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Mortgage Rates Stay Flat, But That’s a Good Thing

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

Low mortgage rates and high consumer confidence should translate into more sales heading into late summer and early fall, Freddie Mac reports.

Owners Find Smart-Home Tech ‘Creepy’ But Use it Anyway

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

Despite some recent security concerns, smart-home tech is poised to continue its growth as more homeowners show a desire to add high-tech devices.

NAR Goes Green, Wins 2019 Sustainability Award

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

The Business Intelligence Group recognized the National Association of REALTORS® on Thursday as a global leader in promoting sustainability.

RPR Adds Qualified Opportunity Zones to Platform

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

Pinpoint opportunities for investor clients with data and charts. 

College Grads’ Magic Number for Ownership: $7,481

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

Homeownership is high on the list of young adults’ postgraduation plans, but the financial pieces may need some attention.

Don't Overlook Your Kitchen’s Design Star

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

Kitchen islands have become the focal point in many homes, and there are plenty of reasons why real estate pros are spotlighting them in their listings.

The 10 Hottest ZIP Codes of 2019 Are Looking Small

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

Home buyers are searching for affordability and they’re shying away from some long-favored big cities.

10 Most Affordable Lake Towns

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am

Water views for less than $450,000? A new realtor.com® study identifies where buyers can snag waterfront property at an affordable price.

How Relocating a House Can Increase Its Value

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am

More than 8,000 structures are moved each year, including high-end single-family homes with 4,000 square feet or more.

What the Fed’s Rate Cut Means for Your Buyers

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am

The Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to lower interest rates—the first time since 2008—is intended to stave off an economic downturn.

Renovations With the Worst ROI

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am

These popular projects are likely to cost your sellers more than they’ll get back at resale.

Some Buyers Feel Pressured to Overspend on Housing

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am

They say the drive to appear successful in the eyes of others influences how much they spend on a home, according to new survey.

New Home Trends: Dome Lights, ‘Maximalism’ and More

RisMedia Consumer News - July 30, 2019 - 3:28pm

So you’re all fired up to make some changes around the house this season? Good! In the following rundown, you’ll hear from a bunch of worthy experts pointing to some of the hottest design and decorating trends that everybody will be gabbing about.

Gabrielle Savoie at MyDomaine.com says you’ll have the coolest place on the block when you light up your guests with retro dome or mushroom lamps. Maybe match that with a hot new plinth table. Savoie says coupled with the recent hype over colored marble and other stone finishes, these low and heavy tables are expected to have a moment in 2019.

The folks at DecorAid.com say 2019 is ushering in a return to “maximalism”—a natural evolution from the more minimalist design trends over the past few seasons. They say maximalism provides even experimental decorators much more freedom to follow their instinct. The key to getting maximalism right, Decor Aid says, is to maintain a well-judged edit and visual consistency so your efforts don’t appear as heavy-handed or overstimulating. Instead, stick to no more than three contrasting colors, patterns and finishes for a more timeless take on maximalism that won’t feel dated.

At ElleDecor.com, Lucia Tonelli rounded up a slew of tips from her deck of design sources:

Warm Colors – Katharine Pooley of Katharine Pooley London says colors she is seeing for 2019 are blush, dusty pink and bronze—warm colors and feminine tones for the walls and dashes of soft pinks to break up expanses of taupe or neutrals will instantly update a tired room.

Florals – Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design touts the traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight-up chintz, according to Tonelli.

Graphics – Amy Sklar of Sklar Design is gravitating toward making a little more impact in kitchens with bolder color choices or graphic tiles with a lot more pop and punch.

Spa Vibes – Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors reports with relief that the spa-inspired bathroom trend has officially returned. These days, she says it’s all about bold, dark, sultry bathroom designs that evoke an indulgent high-end experience, Tonelli reports.

If you’re going DIY with a project, do your research and learn how these and other top designers are advising their own clients to embrace these trends.

John Voket is a contributing editor to RISMedia.

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Contract Signings Point to Reversal in Home Sales Slump

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

Last month ushered in a long-awaited end to a 17-month losing streak for pending home sales. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report.

How Many Homeowners Have the Amenities They Want?

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

Most buyers have to face a hard reality: They can’t expect to get everything they want in the home they buy.

Where Homeowners Move Most, Least Frequently

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

Homeowners are staying put in their properties longer, but the length of homeownership tenure varies geographically, according to a new study.

10 Markets Where Buyers May Snag the Biggest Deals

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

In some areas of the country, more than 70% of homes on the market are selling below the original list price, according to a new report.

Do I Need a Permit for That?

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

Don’t let a lack of permit jeopardize a future sale.

4 Cleaning Hacks of Stagers When They’re in a Rush

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

A home often has to be show-ready in a hurry when a buyer calls with a tour request. Here are some secret ways to do it.

The Top Cities for Bachelors

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

A lot of talk has centered on the force of single women in real estate, but how about the single men? Find out the best cities for single men.

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