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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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CFPB Fixes ‘Black Hole’ in Mortgage Rules

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

The agency has issued an amendment to the Know Before You Owe rules, attempting to provide greater clarity to borrowers when it comes to...

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Fewer Commercial Deals Will Need Appraisals

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Under a new federal provision, commercial property sales of $500,000 or less are exempt from the appraisal requirement.

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Despite Buyer Demand, Contract Signings Flat

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Healthy economic conditions may be sparking demand for home purchases, but lack of inventory is keeping buyers from being able to sign sales...

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3 Ways to Beat Your Competition

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

With a tight market this spring, competition for listings and buyers will be fiercer among real estate professionals. So how can you show clients...

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Affordable Cities Luring the Most Millennials

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Millennials accounted for the highest share of home purchases last year compared to any other age group. Find out the places they’re calling...

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Job Growth Strongest in West, South

April 30, 2018 - 12:00am

Employment numbers help to buoy housing markets, and in these regions, single-family home construction is increasing as well. 

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Calif. Dethroned as Hottest Housing Market

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

The Golden State does not dominate realtor.com®’s hottest housing markets list for this month—the first time in years. Find out...

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Mortgage Rates Surge to 4-Year High

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Borrowers faced even higher numbers this week, as financing costs continue to climb.

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More Americans Are Homeowners in 2018

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Over the last year, more home shoppers became owners as the number of renters continued to decrease, according to the latest Census data.

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Freddie Expands 3% Down Loans for New Buyers

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

The mortgage financing giant is debuting a new 3 percent down payment option for qualified first-time buyers that could put it in direct...

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Afraid of Public Speaking? Use These 5 Tips

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Don’t let your nerves get the best of you. Keep your cool and captivate your audience with these presentation practices.

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Gmail Redesign: The Changes for Your Business

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am

The world’s most popular email service underwent a big overhaul this week. Check out some of the changes that could apply to your business...

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Study: May Is Luckiest Month for Sellers

April 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Home sellers appear to be most successful in the fifth month of the year, but what’s the best day to sell a home?

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Mandarin-Speaking Robots Could Assist Foreign Buyers

April 26, 2018 - 12:00am

A Chinese real estate firm is partnering with a technology company to bring the artificial intelligence to the market.

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Agents in Florida, Canada Build Global Referral Network

April 26, 2018 - 12:00am

The Florida REALTORS® and the Canada Real Estate Association have entered into a cross-border cooperation agreement to exchange information...

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Owners Earn Big Monthly Income on Airbnb

April 26, 2018 - 12:00am

When it comes to the gig economy, offering short-term rentals is the most lucrative type of side gig today.

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HUD Looks to Raise Rent for Public Housing

April 26, 2018 - 12:00am

The agency, which announced the proposal Wednesday, would increase monthly payments by 5 percent for Americans using housing assistance funds.

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Buyers Stretch Budgets to Be More Competitive

April 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Home shoppers are turning to adjustable-rate or nonprime mortgages to win bidding wars.

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