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Daily Real Estate News

Homeowners’ Lack of Flood Insurance Costs Billions

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a new problem is surfacing: The shrinking number of households that have flood insurance.

Homeowners Say They’re Finally Ready to Sell

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am

The latest research from NAR indicates that 77 percent of consumers say they believe now is a good time to sell a house—a record high.

Tenant Group: Fake Reno Filings Meant to Drive Out Renters

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am

The Housing Rights Initiative, a national organization, says fraudulent applications for building remodels aim to push out rent-controlled occupants.

Housing Hurdles Taint Otherwise Healthy Economy

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am

“The spring and summer homebuying and selling season ultimately ended up being a letdown,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Tariff Wars Don’t Spook Chinese Investors

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Foreign home buyers are still lured by the lifestyle and opportunities that come with moving to America.

Millennial Buyers Aid Rust Belt Resurgence

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am

After population declines in the region due to losses in manufacturing jobs, more young adults are flocking here to find an affordable place to live.

Vinyl or Stucco? Most Popular Exteriors for New Homes

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Take a look at this map to see the exterior finish that is dominating in your market.

Rising Mortgage Costs Remain Below 2006-07 Peak

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

The typical mortgage payment nationwide in June rose 15.1 percent year over year, according to CoreLogic.

Study: Homes Appreciate Faster in Disaster-Prone Areas

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Cities with high risks of natural hazards, such as flooding, hurricanes, and wildfires, continue to attract home buyers, according to a new report.

Homeowners Reveal Their Top Nonnegotiable Amenities

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

Find out which home features are deal breakers—and which aren’t—for your clients.

Fall Brings Price Drops for a Quarter of Homes

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

With inventory starting to inch up, sellers are facing stiffer competition in the market and adjusting their price expectations, according to a new report.

Brokerage Funds Sanctuary for Pets Affected by Florence

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am

A North Carolina real estate firm has organized an initiative to house cats and dogs who were abandoned or surrendered during the storm.

Consumers Can Now Request Credit Freezes for Free

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

You and your real estate customers no longer have to pay a fee to block access to personal financial information in the event of a cybersecurity threat.

Howard Hanna Acquires Allen Tate

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

The merged brokerages look to take on a bigger presence in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

30-Year Mortgage Rates Reach Highest Level Since May

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

For the fourth consecutive week, mortgage rates continued to climb as home buyers face higher borrowing costs.

Where Agents Find High-Quality Leads

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

A recent survey reveals the low-cost tools real estate pros are using to find the highest number of promising leads.

Homeowners Seeing Richer Annual Equity Gains

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Find out the average amount homeowners have gained in property value by state over the past year.

As Summer Ends, Homebuilding Picks Up

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Builders warn that new-home construction could soften in the near future despite rising in August.

When Is it OK to Tap Home Equity?

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Consumers’ growing penchant for debt might temp them to borrow against their home equity. But are their reasons for doing so sound?

Agents Selling Luxury See Uptick in Sales, Prices

NAR Daily News Magazine - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am

High-end housing markets continue to climb, as luxury home prices in 20 major counties record double-digit gains.