Real Estate

Sheltering-in-Place Inspires Homeowners to Take on Remodels

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 21, 2020 - 1:00am

After spending more time in their homes, consumers want to change it up. Here are the projects they’re prioritizing.

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Bidding Wars in a Pandemic?

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 21, 2020 - 1:00am

Find out where tight inventories are still prompting stiff competition among buyers.

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Mortgage Applications Continue Surprising Rebound

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 21, 2020 - 1:00am

After five consecutive weeks of increases, purchase applications are now just 1.5% lower than a year ago.

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Home Construction Stalled in April

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 20, 2020 - 1:00am

“Despite today’s numbers, there is an undercurrent of long-term positivity in the housing market that will likely allow for a strong rebound,” says the builder’s trade group.

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Landlords in Tourist Hot Spots Look to Lengthen Leases

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 20, 2020 - 1:00am

Popular vacation destinations are seeing an uptick in furnished seasonal rentals as hosts look to lock tenants into one- to three-month leases.

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Which Mortgage Lenders Offer the Best Rates?

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 20, 2020 - 1:00am

A new study shows the institutions that have historically offered the most competitive rates and fees.

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No-Eviction Rules Prompt Squatting in Posh Summer Enclaves

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 20, 2020 - 1:00am

Some short-term renters who may have moved into homes prior to the pandemic are now refusing to leave. Landlords are finding they don’t have any powers to get them to either.

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FHFA: Forbearance Won't Have Long-term Effect on Borrowers

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 20, 2020 - 1:00am

The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debunks a 12-month wait to qualify for a new home purchase loan after entering forbearance.

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New Opportunities for More Sustainable Construction

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 20, 2020 - 1:00am

Technology advances and alternative building materials and concepts can reduce a project’s cost and carbon footprint, experts say.

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‘That’s Who We R,’ Other NAR Initiatives Earn Top Awards

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 19, 2020 - 1:00am

The programs were selected among more than 3,600 nominations for the annual American Business Awards honors.

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COVID-19 Has Sparked a Rise in Rental Fraud

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 19, 2020 - 1:00am

Two-thirds of property managers surveyed say they’ve fallen victim to fraudulent rental applications that involve inflated income or fabricated income sources.

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Many Companies Plan to Reopen in Phases

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 19, 2020 - 1:00am

A new CBRE survey shows the precautions that firms are taking as they reopen their physical spaces.

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For Some, 30-Year Rates at 2.5% Are Possible

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 19, 2020 - 1:00am

Home buyers with stellar credit are getting mortgage rates much lower than even the record low national averages.

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Kentucky Man Arrested for Shooting at Agent During Showing

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 19, 2020 - 1:00am

Police continue to investigate the circumstances around a man who allegedly shot at a real estate pro and a young girl during a showing.

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Meet the 2020 REACH Class: Tech to Watch

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 19, 2020 - 1:00am

Learn about the companies chosen by NAR that offer innovative solutions to help real estate pros conduct business.

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Health Benefits of Gardening

Daily Real Estate News - May 18, 2020 - 3:51pm

(TNS)—Practicing social distancing means more time spent at home. And many people use this time to start a garden in their backyard. There’s a saying that you reap what you sow. And in the case of a vegetable garden, a rich harvest may bring more than dinner. Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, says gardening is good for your body and mind.

Go ahead, dig in. You may go from an empty plot to a bounty. Guy says tending a garden offers an abundance of health benefits.

“You will increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, ultimately because you have them right in your backyard,” says Guy.

Gardening also can help reduce stress and anxiety levels, and offer light physical activity. Wondering what to grow? Guys says to consider a rainbow variety.

“Different vegetables have a variety of different health benefits unique to each of them,” says Guy.

Chili peppers and banana peppers, for example, contain capsaicin, which has been shown to have a number of health benefits. And then there’s eggplant.

“Eggplant actually grows surprisingly well in a home garden. It’s easy to grow and it can feed a lot of people in the family.”

A homegrown tomato is often a gardener’s pride. Rich in antioxidants, tomatoes contain potassium, vitamin C and are a source of fiber.

“If you don’t have the option to garden at home, keep in mind that community gardens are another option,” says Guy.

By embracing your green thumb, you may be able to unpack your vegetable basket instead of a grocery bag.

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MLS Policy Change Caps Historic May Meetings

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 18, 2020 - 1:00am

NAR’s Board of Directors approved a new budget and elected the association’s 2021 leaders during the first-ever virtual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.

From the virtual 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, April 27-May 15

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Released

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 18, 2020 - 1:00am

Find out some of the expenses you may be eligible to recover.

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Buffini: Prepare Your Business for the ‘Green Flag’

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 15, 2020 - 1:00am

Buyers and sellers are slowly returning to the market. Get your business up to speed for a busy third quarter.

From the virtual 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, April 27-May 15

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How to Rediscover Happiness

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 15, 2020 - 1:00am

During stressful times, focus on routines and practices that spark personal and professional growth.

From the virtual 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, April 27-May 15

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