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Latest Luxe Amenity? Panic Rooms

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 9, 2018 - 11:00pm

Homeowners are rushing to add bulletproof fortresses to their homes in the Hamptons in New York, as fears rise there over Salvadoran gang MS-13.

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84k Homes Now at Risk of Hurricane Michael

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 9, 2018 - 11:00pm

If you know any Florida homeowners, tell them to get to safe ground and check their insurance. Meteorologists warn the hurricane could become the strongest storm in history to strike the Florida Panhandle.

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What Buyers Should Ask After a Home Inspection

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 8, 2018 - 11:00pm

Advise your buyers to seek clarification on anything the home inspector may have found in order to move forward confidently.

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Video: Brokerage Teaches How to ‘Duffy’ With $45M Listing

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 8, 2018 - 11:00pm

The listing agent spent $50,000 to create a music video with hip-hop artists to show off this high-priced waterfront home. 

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Two-Thirds of Buyers Fail to Shop Around for a Mortgage

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 8, 2018 - 11:00pm

The lack of buyers perusing rates may be causing more confusion over which mortgage is right for them, a new study finds.

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Plan to House Teachers in Schools Draws Backlash

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 7, 2018 - 11:00pm

Housing costs have soared higher than what many teachers can comfortably afford in San Jose, Calif. But the local school district's affordable housing plan is drawing criticism from parents and neighborhood residents.

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Vacation-Home Markets That Offer High ROI

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 7, 2018 - 11:00pm

Find out which cities offer the most lucrative second-home investments, where sellers stand to cash out with some of the largest profits.

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Where Rent May Increase By $300 Over the Next Year

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 7, 2018 - 11:00pm

In some cities, renters may end up having to pay hundreds of dollars more in rent over the next 12 months.

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Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into All-Cash Deals

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 7, 2018 - 11:00pm

Two senators are leading the charge to force the government to do more to identify and prevent money laundering in the high-end housing market. 

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Could an Old Cruise Ship Provide Affordable Housing?

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 7, 2018 - 11:00pm

One nonprofit in Portland, Maine, offers an unconventional solution to the area's growing affordability crisis.

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More Borrowers Caught Lying About Income

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 7, 2018 - 11:00pm

The lending industry warns that lying on loan applications is a growing problem, with websites popping up to help borrowers get away with it. 

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Coldwell Banker Events Facilitated 20,000 Pet Adoptions

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 4, 2018 - 11:00pm

Mark your calendars: affiliate offices across the country are hosting pet adoption events during the weekend of Oct. 13-14.

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Denver Wants to Turn Low-Income Owners Into Landlords

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 4, 2018 - 11:00pm

A new program being piloted in west Denver sets out to help low-earning homeowners build accessory “granny flats” onto their homes for renting out in order to earn extra money and also address the housing shortage.

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Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly for First Time in 5 Weeks

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 4, 2018 - 11:00pm

Borrowers saw a slight cool down this week following last week’s seven-year high.

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Report: Homes Hit Least Affordable Level in 10 Years

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 4, 2018 - 11:00pm

Most of the counties analyzed had homes that were pricier than the long-term affordability averages for the county.

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IRS: Business Meals Are Still Deductible

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 3, 2018 - 11:00pm

The tax reform law ended deductions for business-related entertainment, amusement, or recreation but created uncertainty about associated food and beverage expenses.

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Could Robots Fill Labor Gaps in Construction?

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 3, 2018 - 11:00pm

Researchers are testing humanoid bots to see if they could help homebuilders stay on track with new-home projects.

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Real Estate Market Prepares for Burst of New Listings

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 3, 2018 - 11:00pm

The inventory crisis reaches a “crucial inflection point,” signaling the possible end of years-long housing shortages, according to realtor.com®.

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5 Myths That Keep Buyers on the Sidelines

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 3, 2018 - 11:00pm

Your clients may have these misconceptions about purchasing a home, which could cause them to miss out on the right property.

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Women, Millennials Most Likely to Face This Delay Into Homeownership

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 2, 2018 - 11:00pm

They show a high willingness to buy, but this debt is proving to be a big obstacle in their home purchase.

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