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Articles about "National Association of Realtors"

  • 'The Great Real Estate Firewall' of China By Nicole Ogaard | October 26, 2015

    This November 2–6, Shanghai will host the annual World Congress Art Deco, highlighting Chinese-American Architect and Designer Poy Gum Lee.

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  • Millennials And Keeping Up With NYC Housing Market Growth By Jonathan Tuason | May 28, 2014

    Younger home buyers are more cautious about entering the housing market as homeowners younger than 35 went from 36.8% to 36.2% from the last quarter of 2013 to the first of 2014.

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  • Markets and Mortgages: How Does NYC Rank? By Jonathan Tuason | May 22, 2014

    The National Association of Realtors ranked the metropolitan statistical areas and the incomes required to qualify for a mortgage with a 5% downpayment for a median market home.  The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara region of California topped the list for the highest income requirement at $186,285, adding to a total of five metropolitan areas in the state to make the list.

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  • Data Breaches: Are you putting yourself at risk? By Jonathan Tuason | May 05, 2014

    According to a study conducted by Illinois-based Halock Security Labs, 7/10 of mortgage companies use risky information-sharing practices.  Even if the industry has collectively reformed and refined its security protocols over the past 5 years, the concern of personal information leaks is still relevant.

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  • Paper Brokerages: Friend or Foe? By Stephanie Fujihashi | April 21, 2014

    There is a new trend that has been emerging in the world of New York real estate for some time: “Paper Brokerages.” Paper brokerages are companies owned by entities that join the nation’s multiple listing services (MLS) in order to access and display MLS listing data online. However, unlike traditional online brokers, they do not provide brokerage services to consumers. Some call such services innovative, while others insist that they could pose a threat to the existing status quo of online brokerage services.

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  • International Buyers Set New Highs In NYC By Jonathan Tuason | March 10, 2014

    Over the last year, international investors, mostly from China, Canada, and the UAE, bought out $5.5 billion in Manhattan office space.  This marks a new high for foreign investment in commercial real estate in the city, and a marked increase over the previous $3 billion peak in 2007.

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  • National Housing Market Thrives as Home Prices in Major Cities Increase By Stephanie Spencer | June 27, 2012

    The national housing market has been enjoying great success as the prices of homes in nearly all major cities have steadily increased. According to the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller price index released on Tuesday, 19 out of 20 major cities across the country have seen major improvements even with the job market continuing to slump. National prices rose by an average of 1.3% in April, with cities like Washington D.C. and San Francisco gaining the most in the striving market. Phoenix has seen the greatest overall improvement, however, as prices rose 8.6%, a feat the housing market hasn’t seen since early 2003.

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