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30 December 2016

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 12/30/2016

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2016 is coming to an end, and it’s time for a fresh start! Prepare yourself for New Year’s success with the final updates, recaps, and 2017 predictions:

First-Timers Aren’t Backing Down Yet
Despite increasing mortgage rates and home prices, first-time buyers are still being drawn to the housing market.

Existing Home Sales Surge Through the Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]
November’s Existing Home Sales report revealed that sales are now at the highest level since February 2007 and 15.4% higher than a year ago. See more here. 

Pending Home Sales Fall 2.5 Percent in November
Higher mortgage rates hit home sales, driving the National Association of REALTORS® Pending Home Sales Index down 2.5 percent in November from October, the NAR reported.

Rising Interest Rates Already Slowing Home Sales
Higher interest rates may be affecting the housing industry market, as a new report shows that pending home sales slowed to the lowest level since January.

Five Real Estate Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2017
2016 brought about incredible changes in social media, technology, and consequently, marketing practices for real estate. What should we be on the lookout for 2017? Here are some top predictions.

Best Advice for Super Productivity
Is being more productive one of your New Year’s resolutions? Look no further: Entrepreneur rounded up these top tips for super productivity.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we revealed what to expect as a new real estate agent. As you enjoy your fresh start to 2017 with loved ones, please consider donating $5 to help fund a new home for a family in El Salvador. You can learn more about our Home for the Holidays campaign here.

As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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