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1 In 4 Homes Are Equity Rich How Does Your State Fare

1 in 4 Homes are ‘Equity Rich.’ How Does Your State Fare? August 13, 2018 One in four properties nationwide are “equity rich," according to a new report released by real

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3 Easy Ways To Transform A Yard Into An Outdoor Oasis

© Hinterhaus Productions - DigitalVision/Getty Images 3 Easy Ways to Transform a Yard Into an Outdoor Oasis July 16, 2018When it comes to renovations, homeowners

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Single Women Over 55 Double Their Buying Force

Single Women Over 55 Double Their Buying Force ShareJuly 3, 2018Single women over the age of 55 have been the fastest-growing demographic of home buyers when compared with other

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What Are Americas Most Posh ZIP Codes Share

What Are America’s Most Posh ZIP Codes? Share  June 25, 2018The ultrarich’s biggest spending category tends to be on real estate, according to realtor.com®. So where are the

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3 Questions Clients Should Ask Before Buying A Vacation Rental

3 Questions Clients Should Ask Before Buying a Vacation Rental DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 If you have buyers interested in purchasing a vacation property as an investment and&

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Builders Speed Up Townhome Construction

Builders Speed Up Townhome Construction DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 Townhouse construction continues making gains as buyers’ appetites once again increase for

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Yun Whats Holding Back Real Estate Sales

Yun: What’s Holding Back Real Estate Sales DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 Short-term and longer-term predictions about real estate markets along with a substantive give-and-take

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Best Tip To FirstTime Buyers Act Fast

Best Tip to First-Time Buyers: Act Fast DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018 A shortage of homes for sale and rising home prices are making it challenging for first-time buyers,

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Fannie Housing Confidence Hits Record High

Fannie: Housing Confidence Hits Record High DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MAY 08, 2018 Optimism for selling a home has helped propel a housing confidence index by Fannie Mae to an all-time

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FHA Borrowers Get Help Funding Solar Panels

-AA+AFHA Borrowers Get Help Funding Solar Panels DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MAY 07, 2018 A growing number of lending programs are helping homeowners pay the upfront costs of

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Freddie Expands 3 Down Loans For New Buyers

Freddie Expands 3% Down Loans for New Buyers DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 Freddie Mac is debuting a new 3 percent down payment option for qualified first-time buyers that could

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More Americans Are Homeowners In 2018

More Americans Are Homeowners in 2018 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 Over the last year, more Americans became homeowners as the number of renters continued to decrease. The

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Study May Is Luckiest Month For Sellers

Study: May Is Luckiest Month for Sellers DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 May is the best month to sell a home nationwide, according to a new analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, a

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House Rentals Outpace Apartment Boom

House Rentals Outpace Apartment Boom DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 The multifamily sector has seen a frenzy of apartment construction over the last decade, but it’s single

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More Consumers Say Its A Good Time To Buy

More Consumers Say It’s a Good Time to Buy DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 The latest consumer sentiment index from Fannie Mae shows that home buyers don

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Hottest Luxury ZIP Codes In The Nation

Hottest Luxury ZIP Codes in the Nation DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, APRIL 09, 2018 Median prices for luxury homes in the Santa Monica, Calif., ZIP code of 90401 have surged 60.7 percent over

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5 Home Improvement Personality Types

5 Home Improvement Personality Types DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 04, 2018 A homeowner’s personality can have a big influence on their behavior when it comes to home

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Homeowner Equity Is Hitting A Record High

Homeowner Equity Is Hitting a Record High DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 03, 2018 Homeowners are getting richer, thanks to rising home values. The amount of equity that homeowners can tap

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Spring Buyers Want This Type Of House

Spring Buyers Want This Type of House DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, APRIL 02, 2018 The typical spring home buyer this year is on the hunt for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with&

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How Much Renting Is Costing Millennials

How Much Renting Is Costing Millennials DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018 By the time millennials turn 30, they will have paid $92,600 in rent, according to a new study by

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24 Ways To Add Value To Your Property

24 Ways to Add Value to Your Property DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018 Size up improvement projects for resale: Access NAR’s Remodeling Impact Report Homeowners

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More Homeowners Appraisers Agree On Values

More Homeowners, Appraisers Agree on Values DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018 Homeowners and appraisers are seeing more eye-to-eye when it comes to home values. Appraised values in

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IRS HELOCs Still Deductible For Renovations

IRS: HELOCs Still Deductible for Renovations DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 Taxpayers can continue to deduct the interest they pay on home equity loans when the funds are

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Home Maintenance Can Cost Up To 2K A Year

Home Maintenance Can Cost Up to $2K a Year DAILYREAL ESTATENEWS | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 Homeowners may be surprised at how some extra costs really add up. A new survey by Bankrate.com

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Its Official Lennar CalAtlantic Merge

It’s Official: Lennar, CalAtlantic Merge DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Homebuilding giant Lennar Corp. announced it has completed a merger with former rival CalAtlantic

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Airbnb Income Counts Toward Refinancing

Airbnb Income Counts Toward Refinancing DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 With the backing of Fannie Mae, home-sharing giant Airbnb has announced a new partnership with select

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Immigration Concerns Rattle Some Real Estate Moves

Immigration Concerns Rattle Some Real Estate Moves DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2018 Heightened concerns over the nation’s immigration policies and proposals caused some U.S.

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Utility Bills May Be Getting Cheaper

Utility Bills May Be Getting Cheaper DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2018 Utility companies will pay less tax from a recent tax overhaul, and many are planning to

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Owners Upbeat That Equity Rises Will Continue

Owners Upbeat That Equity Rises Will Continue DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2018 Homeowners are optimistic that their home’s value will continue to increase, and they’re

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Renters Are Getting Frustrated

Renters Are Getting Frustrated DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2018 The majority of renters say they want to own a home in the future and believe that homeownership is a critical

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Housing Data Points To Super Bowl LII Winner

Housing Data Points to Super Bowl LII Winner DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2018 If the housing market has a say, the Philadelphia Eagles will emerge victorious against the New

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Will Land Prices Keep Booming In 2018

Will Land Prices Keep Booming in 2018? DAILYREAL ESTATENEWS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 Higher prices are behind the land boom. The U.S. dollar volume of land sales increased at a stronger pace of

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Remind Buyers To Unfreeze Credit

Remind Buyers to Unfreeze Credit DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 Following last year's Experian data breach, many people froze their accounts to safeguard them from potential

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Buying Better Than Renting In 54 Of Markets

Buying Better Than Renting in 54% of Markets DAILYREAL ESTATENEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 Despite rising prices, buying a home makes more sense than paying increasingly high rents in

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Employers Can Now Add To Down Payments

-AA+AEmployers Can Now Add to Down Payments DAILYREAL ESTATENEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 A new program allows employers to help workers' down payment on a home, similar to how 

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4 Growth Areas For Home Building In 2018

4 Growth Areas for Homebuilding in 2018 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018 A growing economy, supported by positive demographic trends, bodes well for the housing market in the

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Rates Rose At End Of 2017 But Buyers Undeterred

Rates Rose at End of 2017 But Buyers Undeterred DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 09, 2018 Mortgage rates rose to the highest average in months at the end of 2017, but home buyer

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Instagr

Instagram Adds Ability to Follow a Hashtag DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017 Image-focused social network Instagram announced that it is making hashtags more findable and

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States Focus On Helping First Time Buyers

States Focus on Helping First-Time BuyersDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017 With rising home prices, more state lawmakers are proposing legislation to help home shoppers tackle

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Hire A Robot For Your Next Home Showing

-AAHire a Robot for Your Next Home Showing DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2017 A robot could walk your buyers on a guided tour of a property, without you ever having to be there

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Top DYI Paint Tips

9 Pro Tips for a Top-Notch DIY Paint Job DAILYREAL ESTATENEWS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 04, 2017 When painting a room, the time, effort, and money you spend on the materials can make a big

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New Home Loan Helps Reduce Down Payments

New Loan Helps Reduce Down Payments DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2017 Many renters say saving for the down payment is a major obstacle that is preventing them from

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New Home Sales

New-Home Sales Surge to 10-Year HighDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017Sales of new single-family homes jumped 6.2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000

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