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An Unexpected Investment Gold Mine

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 2, 2020 - 2:00am

Stocks for companies that operate space for this type of housing have had 4,100% returns since the housing crash, according to reports.

Categories: Real Estate

What Salary Do You Need to Buy in the 15 Largest Cities?

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 2, 2020 - 2:00am

Home values vary considerably nationwide, and that means aspiring buyers will need more—or less—money depending on where they’re putting down roots.

Categories: Real Estate

Designers: The Neutral Bedroom Is Out

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 2, 2020 - 2:00am

Follow the latest style trends to stage the master retreat as a place of respite for potential buyers.

Categories: Real Estate

Cities Where Residents Are More Likely to Move

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 2, 2020 - 2:00am

Nearly half of owners moved into their home in the last decade in the city with the least tenured homeowners.

Categories: Real Estate

Credit Scores Nationally Surge to Record High

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 2, 2020 - 2:00am

“Millennials ages 24 to 39 ... are finally hitting their credit stride,” Experian reports.

Categories: Real Estate

Coronavirus and Mortgage Rates: What’s the Connection?

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 2, 2020 - 2:00am

The rapid international spread of the coronavirus is striking fear in investors and shaking financial markets. What does it mean for housing?

Categories: Real Estate

In Memoriam: 1984-86 NAR Treasurer Phillip C. Stark

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 28, 2020 - 2:00am

The Wisconsin real estate executive and World War II Purple Heart recipient helped shore up association finances after a rocky economic period early in the decade. 

Categories: Real Estate

Heading to a Real Estate Event? Follow These Tips to Stay Healthy

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 28, 2020 - 2:00am

The danger of contracting the coronavirus — COVID-19 — remains slim, but travelers to NAR meetings and other gatherings should take extra care.

Categories: Real Estate

Architectural Elements Best Left Untouched in a Remodel

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 28, 2020 - 2:00am

Hold off on the sledgehammer: See which features in older homes may be extremely valuable.

Categories: Real Estate

‘Shark Tank’ Judge Victim of Phishing Scam, Loses $400K

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 28, 2020 - 2:00am

Barbara Corcoran, former real estate executive and TV “Shark Tank” judge, lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a phishing scheme. A similar scam is targeting real estate professionals and their clients, too.

Categories: Real Estate

Freddie: Mortgage Rates Are ‘Deal of the Century’

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 28, 2020 - 2:00am

“These low rates combined with high consumer confidence continue to drive home sales upward, a trend that is likely to endure as we enter spring,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Categories: Real Estate

Contract Signings Surge, But They Could Be Even Higher

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 27, 2020 - 2:00am

Real estate pros are having a busy winter. Pending home sales climbed 5.7% over a year ago. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report.

Categories: Real Estate

Natural Disasters Are Weighing on Buyers, Sellers, Study Says

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 27, 2020 - 2:00am

Nearly three-quarters of consumers recently surveyed say that natural disasters are at least “somewhat” factoring into their decision about where and whether to buy or sell.

Categories: Real Estate

New-Home Sales Get Early Start on Spring, Soar to 2007 Levels

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 27, 2020 - 2:00am

As inventories of existing homes remain extremely low, more buyers may be pushed into the new-home market.

Categories: Real Estate

Debt Levels Are Surging Among Older Americans

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 27, 2020 - 2:00am

Total debt for Americans over the age of 70 has jumped 543% over the last two decades. Mortgages are a big part of that debt.

Categories: Real Estate

‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Are Rising Again

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 27, 2020 - 2:00am

Pockets of distressed properties continue to haunt certain areas, but the recent rise in vacant foreclosures is no cause for concern, economists say.

Categories: Real Estate

How Buyers Can Instantly Improve Their Credit Scores

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 26, 2020 - 2:00am

But be aware: The better your scores are to start with, the more difficult it can be to improve them right away, financial experts say.

Categories: Real Estate

Homeowners Sound Off on Their Biggest Housing Worries

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 26, 2020 - 2:00am

Homeowners are sitting on a record amount of equity, so what has them so worried about housing?

Categories: Real Estate

The Share of Single Homeowners Is at Record High

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 26, 2020 - 2:00am

More than 38% of U.S. homeowners are single.

Categories: Real Estate

Where iBuyers Are Your Biggest Competition

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 26, 2020 - 2:00am

Metros seeing strong iBuyer activity lately are also poised to see growth in home sales in the coming months, according to a new analysis.

Categories: Real Estate
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