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Shrine to Female Agents Alarms Local Pros

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 21, 2017 - 12:00am

In Abilene, Texas, a shed on private property was found to contain a collage of more than two dozen practitioners—but police say it doesn...

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Who Really Owns Single-Family Investment Properties?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 21, 2017 - 12:00am

About 23 percent of residential homes built for one to four families are now owned by investors, according to a recent study. But they may not be...

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NAR Backs New Items in Flood Insurance Bill

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Lawmakers propose legislation that would help protect homeowners from significant insurance rate increases when a flood map changes.

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‘Mannequin House’ Goes Viral With Odd Photos

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 21, 2017 - 12:00am

See why an unusual property in Richmond, Texas, has garnered 1.2 million page views in just two days.

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After Brief Hike, Mortgage Rates Fall Below 4%

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Following two weeks of rate increases, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage settled back below a 4 percent average this week.

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Foreclosures Now ‘Unicorns’ of Housing Market

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 21, 2017 - 12:00am

However, some states and metros are still seeing a higher share of distressed properties.

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Watch a Home Unfold in 8 Minutes

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Could this be the future of modular housing? 

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Freddie Mac: Housing Is Still Affordable

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Despite rising prices, there is a silver lining that is still helping consumers to become homeowners. 

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Report: Poverty Rates Rising in Suburbs

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

High-poverty neighborhoods in suburban areas are increasingly rising as residents move outside city limits for more affordable housing.

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Builders Speed Up to Meet Housing Demands

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Home builders are ramping up the pace of new home construction as single-family production hit its second highest rate of this year—but...

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Owners Tackle More Remodels as Equity Rises

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

But there is a factor looming that may limit future growth and consumer confidence in remodeling. 

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Are Builders Warming Up to Smaller Homes?

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Home builders have been slow to meet the rising demand for smaller homes, but that may be showing signs of changing. 

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Foreign U.S. Home Sales Shatter Records

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Nearly half of all foreign sales were concentrated in three states, according to a new NAR international report. Find out who’s buying and...

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What Thieves Are Most After in Homes

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Find out the most commonly stolen items by state, and the belongings you may need to most protect.

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Brokers Glean Lessons at New York Confab

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Industry leaders discuss how cybersecurity and foreign investment are changing the landscape for real estate companies.

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Borrowers Are in a Rush as Mortgage Apps Soar

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Threats of rising mortgage rates may have ignited a move by more borrowers to quickly lock in a rate.

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Wildfires Remain Major Threat in Many Areas

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 19, 2017 - 12:00am

With 4.5 million U.S. homes at an elevated risk of being in a wildfire zone, find out which areas may have the most homes at...

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5 Movie Homes in Real Life

RisMedia Consumer News - July 18, 2017 - 4:03pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Movie fans, looking to lurk around some of your favorite film locations? You’re not alone. Stalking cinema hot spots is an obsession for many, and we’re no exception. Below are five iconic movie homes in real life.

Gone Girl’s Missouri New Build

Image Credit: Alexandrea Morrow

Much of 2014’s nail-biting thriller “Gone Girl” (based on the best-selling novel of the same name) took place in this massive Missouri new build. The home used in the film is truly located in Missouri—a Hollywood rarity. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home stretches over 4,413 square feet and was last estimated at $559,528.

Cher Horowitz’s Mega Mansion

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This Los Angeles home has been featured in several Hollywood productions, but in one of its most well-known appearances, it served as the setting for Cher Horowitz’s lux pad in the cult darling “Clueless.” With that famous staircase (perfect for kissing your step brother), seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, this private palace is a cinema gem in Encino. The home, currently off-market, has an estimated value of $4,649,217.

Pulp Fiction’s Seedy Drug Den

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Quentin Tarantino fans likely remember Lance’s low-lying ranch home in “Pulp Fiction.” Most infamous for the scene in which Lance resuscitates Uma Thurman—er, I mean Mia Wallace—after her drug overdose, this Los Angeles home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and was most recently valued at $700,318.

The Tenenbaums’ Harlem Home

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Wes Anderson fans can rejoice at the sight of this Harlem townhouse, the location of the Tenenbaums’ family home in his 2001 gem “The Royal Tenenbaums.” With four bathrooms and no listed bedroom count, Anderson and co. apparently rented the home for six months during production. The home is currently valued at $4,286,169.

A Home to Crash a Wedding In

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This gorgeous waterfront Maryland property, featured in the 2005 comedy hit “Wedding Crashers,” is actually an inn, so while you can’t live in the home Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn debauched in, you can pay to stay. The Greek Revival, built in 1816, overlooks the Chesapeake Bay and was originally used as a private residence.

*All estimates are based on Zillow at the time of publication.

Zoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at zoe@rismedia.com.

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3 Strategies Will Improve Your Negotiations

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Know your best case, your worst case, and what your clients will settle for, and you'll be in the lead as you work through a transaction.

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Best Markets for First-Time Buyers 2017

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 18, 2017 - 12:00am

The Lone Star state outshines the rest of the country with the highest number of real estate markets that are good for those looking to break into...

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