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  • Mortgage debt or student loans, what's weighing you down?

    Pittsburgh tops the list of cities where people owe more for their education than their homes
    Mortgage debt is traditionally the largest debt Americans hold, but student loans are steadily climbing higher on the list. A recent study by LendingTree seeks to uncover how mortgage debt stacks up against student loan debt, listing the cities where homeowners say the money they owe for their education exceeds the balance on their mortgage.
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  • Redfin: Supply of for-sale homes surge in the West

    San Jose experienced the largest year-over-year supply increase across U.S. metros
    Redfin reports after more than six years of tight supply and surging home prices, the third quarter of 2018 has been a critical moment for the housing market in many West Coast metro areas. Notably, San Jose experienced the largest year-over-year supply increase across the country.
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  • NAR appoints first-ever female senior VP of government affairs

    Welcomes Shannon McGahn and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Victoria Gillespie to senior management team
    The National Association of Realtors recently announced additions to its senior management team, including the appointment of the organization's first female senior vice president of government affairs. NAR CEO Bob Goldberg said the addition of Shannon McGahn and Victoria Gillespie will help the organization make real estate a top-line issue.
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  • NAR: Pending home sales fall for eighth consecutive month

    Pending Home Sales Index falls 1.8% in August
    Pending home sales have now fallen on an annual basis for eight consecutive months as of August, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said that low inventory continues to contribute to the housing market slowdown.
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  • Existing home sales held steady in August

    Median existing home price increased, marking 78th straight month of year-over-year gains
    After falling for four consecutive months, existing home sales held its ground in August, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said that the decline in existing home sales appears to have hit a plateau with robust regional sales.
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  • Hurricane Florence spurs calls for long-term NFIP reauthorization

    The National Association of Realtors request resolution
    The impending devastation of Hurricane Florence is causing a national stir, forcing many to worry about the potential threat of loss of life and property damage. As the storm inches closer to the Mid Atlantic, The National Association of Realtors is calling on the government to pass a long-term resolution for the National Flood Insurance Program.
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  • NAR announces winners of Hackathon and Pitch Contest

    Which real estate tech startup came away with the win?
    The National Association of Realtors and its investment arm, Second Century Ventures, announced the winners of its pitch contest and hackathon. BoxBrownie, an on-demand photo editing service for real estate, won the pitch competition, and KW Labs, the Keller Williams in-house software development arm, won the hackathon at NAR’s first-ever Investment, Opportunity & Innovation Summit in San Francisco.
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  • NAR: Pending home sales fall for seventh consecutive month

    Pending home sales fall 0.7% in July
    Pending home sales have now fallen on an annual basis for seven consecutive months, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said sales are falling off last year’s pace because inadequate supply and strong job growth have pushed home prices to an unaffordable point for prospective buyers.
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  • Existing home sales crawl at slowest pace in two years

    Western region only major region to see uptick
    Existing home sales decreased for the fourth consecutive month in July, marking the slowest pace in growth during the last two years, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said the continuous solid gains in home prices have now steadily reduced homebuyer demand.
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