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Each weekday, REALTOR ® Magazine applies a real estate lens to top headlines from major news sources and trend reports, alongside timely updates from NAR.
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6 Global Tech Startups to Watch in Real Estate

December 10, 2019 - 1:00am

Second Century Ventures, NAR’s strategic investment arm, announces its inaugural Australia Reach accelerator class for 2020.

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Fewer New Homes Are Adding Basements

December 10, 2019 - 1:00am

Properties built on slab foundations, however, are steadily increasing.

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Bidding Wars Stay at 10-Year Low

December 10, 2019 - 1:00am

Redfin economists predict that buyers should expect to face a rise in competition again in early 2020.

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Study: Consumers’ Homebuying Optimism Bounces Back Up

December 10, 2019 - 1:00am

“Looking ahead, we continue to expect a steady but modest pace of growth in home purchase activity,” says Fannie Mae’s chief economist.

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Inventory Declines Just as Millennial Buyer Demand Is Rising

December 10, 2019 - 1:00am

The number of homes for sale dropped by nearly 10% annually in November at a time when low interest rates are increasing buyer demand.

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Study: Your Phone Is Increasing Your Risk of Injury

December 9, 2019 - 1:00am

Phone usage, which makes people distracted, is linked to a higher rate of accidents involving the face and head.

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Young Buyers Drive Spike in VA Loans

December 9, 2019 - 1:00am

Such financing has jumped 43% from five years ago. Find out where you’re most likely to see these clients in the market.

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Battle Over Nation’s Homeless Reaches Supreme Court

December 9, 2019 - 1:00am

Municipalities across the country are at odds about whether to permit homeless people to sleep on the streets.

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Top 8 Destinations for Winter Vacation Home Buyers

December 9, 2019 - 1:00am

“Those that made the list this year have an almost built-in guest population,” researchers say in a new study.

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The Right Way to Clean Granite

December 9, 2019 - 1:00am

Acidic products can gradually ruin the finish and wear away the sealant.

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Town Seeks Limit on Real Estate Signage

December 9, 2019 - 1:00am

City officials in Fremont, Calif., say complaints from residents have soared about open house signs cluttering street corners and sidewalks.

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Buyer Traffic Remains High This Fall

December 6, 2019 - 1:00am

Home buyers are increasingly perusing homes for sale, and lower mortgage rates may be one reason they’re out looking.

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Condo Boards Increasingly Scrutinize Owners’ Pets

December 6, 2019 - 1:00am

Some condo and co-op boards are requiring potential owners to bring their pet in for an interview first.

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Mortgage Rates Stay Steady This Week

December 6, 2019 - 1:00am

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to average significantly below its level a year ago.

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FHA Loan Limits Are Increasing in 2020

December 6, 2019 - 1:00am

Higher home prices have prompted the FHA to raise its loan limits again for the new year, following similar moves by the VA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.

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Specialty Rooms Are in Demand: Which Rank Highest?

December 6, 2019 - 1:00am

Young adults, in particular, are looking for specific rooms at home, and some consider them an “essential/must have.”

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Airbnb Removes Thousands of Listings Under New Boston Law

December 5, 2019 - 1:00am

The short-term rental company is facing increased scrutiny to ensure its listings comply with new city regulations.

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Study: New Homes Tougher to Find in Millennial Hot Spots

December 5, 2019 - 1:00am

The lack of construction—mixed with the higher demand—could further exacerbate ongoing housing affordability challenges for younger households.

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Are Highways Being Replaced by Homes?

December 5, 2019 - 1:00am

Removing portions of roadways allows cities to reclaim acres of developable land, which presents another method of addressing housing shortages.

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Caps Removed for VA Loan Limits

December 5, 2019 - 1:00am

In 2020, veterans may be eligible to buy larger homes in pricier communities without a down payment.

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