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27 February 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 2/27/2015

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Welcome to Friday! We hope you’ve had a successful and productive week. However, if your day’s been consumed with debating about that dress, catch up on the latest industry news in our Real Estate Resource Roundup!

3 Ways A Government Shutdown Can Affect the Housing Market
The effect of a government shutdown is not limited to the Department of Homeland Security.

Sales of New Homes in U.S. Hold Near Six-Year High: Economy
New-home sales in January held close to the fastest pace in more than six years, consistent with slow and steady progress that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. housing market since early 2012.

Why first-time homebuyers will make a comeback in 2015
Unemployment among mid-20 and 30-somethings — who make up the bulk of first-time buyers — has fallen considerably, positioning them to finally buy that starter home.

Homes of Retirees: I Want It My Way
The results of the new Merrill Lynch/Age Wave survey, “Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices” found that among people 65 and older who moved last year, 83 percent chose to remain in the same state, which echoes the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Baby Boomers survey last year. Original article on PBS First Avenue.

Homebuilders Put Foodies First In Real Estate Trend
The “Agrihood” trend is catching on! Home developers are setting aside land to build farms in hope of attracting potential homebuyers who value access to fresh ingredients and organic food.

Shooting a Great Home Tour Video with a Smartphone in 10 Easy Steps
Shooting a great home tour video with your smartphone is easy. Just follow three easy steps.

How to Get the Most out of Your Facebook Page’s Call to Action Button
With the roll-out of Facebook’s Call-to-Action button to all business pages, here what you should do to take advantage of this new feature help your audience take quick actions and drive traffic to your website.

Is This House Blue and Black? Or White and Gold?
The great dress color debate has moved on to houses.

And, in case you missed it, take our 30 day recruiting challenge and learn the essential tips for kick-starting your talent attraction program by Kelly White, Director of Talent Attraction at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate!

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