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Flood Insurance Gets Emergency Weeklong Extension

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Congress gives immediate lifeline to the National Flood Insurance Program, which was set to expire Friday, but NAR pleads for a longer-term solution.

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Study: Museums Boost Residential, Commercial Values

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am

The next up-and-coming neighborhood in your area might be where new art and cultural institutions set up shop.

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Airbnb to Begin Designing, Building New Homes

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am

The company is moving beyond short-term rentals with “an endeavor to design and prototype new ways of building and sharing homes.”

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Buyers Pounce on Stabilizing Mortgage Rates

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Mortgage rates mostly held steady this week—and home buyers responded by rushing to lock in rates.

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Why Your Listing Is Being Ignored

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Is your seller’s property getting few showings? Here’s what may be turning buyers off.

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8 Easy Ways to Save Money and Reduce Energy

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am

These simple tips can help your real estate clients cut their utility bills by hundreds of dollars each year.

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Buyers Pull Away From New-Home Market

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Sales of new homes plunged to a more than 2 1/2-year low in October, as all four major regions of the U.S. posted sharp declines.

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NAR Obtains International Win in Protecting Trademark

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am

The National Association of REALTORS® recently prevailed in a dispute over the term REALTOR® in Spain, marking a big win in preserving the trademark internationally.

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‘Uncertainty’ Plagues Market as Contract Signings Drop

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Sales should get better—eventually, according to NAR’s chief economist.

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3 Ways to Spruce Up a Home in the Winter

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am

The colder months can make selling tougher. Here are some ways to cozy up a listing.

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‘Did You Present My Client’s Offer?’ Don’t Ignore the Question

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Under NAR’s amended MLS policy, you could be disciplined if you fail to respond to a cooperating broker’s request for verification.

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5 Millennial Real Estate Trends in 2019

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am

A forecast to predict how millennials will affect real estate in the coming year.

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NAR: MLS Policy Remains Pro-Competition

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am

The association says it will continue to implement virtual office website rules, which were outlined in its now-expired agreement with the Department of Justice, to protect real estate competition.

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Study: Homes Owned by Blacks Are Undervalued by $156B

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Homes of similar value with similar features are valued at 23 percent less in majority-black neighborhoods compared to those with very few or no black residents, a new study finds.

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Forecasters: Home Buyers, Sellers May Have Tough Road Ahead

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Rising mortgage rates and home prices will make it more difficult to buy and sell a home next year, according to realtor.com®’s 2019 housing forecast.

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Mortgage Loan Limits to Rise in 2019 to Keep Pace With Home Prices

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am

The conforming loan limits are critical for funding home sales in high-cost markets, NAR says.

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Homeowners Are Living Closer to Fire Danger

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Researchers say that wildfires pose the greatest risk to people who live along the wildland-urban interface, which comprises a growing number of homeowners.

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Keeping a Listing Tidy While Pets Live in It

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am

It can be tough to preserve cleanliness in a dog-friendly home while it’s on the market. HouseLogic offers some maintenance tips for pet owners trying to sell.

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Scammers Target Elderly for Their Homes

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Seniors are being targeted in a real estate scam that tries to get them to sign over their home for far below market value.

 
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Where Debt-Ridden Consumers Are Still Buying Homes

NAR Daily News Magazine - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Regardless of debt, buyers are breaking through to dive into homeownership. See the markets where people are buying even with the highest amounts of financial woes.

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