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Prices Rise Fastest in Disaster-Prone Cities

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 22, 2017 - 12:00am

The threat of natural disasters isn’t scaring buyers away from the most vulnerable areas of the country, according to a new analysis.

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Mortgage Rates End 2-Month Decline

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 22, 2017 - 12:00am

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has posted its first increase in weeks.

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Sync Your Email and Direct Mail Marketing

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Here are four ways to coordinate your marketing channels to best communicate with prospects or keep in touch with past clients.

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Homeowners Gain Average of $13K in Equity

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 22, 2017 - 12:00am

Over the past 12 months, about 750,000 mortgage borrowers have achieved positive equity, according to a new report. 

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The Latest and Greatest Fall Home Trends

RisMedia Consumer News - September 21, 2017 - 4:05pm

As the days shorten and autumn arrives, it’s time to start considering holiday gift items, or even a couple of household goodies you might just want to keep for yourself.

Take, for example, the remotely controllable slow cooker from WeMo, which lets you check on your meal in progress without actually having to be in the kitchen. Quickly and easily adjust your device’s temperature and cook time via the WeMo smartphone app, or just turn it on or off completely while you’re away. Plus, its six-quart oval stoneware cooking chamber is removable and dishwasher-safe.

Forget fall foliage and Indian corn—add some festive color to any of your home’s doorways with a natural or faux berry fall wreath. Many retail and online home stores and garden centers are offering stemmed bittersweet wreaths gleaming with russet red and persimmon, instead of autumn’s more understated browns and oranges.

Or, add rustic charm to any abode with small-scale set of burnished-bronze Anthropologie Airen antlers (Anthropologie.com, $21). Their hefty aluminum build is sturdy enough for holding purses and scarves by the door, or can just as easily be displayed in the living or bedroom as cruelty-free, cabin-inspired wall art.

Match them up with a pair of Pier 1 Imports antler-shaped candle stands ($28 each). Substitute in lieu of a traditional cornucopia to open up the visual space, while giving any tabletop or nook a more dramatic feel.

If you’re not ready to panel an entire room, or looking to add a few natural woody accents, try Target.com for one or more sets of decorative Weathered brand wood panels. Their eye-catching geometric design is described as the perfect home decor for the minimalist household.

Or if you want the easy-to-apply—and remove—effect of wood, JCPenny.com offers extremely authentic-looking and American-made Beachwood Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper. Use it to freshen up a backsplash, as intriguing shelf-backing, to accent small areas, or on an entire wall.

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Fall May Be Best Time for Buyers to Move

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

Home prices are showing signs of easing and could offer a better opportunity for home buyers to jump in. 

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Fed Hints at Looming December Rate Hike

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

Find out what this could mean for mortgage rates. 

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Tacos, Anyone? Real Estate Pro Makes an Offer

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

Michael Leathers is spicing up interest for his townhome listing with an all-you-can eat taco incentive. 

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How Popular Hangouts Can Help You Sell

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

Your personalized advice will go a long way with your clients. Here are some tips for homing in on an area that fits your client's personality...

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Apartment Dwellers Desire More ‘Green’

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

Sustainability is proving to be a big draw in the multifamily sector. 

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Sweepstakes Offers Home to Military, Veterans

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

Realtor.com® and Veterans United Home Loans, a VA purchase lender, have teamed up to launch a $250,000 Veterans Day Home Giveaway Sweepstakes...

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Revealed: 100 Best Places to Live in America

RisMedia Consumer News - September 20, 2017 - 3:55pm

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

Ever wondered who is living the good life, and where? A new study done by MONEY with the help of realtor.com® runs down the top 100 best places to live in the U.S.

But how does one quantify “best,” a term that feels quite subjective? The study’s methodology focuses on towns with a population of 10,000 to 100,000, to avoid the big cities and spotlight smaller suburbs and towns that often get overlooked as folks gush about Portland, Ore. and Austin, Texas.

The variables MONEY focused on with these smaller places included job availability, school systems, crime rates, convenience, home values and community/cultural outlets. Realtor.com stepped in to assist with the real estate aspect, and together the two sources unveiled 100 great places to live across the country, from North Dakota to New Jersey and back again.

So what are the top 10 spots? Some may surprise you:

  1. Fishers, Ind.
  2. Allen, Texas
  3. Monterey Park, Calif.
  4. Franklin, Tenn.
  5. Olive Branch, Miss.
  6. Dickinson, N.D.
  7. Lone Tree, Colo.
  8. North Arlington, N.J.
  9. Schaumburg, Ill.
  10. Bozeman, Mont.

For more details, check out MONEY’s post here, and to see how realtor.com broke down what is occurring in the “Best Places” housing markets, click here.

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

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Housing Shortages Constrain Existing-Home Sales

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

“Steady employment gains, slowly rising incomes, and lower mortgage rates generated sustained buyer interest all summer long, but...

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4 Things You Really Wish Your Sellers Knew

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

There are a few conversations you wish you really didn’t need to have with your home sellers. 

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Hurricanes Spark Concern on Housing Starts

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

More single-family homes were added to the pipeline last month, but the industry is skeptical about whether the increase will satisfy buyer...

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Make a Safety Check Against Wire Fraud

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

Use REALTOR® Safety Month to take precautions not only on your physical safety but also on your digital safety. 

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Loan Demand Slides 9.7% on Outside Forces

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

Higher interest rates and back-to-back major hurricanes are taking a toll on loan demand. 

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New Bike Gear Extends Commuters' Reach

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

If your contact list includes prospects who are excited about a two-wheeled commute, share these upcoming bike upgrades to expand their reach as...

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What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros

RisMedia Consumer News - September 19, 2017 - 4:05pm

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

Ever wonder how much bacon you need to bring in to live comfortably in some of our country’s largest metros? HSH.com recently revealed the salaries needed to live in a median-priced home in 50 of the hottest areas of the U.S., and the numbers may surprise you. While the national average of median home prices cost $255,600, requiring a salary of just over $56,000, the salary difference between the least expensive and the most expensive is nearly $200,000 (!!).

5 Least Expensive Metros

  • Pittsburgh: $35,329.29
  • Cleveland: $36,553.26
  • Indianapolis: $37,429.34
  • Oklahoma City: $37,854.04
  • Memphis: $37,964.05

5 Most Expensive Metros

  • San Jose: $221,363.63
  • San Francisco: $181,341.49
  • San Diego: $116,875.11
  • Los Angeles: $101,531.66
  • New York City: $99,136.79

It’s no real surprise that four of the five priciest metros are all in the state of California. Get the full results from HSH.com.

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

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Registries Help Link Harvey Victims to Housing

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

Real estate associations and firms are rushing to help thousands of displaced hurricane victims find temporary housing in the...

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