Real Estate

Buyer Traffic Remains High This Fall

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Home buyers are increasingly perusing homes for sale, and lower mortgage rates may be one reason they’re out looking.

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Condo Boards Increasingly Scrutinize Owners’ Pets

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Some condo and co-op boards are requiring potential owners to bring their pet in for an interview first.

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Mortgage Rates Stay Steady This Week

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to average significantly below its level a year ago.

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FHA Loan Limits Are Increasing in 2020

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Higher home prices have prompted the FHA to raise its loan limits again for the new year, following similar moves by the VA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.

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Specialty Rooms Are in Demand: Which Rank Highest?

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Young adults, in particular, are looking for specific rooms at home, and some consider them an “essential/must have.”

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Airbnb Removes Thousands of Listings Under New Boston Law

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am

The short-term rental company is facing increased scrutiny to ensure its listings comply with new city regulations.

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Study: New Homes Tougher to Find in Millennial Hot Spots

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am

The lack of construction—mixed with the higher demand—could further exacerbate ongoing housing affordability challenges for younger households.

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Are Highways Being Replaced by Homes?

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am

Removing portions of roadways allows cities to reclaim acres of developable land, which presents another method of addressing housing shortages.

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Caps Removed for VA Loan Limits

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am

In 2020, veterans may be eligible to buy larger homes in pricier communities without a down payment.

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Does Pantone’s 2020 Color Choice Look Familiar?

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am

The paint firm describes the chosen shade as the “sky at dusk,” “timeless,” “easily relatable,” and “restful.”

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Second Century Ventures Opens Applications for 2020 Reach Program

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am

The NAR-backed investment arm is on the hunt for the next big thing to revolutionize the real estate industry.

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These States Have the Lowest Mortgage Refinance Rates

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am

Mortgage rates have dropped more than 1 percentage point over the past year. Here’s where homeowners may have best luck at locking in lower payments.

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Will Housing Inventory Tighten Further?

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am

“2020 will prove to be the most challenging year for buyers, not because of what they can afford, but rather what they can find,” says realtor.com®’s senior economist.

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5.4% Jolt for Home Prices Seen for 2020

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am

The persistent increase in home prices isn’t deterring older millennials from wanting to make a home purchase, a new survey from CoreLogic shows.

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‘Nightmare Neighbors’ Shift Owners’ Housing Priorities

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am

Find out the top qualities consumers say they’re looking for in a good neighbor.

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Lawsuit: ‘Premier Agent’ Platform Is ‘Deceptive’

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am

New York real estate pros accuse Trulia and Zillow of misleading consumers by connecting them with agents who don't represent the listing.

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Cohabitating Unmarried Couples Are on the Rise

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am

The share of American adults who live with an unmarried partner has more than doubled since 1993, and they’re increasingly house hunting together.

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’Tis the Season for Showings

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am

One real estate pro says his busiest open house ever was on New Year’s Day.

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Compass Seeks Arbitration to Mend Fences With Realogy

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am

The tech-centered brokerage is trying to keep allegations from Realogy regarding price fixing and theft of rivals’ confidential information out of court.

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Where Bargain House Hunters Should Shop This Winter

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Also, find out in which states sellers can expect to sell at a premium.

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