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15 January 2016

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 1/15/16

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“You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race.”

This week we bid a sad farewell to music legend David Bowie. Let his words be your motivation!

Catch up on the latest real estate news and industry updates with our latest edition of the Real Estate Resource Roundup.

China Stock Swoon Could Boost US Real Estate
Chinese investors purchased $8.6 billion in U.S. real estate assets in 2015, excluding real estate development, nearly quadrupling its play in just one year. As China’s economy and stock market spiral, will that help or hurt U.S. real estate?

2016 to Bring Modest Increase in Home Sales
Following the housing market’s best year in almost ten years, existing-home sales are expected to expand at a moderate pace in 2016.

Mortgage Applications Surge 21.3%
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage applications shrugged off a recent decline and jumped 21.3% in one week.

Millennials Outpacing Everyone in Retirement Savings
Millennials are putting away 7.5% of income vs. just 5.8% in 2013. Generation X and boomers are still saving larger percentages of salary but have not added to their contributions by nearly as much.

U.S. Will Track Secret Buyers of Real Estate
The Treasury Department has put a call out for title companies to identify the people behind cash-paying companies that buy high-end residential real estate. Find out why.

Mortgage Rates Retreat Over Global Economic Concerns
Concern over the global economy is fueling volatility in the financial markets and pushing down rates on home loans.

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Housing Market
Though home values and sales are up, and distressed sales have fallen dramatically,  a lack of housing inventory is still putting the breaks on a housing market recovery.

Trends That’ll Influence Homes in 2016
These influential 12 trends showcase how to cope with environmental challenges, use new building materials and methods, and alter the looks and functionality of our homes.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, Vice President of Brand Marketing and Strategy Chris Zoeller revealed four easy ways to jump start social media marketing.  As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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