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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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Supreme Court Rules Landowner Can Sue Over Gov’t Access

June 24, 2019 - 1:00am

A Pennsylvania woman says officials in her town violated her privacy when accessing a private cemetery on her property.

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Citibank to Pay $7.8M to Settle Escrow Account Complaints

June 24, 2019 - 1:00am

The bank will reimburse thousands of California homeowners over a legal dispute involving unpaid, overdue interest on escrow accounts.

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A $1.25M Home—With No Front Door

June 24, 2019 - 1:00am

An unusual property called the “Haus Gables” in Atlanta has hit the market—but potential buyers will have to figure out how to get inside.

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Remodeling Clients Who Put Style Over Function Hurt Resale

June 24, 2019 - 1:00am

The era of real estate-focused reality television is encouraging too many homeowners to put aesthetics first, which may make it harder to sell in the future, experts say.

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NAR: FCC’s 5G Plan Could Hurt Property Owners

June 24, 2019 - 1:00am

The association and other industry groups are concerned that a proposed rule enables the placement of antennas without owners’ consent.

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Emerging Buyer’s Market Lifts Home Sales in May

June 21, 2019 - 1:00am

“The purchasing power to buy a home has been bolstered by falling mortgage rates, and buyers are responding,” says NAR’s chief economist.

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Watch Out, First-Time Buyers: ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Investors Are Swooping In

June 21, 2019 - 1:00am

Home purchasing activity among investors has reached the highest level in the past two decades, and investors are giving first-time home buyers some serious competition.

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Ben Carson Takes Aim at Single-Family Zoning

June 21, 2019 - 1:00am

The HUD secretary says that more cities need to consider following Minneapolis’ example and phase out single-family zoning to increase housing supply.

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Freddie Debuts Remodeling Loan for Fixer-Upper Buyers

June 21, 2019 - 1:00am

The mortgage giant announced this week a new loan offering to help home buyers finance their home improvement projects.

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REALTORS® Giving Back: NAR’s Volunteering Works Announces 2019 Honorees

June 21, 2019 - 1:00am

Five real estate professionals have been selected for a program to help expand their charitable causes.

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Do Aging Appliances Mean a Lower Asking Price?

June 21, 2019 - 1:00am

On the contrary, says one expert: Since buyers will always negotiate, give both sides wiggle room to negotiate.

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Hover Near 2-Year Lows

June 20, 2019 - 1:00am

Lower mortgage rates are proving to be a boon to home shoppers this summer.

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NAR Looks to Expand Investments in Tech Startups Globally

June 20, 2019 - 1:00am

Second Century Ventures, the association’s strategic investment arm, will support the growth of the most promising new real estate technologies in the world.

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Google Pledges $1 Billion to Add Housing in San Francisco

June 20, 2019 - 1:00am

The tech giant announced its financial pledge this week, which will provide land and money to build homes and ease the Bay Area’s housing crisis.

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Real Estate Leaders Among Glassdoor’s Top CEO List

June 20, 2019 - 1:00am

The forces behind several brokerages and firms were among those that landed on this year’s prestigious list compiled from thousands of employee reviews on Glassdoor.

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Agents Annoyed by Buyers Wanting Celebrity Treatment

June 20, 2019 - 1:00am

“Sometimes I want to say, ‘Nobody cares!’” one real estate pro confesses about her client’s request to have the same secrecy in a home purchase as a famous person.

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Would-Be Sellers Appear Ready to Boost Inventory

June 19, 2019 - 1:00am

Homeowners are deepening their belief that now is the right time to sell, according to NAR’s latest HOME Survey.

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Long-Term Flood Insurance Reforms Win Support of House Committee

June 19, 2019 - 1:00am

The Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a five-year extension to the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Housing Construction Lags, But Some Areas See Signs of Rebound

June 19, 2019 - 1:00am

Builders constructed fewer single-family homes last month, but permits are on the rise, a signal that more new homes are eventually coming.

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Closed Churches Are Being Saved, Transformed Into Homes

June 19, 2019 - 1:00am

A former place of worship can be difficult to market, but some buyers are being drawn to call it home.

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