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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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Overstock.com Enters the Property Management Business

July 24, 2018 - 12:00am

It’s the first phase of the online retailer’s venture, which eventually will include a portal for consumers to rent and buy homes.

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Migration Patterns Emerge as Buyers Cross State Lines

July 24, 2018 - 12:00am

For example, more than 25,000 residents have left California in the last five years. Here’s where they’re going.

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Some Homeowners Don’t Know the Interest Rate They Pay

July 23, 2018 - 12:00am

It’s one problem contributing to a lack of knowledge about the benefits of refinancing.

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An Artificial Lawn Isn’t Maintenance-Free

July 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Fake grass may be easier to care for, but there are some expensive and annoying caveats to this landscaping option.

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Will ‘Baby Boomer Sell-Off’ Ignite Housing Crisis?

July 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Older homeowners who are downsizing and leaving homeownership behind may send shock waves throughout the real estate market, two new studies warn.

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N.Y. Buyer Files Class-Action Lawsuit Over Dual Agency

July 23, 2018 - 12:00am

The buyer accuses real estate brokerage Houlihan Lawrence of using the tactic to maximize its profits and dominate the local market.

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6 Most Profitable Markets for Sellers

July 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Some of the nation's fastest-growing cities are seeing the highest returns on home sales, as are areas that were hit hard in the Great Recession.

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Sky-High Home Prices Shatter Ceiling Again

July 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Ongoing inventory shortages helped to push the median sale price for existing homes to another all-time high in June, according to NAR.

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Help Your Clients Prep Before Disaster Strikes

July 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Pass these tips on to homeowners so they can get equipped for a storm, flood, or hurricane.

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Realtor.com® Updates Make Searches More Seamless

July 20, 2018 - 12:00am

The site launched several enhancements this week to improve load times and enable side-by-side listing comparisons, among other items.

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Federal Court Says FHFA Structure Is Unconstitutional

July 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Judges say the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which is run by a single director, is “unconstitutionally insulated from executive control.”

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Home Shoppers Get ‘Extra Time to Find the Right Home’

July 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Mortgage rates barely budge, giving borrowers some breathing room in their real estate search, Freddie Mac reports.

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House Sets Sights on Flood Insurance Extension

July 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Congress has until July 31 to extend the National Flood Insurance Program or risk a lapse in coverage for 5 million homeowners.

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Many Owners Lack Sufficient Insurance to Cover Disasters

July 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Limits on their home insurance policies are too low to cover the full cost of repairing or rebuilding.

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Tips to Help Your Buyers Navigate a Cooling Market

July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

In June, housing starts fell by 12 percent—a sign that prospective buyers are becoming more hesitant toward rising housing costs and shrinking inventory.

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2019 May Usher in the Era of Foldable Phone Screens

July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

A smartphone that boasts a bendable screen is expected to hit the market early next year. Could this jumpstart a new category of devices?

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Cities That Will Pay People to Relocate

July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Faced with sluggish population growth, some metros are making enticing offers to gain new residents.

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4 States Sue Federal Gov’t Over Property Tax Overhaul

July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Lawmakers in four Northeastern states say the cap on certain local and state deductions is unconstitutional.

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Homebuilding Dips to 9-Month Low

July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Rising material costs are making new construction more difficult, builders say.

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REALTOR® Force Grows 6% as Rookies Flock to NAR

July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

There may be fewer homes to sell but that hasn’t deterred more people from entering the real estate business. NAR announced a significant rise in the number of REALTORS® in the last year.

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