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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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Homeowners Stand to Save More Than Renters

July 31, 2018 - 1:00am

Owners can often conserve more money once housing costs and living necessities are all covered. However, a new study shows those who rent can barely get by in some cities.

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How Move-Up Buyers Are Saving for Their Next Home

July 30, 2018 - 1:00am

Many can’t afford the increasing prices of larger properties. But they’re using this method to add to their income and take on a second mortgage.

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Renters Accuse Invitation Homes of Poor Maintenance

July 30, 2018 - 1:00am

They complain of incessant water leaks, bug infestations, mold—and even raw sewage soaking into crawl spaces, according to an investigative report.

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Where Homeowners Are Moving the Most

July 30, 2018 - 1:00am

These cities show the highest turnover in property ownership.

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‘Anything Goes’ Pricing Strategy ‘No Longer Working’

July 30, 2018 - 1:00am

Buyers are more cautious about how much they spend on a home, which should prompt sellers to rethink their high asks, experts say.

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The Kitchen New-Home Buyers Want

July 30, 2018 - 1:00am

Is the all-white kitchen still the most in-demand aesthetic?

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Has the Inventory Crunch Begun to Subside?

July 30, 2018 - 1:00am

Housing supply nationwide in June posted its first increase in three years, according to NAR.

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5 Reasons You Should Call Instead of Text

July 27, 2018 - 1:00am

While real estate professionals must communicate on different platforms, this is why voice calls might be the best form of contact.

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With Rates Back on the Rise, Prospective Buyers Pause

July 27, 2018 - 1:00am

“The next few months will be key for gauging the health of the housing market,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

 
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Young Americans Push Homeownership Rate Up

July 27, 2018 - 1:00am

However, with sales dropping, some economists are skeptical that the climb will last.

 
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Borrowers Shy Away From Online Mortgages

July 27, 2018 - 1:00am

J.D. Power’s annual list of lenders with the most customer satisfaction reveals that efforts to digitize the process have not moved the needle.

 
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‘Fair’ vs. ‘Very Good’ Credit: The Impact on Mortgages

July 26, 2018 - 1:00am

Consumers who make efforts to raise their credit scores from “fair” to “very good” could see significant savings when they apply for mortgages. Here’s how much.

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New-Home Sales May Be in Trouble

July 26, 2018 - 1:00am

Recent reports show the market for new homes is slowing at an unusual time of year. Builders are blaming the summer slowdown on tariff strife.

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Foreign Buyers Lessen Their Investments in U.S. Real Estate

July 26, 2018 - 1:00am

Ongoing housing shortages and rising home prices are prompting international buyers to pause in their recent homebuying sprees in the United States.

 
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FHFA Ends Effort on Credit Scoring Overhaul

July 25, 2018 - 1:00am

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it is suspending an initiative to update the credit score model, which some were hoping would bring scoring to an estimated 7.6 million consumers who are currently unscorable.

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15 More States Now Can Do Fully Digital Home Closings

July 25, 2018 - 1:00am

A new partnership between digital notary platform Notarize and Title Resources, a national title company, is ushering in faster and fully digital closings on real estate transactions in a handful of states.

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Don’t Count Gen X Out

July 25, 2018 - 1:00am

Millennials and baby boomers may steal most of the attention as the big movers in real estate these days, but the generation in between has actually recovered the most and gained the most household wealth since the Great Recession.

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Buyers Say Garages, Updated Kitchens Aren’t as Important as This

July 25, 2018 - 1:00am

A new survey from realtor.com® shows what home shoppers are willing to sacrifice in order to get what they really want in a home’s location.

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Survey: Teams May Cut Into Brokers’ Profits

July 24, 2018 - 1:00am

The team structure may generate more business, but it also can cost firms more per agent.

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Brokerage Reinvents For Sale Signs With ‘Iconic’ Look

July 24, 2018 - 1:00am

The firm wants to give traditional property advertisements a flashy, high-tech makeover.

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