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4 November 2016

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 11/4/16

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Election Day is almost here! Did you know in 1845 Congress intentionally decided voting day would be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, because it’s after the fall harvest, and before harsh winter conditions?

Before you cast your vote, catch up on all the week’s latest real estate news and industry updates in the Real Estate Resource Roundup:

US Homeownership Rate Inches Up in Q3
The national homeownership rate rose from its lowest level in half a century in the second quarter of 2016 to 63.5 percent in the third quarter. Learn more.

Chinese Investment In U.S. Real Estate Is Going Strong
Chinese investment in residential property amounted to $9.3 billion between 2010 and 2015, while that in commercial property rang in at $17.1 billion over the same period. Find out what to expect in the coming months.

First-Time, Single Women Homebuyers Resurface in Real Estate
First-time and single women homebuyers have resurfaced in the real estate market, contributing to a significant share of transactions as first-time homebuyer sales rose to a share of 35 percent and single women homebuyer sales rose to 17 percent.

Fannie Mae CEO Reveals “Next Frontier” of Mortgage Lending
Fannie Mae announced the launches of initiatives such as the student loan venture with SoFi and progress with affordable lending. Learn more about how they will impact the mortgage process.

Mortgage Rates Soar to Highest Level Since June
Mortgage rates jumped this week, rising to their highest level in four months. Here is what caused the increase.

Top 10 Emerging Trends Shaping Real Estate in 2017
For months, the real estate market—and markets in general—have suffered a lack of security. Find out what real estate trends we can expect in the upcoming new year.

76% of Millennials Make Housing Compromises
A new survey reveals the sacrifices many millennials are making to obtain affordable housing. Get the details here.

2017: The Year Social Media Shutters Its Doors
From Pinterest to Twitter to Instagram, social media been through so much change this year. Take a look at where many say the industry is headed in 2017.

5 Essential Strategies for Becoming a Better Negotiator
Real estate is all about negotiating! Use these key strategies to make every negotiation successful.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we took a closer look at our recent LGBT and Business study with Out Leadership to revealing why inclusion is a necessary part of success. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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