Real Estate

Coldwell Banker: No More Franchise Fees for Minority Brokers

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 13, 2020 - 2:00am

The firm aims to increase diversity by waiving the $25,000 enrollment fee for underrepresented groups in real estate.

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See How Hackers Gain Access to Transactions

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 13, 2020 - 2:00am

These screenshots show ways hackers are using emails and document attachments to infiltrate your deals.

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Brighten Up the Winter Blues in Your Listing Photos

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 13, 2020 - 2:00am

House hunters are still looking for properties in the cold months of the year, so curb appeal matters—even if the home is buried under a foot of snow.

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Home Price Hikes Widen Sellers’ Advantage

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 12, 2020 - 2:00am

The 2019 housing market saw prices increase faster than wage growth, showing double-digit hikes in some areas.

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Breaking Down the Costs of Building a New Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 12, 2020 - 2:00am

A new survey details the dozens of factors that are driving up the prices of newly built homes.

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Mortgage Lending Sees Biggest Quarter Since 2005

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 12, 2020 - 2:00am

Low mortgage rates encourage buyers and refinancers to jump into the market, boosting borrowing activity.

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Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 12, 2020 - 2:00am

If you carry the burden of saving for your own retirement, here are ideas to help you reach your goal.

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Investors May Want to Head South for Best Bargains

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 12, 2020 - 2:00am

Many of the 15 top cities for investing in 1031 exchanges are in Texas, Tennessee, and Florida.

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Housing Likely to Withstand Future Recessions

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 12, 2020 - 2:00am

Home buyers who think a new recession would bring lower home prices may be wrong, a new report shows.

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Marijuana Becomes Growing Issue in Real Estate

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 11, 2020 - 2:00am

Real estate professionals are reporting increased demand for commercial properties in states where cannabis is legal, while residential agents grapple with new issues surrounding its use.

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HUD Could Face Deep Cuts Under New Budget Proposal

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 11, 2020 - 2:00am

The HOME Investment Partnership Program and the Community Development Block Grant program might face the chopping block under the proposed budget.

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Many Americans Are Tempted to Move for Love

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 11, 2020 - 2:00am

Some consumers are willing to pack up and travel over 500 miles in order to be with a significant other.

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Study: Borrowers Save Big by Shopping for Mortgages

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 11, 2020 - 2:00am

The average borrower could save $44,500 over the life of their loan by comparison shopping for a mortgage, a new study by LendingTree finds.

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Industry Backlash Prompts NY to Pause Brokers’ Rental Fee Ban

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 11, 2020 - 2:00am

A New York judge has granted a temporary restraining order to block the ban on brokers' rental fees, which will likely stay in place until at least March 13.

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Top Reasons for a Mortgage Denial

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 10, 2020 - 2:00am

What can borrowers do to improve their odds of getting approved?

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Proposal Seeks to ‘Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again’

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 10, 2020 - 2:00am

A proposed executive order wants to establish a classical architectural style for all federal buildings going forward. Some architects aren’t pleased.

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Metro Areas Where Owners Are Most Likely to Be Equity-Rich

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 10, 2020 - 2:00am

One in four homes with a mortgage in the U.S. were considered equity-rich in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Video Doorbell Captures Burglary at Open House

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 10, 2020 - 2:00am

The Las Vegas homeowner estimates the thieves stole designer goods valued at about $5,000.

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Housing Inventory Falls to Record Low

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 10, 2020 - 2:00am

The shortage affects all price points, but it is most acute for entry-level homes, according to realtor.com®.

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Groups Fight Back Against New York’s Ban on Broker Fees for Renters

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 10, 2020 - 2:00am

“The announcement of this rule without warning has caused widespread confusion and havoc among real estate agents," one real estate group argues.

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