Real Estate

Apple's $1 billion Austin campus is the latest big investment from top tier firms: Texas governor

Real Estate CNBC - 4 hours 36 min ago
"Texas is the Alabama when it comes to recruiting in college football. We get to pick the 5-star recruit companies that are coming to the Lone Star State," Abbott says.
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Housing demand drops despite falling mortgage rates

Real Estate CNBC - December 13, 2018 - 2:03pm
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the drop in housing demand despite falling mortgage rates.
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Homebuilders are not getting a bump from lower mortgage rates

Real Estate CNBC - December 13, 2018 - 10:30am
Mortgage applications to purchase a newly built home dropped 11 percent in November, annually, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. MBA economists predict that sales of newly built homes in November fell 5 percent annually. 
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Bidding Wars Hit 8-Year Low, But Buyers Still Face Competition

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2018 - 1:00am

Home buyers are less likely to face bid wars than in previous months, but that doesn't exclude them from other shoppers’ clashing offers.

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Could Ending Single-Family Zoning Stop Segregation?

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2018 - 1:00am

Minneapolis has voted to end single-family zoning, attempting to address its housing crisis and fix its historically discriminatory housing practices.

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Tech’s Bigger Role in House Hunting: What Agents Rely On

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2018 - 1:00am

Consumers increasingly rely on the web in their home search, and real estate pros are finding it’s vital to meet them in that digital space.

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This Grinch Is Trying to Sell a Home

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 13, 2018 - 1:00am

You have to see it to believe it. That’s what the listing agent hopes prospective buyers will say.

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Democratic state senator blasts Amazon's HQ2 as a PR scam, saying 'New York fell for it'

Real Estate CNBC - December 12, 2018 - 5:04pm
"I don't think it's worth providing $3 billion and setting a precedent" for other companies to pick the city's pockets, state Sen. Michael Gianaris says.
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These rental suites double as American-made showrooms, but it was tough finding a toaster

Real Estate CNBC - December 12, 2018 - 1:14pm
Patrick Flynn launched GoLocal Suites, which provides fully furnished rental suites where nearly everything inside is made in America.
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This map shows where Americans are struggling to repay their car loans

Real Estate CNBC - December 12, 2018 - 8:05am
A new map by the Urban Institute traces auto delinquency rates in counties across the U.S. 
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Mortgage applications rise 1.6% as interest rates drop to lowest level since September

Real Estate CNBC - December 12, 2018 - 7:00am
December may be a slow month traditionally for the housing market, but mortgage lenders are suddenly getting busier.
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Freddie Mac Slashes Utility Bills for Low- and Middle-Income Renters

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 12, 2018 - 1:00am

Higher utility costs are hitting tenants’ pocketbooks, but a new program aims to lower utility bills for hundreds of thousands tenants.

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FTC Warns of Tropical Real Estate Scam Targeting Retirees

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 12, 2018 - 1:00am

The Federal Trade Commission warns that a tropical resort has bilked Americans out of $100 million in investments.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put a Home Search on Hold in December

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 12, 2018 - 1:00am

December is typically the slowest month in the housing market, which is exactly why your buyers should be busiest.

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How Commercial Pros Can Build an International Presence

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 11, 2018 - 1:00am

Industry leaders offer everyday business advice for drumming up more opportunities for global investors.

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How Long Does It Take to Pay Off a Net-Zero Home?

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 11, 2018 - 1:00am

Eventually, the savings add up and the home can pay for itself, no matter where you live, a new study shows.

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Fannie, Freddie’s Holiday Gift: No Foreclosures

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 11, 2018 - 1:00am

The mortgage financing giants announced a nationwide suspension of eviction lockouts on foreclosed homes for the season.

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More Phishing Scams Reported: Here’s What You Can Do

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 11, 2018 - 1:00am

The latest email ploy pretends to be a solicitation from the REALTOR® Party. Here are some additional security tips to make sure you don’t fall victim to such attempts.

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Homeowners are seeing the smallest equity gains in two years

Real Estate CNBC - December 10, 2018 - 11:56am
The drop in equity gains has been sharpest in the third quarter of this year. In fact, after hitting a record high, the amount of tappable equity fell quarter to quarter for the first time since the housing recovery began.
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California Passes Solar Panel Requirement on New Homes

NAR Daily News Magazine - December 10, 2018 - 1:00am

The mandate, which will take effect in 2020, won’t be cheap to homeowners. Will other states follow suit?

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