Real Estate

New-Home Sales Post Unexpected Increase

Daily Real Estate News - May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

“The April data for new home sales show the potential for housing to lead any recovery for the overall economy,” says the chairman of the builder’s trade group.

 
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Fannie, Freddie Launch Resources on COVID-19 Relief Options

Daily Real Estate News - May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

The GSEs have launched sites with information about financial recourse for struggling homeowners and renters.

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Is Your Brokerage’s Office Ready to Reopen?

Daily Real Estate News - May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

Use this guide to help put into place your policies and precautions before agents return to the workplace.

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Pets Get Priority When Shopping for Homes, Survey Says

Daily Real Estate News - May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

Nearly two-thirds of pet owners would forgo a home that doesn't meet the needs of their furry friends.

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Bigfoot Sighting: Creature Appears to Lurk in Listing Photos

Daily Real Estate News - May 27, 2020 - 1:00am

Wonder where Bigfoot is isolating during the pandemic? He’s in a $999,000 listing.

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Most Consumers Aren’t Afraid to Return to the Market

Daily Real Estate News - May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

Home buyers and sellers are depending on their real estate agents for information and reassurance about conducting transactions during the pandemic, according to a new survey.

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Landlords Get Creative to Maximize Rent Collections

Daily Real Estate News - May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

Find out how one property management company has achieved a 96% success rate in collecting rent payments during the pandemic.

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Consumers Worry About Pandemic Financial Options

Daily Real Estate News - May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it received a record number of consumer complaints in March and April.

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Could Your Home Office Be Dangerous?

Daily Real Estate News - May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

Use this checklist to keep your remote workspace safe.

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Furloughed Redfin Agents Are Gradually Returning

Daily Real Estate News - May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

As the housing market shows signs of picking up, the brokerage is bringing back furloughed agents.

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More First-Time Home Buyers Are Entering the Market

Daily Real Estate News - May 26, 2020 - 1:00am

A shift in the mix of home buyers is occurring during the pandemic.

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Builders Bullish on Single-Family Homes Built for Renting

Daily Real Estate News - May 22, 2020 - 1:00am

Homebuilders say new homes for the rental market could help respond to housing affordability and down payment challenges.

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In Listings, Show Off That Pool, Outdoor Space

Daily Real Estate News - May 22, 2020 - 1:00am

More house hunters are reportedly looking for homes with a pool and outdoor areas during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Home Sellers May Need Some Patience

Daily Real Estate News - May 22, 2020 - 1:00am

While selling prices are remaining constant, the process of selling is taking longer as COVID-19 cautions persist.

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Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows, Could Decline Further

Daily Real Estate News - May 22, 2020 - 1:00am

Low rates are giving potential buyers “a good reason to continue shopping even amid the pandemic,” says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

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