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The new American luxury home, according to the National Association of Home Builders

According to the NAHB, The New American Home® represents the latest in luxury real estate. It was unveiled at their recent tradeshow.

Guaranteed Rate launches new reverse mortgage training for loan officers

Guaranteed Rate is adding more support systems and training for loan officers to boost its reverse mortgage program.

Mortgage rates decline for fourth consecutive week

This was the fourth week in a row of declines, leaving prospective buyers hopeful for sustained low rates throughout spring homebuying season.

Multigenerational homebuying and mortgage-readiness fueling Latino homeownership rates

“Latinos are more mortgage ready. Latinos have made strides in income and are more educated in the homebuying process,” said Nidia Fromenta Peguero of Century 21 North East in Danvers, Massachusetts. “They don’t want to rent anymore.”

Jennifer Wauhob named NAR’s 2023 vice president of association affairs

Vice President of Association Affairs Jennifer Wauhob brings over a decade of experience to her new role with NAR.

Texas is home to some of the best cities to start a business

One major business-friendly perk in Texas is the statewide 0% corporate income tax.

These Texas cities are the safest in the nation

Four out of the top five safest cities in America are in Texas, according to a new report from SmartAsset.

Marki Lemons Ryhal to host NAR podcast: ‘Drive With NAR’

Chicago real estate legend Marki Lemons Ryhal has been named the new host of the National Association of REALTORS®’ monthly podcast, “Drive with NAR.” The first episode debuts Feb. 6.

Court sides with National Association of Realtors, halts antitrust investigation 

The Department of Justice must close its reopened antitrust investigation into the National Association of Realtors, a federal judge ruled this week.

Texas is the No. 1 state for growth, according to U-Haul

The report also shows that one-way U-Haul arrivals actually increased in Texas from 2021 to 2022.

NAR tips to comply with the Fair Housing Act

Potential buyers want real information about the communities they’re shopping in. And while agents may feel like experts, their answers must always comply with fair housing laws. To help, the National Association of REALTORS® released some advice.

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. cuts workforce, ends iBuyer operation

The firm’s subsidiaries include Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Corcoran Group and Sotheby’s International.

Dallas-area home sales and prices to grow in 2023, projects

The projected year-over-year change in home sale transactions in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington region is 3.1%.

Dallas ranked one of the best metro areas for cashing in on downsizing

Downsizing from a four-bedroom home to a two-bedroom home in the Dallas area would save the typical homeowner nearly $246,000.

Dallas named one of the cities with the best real estate prospects in 2023

The 44th edition of the in-depth forecast report examined 80 cities to determine trends in the real estate industry for 2023.

National home prices see first monthly drop since January 2019, S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index shows

The price index dropped in Dallas, too, declining 0.42% from June to July. Year over year, the Dallas home price index is up 16.36%.

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