Daily Real Estate News

Supreme Court Rules Landowner Can Sue Over Gov’t Access

NAR Daily News Magazine - 19 hours 51 min ago

A Pennsylvania woman says officials in her town violated her privacy when accessing a private cemetery on her property.

Citibank to Pay $7.8M to Settle Escrow Account Complaints

NAR Daily News Magazine - 19 hours 51 min ago

The bank will reimburse thousands of California homeowners over a legal dispute involving unpaid, overdue interest on escrow accounts.

Remodeling Clients Who Put Style Over Function Hurt Resale

NAR Daily News Magazine - 19 hours 51 min ago

The era of real estate-focused reality television is encouraging too many homeowners to put aesthetics first, which may make it harder to sell in the future, experts say.

A $1.25M Home—With No Front Door

NAR Daily News Magazine - 19 hours 51 min ago

An unusual property called the “Haus Gables” in Atlanta has hit the market—but potential buyers will have to figure out how to get inside.

NAR: FCC’s 5G Plan Could Hurt Property Owners

NAR Daily News Magazine - 19 hours 51 min ago

The association and other industry groups are concerned that a proposed rule enables the placement of antennas without owners’ consent.

Emerging Buyer’s Market Lifts Home Sales in May

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am

“The purchasing power to buy a home has been bolstered by falling mortgage rates, and buyers are responding,” says NAR’s chief economist.

Watch Out, First-Time Buyers: ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Investors Are Swooping In

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am

Home purchasing activity among investors has reached the highest level in the past two decades, and investors are giving first-time home buyers some serious competition.

Ben Carson Takes Aim at Single-Family Zoning

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am

The HUD secretary says that more cities need to consider following Minneapolis’ example and phase out single-family zoning to increase housing supply.

Freddie Debuts Remodeling Loan for Fixer-Upper Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am

The mortgage giant announced this week a new loan offering to help home buyers finance their home improvement projects.

REALTORS® Giving Back: NAR’s Volunteering Works Announces 2019 Honorees

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am

Five real estate professionals have been selected for a program to help expand their charitable causes.

Do Aging Appliances Mean a Lower Asking Price?

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am

On the contrary, says one expert: Since buyers will always negotiate, give both sides wiggle room to negotiate.

Mortgage Rates Continue to Hover Near 2-Year Lows

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Lower mortgage rates are proving to be a boon to home shoppers this summer.

NAR Looks to Expand Investments in Tech Startups Globally

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Second Century Ventures, the association’s strategic investment arm, will support the growth of the most promising new real estate technologies in the world.

Google Pledges $1 Billion to Add Housing in San Francisco

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am

The tech giant announced its financial pledge this week, which will provide land and money to build homes and ease the Bay Area’s housing crisis.

Real Estate Leaders Among Glassdoor’s Top CEO List

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am

The forces behind several brokerages and firms were among those that landed on this year’s prestigious list compiled from thousands of employee reviews on Glassdoor.

Agents Annoyed by Buyers Wanting Celebrity Treatment

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am

“Sometimes I want to say, ‘Nobody cares!’” one real estate pro confesses about her client’s request to have the same secrecy in a home purchase as a famous person.

Would-Be Sellers Appear Ready to Boost Inventory

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Homeowners are deepening their belief that now is the right time to sell, according to NAR’s latest HOME Survey.

Long-Term Flood Insurance Reforms Win Support of House Committee

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am

The Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a five-year extension to the National Flood Insurance Program.

Housing Construction Lags, But Some Areas See Signs of Rebound

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Builders constructed fewer single-family homes last month, but permits are on the rise, a signal that more new homes are eventually coming.

Closed Churches Are Being Saved, Transformed Into Homes

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am

A former place of worship can be difficult to market, but some buyers are being drawn to call it home.

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