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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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Why Observe Fair Housing Month in a Time of Crisis?

April 6, 2020 - 1:00am

It’s necessary in these times to use April to focus on education, reflection, and discussion of the Fair Housing Act while practicing social distancing.

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NAR Funds Telemedicine for Members in Need

April 3, 2020 - 1:00am

Until April 15, REALTORS® without a telemedicine plan can enroll and receive this benefit at no cost for two months.

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Top-Producing Land Agents of 2019 Recognized

April 3, 2020 - 1:00am

Find out which real estate professionals posted a stellar year, winning the REALTORS® Land Institute APEX Awards.

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HUD Announces Extra Relief for Borrowers With FHA-Insured Mortgages

April 3, 2020 - 1:00am

More help is being offered to homeowners struggling to make their next mortgage payment.

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Number of Homes for Sale Has Dropped, But Prices Have Risen

April 3, 2020 - 1:00am

A March housing report released by realtor.com® shows fewer homes are on the market as the nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mortgage Rates Move Lower This Week

April 3, 2020 - 1:00am

Borrowing costs inched down for the second consecutive week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.33%.

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NAR Releases Guidance on Unemployment Assistance Eligibility

April 3, 2020 - 1:00am

Real estate pros who are unable to work now may be eligible for government assistance even as independent contractors. Here’s a resource to find out more.

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Small-Business Relief Loans May See Longer Rollout

April 2, 2020 - 1:00am

Critical guidance is still needed for the lending community to process the expected surge of borrowers seeking aid.

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Plant a ‘Victory Garden’ This Spring

April 2, 2020 - 1:00am

These vegetable gardens, first popularized during World War I, are making a comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic. Find out why.

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Homeowners, Renters Run Into Insurance Snags

April 2, 2020 - 1:00am

Experts advise consumers to review their policies for coverage and liability during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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How to Combat Loneliness Around Social Distancing

April 2, 2020 - 1:00am

Connecting with neighbors and others may be more challenging, but you can find opportunities to remain engaged with one another.

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Top Home Features That Cause Real Estate Envy

April 2, 2020 - 1:00am

Feelings of jealousy about another person’s house has prompted many homeowners to take on renovation projects.

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Home Offices Expected to Become Essential for Buyers

April 2, 2020 - 1:00am

Share these tips with your clients for setting up an efficient workspace at home.

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Commercial Strategies to Combat COVID-19 Spread in Buildings

April 1, 2020 - 1:00am

Building managers and owners should consider reviewing their operational strategies in light of the virus, experts say.

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Watch Your Home’s Energy Hogs While Sheltering in Place

April 1, 2020 - 1:00am

Here are five simple things you can do to help curb power costs.

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Fannie, Freddie Tighten Some Mortgage Standards

April 1, 2020 - 1:00am

While loosening up on evictions and appraisal requirements, the mortgage financing giants want to make it clear they’re not easing up on everything.

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Homeland Security Declares Real Estate ‘Essential,’ But …

April 1, 2020 - 1:00am

Follow the guidelines of your city, county, and state governments, and practice with caution, experts advise.

 
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Online Notaries Come to the Rescue on Transactions

April 1, 2020 - 1:00am

One electronic notary predicts processing $100 billion in transactions this year—up from $10 billion last year.

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It’s Census Day. Responses Are More Critical Than Ever

April 1, 2020 - 1:00am

Answers to the once-a-decade survey will be used to allocate federal support to states as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Remind your community, clients, and colleagues.

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Forgivable Small Business Loans to Bring Relief

March 31, 2020 - 1:00am

The new Paycheck Protection Program, funded under the $2 trillion stimulus package, will offer funding to small-business owners and independent contractors affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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