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Real Estate Pros Say Prices to Continue to Escalate

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 27, 2017 - 11:00pm

View a map to see REALTORS®’ price expectations over the next 12 months for your market. 

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Homeowners Face Tax Hike Under ‘Big 6’ Plan

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

An outline for tax reform released Wednesday by the Trump administration and Republican leaders would no longer make...

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Inventory Woes Drain Momentum

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Pending home sales receded last month for the fifth time in six months, causing NAR to have to tweak its existing-home sales forecast for 2017.

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Twitter Tests Longer Tweets

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

The social network is trying out the idea of doubling the character limit of posts from 140 to 280 in select markets.

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New-Home Supply Up, But Not Enough

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Though the number of new homes on the market was at its highest level since July 2014, sales in the sector did little to break out in August.

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Builder Touts Mortgage to Pay Off Student Debt

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

A new lending program offered by building giant Lennar Corp. aims to remove the student loan obstacle blocking some young adults from...

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Higher Interest Rates Press On Loan Demand

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Total mortgage application volume dropped half a percent on a seasonally adjusted basis this week, bringing it down to 21.5 percent lower than a...

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Your Fall Produce Guide

RisMedia Consumer News - September 26, 2017 - 2:20pm

Do you like to eat locally? While the summer has an abundance of fresh produce for you to grab at your local farmer’s market, as fall hits, many wonder what local produce is still available. Below are the top five things to eat this autumn, available in most regions in the country.

Apples! All hail fall, the season of apples! From apple pie to applesauce, apple slaw and more, there are hundreds of ways to enjoy this crispy sweet (or tart!) treat. Look for local apples in your grocery store or drive up to a nearby farm to pick yourself.

Broccoli. Although it does grow in the warmer months, broccoli lingers into the fall. Roast up some spears with garlic and olive oil, or pull out your wok for a quick stir-fry.

Blackberries. Most of us think of summer as the season for berries, but blackberries are available in some regions well into the early fall. Great for pies, smoothies, muffins and fruit salads, these juicy berries are packed with antioxidants—great for fighting colds as the “sick” season approaches.

Cabbage. Stuffed cabbage, baked cabbage, stewed cabbage, coleslaw! This cruciferous veggie is very versatile, and extremely inexpensive. Grab a head or four and get to munching.

Cauliflower. Many mistake cauliflower as being void of nutrients due to its pale coloring, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Packed with vitamins, this veggie is great raw, steamed or baked. Some are even getting creative by making cauliflower “rice” and pizza crusts. Hit up Google for some innovative cauliflower recipes.

Zoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at zoe@rismedia.com.

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Buy vs. Rent Index Still Leans Toward Buy

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 25, 2017 - 11:00pm

Although certain areas of the country still remain strongly on the ‘buy’ side, the latest index from Florida Atlantic University and...

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Where College Students Should Buy a Condo

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

In some university towns, it makes more financial sense to invest in a property for students rather than pay the costs of housing them in...

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Vintage ‘Kit Homes’ Fetch More Than $1M

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

Houses were available for purchase through catalogs in the early 1900s. Now, owners who have hung on to these historically significant properties...

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10 Most Livable State Capitals

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

Personal finance website SmartAsset.com ranks the capital cities with the lowest unemployment and most number of dining and entertainment options...

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5 Ways to Make Your Listing Look Bigger

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

Professional home stagers offer their ideas for giving the illusion of more square footage, even for tight spaces.

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Consumers Upbeat, So Why Are Sales Falling?

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

The number of existing-home sales has dropped in four of the past five months, despite an uptick in the number of people who say it’s a good...

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Flip, Rent, or Hold: The Best Investment Option

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

What are the pros and cons of each type of real estate investment, and which ones are the most profitable?

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Get in Early on Emerging Neighborhoods

RisMedia Consumer News - September 24, 2017 - 11:03am

Buying in a hot housing market while prices are reasonable is a sure ticket to wealth. Analysts at GOBankingRates recently spotlighted 20 up-and-comers. The top 10 are:

1. Jungle Terrace – St. Petersburg, Fla.
Median List Price (as of July 2017): $239,900
Price Change Year-Over-Year: +44.5 percent

2. Beacon Hill – Seattle, Wash.
Median List Price: $569,995
Price Change Y-O-Y: +31.2 percent

3. Point Breeze – Philadelphia, Pa.
Median List Price: $295,000
Price Change Y-O-Y: +40.5 percent

4. Heather Gardens – Denver, Colo.
Median List Price: $278,750
Price Change Y-O-Y: +27.3 percent

5. Pinehurst – Seattle, Wash.
Median List Price: $350,000
Price Change Y-O-Y: +24.8 percent

6. Hazelwood – Portland, Ore.
Median List Price: $324,450
Price Change Y-O-Y: +22.4 percent

7. Twin Lakes – Las Vegas, Nev.
Median List Price: $182,450
Price Change Y-O-Y: +41 percent

8. Fairgrounds – Indianapolis, Ind.
Median List Price: $179,900
Price Change Y-O-Y: +29 percent

9. Bayside West – Tampa, Fla.
Median List Price: $229,900
Price Change Y-O-Y: +32 percent

10. Highland Hills – San Antonio, Texas
Median List Price: $135,000
Price Change Y-O-Y: +35.3 percent

Source: GOBankingRates

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Housing Predictions for 2018

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

What the future looks like for the new-home market, mortgage rates, and overall home sales activity, according to Freddie Mac’s Outlook...

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5 Things Buyers Should Never Compromise On

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

Tell your clients not to overlook these items when considering buying a home. Otherwise, they could end up regretting the purchase.

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Prices Rise Fastest in Disaster-Prone Cities

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

The threat of natural disasters isn’t scaring buyers away from the most vulnerable areas of the country, according to a new analysis.

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Mortgage Rates End 2-Month Decline

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has posted its first increase in weeks.

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