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Where Renters Really Pay the Most

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2017

Many cities are facing an affordability crisis when it comes to renting. In some places, renters are faced with paying more than 50 percent of their income to housing. And the problem stands to get much worse,

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Yes, It’s Still More Affordable to Buy Than Rent

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017

In about two-thirds of the country – or 66 percent of the largest U.S. counties – it’s more affordable to buy a home than to rent one, according to a report by ATTOM Data Solutions.

They compared the monthly rents of three-bedroom apartments to monthly payments on median-priced homes (including the mortgages,

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2016 Marked Best Year for Sales in a Decade

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017

Existing-home sales finished out 2016 as the best year since the housing boom days, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Tuesday.

By Region

Here’s a closer look at how existing-home sales performed in December across the country:

  • Northeast:existing-home sales decreased 6.2 percent to an annual rate of 760,000,

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December Housing Snapshot

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Mortgage Rates Dip to Lowest in Month, But…

Total mortgage applications – including for refinances and home purchases – were essentially flat last week, rising just 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, despite mortgage rates at their lowest averages in a month. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday that applications are now 14 percent lower than a year ago.

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Target Markets for Investors in 2017

For prime investment locations, it may be time to look South. Forbes teamed up with Local Market Monitor, a company that tracks more than 300 housing markets, to uncover the top cities for investors in the new year.

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Kick off 2017: Supercharge Your Productivity

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 03, 2017

Make increasing your business productivity a center point of your New Year’s resolutions. Entrepreneur recently rounded up some of its best tips from those in business on how to ramp up your productivity, including:

Stop procrastinating.

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Foreign Buyers: U.S. Is Tops for Real Estate

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 04, 2017

The United States remains the world’s most popular choice for foreign real estate capital, according to the latest annual survey of overseas investors by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate.

Ninety-five percent of global investors surveyed said they planned to increase or maintain their level of U.S.

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5 Home Design Fads That Are Out in 2017

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016

Shiplap and white-on-white kitchens may finally be falling out of favor. The two trends have dominated home design in recent years, but realtor.com® says they’ll be fading fast in 2017. Here are some of the home design trends realtor.com® predicts will fall to the wayside in the new year.

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Is the Home Office on Its Way Out?

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016

The home office is becoming less important to homeowners, even though more people are working from home now than ever before.

Homeowners are finding less need for a central space for their work, according to a recent article in Bloomberg.

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