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topStories Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Historic Home
First-Time Homebuyers Meeting Overlapping Pressures
By Suzanne De Vita
With the affordability crunch difficult to overcome, first-time homebuyers are increasingly struggling, according to the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Thirty-three percent of buyers this year were buyers fresh to the market, the report shows—a decline from 34 percent the prior year, and now down for the third straight year. Their challenges are cost-related, and overlap: college debt, the down payment and increasing mortgage rates. Forty percent of first-timers have $30,000 in student loans, according to the report, while 13 percent of all buyers are challenged by the down payment—half of which because of college debt obligations. ...
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Marketing Ideas From RPR® for New Agents
NAR PULSE—New agents focus on establishing and building their businesses... READ MORE >
Case-Shiller: Appreciation Dips Below 6 Percent for First Time in a Year
Annual appreciation has ducked under 6 percent for the first time in a year, according... READ MORE >
5 Spooky Things Clients Do to Real Estate Agents
It's the season of scary and as a real estate agent, the spookiness often lasts all year... READ MORE >
Discover a New Property Data System at NAR
If there's one mantra you hear in our industry, it's this: real estate is a relationship-driven... READ MORE >

Home Safety Reminders for Halloween
By Brentnie Daggett
Fall nights are in full swing and the harvest moon hangs low in the sky. There's no doubt about it, Halloween is just around the corner!
The RE/MAX Collection Hosts Sixth Annual Luxury Forum

Zillow Group Promotes Susan Daimler to SVP of Premier Agent


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