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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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FHA Borrowers Get Help Funding Solar Panels

May 7, 2018 - 12:00am

A growing number of lenders are helping home buyers pay the upfront costs of solar panels, including one that allows mortgage applicants to wrap...

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Where Underwater Homes Remain Problematic

May 7, 2018 - 12:00am

View a heat map to see the percentage of seriously underwater properties in your market. 

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Firms Change Tactics When Moving Workers

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

Smaller companies are opting for lump sum packages when relocating employees long distances, and corporations of all sizes are allocating roughly...

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How to Prevent a Low Appraisal

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

Many buyers are offering more than the asking price on properties undergoing bidding wars, but when the appraisal reveals the true market value of...

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‘White-Boxing’ Turns Luxury Homes Into Raw Space

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

Homeowners in high-end markets are stripping out their property’s finishes and amenities, offering buyers a blank canvas to visualize their...

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After April Hikes, Mortgage Rates Slide in May

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

In the first week of the month, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped three basis points to average 4.55 percent.

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Freddie Incentivizes Landlords to Keep Units Affordable

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

The mortgage financing giant has announced it will offer low-cost loans to multifamily property owners who keep their buildings affordable to...

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Twitter Urges Users to Change Passwords Now

May 4, 2018 - 12:00am

The company is warning its 336 million users of a glitch in the system that stores their passwords.

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The Shortcomings of Preapprovals

May 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Many real estate professionals request that buyers obtain a mortgage preapproval letter from their lender before going out on home showings....

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Why Preapproval Isn’t a Reliable Stop Gap

May 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Many real estate professionals request that buyers obtain a mortgage preapproval letter from their lender before going out on home showings....

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Kitchens Dethroned as Top Remodeling Project

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Bathrooms have overtaken kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders...

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N.C.: Agents Play Role in Stopping Opioid Crisis

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

North Carolina brokers and real estate professionals were called upon by the state’s law enforcement to help battle a growing opioid...

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8 Real Estate Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Second Century Ventures, an investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, named eight startups to its 2018 REach Accelerator Class...

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DocuSign Soars After IPO Debut

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

DocuSign, the e-signature company that helped usher in the era of digital real estate closings, debuted as an initial public offering late last...

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Highest Rates in 5 Years Prompt Pullback

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Would-be home buyers and refinancing homeowners both receded from the mortgage market last week as mortgage rates surged to their highest averages...

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U.S. Sets Goal: No Traffic Deaths by 2050

May 2, 2018 - 12:00am

There's good news for anyone who spends their time in cars: Federal agencies are promoting ways to eliminate fatalities on and around roadways...

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HUD Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

The department has reached a settlement in three states over sexual harassment allegations and has developed an initiative to combat the problem...

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Cities Offer Cash to Lure Relocation Buyers

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

In towns facing a shortage of workers, some civic leaders are taking the unusual step of paying people to move there.

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Don’t Base Service Standards on Competitors

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Look at customer service models outside the real estate industry to develop strategies that clients will love.

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Schools Ripe for Student Housing Investors

May 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Real estate investors have long sought properties near top universities, but developers are eyeing these colleges in hopes of the best returns.

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