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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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Happy Spring: Home Sales Post Strong Rebound

March 22, 2019 - 1:00am

“A powerful combination of lower mortgage rates, more inventory, rising income, and higher consumer confidence is driving the sales rebound,” says NAR’s chief economist.

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Mortgage Rates Have Dropped ‘Dramatically’ Since Start of the Year

March 22, 2019 - 1:00am

The lower borrowing costs should help affordability, Freddie Mac’s chief economist says.

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Buyers’ Biggest Competitor This Spring Isn’t Other Buyers

March 22, 2019 - 1:00am

Nearly half of home shoppers say they’re looking for homes priced at $200,000 or less this spring.

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The Nation’s Top-Producing Land Agents

March 21, 2019 - 1:00am

After sorting through 100 applications, the REALTORS® Land Institute found this year’s top-producing land real estate practitioners.

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Mortgage Apps Soar to Record High for Third Week

March 21, 2019 - 1:00am

The wealthy are largely being lured to the housing market.

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Fed Says It’s Done Raising Rates for This Year

March 21, 2019 - 1:00am

Could this be an advantage for mortgage rates? Maybe, but there’s still a looming threat that could cause a hike.

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Study: Generational Differences Sway Housing Markets

March 21, 2019 - 1:00am

“Many of the real estate industry’s basic assumptions seem increasingly outdated,” notes a new study by Porch.com.

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Should Social Media Be Your Biggest Marketing Tool?

March 20, 2019 - 1:00am

It’s common business advice that you should use social media to connect personally with your audience rather than promote listings. But is that true?

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Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers in 2019

March 20, 2019 - 1:00am

A new Bankrate study sheds light on places that aspiring homeowners may inadvertently overlook in their property search.

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Commercial Brokerage Merger to Form Multifamily Giant

March 20, 2019 - 1:00am

Investment management company Jones Lang LaSalle has announced it will acquire commercial services firm HFF Inc. in a $2 billion deal.

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Survey: Consumers Bullish on Buying as Spring Kicks Off

March 20, 2019 - 1:00am

More Americans “strongly believe” now is the right time to purchase a home, according to NAR’s latest HOME Survey.

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Facebook Disables Targeting Options for Housing Ads

March 20, 2019 - 1:00am

The social network will now require advertisers in the areas of real estate, employment, and credit to use a separate portal to serve up their ads.

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What’s Your ‘Sleep Number’?

March 19, 2019 - 1:00am

It’s not a setting for a bed. Rather, it’s the number of contacts you need to make daily with your sphere of influence in order to help reach your sales goal.

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Update Your Passwords to Protect You and Your Clients

March 19, 2019 - 1:00am

Learn the formula to make your passwords even stronger in order to secure your email and data.

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Builders: Negative Media Reports Making Buyers Cautious

March 19, 2019 - 1:00am

Some potential shoppers may be getting spooked by recent news headlines.

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10 Features That Can Help a Home Sell Faster

March 19, 2019 - 1:00am

“Any time a buyer can walk into a house and see it already has the features they want, that’s a huge bonus for the seller,” says designer Anna Maria Mannarino.

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Where to Buy Single-Family Rentals in 2019

March 19, 2019 - 1:00am

Investing in rental homes proves to be a particularly profitable venture in select places, according to a new report.

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Bill Aims to Improve Military Housing Under Pressing Calls

March 18, 2019 - 1:00am

The growing complaints over the condition of privatized housing for U.S. military members have prompted lawmakers to respond.

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Getting a Mortgage Becomes Easier for the Self-Employed

March 18, 2019 - 1:00am

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have recently made changes to an automated system that could help more self-employed individuals qualify for a mortgage.

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Remodeling Becomes Bigger Issue Up Against Aging Housing Stock

March 18, 2019 - 1:00am

An uptick in home prices and an aging population are behind increased spending on home improvement and repairs.

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