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NAR celebrates #OpeningDay with nine facts about real estate

By |April 3rd, 2017|Real Estate|

The first unofficial day of spring is here as Major League Baseball players step onto the diamond for opening day. To celebrate the day, the National Association of Realtors created an infographic of nine facts about today's real estate market — one for each position. ...read more

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NAR celebrates #OpeningDay with nine facts about real estate

By |April 3rd, 2017|Real Estate|

The first unofficial day of spring is here as Major League Baseball players step onto the diamond for opening day. To celebrate the day, the National Association of Realtors created an infographic of nine facts about today's real estate market — one for each position. ...read more

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Intentional neighborhoods take root across country

By |April 3rd, 2017|Real Estate|

A new trend popping up is "village" communities. Individual owners agree to work together to build healthy families with adoptive or foster children. ...read more

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Buyers: This spring will be the hardest in years

By |April 3rd, 2017|Real Estate|

Economists think the spring sales season will be the toughest in a decade, as rising prices and mortgage rates spark demand while listings are near a 20-year low. ...read more

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Realtors name February’s fastest housing markets

By |March 31st, 2017|Real Estate|

As the market gears up for what many economists are predicting will be one of the strongest spring home-buying seasons in recent memory, the National Association of Realtors created an infographic that shows the top five fastest markets in February. Spoiler alert: the fastest market saw homes sold in an average of just 23 days. ...read more

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Redfin: Low down payments still work in today’s competitive market

By |March 31st, 2017|Real Estate|

Despite the current lack of inventory in the housing market, homebuyers can still successfully close on a house with a low down payment, according to a survey this month of more than 800 Redfin real estate agents. It's important to note given the growing prominence of low down payment mortgage options. ...read more

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Altisource Residential growing single-family rental business again

By |March 31st, 2017|Real Estate|

Last year, Altisource Residential doubled its portfolio of single-family rental homes in one deal, buying a portfolio of 4,262 single-family rental properties for $652.3 million from “investment funds sponsored by Amherst Holdings.” And Friday, the company announced that it is growing its single-family rental portfolio again, in another deal with Amherst Holdings affiliates. ...read more

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Ten-X predicts increase in existing home sales

By |March 30th, 2017|Real Estate|

This month's report from Ten-X indicates that existing home sales in March will increase slightly. The company explains the big question is whether there will be enough homes for sale to meet the demand. ...read more

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Here are the 25 markets with the highest returns for single-family homes

By |March 30th, 2017|Real Estate|

A new list from RentRane is out on the top 25 rental markets with the highest average gross yield, with a heavy focus on non-coastal markets. However, for those looking to invest in housing, RentRange does give some extra advice to keep in mind with these markets. ...read more

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Zillow launching RealEstate.com, new site focused on millennials

By |March 30th, 2017|Real Estate|

Zillow Group is set to launch a new real estate website that is designed especially for Millennials. The online real estate company will launch the website later this spring from a URL it acquired with the acquisition of Trulia. ...read more

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Fort Myers ‘zombie homes’ list up for vote

By |March 29th, 2017|Real Estate|

Since 2010, the city has partnered with the group now known as Pro Champs, which designed a database of these homes to make sure they city never loses track. Jay Parson is one of many neighbors living next door to one of these eyesores and said he's called on the city to take action for years. ...read more

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson comes to Dallas/Ft. Worth in next stop on listening tour

By |March 29th, 2017|Real Estate|

When Ben Carson officially became the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, he said that one of his first actions would be embarking on a “listening tour” of communities and HUD offices across the country. The next stop on Carson's tour will be the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. Here's a look at his plans for his time in DFW. ...read more

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Pending home sales rebound to highest level in a year

By |March 29th, 2017|Real Estate|

Pending home sales rebounded from January's decrease, hitting the highest level in almost a year and the second-highest level in a decade. NAR's chief economist commented that buyers came back in force last month as a modest, seasonal uptick in listings was enough to fuel an increase in contract signings throughout the country. ...read more

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NAR: This is the worst ‘housing drought’ ever

By |March 28th, 2017|Real Estate|

The number of homes for sale is at the lowest level on record, according to NAR, which began tracking inventory 18 years ago. Some culprits: Too few new homes, too many low-end homes owned by investors and stronger buyer demand. ...read more

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The Internet won’t destroy the real estate industry after all

By |March 28th, 2017|Real Estate|

Agents once feared online brokers and instant valuations might take down real estate the way it did travel agencies, but it caused change more than destruction. ...read more

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