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4 December 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 12/4/15

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Happy December! Tis the season for get-togethers, holiday greetings, tacky sweater parties, and all around good vibes.

While you’re getting ready to celebrate, we’re looking out for all the latest real estate news and gathering them up in one convenient place. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get comfortable – the real estate resource roundup is here!

2016 Home Sales to Be Best Since 2006
Good news for the real estate industry! Total homes sales next year are expected to reach the highest levels in ten years on the back of new construction and the existing housing market.

Prices and Mortgage Rates Going Up in 2016
With the new year fast approaching, experts are looking at home prices and interest rates, and expecting both to increase. Find out what this means for your clients!

Ten States Zoom to New Price Highs
Several states reached new peak prices this year, reflecting a strong market, which is expected to continue to grow in 2016.

Chinese Investors Now Holding Back Money on U.S. Property Market
After five years of a buying frenzy and replacing Canadians as the top foreign investor group, the Chinese are slowing down and taking a “look-see” approach to U.S. real estate.

Baby Boomers Help Clog Up the Real Estate Pipeline
Economists say baby boomers aren’t selling their houses as earlier generations did, delaying retirement, and contributing to shortages of homes for sale as well as to rising prices.

Pending Home Sales Nudge Forward
After staying mostly unchanged in recent months, pending home sales are beginning to move forward, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, Vice President of Brand Marketing Chris Zoeller shared the Social Media Holiday Checklist to help make your season the best yet! And if you have a few minutes, please participate in our “Real Estate and Social Media” survey. We’d like to find out how you’re using social media to build your business, and if you’re not, we’d love to know why. You’ll also get early access to our Whitepaper! As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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