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13 February 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 2/13/15

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TGIF! Before heading out to celebrate the long weekend (Valentine’s Day or Presidents’ Day – take your pick!), check out the latest stories in our Real Estate Resource Roundup!

How High Will Housing Rise In 2015?
Housing seems likely to improve on a disappointing performance in 2014, when November’s existing single-family home sales unexpectedly slumped to the lowest in six months.

Low-Income And Minority Households Far Behind In Homeownership
Low- to moderate-income households and households of color remain far behind on a number of measures of financial well-being, especially when it comes to homeownership.

Homebuying Trends For 2015: Multigenerational Living, Combining Purchases, Relocating
Due to the economy, people are getting creative with achieving the American dream of owning a home – from multigenerational living to combining purchases with family members to relocating to regions with lower costs of living.

Home Prices Are Up, Supply Is Down—Expect Bidding Wars
Latest data from BAR shows home prices rose 6{0a8e414e4f0423ce9f97e7209435b0fa449e6cffaf599cce0c556757c159a30c} in Q4 of 2014. This was due to home prices rising in most cities as inventory dries up.

87 Percent Of U.S. Homes Qualify For Down Payment Help
Many homebuyers, especially Millennials, are pessimistic about their ability to quality for a mortgage. According to RealtyTrac, however, data shows that 87 percent of the 78 million U.S. single family homes and condos could qualify for a down payment program available in their area.

Homebuyers Are Going Mobile—Is Your Website Ready?
Recent analysis suggests that more homebuyers are accessing real estate websites on mobile devices.

Guy Kawasaki On How Real Estate Agents Can Dominate Social Media
Think locally. Make yourself useful. Guy Kawasaki, media expert and chief evangelist of Canva.com, shares seven things real estate agents should be doing to dominate on social media.

How To Decide Who Inherits Your Facebook Account
Facebook announced this week the ability to designate a legacy contact for your personal pages. Here’s how to decide who inherits your Facebook account and how to set it up.

And, in case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we posted articles on Staging for winter home sales and How to write a compelling real estate listing.

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