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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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Why Home Buyers Need to Hurry

October 23, 2018 - 11:00pm

It may be tempting to wait, but researchers predict a nearly 10 percent increase in the size of mortgage payments by next July.

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How Real Estate Seminars Can Net You More Leads

October 23, 2018 - 11:00pm

Hosting a home buying or selling seminar or webinar can be a great way to generate more business. Here’s how to do it. 

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Homeowners Putting the Brakes on Remodeling

October 23, 2018 - 11:00pm

As the housing market slows, homeowners are halting their plans to upgrade their spaces.

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5 Signs Your Clients are Ready to Buy a Vacation Home

October 23, 2018 - 11:00pm

Taking the leap and buying a second home is a serious venture. Help your clients feel comfortable and guide them into making their dreams a reality.

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Brokerages Wrestle With Growth of Pocket Listings

October 22, 2018 - 11:00pm

In markets starved for more inventory, real estate professionals are struggling with being out of the loop for homes that their buyers could want.

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Will Garages Become Extinct?

October 22, 2018 - 11:00pm

As autonomous vehicles become widespread and the popularity of car-share programs rise, analysts are already calling on the death of structures for car spaces in residential homes.

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Nearly 4M to Get a Credit Boost: Good for Mortgages?

October 22, 2018 - 11:00pm

Many consumers may see their scores move higher, following an announcement of a new program from FICO.

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Property Frenzies Abound Ahead of Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement

October 22, 2018 - 11:00pm

Some investors are already betting on the winner and snatching up real estate ahead of the online retail giant’s announcement of its chosen city.

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10 Off-Beat Cities Named Best Places to Retire

October 21, 2018 - 11:00pm

Older buyers and sellers may not have thought of the top city as a place that potentially could fulfill all their needs.

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3 Ways to Keep a Home Clean Longer

October 21, 2018 - 11:00pm

These unusual techniques can keep your listing shining without putting in elbow grease multiple times.

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Tax Breaks Open Up ‘Opportunity Zones’ for Investors

October 21, 2018 - 11:00pm

The government is offering incentives to those who make property investments in distressed economic areas across the country.

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Brokerage Fakes Entry Into Senate Race as Marketing Ploy

October 21, 2018 - 11:00pm

Teal signs bearing the words “Homie for Senate” have sprouted up on lawns across Phoenix. But “Homie” isn’t a real person running for political office.

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Listings Without Photos

October 21, 2018 - 11:00pm

Missing pictures could indicate that an owner is not market-savvy—which may lead to a price advantage for your clients.

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Some Owners Don’t Even Change Batteries in Fire Alarms

October 21, 2018 - 11:00pm

Survey reveals key safety measures many consumers fail to take to secure their properties against damage.

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Report: Most Homeowners Say They Have ‘Good Neighbors’

October 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Consumers reveal the qualities they appreciate most in the people living next door—but say cultivating a friendship isn’t necessary.

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Tech Firm to Pay $3M Over Poor Tenant Screenings

October 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

“You shouldn’t get turned down for an apartment because someone has the wrong information about you,” the Federal Trade Commission says.

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How Well Does Your State Cater to Middle-Class Buyers?

October 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Rising home prices have hit the average buyer hard, but in some states, there’s an easier and more affordable path to homeownership.

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Sellers Brace for Stiffer Competition as Buyers Retreat

October 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

With affordability pressure sidelining more house hunters, sellers can expect a longer timeline to unload their homes. Read more from NAR’s latest report.

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Borrowers Finally See Some Relief With Mortgage Rates

October 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

“The modest decline in mortgage rates is a welcome respite from the rapid increase in rates the last few weeks,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

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Where Buyers Stand to Save the Most in Mortgage Costs

October 17, 2018 - 11:00pm

It’s worth it to shop around for a mortgage, and some places pay off more than others.

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