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Realtor.com: Listing Uptick Suggests a Return to Market Balance

Inventory remains tight, but realtor.com’s weekly housing report suggests that supply may be slowly moving a bit closer to demand as more current owners decide to move. ..

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Fair Housing Groups Sue, Claiming a Business Practice ‘Redlines’

The group claims a “minimum price policy” business practice by Redfin benefits higher-income neighborhoods more than lower-income neighborhoods. Redfin denies the charges for “legitimate business reasons” but says it’s struggled with the is..

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RE Q&A: Can HOA Fine Me for Removing ‘Wear Your Mask’ Signs?

A condo owner removed signs that said “Wear Your Mask” from the building’s main doors, and the president now accuses him of vandalism. Can he be fined for this? ..

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Commercial Website Reports Strong Interest in Office Space

The listing site, CommercialCafe, says a rising count of visitors are interested in commercial office space – a number that surpasses even pre-pandemic records. ..

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Judge Temporarily Stops HUD’s ‘Disparate Impact’ Rule Change

HUD’s disparate-impact rule tries to stop discrimination that occurs in the absence of any overt discriminatory behavior. It’s now trying to walk that rule back a bit. ..

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Some Ultra-Rich Buyers Purchase a Home for Their Boat

The pandemic sparked strong demand for boats, an acceptable social distancing activity. But a dearth of parking spots led some people to buy homes for the dock space. ..

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It’s Time to Map Out a 2021 Social Media Plan

The first step to boost social media marketing? Get a plan. Content drives the marketing, so start by telling your story and then a bit about your home neighborhood. ..

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Long-Term Mortgage Rates Flat this Week – 30-Year at 2.81%

The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage barely moved from last week’s record-low 2.80%. One year ago, the average 30-year FRM averaged 3.78%. ..

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Builder Confidence in 55+ Housing Hits Record High

Builders see home-sales gold in a sea of retiring boomers. In a 55+ Housing Market Index where 50 is an optimism-pessimism balance, the index rose to 83 in the 3Q. ..

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Fed Analysis of Pandemic EIDL Loans: Up to $78B Could Be Fraud

The SBA issued Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to small businesses in the early days of the pandemic, but a new federal analysis suggests that up to 37% of the money SBA doled out, about $78B, has red flags in borrower applications that hint at..

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