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NAR Daily News Magazine

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Each weekday, REALTOR ® Magazine applies a real estate lens to top headlines from major news sources and trend reports, alongside timely updates from NAR.
Updated: 10 hours 26 min ago

What Motivates People to Choose Where They Live?

May 29, 2020 - 1:00am

A new study examines why people decide to stay in a community or leave it.

 

Home Design That Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle

May 29, 2020 - 1:00am

Find out which materials have natural antimicrobial properties.

 

How to Clean Your Electronics Properly

May 29, 2020 - 1:00am

The CDC recommends disinfecting electronics daily, and more Americans are heeding the call.

 

Home Prices Still Rising, Albeit at Slower Pace

May 29, 2020 - 1:00am

Real estate remains a bright spot, even as the COVID-19 pandemic hammers the economy.

 

30-Year Mortgage Rate Hits New Record Low

May 29, 2020 - 1:00am

For the third time in as many months, borrowing costs for a 30-year loan sink to their lowest level ever.

 

NAR: Contract Signings Likely Won’t Go Any Lower

May 28, 2020 - 1:00am

The pandemic struck pending home sales in April, but a rebound is coming, says NAR’s chief economist.

 

Zombie Foreclosures Have Dropped Slightly Despite COVID-19

May 28, 2020 - 1:00am

Forbearance options have helped unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure. But the mandate preventing foreclosures on government-backed mortgages sunsets June 30.

Short-Term Rentals Are on the Rise

May 28, 2020 - 1:00am

More landlords are offering flexible leases to help retain tenants, such as month-to-month options or three- to six-month time frames.

6 Low-Budget Home Improvement Ideas for Listings

May 28, 2020 - 1:00am

Homeowners who are waiting to list can use the time to make eye-catching upgrades.

Mortgage Applications Defy Forecasts, Up 54% Since April

May 28, 2020 - 1:00am

Home buyers are entering the market at a much brisker pace. Applications for home purchases mark their sixth week of consecutive gains.

 

Seller’s or Buyer’s Market? It’s Up for Debate

May 28, 2020 - 1:00am

Buyers and sellers may both find an advantage in the housing market, but as one real estate analyst notes: “We are in uncharted territory.”

 

New-Home Sales Post Unexpected Increase

May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

“The April data for new home sales show the potential for housing to lead any recovery for the overall economy,” says the chairman of the builder’s trade group.

 

Fannie, Freddie Launch Resources on COVID-19 Relief Options

May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

The GSEs have launched sites with information about financial recourse for struggling homeowners and renters.

Is Your Brokerage’s Office Ready to Reopen?

May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

Use this guide to help put into place your policies and precautions before agents return to the workplace.

Pets Get Priority When Shopping for Homes, Survey Says

May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

Nearly two-thirds of pet owners would forgo a home that doesn't meet the needs of their furry friends.

Bigfoot Sighting: Creature Appears to Lurk in Listing Photos

May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

Wonder where Bigfoot is isolating during the pandemic? He’s in a $999,000 listing.

Most Consumers Aren’t Afraid to Return to the Market

May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

Home buyers and sellers are depending on their real estate agents for information and reassurance about conducting transactions during the pandemic, according to a new survey.

Landlords Get Creative to Maximize Rent Collections

May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

Find out how one property management company has achieved a 96% success rate in collecting rent payments during the pandemic.

Consumers Worry About Pandemic Financial Options

May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it received a record number of consumer complaints in March and April.

Could Your Home Office Be Dangerous?

May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

Use this checklist to keep your remote workspace safe.