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Real Estate

More Buyers Turn to ARMs for Lower Borrowing Costs

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am

As interest rates rise, mortgage borrowers seek a break in costs—though ARMs carry potential financial risks.

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25 Richest Counties in the U.S.

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Chart reveals the wealthiest areas of the country. How does yours stack up?

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Townhouse Construction Reaches Post-Recession High

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Townhouses accounted for 33,000 residential construction starts in the third quarter of this year.

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Most Young Adults Prioritize Homeownership Over Marriage

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Millennials name owning a home as their second-highest goal behind retirement, according to a new survey.

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Viral Listing With Half-Nude Models Draws Backlash

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am

A Houston agent hired two fitness models to pose for property photos, but public complaints prompted a local real estate portal to remove the listing.

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Plan to Reduce Human Appraisals May Lead to ‘Wildly Inaccurate’ Estimates

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Federal agencies want more properties to qualify for automated valuations, but appraisers say it could increase grossly inaccurate value estimates.

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Calif. REALTORS® Plead: ‘We’re in Crisis and Need Help’

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Local association executive recounts narrowly escaping raging wildfires with his life as real estate pros in the state beg for aid to help those who have been left homeless.

 
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It’s Getting Tougher to Get a Brand-New Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Some consumers are delaying making a new-home purchase due to affordability concerns, and that has builders on alert.

 
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Suburbs Spruce Up to Lure More Millennials

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am

A growing number of aging suburbs around prominent cities are launching marketing campaigns to try to attract younger homeowners.

 
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A Turnaround in Home Sales: More Business Is Coming to Town

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Existing-home sales reversed course and posted their first increase in six months. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report.

 
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Timing a Black Friday-Like Sale When Buying a Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
View the best days to catch the biggest deal on a real estate purchase.
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Interactive Quiz Matches Buyers to ‘Spectacular Spaces’

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Have a client unsure of where to live or what home to buy? Homebuilder Taylor Morrison has a questionnaire to help.

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Consumers Worried About Uphill Battles to Find a Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am

More prospective buyers believe house hunting is only going to get more difficult.

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Young Adults Living at Home May Suffer Professionally

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Those who are given financial help from their parents to live independently instead of living rent-free at home tend to do better in the job world, according to a new study.

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Cities With Oldest, Youngest Homeowners

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Has your city found the fountain of youth or is it quickly aging? See the average ages of owners across popular metros and how they rank in the U.S.

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More Homeowners Add ADUs, Other Improvements

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Potential sellers appear to be spending more on property upgrades while waiting for the right time to put their homes on the market.

 
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Buyers May Find Relief in Cooling Housing Market

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Sellers are cutting prices to better compete in a slowing market, providing opportunities for would-be buyers to jump into the market.

 
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Tulsa Offers $10K to Relocating Remote Workers

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am

It’s the latest metro joining the ranks of cities who are using cash incentives to appeal to young would-be residents.

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Study: Homeownership Delay Hurts Financial Health

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Millennials who put off buying a home may be severely curtailing their ability to build wealth over their lifetimes, according to the Urban Institute.

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Report: Architectural Design Aids Obesity

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Common layouts of interior spaces in both public and private properties do not encourage physical activity, according to a new report.

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