Real Estate

US lumber producers see huge opportunity, rush to expand

Real Estate CNBC - July 17, 2018 - 10:19am
With demand for lumber on the rise and Canadian imports falling, U.S. producers are trying to expand their businesses. 
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Homebuilder sentiment, still high, stalls as tariffs, labor and land drive up costs

Real Estate CNBC - July 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Homebuilders are facing rising costs for land, labor and materials, especially with new tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum in addition to duties imposed on Canadian lumber last year.
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Here's what it costs to live in the country's priciest towns

Real Estate CNBC - July 17, 2018 - 9:01am
Ready to rub elbows with the upper crust in Greenwich or Beverly Hills? Here's what it takes to live in the country's priciest towns. 
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After Hurricane Maria, foreclosures in Puerto Rico stopped. They’re starting again

Real Estate CNBC - July 17, 2018 - 9:01am
There's a new crisis sweeping across Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria: A wave of foreclosures, The New York Times reports.
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Lumber companies ramp up production to meet demand

Real Estate CNBC - July 17, 2018 - 8:39am
CNBC's Diana Olick reports the price of lumber is climbing, thanks in part to tariffs on Canadian lumber and that is prompting some U.S. companies to ramp up production.
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Discussing the 'home-owning mania' in China

Real Estate CNBC - July 16, 2018 - 11:33pm
Alan Jin of Mizuho Securities Asia explains why investors should not focus on housing price growth when looking at China's property developers.
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CBRE on China's property market

Real Estate CNBC - July 16, 2018 - 9:50pm
Henry Chin of CBRE says the trade war between Washington and Beijing has had a "fairly benign" impact on China's commercial real estate market for now.
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Nearly Half of Urban Residents Have ‘Reverse Commute’

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2018 - 1:00am

More than 4.8 million people travel from the city to the suburbs for work, according to a new report.

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What a New-Home Warranty Really Covers

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Homeowners often have a false sense of security that the builder will fix anything that breaks.

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5 Suburbs With the Biggest Housing Booms

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Buyer demand in suburban areas nationwide is fierce, and millennials are the driving force. See where they’re headed.

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3 Easy Ways to Transform a Yard Into an Outdoor Oasis

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2018 - 1:00am

When it comes to renovations, homeowners express some of their highest satisfaction with these outdoor projects.

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How Much More Buyers Are Paying for a Mortgage

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Higher rates and rising home prices are making housing more expensive for homeowners this year compared to last year.

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The Cost of Selling Without a Real Estate Agent

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Those who choose to sell their home on their own just may experience “seller’s regret” when they see how much less they get for their properties.

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Breaking Down the Hottest Patio Trends This Summer

RisMedia Consumer News - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Summer patio season is ramping up. The experts at Infratec say that outdoor design trends for 2018 are all about incorporating affordable luxury into your own backyard by turning your patio into a peaceful, lush oasis through low-maintenance water fixtures, a color refresh and vintage materials.

The company sees many homeowners gravitating toward easy-maintenance exterior garden designs that enhance physical and mental wellbeing with spa-inspired touches, like meditation benches, fountains, reflecting pools, rock waterfalls and zen gardens.

According to Infratec, low-maintenance water features can add visual interest and soothing sounds to a yard—even in drought-prone climates—because they actually require little water (and recycle the water they do use).

Kate Simmons at Decoist.com says cabana stripes can be found in this year’s collections, and this trend shows no sign of fading. She says that linen, teak and rope are a few of the materials designers are incorporating into exterior furnishings and accessories to give this year’s easy-breezy trend pizazz.

When it comes to outdoor style this year, Simmons says pink is the accent color of choice, especially if a hint of blush is introduced into your furniture vignettes.

Meanwhile, at FamilyHandyman.com, trend watchers are seeing patio furniture that mixes materials, such as metal and wood, instead of a single material, such as wicker.

If you have a covered deck or patio, the site says you can bring it up-to-date by adding a ceiling fan. If you haven’t installed a ceiling fan before, rest easy—you can do it yourself in less than a day, and you’ll be comfortable even on the hottest summer days.

FamilyHandyman.com also says that the days of small, bistro-style dining tables on the deck and patio are over, and that large-scale square and rectangular tables are hot.

As far as accessories are concerned, think bright and bold when it comes to fabrics for your patio furniture cushions in 2018. Go with yellows, reds and pinks that will pop against all that natural greenery, and your guests will be raving about your impeccable sense of style all summer long.

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Want to buy a house? How long you'll have to save depends on where you live

Real Estate CNBC - July 13, 2018 - 11:14am
For the average renter buying the median-priced home in America, it will take about 6½ years to save for a 20 percent mortgage down payment. But it could take more than two or three decades in some places.
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3 Tasks Brokers Can Start Delegating Today

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 13, 2018 - 1:00am

If you’re treading water or start sinking under your brokerage workload, pass off these duties to others to give yourself more time and a better focus.

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New-Home Construction: A ‘Bonanza’ for Thieves

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 13, 2018 - 1:00am

The uptick in new houses being built in some parts of the country is creating a jackpot for thieves.

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States With the Most Retirement Potential

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 13, 2018 - 1:00am

The best places for retirees this year may not offer Florida’s warm temperatures, but they are still making people happy.

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Slide This Week

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 13, 2018 - 1:00am

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage posted its first increase in the past month.

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$1M-Plus Sales Surge 25% This Year

NAR Daily News Magazine - July 13, 2018 - 1:00am

This marks the largest leap in luxury home sales since January 2014.

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