Real Estate

Global assets under management to double by 2025 as the world’s population ages, study says

Real Estate CNBC - October 30, 2017 - 6:25am
As the world's population starts to live longer, there's one industry set to capitalize on retirement plans.
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3 Ways to Be a Better Leader

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

Building relationships is key to strong, effective brokerage management. Here are some tips for growing your skills as a leader.

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When to Drop Your Listing Price

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

Though low inventory is prompting buyers to raise their offers in order to beat out competitors, you still want your sellers to know: an...

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Why First-Timers Can’t Capitalize on Ripe Market

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

Though economic conditions are highly favorable for first-time home buyers, their share of overall purchase activity is approaching a 36-year low...

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How Your Attractiveness Affects the Sale

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

Learn what researchers discovered about whether an agent’s looks could influence buyers’ overall impression of online property...

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Rise in Vacancies a Sign of Inventory Relief?

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

More than half of U.S. housing markets saw an uptick in the annual rate of vacant properties in the third quarter of this year, according to the...

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10 Cities That Can Survive an Apocalypse

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

Where you live may be the most important determining factor when it comes to whether you will make it through an extinction-level disaster.

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The Housing Hot List for October

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

Find out the top-performing housing markets this month, based on the pace of sales and online clicks. 

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We 'tried to take business away' from Singapore REITs

Real Estate CNBC - October 29, 2017 - 6:31pm
Underlying REITs in Singapore's Lion-Phillip ETF could suffer with the launch of the new exchange-traded fund, but that risk could be offset if the size of the pie increases, says Gerard Lee, CEO of Lion Global Investors.
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Rising home prices and stagnant wages have home buyers in a pickle

Real Estate CNBC - October 27, 2017 - 9:55am
Home ownership remains elusive for many Americans a decade after the collapse of the real estate market.
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How to know when you should drop the asking price on your home

Real Estate CNBC - October 26, 2017 - 11:00pm
Sellers: Here's when to drop your home price
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Protect Your Email From Latest Hacking Trend

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Hackers are using more sophisticated methods and research to make targeted personal email attacks in order to access to financial information...

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Mortgage Rates Jump to 3-Month High

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Borrowers saw higher rates this week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped 6 basis points. 

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Evictions Are a Growing Threat to Renters

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Nearly one in five renters were unable to pay their rent in full within the past three months, according to a new study. 

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Fewer ‘Zombie’ Homes Haunt Neighborhoods

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Homes in foreclosure limbo—labeled “zombies”—have seen a big plunge in the past year as a supply-starved housing market...

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What Home Insurance Doesn’t Cover

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Make sure your homeowners read the fine print so they don’t have any surprises if disaster ever strikes. 

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All About Clean: Master Bathroom Trends

RisMedia Consumer News - October 26, 2017 - 3:05pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Thumb through any home decor magazine, and you’ll see a master bathroom with a soaker or shower as the showpiece. Ta-da!

Homeowners, it turns out, are splurging to scrub up, according to the recently released U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Ninety-one percent of homeowners in the study added a spacious shower to their master bathroom (after tearing out the tub), and many added on deluxe features, like a body sprayer or rainfall showerhead, for an improved, spa-like space.

The average cost for a large-scale remodel of a master bath (sized over 100 square feet) was $21,000, shows the study. Master bath renovations cost more in pricey markets, however. In San Francisco, Calif., for example, a major remodel averages $34,100.

Accompanying a luxury shower is a soothing gray and white color palette, according to the study. Nineteen percent of homeowners installed white countertops in the master bath, and 40 percent painted its walls white. Fourteen percent added gray cabinets, as well, to complete the tone-on-tone look. The majority of homeowners (90 percent) changed the overall style of the room, some to contemporary (25 percent), some to transitional (17 percent), and some, still, to modern (15 percent).

As with other areas at home, homeowners are also integrating technology into their master baths. Atmospheric lighting, digital controls and smart toilets are all popular upgrades, shows the study.

Bathrooms—master bathrooms, especially—are key at resale. The 2017 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling magazine estimates the resale value of a “mid-range” bath renovation at $12,024 (a 64.8 percent return on investment), and the resale value of an “upscale” bath renovation at $35,456 (a 59.1 percent return on investment).

Beyond a master bath overhaul, another bathroom anywhere in the home can make homeowners happier with their house, a recent report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) showed. A bathroom earned a perfect 10 “Joy Score” in the report.

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com.

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Luxury homes can't keep up with high demand

Real Estate CNBC - October 26, 2017 - 12:54pm
The lack of supply that has been plaguing the nation's housing market has finally caught up to the priciest homes.
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California begins 'historic cleanup' from fires but faces serious hurdles in rebuilding

Real Estate CNBC - October 26, 2017 - 10:56am
California is pulling out all stops to help with wildfire recovery, although it could take years to rebuild homes and businesses.
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Pending home sales drop to lowest in nearly 3 years

Real Estate CNBC - October 26, 2017 - 9:00am
Last month's reading was revised down, putting the index at its lowest level since January 2015.
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