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Why 5G Matters to Real Estate

The emergence of superfast 5G wireless could potentially widen buyers’ home searches and accelerate growth in real estate technology, panelists said Wednesday at a session called “How 5G Will Impact Where and How We Live and Work,” presented by the iOi Summit, during the virtual 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. 5G is at least 100 times faster than 4G and promises to remove latency issues—that is, the delay in response

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Real Estate Stocks Surge on Hopes for a Vaccine

Monday’s announcement of promising COVID-19 vaccine test results prompted investors to get bullish on several real estate stocks, notably within sectors of the market that have faltered during the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal reported as part of Monday’s vaccine news: “The share prices of some of the country’s biggest property owners were up more than 20% Monday compared with a roughly 3% increase in the Dow Jones Industri

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2 Pandemic Housing Trends with Staying Power

Certain housing trends emerging from the pandemic likely will outlast the virus, real estate professionals predict. “The idea of what is necessary is changing,” Camille Thomas, a real estate professional in Jackson Hole, Wyo., told realtor.com®. “The home has become more than a living space.” The Great Escape The suburbs have become a hot place to be in the pandemic. Some real estate experts have called urban flight a myth, but Am

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TIP: How to Troubleshoot Spotty Wi-Fi

Tech problems have taken on greater significance in 2020 as more people work from home. One of the biggest complaints is a bad internet connection. Sometimes even the best internet connection can stall. What can you do? As a first step, restart. Power down your router and modem. On your device, close any apps you don’t need to make sure other background systems aren’t draining your device. Then run an internet speed test to che

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Which States See the Most Identity Theft?

Your identity can be bought for as little as $1,192.58, a new study from Reviews.org shows. Scammers who steal identities and private information through data breaches sell the private information on the dark web, a collection of encrypted websites accessible only through special browsers. And while you may be at more risk for identity theft depending on where you live, the danger doesn't necessarily break down into regional categories, the s

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Sight Unseen Offers are Growing

Real estate sales are continuing on within a global pandemic as the use of virtual tools is giving buyers a feel for homes—so much so that some are willing to put an offer on a home without even physically stepping inside. A quarter of REALTORS® surveyed reported that their clients put contracts on homes this week without physically seeing the property. The survey was released Thursday by the National Association of REALTORS®. As stay-

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REALTORS: NAR's COVID-19 Response Hotline Available for REALTORS

The National Association of REALTORS® announced a new hotline that members can call if they have questions about the association’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members also can call the hotline for the latest information on what programs and services are being developed to help them in their business during this time. “Our members’ well-being and their businesses are of paramount importance to us at this unprecedented time,” NA

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REALTORS: 3 Tips to Sharpen your Image on a Video Call

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that it will award $40 million to help nonprofit organizations address fair housing violations across the U.S. and combat housing discrimination. The National Association of REALTORS® was quick to commend HUD’s action. “HUD is committed to supporting efforts to rid discrimination from our society,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement. “The grants we are

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Hackers are Trying to Spread Another Type of Virus

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies has found a surge in coronavirus-themed malware and malicious software that is targeting the growing number of people working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Cybercriminals are infecting home computers that may not have the same safeguards that employees use at their offices. “The hackers are out in force, and they know that everybody’s home, so I think working from home without

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Best Ever Images of Solar Surface Herald New Era

Scientists have released the first pictures from a new telescope in Hawaii, one of three missions expected to redefine our understanding of our home star in the 2020s Why is the sun’s outer atmosphere so much hotter than its surface? What drives its 11-year cycle of magnetic activity? And how does its solar wind propagate out into the solar system? Scientists hope to answer all these questions and more in the coming decade, thanks to an ar

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