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Toys ‘R’ Us Closures May Hit Retail Sector Hard

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am

The toy giant recently announced its decision to liquidate, and commercial experts are concerned about hundreds of shopping malls across the...

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Freddie: ‘Adulting’ Barriers Hold Back Housing

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am

According to Freddie Mac’s latest March Insight report, younger generations are struggling with “adulting,” which is stymieing...

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How to Get Sellers to Trust Your Price Advice

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Many sellers believe they know what their home is worth. Here’s what to do when convincing your client to trust...

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Study: FEMA Severely Lowballs Flood Risk

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Tens of millions of homeowners who don’t live near a federally recognized floodplain may still be in danger of flooding, researchers say.

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Buyers Make 20% Higher Down Payments

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Find out the areas where consumers are putting down the most money for a home.

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Yun: Housing Starts Are ‘Vastly Inadequate’

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Fewer new homes were in the pipeline in February, which shows “movement in the wrong direction” amid intensifying buyer demand, NAR...

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7 Most Affordable Small Towns in 2018

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

For your clients who enjoy a slower pace of life, realtor.com® researchers have identified the best places to call home.

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The Cities Where Owners Are Still Underwater

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Though homeowners are gaining equity across the country, these areas still have a disproportionately high number of properties in the red.

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More Homeowners, Appraisers Agree on Values

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Appraised home values are drawing closer and closer to what homeowners expect.

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Are You Being Spied On During Showings?

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Watch what you and your clients say when touring a home because some sellers are listening in via surveillance cameras.

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Mortgage Rates Post First Decline of 2018

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Borrowers finally get some relief on loan costs after nine consecutive weeks of rate increases.

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Closings Smoother When Loan Officers Present

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Your clients may want to request a loan officer to be there on closing day. It may make for a better settlement, a new study shows.

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How to Lower Utility Costs for Any Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Tell your clients that making these four small energy-efficient upgrades can save big money.

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Homeowners Keep Getting Richer and Richer

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Owners have gained more than $15,000 in home equity in the past year—the highest growth in four years, shows a new report.

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Senate Passes Banking Reform Bill

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act would ease compliance costs for smaller banks and possibly lead to more...

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Why Staging With Plants Draws More Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Wellness-minded millennials are filling their homes with clean-air houseplants. Some real estate developers are taking note, using more greenery...

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3 Floor Plan Fads You’ll See More Often

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

BUILDER recently weighed in on some of the hottest fads that could impact more home layouts in 2018.

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4 Tax Deductions for Sellers

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Tax time is just around the corner, which may be a good moment to remind home sellers what tax breaks they may be eligible for.

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Know When a Sinkhole Threatens Listings

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Some homeowners and buyers are growing concerned about sinkholes after news reports surfaced of several opening up recently in The Villages, Fla...

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Disasters Spark New Wave of Foreclosures

NAR Daily News Magazine - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Recent hurricanes and wildfires are likely to blame for a boost in the number of homeowners who were late on their mortgage payments at the...

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