Daily Real Estate News

FICO Scores Surge to Record High

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Credit scores are rising, which is good news for mortgage shoppers trying to snag the lowest rates.

A Quarter of Markets Still Shy of Pre-Recession Levels

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

See the 10 markets that have recovered the most and the least from the Great Recession.

Rents Are Moving Higher, But at a Slower Pace

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

High demand and slowing construction are pushing national rents higher across cities of all sizes, according to new data.

Couples Wanting a ‘Sleep Divorce’ Desire Double Bedrooms

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Up to a quarter of married couples sleep in different beds, while 10% admit they have their own bedrooms.

Owners Are Miscalculating Home Improvement Budgets

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Homeowners’ estimates for costly remodeling projects tend to be off by thousands of dollars.

Whole-House Electrical Surge Protection is Coming

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am

The 2020 National Electrical Code recommends whole-house surge protection to safeguard appliances and smart devices from storm-related power surges. Find out what that will mean for your clients.

Mortgage Rates Help Buyers Save on Monthly Payments

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am

The typical mortgage payment dropped 6.1% year over year in June, CoreLogic reports.

States, Cities With the Worst Foreclosure Rates

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Foreclosure filings are down 24% from a year ago, but some pockets of the country still are seeing elevated levels.

 

3 Designs That Do the Master Bedroom No Justice

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am

A master bedroom is meant to be a peaceful place to relax and recharge. That’s why designers pay a lot of attention to its look.

Where Agents May Encounter More Divorcing Clients

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am

In some parts of the country, real estate professionals may find themselves handling more contentious transactions with emotional clients.

 

Flood Insurance Extension Likely, But Reforms Elusive

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am

While Congress is expected to extend the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires Sept. 30, issues regarding its troubled finances and outdated flood maps still dangle.

 

Survey: Buyers Give Fireplaces the Cold Shoulder

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am

A record low percentage of newly constructed single-family homes last year were built with a fireplace, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

 

5 Home Dangers Cited by Electricians

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am

The leading cause of home fires is due to electrical mishaps. Reduce your risk.

Could Mortgage Rates Really Drop to Zero?

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am

President Donald Trump started a buzz this week when he called on the Federal Reserve to drop its key interest rates next week to zero or even negative. Is it possible?

Report Highlights Greatest Wildfire Threats

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Find out which areas face the gravest risks.

Mortgage Rates Reverse, Post Increases This Week

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Despite the uptick, this is the first time that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been under 3.6% for more than four consecutive weeks since 2016.

Concierge Programs Aim to Ease Transaction Pain

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Brokerages are looking for new ways to cater to customers and ensure real estate pros stay at the center of a transaction.

NAR: Repeal of Clean Water Rule Should Spur Homebuilding

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am

The association seeks regulations that are less restrictive on real estate development after the Trump administration strikes down Waters of the U.S.

Are iBuyers Opening the Door to Squatters?

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am

An Arizona couple was arrested after being found in a vacant home owned by iBuying giant Opendoor.

How Buyers Fund Their Home Purchase: Smart or Risky?

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am

From tapping into retirement savings to getting gifts from family and friends, home buyers are on the hunt for more money to bring to the closing table.

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