Daily Real Estate News

NAR to Congress: Keep Housing in Infrastructure Bill

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am

Industry leaders, including NAR CEO Bob Goldberg, went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge preserving affordable housing provisions as lawmakers whittle down the $3.5 trillion package.

Lenders Shift Focus to Home Buyers as Refinances Slow

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am

This could give buyers more leverage to negotiate a lower interest rate on their mortgage.

Expected Foreclosure Spike Hits, But Activity Remains Low

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am

The rate of mortgage default shouldn’t become a problem “as long as the economy continues to generate jobs,” says NAR’s Lawrence Yun.

Greater New Construction Gives Move-Up Buyers a Chance

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am

Newly built single-family units have increased 17% from a year ago and 23% from 2019, data shows.

Fall’s 20 Strongest Markets for Home Buyers, Investors

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am

Larger, more expensive markets are regaining popularity over smaller, more affordable areas, according to a major housing index.

5 Extraordinary Pros Named 2021 Good Neighbors

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am

Learn about the REALTORS® whom NAR has selected to represent the real estate industry’s commitment to community service.

Zillow Offers Halts iBuying

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 19, 2021 - 12:00am

In a booming housing market where homeowners have an opportunity to sell quickly, does iBuying still offer enough of an attraction? 

Are Starter Homes a Thing of the Past?

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 19, 2021 - 12:00am

The supply of starter homes has dwindled by more than half over the past five years. 

10 Metros With the Steepest Rent Hikes

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 19, 2021 - 12:00am

Some markets are seeing rental increases of more than 20% over the past year alone.  

FHFA: Desktop Appraisals to Become a Permanent Option

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 19, 2021 - 12:00am

The Federal Housing Administration will accept appraisals conducted remotely starting in early 2022 on Fannie– or Freddie–backed mortgages.

Homeowners Unsure Whether to Sell

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 19, 2021 - 12:00am

Many homeowners are wrestling with the question, despite it being a seller’s market.

Fannie, Freddie Believe Housing Will Continue to Soar

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 18, 2021 - 12:00am

Even with mortgage rates rising, the financing giants remain optimistic on housing’s outlook and believe home buyers will stay in the market. 

Lending Giant Stops Accepting Bitcoin for Mortgages

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 18, 2021 - 12:00am

After testing out the idea, United Wholesale Mortgage officials have called it quits on cryptocurrency.  

Study: Property Values Fall 30% From Poor Landscaping

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 18, 2021 - 12:00am

Real estate pros said that well-placed grass and trees can be the biggest boon to value, while poor hardscaping gives prices their biggest hit.

20 Best Places to Live in 2021

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 18, 2021 - 12:00am

Find out which cities have bragging rights to the top spots this year.

Fannie Takes Stand on Condos Needing Repair

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

The GSE committed to new measures that put pressure on condos to stay ahead of maintenance in an effort to prevent another Surfside condo collapse.

Young Adults Plan to Holiday Shop In Stores

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

Gen Z wants to shop in person but they're seeking services and experiences beyond traditional brick-and-mortar shopping.

Gas Bills to Surge This Winter

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

Homeowners can expect higher heating bills—likely 30% more than last year—a government agency warns.

Mortgage Rates Back Above 3%

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to its highest point since April.

Single Women Concerned About Ability to Buy a Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - October 15, 2021 - 12:00am

The COVID-19 pandemic has had disparate economic impacts nationwide, particularly on women, a new Freddie Mac report finds.

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