Real Estate

Winter Is the Best Time for Home Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 27, 2019 - 1:00am

Buyers savvy enough to close on these dates may find themselves coming out ahead financially.

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FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limits for 2020

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 27, 2019 - 1:00am

For the fourth consecutive year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency approved an increase to conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. New limits for 2020 will be more than $510,000.

 
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New-Home Sales Fall in October, But Are Still Up Over Long Haul

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 27, 2019 - 1:00am

The past two months represent the highest monthly sales rate since October 2007.

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5 Home Design Trends to Be Thankful for This Year

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 27, 2019 - 1:00am

REALTOR® Magazine's Styled, Staged & Sold blog rounds up its list of the interior design trends that it’s thankful for.

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Low-Priced Houses Are Getting Even Harder to Find

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2019 - 1:00am

The supply of properties listed for between $100,000 and $250,000 is down more than 6% from a year ago.

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3 Things to Spot During a Final Walkthrough

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2019 - 1:00am

You and your buyers’ last inspection of a property can be critical. Here are a few points to consider.

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Could 2020 Be Record-Breaking Year for Commercial Real Estate?

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2019 - 1:00am

Despite some economic headwinds, one industry giant is forecasting resilience among retail, office, and multifamily sectors.

 
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FHA Increases Rehab Loan Limits for Opportunity Zones

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2019 - 1:00am

The Federal Housing Administration is allowing the extra funds for certain properties through its Limited 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program starting on Dec. 16.

 
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Some Buyers Are Done With Open Floor Plans

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2019 - 1:00am

A lack of walls and separate rooms may actually hurt your listing’s appeal.

 
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NAR, Industry Groups Talk Housing Reform With HUD

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2019 - 1:00am

The high-level meeting focused on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as mortgage rules.

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Blackstone Bows Out of Single-Family Rental Business

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

The investment firm has sold its last stake in Invitation Homes, the company it created during the housing bust to convert foreclosures into rentals.

 
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Mortgage Prepayments Climb to 6-Year High

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

Low mortgage rates are prompting more people to either buy a new home or refinance their current mortgage.

 
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Domestic Relocations Hit All-Time Low

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

Economists blame the plummet on millennials, who have widely chosen to delay life events that would typically prompt a move.

 
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Economist: More Inventory Coming, But Who Will Buy?

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

Downsizing baby boomers are expected to put 9 million homes on the market through 2027, but the properties may not be suitable for today’s buyers.

 
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Study: Most Cities Have Become More Affordable This Year

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

While home prices may still be high in some areas, they’ve come down in 81% of the largest markets, realtor.com® finds.

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Another Last-Minute Save for Flood Insurance

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

The National Flood Insurance Program was given its 14th short-term extension Thursday, staying afloat for another month.

 
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Gen Z May Value Ownership More Than Millennials Do

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

The youngest potential home buyers show a strong desire to purchase earlier in their lives than their predecessors, a Freddie Mac survey finds.

 
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5 Staging Tips to ‘Master’ the Owner’s Suite

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

The look of the master bedroom is important to get right in order to help potential buyers feel at home in your listing.

 
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More U.S. Counties Turn Majority Hispanic, Black

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

In 2018, about 151 U.S. counties saw racial and ethnic minorities take the lead in population.

 
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Survey: Buyers More Flexible on Commute Than Home Size

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

Most say they’d rather travel farther for a single-family home with a backyard than settle for a condo closer to work, according to Redfin.

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