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26 November 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 11/26/14

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Happy Busiest Travel Day of the Year! A select few Real Estate Resource Roundup articles before Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day!

Reuters poll: U.S. housing seen steady in early 2015; price gains slower
U.S. home sales will grow moderately in early 2015 before picking up the pace as a sharp slowdown in price rises and a strengthening labor market draw in potential buyers, economists in a Reuters poll predicted.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall 1.1% in October
The number of contracts signed to buy previously owned homes fell in October, a new sign of an uneven housing recovery.

Fewer New U.S. Homes Sold in October Than Economists Forecast
New homes in the U.S. sold at a slower pace than forecast in October as builders focused on meeting demand at the upper end of the market.

Broad-based Slowdown for Home Prices: Case-Shiller
S&P Dow Jones Indices released the September 2014 index data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, showing that home prices continue to decelerate.

Homes take longer to sell when the listing agent is spread too thin
According to a recent study, agents with 15 or more listings may take as much as 26 percent longer to sell a home.

Generation Z: Modern Yet Traditional
Millennial expert Chelsea Krost appears on The Better Show to discuss the differences between Gen Z and Millennials.

The 11 best real estate plug-ins for your website: editor’s choice
The Bankrate.com mortgage calculator widget, shown on the website of a listing handled by Linette Edwards of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Mason-McDuffie, is one of the most popular free mortgage calculators used by real estate sites.

Houston Realtors adapt to changing demographics, influx of international buyers
Though a local Houston story, definitely implications of how every market should take into account these demographic considerations. Oscar Gonzales, the international division director of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Gary Greene, discusses Houston’s changing demographics over the past 50 years.

Gen Z Has Grand Ambitions for Homeownership
In a byline, Jen Marchetti, chief marketing officer of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, shares insight on recent Gen Z data that revealed that despite being born in a hyper-connected world, teens still dream of owning homes one day.

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