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13 November 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 11/13/15

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia!

No that wasn’t a typo, it’s the name for being afraid of Friday the 13th. Before you run to double-check your calendar, catch up on the real estate news and industry updates from the week that’ll set you up for success. So settle in, because we have a ton for you to read in the Real Estate Resource Roundup.

Hispanics And The Housing Market: Three Ways to Boost Your Residential Real Estate Sales
Hispanics have become a catalyst for the U.S. housing market, according to recent research from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Why Did Foreclosures Spike in October?
According to a new report from RealtyTrac, newly started foreclosures rose 12 percent in October from September, which is the largest monthly increase since August 2011.

First-Time Buyers Fall Again
The number of first-time buyers this year decreased to thirty-two percent of all home-buyers. Historically the average percentage of first-time buyers in the market lingers near forty.

Home-Price Growth Cooled a Bit This Summer
Home-price growth cooled during the height of the summer, an indication that the market will improve at a more modest clip in the latter half of the year.

So Much For The Death Of Sprawl: America’s Exurbs Are Booming
Due to the aging of the millennial generation, and growing interest from minorities and immigrants, suburb communities are getting a fresh infusion of residents looking for child-friendly, affordable, lower-density living.

Slaying Myths About Buying A Home [Infographic]
Stay in touch with today’s market and get the latest, truest information.

Ten Reasons Why Another Imminent Real Estate Crash is Unlikely
Although buyers are paying spectacular prices for commercial properties and trophy homes, just as they did in 2006, this time price increases are being fueled by foreign investors seeking diversification and a haven for their funds, as well as investors on the hunt for a low-interest rate environment.

How to Go Part-Time Agent to Full-Time Superstar
Many part-time agents are happy to keep full-time jobs, but many more have done the math and realized that their income potential is far greater if they transition into real estate full-time.

Four Things to Know About Real Estate Investments
Here’s why and how at least some real estate securities have a place in your investment portfolio.

Five Reasons In-Person Meetings Still Matter
Even in the digital age here’s why in-person meetings hold an important place in client success management.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we talked to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate® Gary Greene agent Amy Lippincott about her journey to the top, and how she handles one of the nation’s hottest markets! And if you have a few minutes, please participate in our “Real Estate and Social Media” survey. We’d like to find out how you’re using social media to build your business, and if you’re not, we’d love to know why. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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