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Real Estate

Calif. Wildfires: ‘It Pushed Me Over the Edge’

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

As six major wildfires continue to rage in Southern California, real estate professionals in affected areas are trying to manage saving their own...

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How to Avoid ‘Death by PowerPoint’

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Follow these four steps for creating a presentation that will help your audience remember your message.

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What Net Neutrality Rollback Means for You

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Many real estate professionals and companies may now be at a disadvantage to deliver services to consumers online.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates, Hints More to Come

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Economists say the Fed’s move was anticipated and won’t cause waves in the housing market.

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How Busy Streets Can Actually Help a Listing

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Nearby traffic noise doesn’t have to ruin your home sale. Find out how to overcome this commonplace annoyance and make the home more...

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Lending Scam Targets California Consumers

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

The California Department of Business Oversight issued a warning to beware of email scams purporting to be from representatives of Impac Mortgage...

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Why Being Talkative Hurts Your Business

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Executive coaches warn that people who talk too much aren’t as successful at customer pitches, networking events, board presentations, or...

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The Biggest Boomtowns of 2017

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Among the real estate markets that grew the most this year, one state dominates the list. Is it yours?

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Q&A: What’s the Next Move on Tax Reform?

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

A conference committee today reportedly reconciled the differences in the U.S. House and Senate versions of the proposed tax reform legislation....

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44% of Retirees Still Have a Mortgage

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

More than 44 percent of retirees in their sixties still carry a mortgage, and many of those are eight years or more away from being paid off.

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Homeowners Say Tax Reform Would Hurt Them

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Homeowners reveal in a new survey that lawmakers’ proposals to change homeownership tax incentives would greatly restrict their mobility and...

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Mall Giant Westfield Sold in $16B Deal

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

The sale comes at a time when the mall sector is struggling to define itself as it competes with growing threats from online shopping. 

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Mortgage Applications Teeter as Rates Rise

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Loan demand dropped 2.3 percent last week as a slight uptick in rates may have spooked potential home buyers and refinancers. 

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Instagram Adds Ability to Follow a Hashtag

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

You’ll be able to more easily follow real estate photos and topics on Instagram with its new feature that lets you follow hashtags.

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States Focus on Helping First-Time Buyers

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

More states are proposing legislation that will assist first-time buyers in overcoming the down payment obstacle.

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Bad Etiquette at the Office Holiday Party

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

Ensure a socially safe office party this year with these five tips.

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10 Festive Cities for Holiday Lovers

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

Fill your seasonal fa-la-la-la’s in these metros.

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Habits of Successful Home Flippers

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

Does your client have the chops to be successful at flipping?

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Sizing Up Garages By Region

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

See the most popular garage preference in your area.

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Mortgage Giants: No Evictions for the Holidays

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

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a nationwide suspension of evictions on foreclosed single-family homes during the holiday season, between Dec...

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