to zero or even negative. Is it possible?

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Report Highlights Greatest Wildfire Threats

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 1:00am

Find out which areas face the gravest risks.

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Mortgage Rates Reverse, Post Increases This Week

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 1:00am

Despite the uptick, this is the first time that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been under 3.6% for more than four consecutive weeks since 2016.

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Concierge Programs Aim to Ease Transaction Pain

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 1:00am

Brokerages are looking for new ways to cater to customers and ensure real estate pros stay at the center of a transaction.

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NAR: Repeal of Clean Water Rule Should Spur Homebuilding

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2019 - 1:00am

The association seeks regulations that are less restrictive on real estate development after the Trump administration strikes down Waters of the U.S.

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Are iBuyers Opening the Door to Squatters?

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2019 - 1:00am

An Arizona couple was arrested after being found in a vacant home owned by iBuying giant Opendoor.

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How Buyers Fund Their Home Purchase: Smart or Risky?

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2019 - 1:00am

From tapping into retirement savings to getting gifts from family and friends, home buyers are on the hunt for more money to bring to the closing table.

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