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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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Eroding Affordability Puts Damper on New-Home Sales

September 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Though newly built single-family homes eked out an increase in August, it wasn’t enough to impress economists or make up for big shortfalls in housing.

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Why Were Fewer Contracts Signed in August?

September 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Pending home sales continued to fall last month, marking the eighth consecutive month for annual decreases.

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‘Era of Super-Low Mortgage Rates Is Over’

September 27, 2018 - 12:00am

The real estate market is bracing for the fallout after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday by a quarter of a point.

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Coldwell Banker Jumps Into iBuyer Business

September 26, 2018 - 12:00am

The real estate giant is offering a new program that sets out to provide an option for quicker, less complicated sales.

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Market Shifting to Buyers’ Favor

September 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Economists point to signs that home prices may have peaked and suggest sellers might need to adjust their expectations.

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Homeowners’ Lack of Flood Insurance Costs Billions

September 26, 2018 - 12:00am

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a new problem is surfacing: The shrinking number of households that have flood insurance.

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Homeowners Say They’re Finally Ready to Sell

September 26, 2018 - 12:00am

The latest research from NAR indicates that 77 percent of consumers say they believe now is a good time to sell a house—a record high.

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Tenant Group: Fake Reno Filings Meant to Drive Out Renters

September 25, 2018 - 12:00am

The Housing Rights Initiative, a national organization, says fraudulent applications for building remodels aim to push out rent-controlled occupants.

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Housing Hurdles Taint Otherwise Healthy Economy

September 25, 2018 - 12:00am

“The spring and summer homebuying and selling season ultimately ended up being a letdown,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

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Tariff Wars Don’t Spook Chinese Investors

September 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Foreign home buyers are still lured by the lifestyle and opportunities that come with moving to America.

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Millennial Buyers Aid Rust Belt Resurgence

September 25, 2018 - 12:00am

After population declines in the region due to losses in manufacturing jobs, more young adults are flocking here to find an affordable place to live.

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Vinyl or Stucco? Most Popular Exteriors for New Homes

September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Take a look at this map to see the exterior finish that is dominating in your market.

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Rising Mortgage Costs Remain Below 2006-07 Peak

September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

The typical mortgage payment nationwide in June rose 15.1 percent year over year, according to CoreLogic.

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Study: Homes Appreciate Faster in Disaster-Prone Areas

September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Cities with high risks of natural hazards, such as flooding, hurricanes, and wildfires, continue to attract home buyers, according to a new report.

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Brokerage Funds Sanctuary for Pets Affected by Florence

September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

A North Carolina real estate firm has organized an initiative to house cats and dogs who were abandoned or surrendered during the storm.

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Homeowners Reveal Their Top Nonnegotiable Amenities

September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Find out which home features are deal breakers—and which aren’t—for your clients.

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Fall Brings Price Drops for a Quarter of Homes

September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

With inventory starting to inch up, sellers are facing stiffer competition in the market and adjusting their price expectations, according to a new report.

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Consumers Can Now Request Credit Freezes for Free

September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

You and your real estate customers no longer have to pay a fee to block access to personal financial information in the event of a cybersecurity threat.

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Howard Hanna Acquires Allen Tate

September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

The merged brokerages look to take on a bigger presence in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Reach Highest Level Since May

September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

For the fourth consecutive week, mortgage rates continued to climb as home buyers face higher borrowing costs.

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