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Real Estate

5 Most Common Reasons for Closing Delays

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Twenty-five percent of REALTORS® say they faced a roadblock in getting to the settlement table in October.

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9 Pro Tips for a Top-Notch DIY Paint Job

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

A professional painter with 10 years of experience offers his recommendations for doing the job at home the right way.

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Cities That Recovered the Most From Recession

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

During the Great Recession, home values dropped an average of 30 percent in several metros. Now, nearly a decade later, how are those markets...

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Company Lets Tenants Pay Rent in Bitcoin

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2017 - 12:00am

But experts in the multifamily housing sector doubt it will become a trend that catches on.

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Non-Creepy Ways To Stalk A Future Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Buyers can learn a lot about the history of their new place by checking out a few directories and online resources.

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New Loan Helps Reduce Down Payments

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

A new mortgage offering will allow renters in rent-to-own agreements purchase their first homes under an equity-sharing agreement.

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4 Ways to Put Relocating Clients at Ease

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Go beyond showings to help your relocating clients get more acquainted and comfortable with their new area. 

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Mortgage Rates Sink Lower This Week

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is averaging lower than it did a year ago. 

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These Markets Are Getting the Most Movers

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

The top moving destinations tend to have a combination of plentiful jobs and housing inventory.

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1 Month Left to Sell Before Possible Tax Hike

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Changes to the capital gains tax under House and Senate tax reform bills would burden homeowners who sell after Jan. 1.

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Today Is the Day to Check Computer Security

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Nov. 30 is National Computer Security Day, and more than 16 million Americans have systems in danger.

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How Neighborly Are Americans? Not Very

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Nearly 30 percent of Americans admit they don’t even know their neighbor’s first name.

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Top 100 Metros Ranked by Price Growth

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2017 - 12:00am

See which U.S. cities will likely see the largest uptick in sales and home values next year.

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New Lender Devoting Loans to Clean Energy

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2017 - 12:00am

The Clean Energy Credit Union aims to help and inspire more homeowners in going green.

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How to Stay Sane When You’re Overworked

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Learn to say no and delegate tasks with these tips for overextended real estate pros.

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Long & Foster Has a New Look

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

The real estate company marks its 50th anniversary in business with a newly refreshed brand identity.

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5 Housing Trends to Watch for 2018

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

What will be the drivers behind the real estate market in the new year? Realtor.com® releases its 2018 National Housing Forecast. 

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FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limits Again

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

With rising home prices, mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will allow a higher conforming loan limit in most parts of the...

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The Good, Bad Behind Latest Home Sales Report

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Pending home sales rebounded strongly in October, but economists are still concerned. 

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The Front Porch Is in Demand

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Don’t forget to highlight this important selling feature, particularly among the younger crowd who is increasingly turning the front...

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