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Listings With Bidets Are Now a Hot Commodity

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 18, 2020 - 1:00am

The bathroom feature can help homeowners avoid the toilet paper shortage sparked by coronavirus fears—so highlight them in your listing description.

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low?

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 18, 2020 - 1:00am

Rates have been on a wild ride in recent weeks. Will the fluctuations level?

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Adjusting Your Business to a New Normal—For Now

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 18, 2020 - 1:00am

Real estate pros and brokerages adapt to a work-from-home and virtual environment.

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Where Single-Family Rentals Are Performing the Strongest

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 17, 2020 - 1:00am

Returns for investors have decreased from a year ago in the majority of U.S. markets. Find out how each region is performing.

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How to Disinfect a Home Correctly

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 17, 2020 - 1:00am

There’s a right and wrong way to disinfect. If you want to truly kill the germs, be sure to take these steps.

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Cities Move to Suspend Evictions

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 17, 2020 - 1:00am

“This pandemic is a stark reminder that housing is health care,” said the president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

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FICO Corp. Under DOJ Scrutiny

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 17, 2020 - 1:00am

Does the credit score company have a monopoly on the lending industry with its model? A federal lawsuit seeks to find out.

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Use of Virtual Home Tours Spreads as Coronavirus Cases Spike

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 17, 2020 - 1:00am

Some brokerages are moving toward all virtual tours to minimize exposure as the nation takes steps to manage COVID-19’s spread.

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Yun: Fed’s Rate Cut to Zero Is ‘the Right Policy’

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 16, 2020 - 1:00am

For the second time this month, the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate to stem economic volatility surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus Forces Culture Change in Real Estate

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 16, 2020 - 1:00am

“Do not panic, stay informed, and use your best judgment,” guidance from NAR reads. “Focus on putting policies and procedures in place.”

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Has the Single-Family Rental Market Peaked?

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 13, 2020 - 1:00am

Rents aren’t rising quite as quickly as prices for investment rental properties in most of the country, a new report shows.

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4 Paint Trends to Watch

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 13, 2020 - 1:00am

Is gray cooling for interiors? Where does blue work best? A new survey of designers offers some insights.

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Realtor.com® Adds Home Value Estimates to Its Listings

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 13, 2020 - 1:00am

What’s that home really worth? Online visitors will get more data to find out. Realtor.com® says it’s not relying on one estimate but posting multiple third-party value estimates on for-sale and off-market properties.

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Mortgage Rates Rise, Taking a Surprising Turn

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 13, 2020 - 1:00am

After hitting a record low last week, rates reversed course this week and inched up. Rates still remain at “extraordinary levels,” Freddie Mac says.

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Decision on Status of NAR’s May Meeting Expected by April 1

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 13, 2020 - 1:00am

The association is monitoring developments related to the coronavirus before confirming or canceling the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.

 
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Time to Recession-Proof Your Business?

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 12, 2020 - 1:00am

A slowdown in economic activity appears inevitable. Don’t panic: It may be a good time to make sure your finances are in shape.

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No Regrets: Find Out Which States Have the Happiest Home Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 12, 2020 - 1:00am

A “New Homebuyer Happiness Index” ranks states based on buyer satisfaction with price paid, neighbor friendliness, safety, job market, and raising a family.

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Lower Mortgage Rates Propel Surge in Loan Applications

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 12, 2020 - 1:00am

Borrowers rushed last week to take advantage of another massive drop in mortgage rates, now the lowest in history.

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Students Face Housing Dilemma As More Colleges Move Online

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 12, 2020 - 1:00am

In an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, several colleges have closed their dorms and transitioned to online classes.

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Sellers Adopt Showing Procedures to Minimize Coronavirus Spread

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 12, 2020 - 1:00am

Some REALTORS® say their clients are asking buyers to take certain precautions before entering their homes.

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