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  • Malls Fight COVID-19 and Store Closings July 14, 2020
    Hurt by increased competition from online retailers, malls were starting to adjust and adding more personal-service businesses – but then the pandemic hit.
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  • The Top U.S. Historical-Home Cities? They’re in Fla. July 14, 2020
    No. 1 St. Augustine isn’t a surprise with 21.93% of homes on the National Register of Historic Places, but No. 2 (19.05%) is on the other end of the state – Key West.
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  • NAR to HUD: Don’t Weaken Fair Housing Rule July 14, 2020
    As HUD considers changes to “disparate impact” rules, NAR says it’s not the time to “hinder further progress on addressing ongoing systemic racism in our country.”
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  • A Pandemic, Recession and Protests Haven’t Hurt Housing July 14, 2020
    The big reason for a bounce-back in real estate sales? “The number of buyers … far outstrips the number of homes available,” says Realtor.com Economist George Ratiu.
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  • CFPB Study: A CBL Loan Can Help Buyers Build Credit July 14, 2020
    The nation’s consumer bureau says credit-building loans (CBL) can help boost credit scores for people who don’t carry debt or don’t have any credit score at all. Consumers with a CBL make regular monthly payments, but they don’t collect “loan” money until it’s paid off.
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  • Rough Road for 1031 Exchanges as July 15 Neared July 14, 2020
    Today’s the deadline for commercial investors to complete a 1031 Exchange and avoid taxes – but many found that there are too few like-kind exchanges to go around.
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  • Top Green Products for Buyers? The Ones that Save Money July 13, 2020
    A survey of NAHB members finds strong consumer demand for energy-saving products and services, but relatively few expressed an interest in solar energy.
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  • 3 Recommendations that Boost Curb Appeal July 13, 2020
    During this pandemic, the front of a home must be “pretty as a picture” because a picture is often the first thing potential buyers see – in some cases, the only thing.
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  • The Future of the Land Brokerage Industry July 13, 2020
    COVID-19 disrupted the real estate business, but what comes next? A land broker analyzes the current disruption and predicts how the market will change in the future.
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  • NAR Advocates Fair Housing in Major National Ad July 13, 2020
    An ad saying “We have more work to do” ran in Sunday’s New York Times and Monday’s The Wall Street Journal. NAR’s president says recent events have made this a “key moment of opportunity to own this commitment to fair housing in a public way.”
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