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Fed Leaves Rates Alone, But Hikes Coming

NAR Daily News Magazine - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Three short-term interest rate increases are likely later this year, and economists say consumers will face higher mortgage rates as a result.

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Referral Arrangement OK’d in RESPA Case

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am

The real estate industry won a major victory in court this morning.

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Housing Market Starts 2018 on Positive Note

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am

The latest pending home sales report demonstrates momentum heading into the new year, but NAR’s chief economist worries low supply levels...

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Time to Loosen Manufactured Housing Regs?

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is exploring eliminating some of its rules on manufactured homes in an effort to find...

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Crucial Turning Point in Homeownership Rate

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am

For the first time in 13 years, the U.S. homeownership rate ticked up. Thanks, millennials.

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Broker Sues Taylor Swift Over Commission Spat

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am

A Manhattan real estate broker with Douglas Elliman has sued representatives of the pop superstar, alleging the singer refused to pay commission...

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Rising Rates Cause Loan Demand to Teeter

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am

Mortgage rates were on the rise for the second consecutive week, causing some borrowers to show reluctance.

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Coldwell Banker Tries Recruiting in Blue

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am

The franchise is doubling down on its hued identity, hoping its latest ad campaign will both endear current agents and brokers to the brand...

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10 States With Highest, Lowest Credit Scores

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am

The average credit score in the U.S. was 675 last year. Did your state do better or worse than the national trend?

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Will Super Bowl Boost Housing in Host City?

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Football fans may come just for the big game, but sellers hope they’ll stick around and be lured into buying a home.

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Where Millennials Are Choosing to Call Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Millennials make up a quarter of the nation’s population, but their growth has not occurred evenly across geographic areas.

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Puerto Rico Fears Another Foreclosure Crisis

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Residents on the island who were granted a reprieve from mortgage payments after Hurricane Maria’s destruction last fall are now up against...

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Cash Sales Soar to Post-Recession High

NAR Daily News Magazine - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Buyers are increasingly entering the new-home market to purchase without a mortgage.

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Automation and Customization: Renter Wishes

RisMedia Consumer News - January 26, 2018 - 11:01pm

Apartment dwellers’ preferences are shifting…toward what owners want, new research shows.

According to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), an apartment industry organization, convenience, personalization and smart home technology are high on renters’ wish lists. In the NMHC’s 2018 Consumer Housing Insights Survey, 92 percent of respondents believe convenience and ease are important in a rental. Further necessitating the need are the 63 percent of respondents who say they are busy with a “hectic” life.

Homeowners have similar tastes—in fact, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) found that two generations of homeowners are looking for walkability, and Coldwell Banker Real Estate research reveals 32 percent have incorporated smart technology, including smart locks and thermostats.

The ability to customize is also in-demand, according to the NMHC survey. Ninety-four percent believe personalization is significant, and 60 percent believe their home is indicative of who they are.

Seventy-eight percent, meanwhile, are after a rental that can be altered easily to meet their needs, whether in the future or the present. Tellingly, 40 percent expect to remote-work, highlighting interest in office space, or, at the very least, reliable cell reception and internet.

Source: National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Who Are the Hackers Targeting Transactions?

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

“We typically think of hackers as these magnificent young minds doing things we don’t know how to do,” an...

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Housing’s State of Union: Pressing Issues Ahead

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

Realtor.com® releases a report highlighting the key issues ahead for the economy, home sales and prices, and buyer demand.

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Germ-Free Doors Offered in New Homes

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

With flu season underway, buyers may have more appreciation for KB Home’s newest offering. 

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2017 New-Home Sales Stir Future Growth

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

More buyers purchased new homes last year, but the market continues to cater to the upper tier.

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Inch Upwards

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

Buyer affordability will be a challenge, with mortgage rates moving higher and robust house price gains across the country, warns Freddie Mac...

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The Most Affordable Rental Housing Markets

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

Investors in search of a renting bargain may be surprised at the large metro that topped HomeUnion’s latest list. 

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