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21 November 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 11/21/14

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Whether it’s extremely snowy or sunny wherever you are, it’s Friday afternoon, so that’s something to be grateful about! We’re totally ready to start the last weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday, but before you start making those shopping and to do lists, here are a few Real Estate Resource Roundup articles to get you on your way!

Homebuilder Confidence Rebounds as U.S. Buyers More Enthusiastic
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rebounded in November as low interest rates and a strengthening job market helped boost sales.

U.S. Housing Starts Down 2.8{0a8e414e4f0423ce9f97e7209435b0fa449e6cffaf599cce0c556757c159a30c}, but Single-Family Market Shows Strength  (subscriber-access)
Builders started construction on fewer properties last month, but a solid gain for single-family homes suggests the market may be strengthening heading into next year.

More parents move in with their kids
Baby boomers and their own aging parents have been quietly doubling up, and some expect this particular trend to hold even with an improving economy, as people live longer and require more care at the end of their lives.

Existing-Home Sales Rise in October, First Year-Over-Year Increase since October 2013
Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

2015 to be a watershed year for millennial homeownership
REALTOR.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke believes 2015 will probably be a watershed year, as it may be the year when “Gen Rent” becomes “Gen Own.”

Inman Select takes off with as many as 200,000 new members
Inman announced its Select group membership program on Monday, with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate as a charter member.

17 Experts Reveal How To Make Smart (Profitable) Real Estate Investments
A great roundup from Jacob Grant, who spoke several real estate professionals on making smart real estate investments.

And, if you missed it earlier this week, don’t forget to check one of our key takeaways from NAR last weekend, as well as reading the ten answers REALTOR® Lindsay Grandquest of BHGRE® Generations gave us our latest #10QW series! 

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