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Each weekday, REALTOR ® Magazine applies a real estate lens to top headlines from major news sources and trend reports, alongside timely updates from NAR.
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Can Challenging Home Design Increase Lifespan?

September 12, 2018 - 12:00am

The architects believe their structure—featuring extremely uneven floors, windows of varying heights, and unusually arranged walls in 52 eye-popping colors—has the power to bring longevity.

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Minority Neighborhoods See Biggest Gains in Home Equity

September 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Homes in neighborhoods that are predominantly populated by minority families have seen substantial gains in home equity over the last four years. But has it been enough to close the gap between them and white neighborhoods?

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Helping Clients Who’ve Inherited a House

September 12, 2018 - 12:00am

These five tips will provide guidance for those handling property that’s part of an estate. 

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Are Quick Sales Becoming the Norm?

September 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Homes for sale are not lingering on the market for long. See where the fastest sales are happening.

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Nearly 759K Homes at Risk as Hurricane Florence Nears

September 11, 2018 - 12:00am

The storm is threatening to strike the Carolinas and Virginia as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane. 

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Survey: Americans’ Ideal Home

September 11, 2018 - 12:00am

How do people visualize the perfect abode when it comes to home design, amenities, and location?

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In Detroit, 87% of Buyers Pay Cash

September 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Low home prices along with affluent buyers, more investors, and those wanting to bypass appraisals are prompting all-cash transactions to surge in the city.

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Bill Would Ease Mortgage Restrictions on Self-Employed

September 10, 2018 - 12:00am

The proposed measure would allow lenders to use more sources to verify the income of loan applicants who work for themselves.

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5 Places Where Lousy Credit Won’t Block a Home Purchase

September 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Realtor.com® analyzed metros to find where a less-than-perfect credit score—even those well under 650—can still land buyers a home.

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Court Strikes Down Laws Making Homelessness Illegal

September 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Stemming from a lawsuit against the city of Boise, Idaho, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that it’s not a crime to sleep outdoors when not enough shelters are available.

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‘Nonbanks’ Emerge as Top Lenders for Home Buyers

September 10, 2018 - 12:00am

More consumers are bypassing big, established banks and turning to a growing subset of specialized lenders to obtain a mortgage.

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5 Strategic Ways for Millennials to Save Money

September 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Often the down payment is the biggest obstacle for younger would-be home buyers. Here are ways to get a solid financial footing.

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How Race Still Matters in Real Estate

September 7, 2018 - 12:00am

A sociologist explains how agents’ business practices can reduce opportunities for minority consumers.

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Lots Are Costing Buyers More

September 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Home yards may be getting smaller but they’re also hitting record-level prices.

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Mortgage Rates Inch Up

September 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Borrowing costs may be slowly on the rise again in the coming weeks, Freddie Mac warns in its latest mortgage market survey.

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Survey: Clients With Kids ‘Urgently’ Need to Buy, Sell

September 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Slightly more than a quarter of all buyers with children say that child care expenses delay their home purchases.

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Home Flips Plunge as Distressed Inventory Dries Up

September 6, 2018 - 12:00am

Investors retreat from the fix-and-flip market, as fewer properties are available at deep discounts.

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PHH, Realogy to Pay $17M Over Alleged Kickbacks

September 6, 2018 - 12:00am

The two companies have settled claims from a 2015 lawsuit that they received kickbacks for referring certain settlement services.

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Real Estate Community Focuses on Disaster Preparedness

September 6, 2018 - 12:00am

Share these tips with clients so they can take precautions and weather the storm when a natural disaster strikes.

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Top Towns for an ‘Affordable’ Retirement

September 5, 2018 - 12:00am

Where are retirees headed? If you live in these communities, you may find out first-hand.

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