Real Estate

Onerous Student Loans Top Down Payment Costs

Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2019 - 10:00pm

Student loan borrowers owe an average of $34,500—$8,500 more than the typical down payment on a home.

 
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Fed Calls Housing the Bright Spot in Economy

Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2019 - 10:00pm

As signs of a slowdown cause economists concern, the housing market has stayed consistent, says the Federal Reserve.

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Even Move-Up Buyers Face Fraught House Hunts

Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2019 - 10:00pm

Housing shortages worsen in multiple price points despite mortgage rates moving lower.

 
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Can Your Home Help You Live Longer?

Daily Real Estate News - October 15, 2019 - 10:00pm

Developers are wooing buyers interested in wellness by touting homes with purified air and water, among other amenities.

 
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Brokerage Launches Its Own Signature Scent

Daily Real Estate News - October 14, 2019 - 10:00pm

Long & Foster’s fragrance has notes of champagne rose, lavender leaves, rhubarb, and subtle profiles of lemon to convey cleanliness.

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Designers Sound Off on the Worst Bathroom Colors

Daily Real Estate News - October 14, 2019 - 10:00pm

The “greige” trend may not be the best fit for this space of the home.

 
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Young Adults Pick Small Towns Over Big Cities

Daily Real Estate News - October 14, 2019 - 10:00pm

Millennials and younger Gen Xers that freelance or have telecommuting jobs are more likely to move out of urban job centers.

 
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How Much Public Transit Adds to Home Values

Daily Real Estate News - October 13, 2019 - 10:00pm

Nearby transportation options significantly boost commercial and residential property prices, an NAR study shows.

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Citibank Fined $30M for Slow Foreclosure Processes

Daily Real Estate News - October 13, 2019 - 10:00pm

A federal investigation reveals that the bank held onto hundreds of foreclosed properties for too long, starving the market of inventory.

 
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Startup Aims to Expand iBuyer Model to Rentals

Daily Real Estate News - October 13, 2019 - 10:00pm

The new company, Doorstead, envisions “Uber-izing each step of the property management life cycle.”

 
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Top 7 Markets for Investors

Daily Real Estate News - October 13, 2019 - 10:00pm

Realtor.com® identifies the cities with the most transactions for flips and rental properties.

 
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Windermere Launches Spotify Playlist for Everything Home

Daily Real Estate News - October 13, 2019 - 10:00pm

The company has chosen songs fitting for every step of homeownership, from house hunting to moving day to hosting dinner parties.

 
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Experts: Don’t Blame Housing If Recession Hits

Daily Real Estate News - October 13, 2019 - 10:00pm

While a slowdown in the real estate market precipitated the Great Recession, economic turbulence this time around doesn’t correlate with falling home sales.

 
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Forecast: Retailers to Have Strong Holiday Spending Season

Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2019 - 10:00pm

Buyer traffic in brick-and-mortar retailers is expected to surge, with the average adult expected to spend $683 on holiday-related items this year, a new report shows.

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10 Best Places to Retire in 2020

Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2019 - 10:00pm

Warm weather and low taxes continue to have a big pull on where retirees are choosing to settle down.

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Americans’ Commute Times Swell to Record High

Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2019 - 10:00pm

On average, commuters are spending 20 more minutes a week commuting than they did a decade ago. It may not sound like a big difference, but it can really add up.

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This iBuyer Is Inspecting Properties for Ghosts

Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2019 - 10:00pm

Bungalo hopes to take the scary part out of buying a home through the launch of “paranormal inspection reports.”

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Mortgage Rates Are Dropping Again

Daily Real Estate News - October 10, 2019 - 10:00pm

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 8 basis points this week. Home buyers are responding.

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Hottest Vacation Home Markets in Unexpected Spots

Daily Real Estate News - October 9, 2019 - 10:00pm

More consumers are feeling richer, which is fueling a stronger demand for getaway homes.

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HUD Expands Affordable Housing for Persons With Disabilities

Daily Real Estate News - October 9, 2019 - 10:00pm

The agency pledges $75 million to boost development of supportive homes.

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