Daily Real Estate News

Inadequate Home Insurance Could Devalue Entire Regions

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am

With rising reconstruction costs, a lack of sufficient coverage could lead to housing crises in disaster-prone areas.

REALTOR® Appointed to Federal Housing Committee

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Paul Yorkis of Massachusetts will officially begin his role on the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee later this month.

Average Homeowners Stay 8 Years Before Moving

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Longer homeownership tenure leads to higher gains at resale.

Report: 2019 to Be a Good Year for Employee Relocations

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Corporate relocation volumes and budgets are increasing, helping employees to more easily make a move for a job.

Mortgage Rates Break From Weeks of Increases

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am

Fixed-rate mortgages became a little cheaper this week, fueling positive predictions for housing this summer.

Fed Agrees to Hold Rates

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am

The Fed continues to back away from rate hikes this year and is taking a “patient” stance on making any moves.

Listing Prices Set Another Record

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am

With more available inventory in the luxury market, overall home prices are increasing.

Make Millennials Move With a Year of Free Avocado Toast

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am

A condo unit in Vancouver is giving buyers avocado toast for a year. It’s a ploy that’s been used in the past, too.

These Are the Best Dates of the Year to Sell a Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am

Mark your calendar: Certain days can offer seller premiums of 10 percent or more.

Upcoming Retirees Aren’t Looking to Downsize

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am

A recent survey of buyers in their 50s found that downsizing isn’t on their agenda. Instead, they’re seeking more space and tranquility.

More Clients Are Able to Skip Out on Closing Day

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am

Iowa is the latest to join a growing list of states that allow for remote notarization and electronic closings.

Another Real Estate Firm Enters the iBuyer Race

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am

More brokerages are jumping into iBuying to compete against the Wall Street-backed “instant offer” giants.

An MLS Is Using AI to Populate Fields Automatically

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am

Artificial intelligence could make your life easier when inputting data into an MLS. A Chicagoland MLS hopes to show how.

Va. Man Sentenced to 38 Years for Attack on Agent

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am

A judge sentenced a 47-year-old Chesapeake, Va., man this week to nearly four decades in prison for abducting and robbing a real estate agent nearly three years ago.

Sellers Say They’re Confident—But Are They Really?

NAR Daily News Magazine - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am

Selling a home is often the largest financial transaction a person will make, but that doesn’t mean homeowners want to devote a lot of time to it.

Study: First-Time Buyers Are Better Mortgage Shoppers

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am

Newbies to homebuying are more likely to shop around for a better loan term than repeat shoppers, a new study shows. 

Marriott Launching Home-Sharing Platform to Compete With Airbnb

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am

The new platform comes at a time when hotel chains are looking to fight back against the rising competition from short-term home rentals.

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Everything to Know About Listings With Gun Rooms

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am

Homes for sale that feature secure rooms for storing firearms spark questions over disclosure, marketing, and safety.

A Spring Sales Pick Up: Contract Signings Rebound

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am

Pending home sales have been volatile in recent months, but NAR’s chief economist says this could mark a change. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report.

Oklahoma Approves Home Buyer Savings Accounts

NAR Daily News Magazine - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am

It becomes the 10th state to provide tax-free accounts for residents to save for their first home purchase.

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