Daily Real Estate News

Will Some California First-Time Buyers Get 45% Home Cost Subsidies?

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 11, 2021 - 1:00am

To promote more equitable homeownership access, lawmakers' proposal targets underrepresented communities and people with high student debt.

2 Men Found Guilty in Agent’s Murder

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 11, 2021 - 1:00am

Two additional suspects await trial in the kidnapping and murder of Minneapolis real estate pro Monique Baugh, killed on New Year’s Eve in 2019.

30-year Mortgage Rates Average 2.96% This Week

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 11, 2021 - 1:00am

Rates have remained below 3% for the last eight weeks, extending opportunities for buyers to lock in historically low financing.

More than 8 of 10 Homes Sold at or Above List Price

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 11, 2021 - 1:00am

Buyers aren’t lingering either: A quarter of sellers said they had five or fewer showings before going under contract, a new survey shows.

Homeowners See Nearly 20% Equity Jump in a Year

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 11, 2021 - 1:00am

View a state-by-state breakdown of places where homeowners may be feeling the richest.

Quick Fix: Opera-Inspired Pasta Hits a High Note

RisMedia Consumer News - June 10, 2021 - 3:16pm

(TNS)—Taste the flavors of Sicily in this traditional Sicilian dish. Eggplant gives a meaty-like texture to this vegetarian dinner. The recipe originated in Catania on the Eastern coast of Sicily and is named after the opera “Norma,” which was composed by Sicilian Vincenzo Bellini.

The Parmesan cheese for the garnish is shredded instead of grated. To shred the cheese, use a grater that has large holes. Or you can use grated Parmesan cheese.

Helpful Hints:
– Any type of short cut pasta can be used such as penne or ziti.
– Any type of pasta sauce can be used.

– Prepare ingredients
– Place water for pasta on to boil
– Start eggplant saute
– Boil pasta
– Complete eggplant sauce

Shopping List:
To buy: 1 pound eggplant, 1 bottle minced garlic, 1 bottle red pepper flakes, 1 jar marinara sauce, 1 package rigatoni, 1 small carton ricotta cheese, 1 small piece Parmesan cheese and 1 bunch basil
Staples: olive oil, salt and black peppercorns.

Pasta Alla Norma
Recipe by Linda Gassenheimer
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound eggplant, skin on, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 1/2 cups)
2 crushed garlic cloves
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 cup marinara sauce
1/4 pound rigatoni pasta (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh basil, torn into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Place a large pot, three-quarters full of water, on to boil. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggplant and saute about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lower heat to medium and add garlic, red pepper flakes and marinara sauce. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes.

When water comes to a boil, add rigatoni and boil 8 minutes. Drain leaving 2 to 3 tablespoons water in the pot. Return rigatoni to the pot and toss with the ricotta cheese. Add the rigatoni mixture to the eggplant in the skillet. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide between two dinner plates and top with basil and shredded Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 2 servings.
Per serving: 471 calories (29% from fat), 15.1 g fat (4.8 g saturated, 5.3 g monounsaturated), 22 mg cholesterol, 16.6 g protein, 69 g carbohydrates, 11.2 g fiber, 164 mg sodium.

Linda Gassenheimer is the author of over 30 cookbooks, including her newest, “The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook.” Listen to Linda on www.WDNA.org and all major podcast sites. Email her at [email protected].

©2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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The Making of a Net-Zero Emissions Community

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 10, 2021 - 1:00am

Learn how 21K new homes in California are setting out to have no carbon footprint, which would make it the largest such development in the nation, CNBC reports.

The Hottest Cities for a Luxury Market Niche

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 10, 2021 - 1:00am

Find out the markets with the largest share of million-dollar homes.

Big City Exodus May Be Nearing an End

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 10, 2021 - 1:00am

Some cities that lost record numbers of residents during the pandemic are starting to see an increase in inbound moves.

4 Easy Ways to Give the Backyard Instant Cachet

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 10, 2021 - 1:00am

These tips combine style and functionality to make outdoor space the star of your listing.

Survey: Affordability Affects LGBTQ Buyer, Seller Patterns

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 10, 2021 - 1:00am

NAR identifies emerging trends that can help you better understand what this niche market needs.

Traveling This Summer? TSA’s Screening Tips Can Help You Zip Through Packed Airports

RisMedia Consumer News - June 9, 2021 - 3:55pm

(TNS)—More people are starting to travel again—and airports are packed because of that.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to see a massive surge in the number of people traveling this summer as coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease and cases continue to go down.

At the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in April, security lines stretched all the way into the garage. The scene at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was similar, with long lines stretching through hallways, and people waiting at security for more than 40 minutes, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

To help keep travelers from getting stuck in those long lines, TSA has changed a bit since 2019. At some airports, you can scan your own ID card and don’t need to take electronics out of your bag.

Those changes help make going through airport security during a pandemic easier, TSA said. Here are some other tips from TSA to help you zip through the packed airports this summer:

Wear a face mask or you may not be allowed to fly.
Even if you’re vaccinated, you’ll still need to wear a mask in airports and on planes, TSA said. All passengers over the age of two are required to wear a face mask during the security screening process.

The only time you can take your mask off is if an officer requests that you temporarily lower the mask to confirm your identity.

If you don’t wear a mask, you could get fined, according to the TSA. Officials will recommend a fine of $250 for a first offense and up to $1,500 for repeat offenders.

“Passengers without a mask may be denied entry, boarding or continued transport,” TSA said in a Jan. 31 news release. “Failure to comply with the mask requirement can result in civil penalties.”

Fully empty your bags before you start packing.
If you start packing your bags when they are completely emptied from your last trip, you have less of a chance of bringing something through security that you didn’t mean to have.

If there’s an item that TSA has to inspect inside your bag, it’s going to keep you waiting longer.

TSA officials keep finding prohibited items in passengers’ luggage. At the Dallas Love Field and Dallas Fort Worth International airports, TSA officials have seen an increase in the number of items that aren’t allowed.

Officers found more than 100 stun guns at both airports combined from January to April of this year. TSA officials have also found firearms and flammables in luggage at airports across the country.

If you’re wondering what you can and can’t bring in a carry-on or checked bag, you can check TSA’s “What Can I Bring?” site before packing.

Think about how to avoid physical contact at security.
Before you get into the TSA checkpoint line, think about how you could avoid touching additional items.

TSA said that putting any jewelry, keys or other items in your carry-on bag could help save you from dumping items into a bin at the conveyor belt. You should also know which items will need removal and what can stay in a bag.

Having an ID card ready and following the rules for transporting liquids also help make the process more speedy.

You can take up to 3.4 ounces of liquids on board a plane unless it’s hand sanitizer.

You’re allowed up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer in a carry-on bag.

If you have questions, contact TSA.
People who are prepared and get their questions answered before they get to the airport will have an easier time making their way through security.

“Those who are preparing to travel and may have special circumstances, considerations or general questions about airport screening can get live assistance by tweeting questions and comments to @AskTSA or via Facebook Messenger,” TSA said. You can also call the TSA Contact Center at 866-289-9673.

Consider enrolling in TSA PreCheck.
If you don’t want the hassle of going through a typical TSA checkpoint at all, you could always enroll in TSA PreCheck.

In April 2021, most passengers with PreCheck waited only five minutes.

With PreCheck, you don’t have to take off your shoes or belts, and you don’t need to remove liquids, food or laptops from your bag. You can apply online for PreCheck and enroll in person.

“Most new enrollees receive their known traveler number within five days, and membership lasts for five years,” TSA said.

©2021 The State
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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In Memoriam: 1990 NAR President Norman D. Flynn

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 9, 2021 - 1:00am

The Wisconsin real estate investment broker helped give NAR a global presence in the post–Cold War world.

New Apartments Get Larger, After Years of Shrinking

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 9, 2021 - 1:00am

Recognizing the work-from-home trend, developers are making units a “home office-size" larger.

Awaiting Lumber Price Relief, Some Builders Delay Projects

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 9, 2021 - 1:00am

“We’re in month number 12 of what we believe to be a 24-to-30-month … cyclical bull wave,” a lumber industry veteran told CNBC.

Palm Beach, Fla., Man Arrested for Harassing 2 Agents

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 9, 2021 - 1:00am

The man in custody is accused of making anti-gay slurs and stalking two well-known local real estate professionals.

Buyers May Benefit From an Auction Mindset

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 9, 2021 - 1:00am

Be sure clients understand that offers below list price are unlikely to be successful in competitive markets.

Homeowners Brace for Severe Weather Ahead

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 8, 2021 - 1:00am

Here’s how households are preparing for tornadoes, excessive heat, hurricanes, wildfires, and more.

Survey: Young Adults Underestimate Costs of Homeownership

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 8, 2021 - 1:00am

See which key areas younger buyers tend to be most confused about so you can provide education in your blog posts and social media outreach.

Typical Home Will Soon Turn 40

NAR Daily News Magazine - June 8, 2021 - 1:00am

Rising home prices often encourage owners to spend more on improvements to help preserve the value of an aging house.

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