Real Estate

The REALTORS® Among Harvey’s Heroes

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

Meet the real estate professionals who have sprung into action—and, in some cases, risked their own lives—to help rescue flood victims...

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HUD to Make Reverse Mortgages Tougher

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

The Department of Housing and Urban Development says it’s planning to raise premiums and tighten loan limits for seniors who use reverse...

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5 Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

Your clients may be able to shave up to 30 percent off their energy bills this fall by following these suggestions in preparation for colder...

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Mortgage Rates Hit New Yearly Lows

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped four basis points this week, reaching a new year-to-date low for the second consecutive week.

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Realty ONE Leads in Per-Person Productivity

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

The Irvine, Calif.-based brokerage made serious headway on the 2017 REAL Trends 500 report. Find out how it and other companies performed.

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Agents Use Eateries to Make Buyers Hungry

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

Real estate pros are finding that nearby restaurants can be strong motivators for your clients.

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Are These Open House Questions Rude?

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

From bringing in coffee to using the toilet, here are the hidden questions buyers have about open house etiquette.

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Report: Short Supplies Pummel Home Sales

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

Only one region saw an uptick in contract signings last month as inventory woes continued to shake the housing market in most of the country.

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Harvey Victims Granted Loan Forbearance

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

Homeowners impacted by the devastating Texas floods will get some mortgage relief. 

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Buyers’ Choice: Down Payment Or Wedding?

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

Some singles are rethinking the fancy wedding they’ve saved for and bank on a home over a spouse instead.

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5 Hot Outdoor Trends to Watch for Fall

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

High-tech fire pits and interiorscapes are all the rage for staging your property’s outdoor space.

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More Buyers Likely to Consider ARMs Again

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 30, 2017 - 11:00pm

In mid-2005, ARMs represented 45 percent of the market share. Could they command that much of the market again?

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Harvey hit at least $23 billion worth of property

Real Estate CNBC - August 30, 2017 - 8:10pm
The properties affected by flooding reflect market value, not damage estimates.
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How historic flooding in Texas is affecting homebuilders

Real Estate CNBC - August 30, 2017 - 12:49pm
Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison president & CEO, discusses how Hurricane Harvey is impacting her homebuilder brands and the homebuilding industry in the devastated areas of Texas.
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Hurricane housing impact on Houston borrowers

Real Estate CNBC - August 30, 2017 - 12:46pm
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the housing impact on mortgages from Hurricane Harvey compared to Hurricane Katrina.
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Estimated cost of Harvey clean-up effort up to $57 million

Real Estate CNBC - August 30, 2017 - 12:08pm
Chuck Watson, director of research and development at Enki Research, assesses the damage Harvey could cost impacted areas of Texas.
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Harvey hits mortgages as flood-stricken homeowners are unlikely to pay

Real Estate CNBC - August 30, 2017 - 11:04am
Whether or not people can or choose to keep paying their home loans will depend entirely on their insurance.
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Harvey aftermath puts some homeowners at risk

Real Estate CNBC - August 30, 2017 - 7:24am
CNBC's Diana Olick reports new numbers on mortgages could signal potential trouble for housing in the Houston area.
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Mortgage applications fall again, as borrowers wait for even lower rates

Real Estate CNBC - August 30, 2017 - 6:00am
Applications to refinance fell 2 percent for the week and are down 41 percent from a year ago.
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Flooded Homes Can Be Fixed But…

NAR Daily News Magazine - August 29, 2017 - 11:00pm

Homes and businesses flooded by Hurricane Harvey may not be completely doomed. However, it’s important to know that it’s not really...

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