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Each weekday, REALTOR® Magazine applies a real estate lens to top headlines from major news sources and trend reports, alongside timely updates from the National Association of Realtors®. Get the latest news here!

Where a $1K Monthly Mortgage Is Most Possible

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019

The median cost for a home loan is up because of higher home prices. But you can still score a bargain in these areas. <div> </div>

Calif. Couple Fined $600K for Uprooting, Killing Ancient Tree

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019

It may be your yard, but you can't dig up history -- according to one Sonoma County judge.<div> </div>

Homeowners' Top Neighborhood Gripes

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019

Choosing the wrong area to live in can make for a very unhappy homeowner. Find out the biggest location pet peeves.<div> </div>

NAR's Popular Ad Campaign Gets Nod for 3 More Years

Posted on Sat, 18 May 2019

Association directors take actions on Code of Ethics, MLS, and other policies -- and approve three more years of national advertising.<em>From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.</em>

President Trump: Real Estate 'Is in My Blood'

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019

His hour-long speech was the first address to REALTORS® by a sitting president in 14 years.<em>From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.</em>

Yun's Economic Outlook: Who Could Ask for More?

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019

NAR's chief economist offers an upbeat assessment with only a few storm clouds, including uneasiness about the U.S. trade disputes with China.<em>From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.</em>

U.S. House Approves Equality Act to Extend LGBT Protections

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019

Real estate groups, including NAR, applauded the House's vote Friday to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.<em>From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.</em> 

Mortgage Rates Moved Slightly Lower This Week

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019

"While signals from the financial markets are flashing caution signs, the real economy remains on solid ground with steady job growth … which will drive up home sales this summer," said Freddie Mac's chief economist.<div> </div>

You're Not Being Replaced by AI

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019

<p class="Body">Artificial intelligence is automating routine real estate tasks, but be aware of the risks.<p class="BodyA"><em>From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.</em>

Tenant, Contractor Behavior Can Get Property Managers Sued

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019

Property managers risk fair housing violations when ignoring tenant disputes and cases of potential harassment by building workers.<em>From the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, Washington, D.C.</em>