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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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Survey: Married LGBT Couples Swarm the ‘Move-Up’ Market

September 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, gay and lesbian home buyers have been increasing their purchasing power.

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5 Steps to Break Unsafe Work Habits

September 14, 2018 - 12:00am

With a third of REALTORS® reporting facing a dangerous situation on the job, learn how to change poor behaviors that put you at increased risk.

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Report: Property Managers Not Ready to Fight Rental Fraud

September 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Find out the most common scams that are costing landlords thousands of dollars.

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$170B in Property Damage Predicted as Florence Nears

September 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Homeowners along the East Coast need to be ready for the hurricane. Share NAR’s Disaster Preparation Resource page with your clients now.

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Survey: Most Buyers Seek Financing Before Showings

September 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Representing a shift from the typical homebuying journey 10 years ago, consumers are learning the benefits of getting their finances in order before searching for homes.

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How Delayed Marriage Rates Could Benefit Housing

September 12, 2018 - 12:00am

As younger Americans wait longer to get married, some in the industry worry they'll also put off homeownership. But one luxury homebuilder says the postponement is good for their business.

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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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