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4 October 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup

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Good Saturday morning, everyone! Thanks for dropping by our Real Estate Resource Roundup. Just a quick set of articles to send you on your way this week – from national news to industry news, and even some news around our network. Don’t forget, if there’s anything you’ve seen during the week that you think is worth a share, let us know in the comments, on Twitter, or our Facebook page!

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Celebrates Its “Candy Anniversary
Had to share this article first, because milestones should be celebrated – even the candy ones! President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Sherry Chris shares what the company has learned and reflects on the journey to our six-year milestone.

5 Reasons New Houses Are Still Getting Bigger
Over the last decade the median house size has increased on average about 25 square feet per year, and the share of new homes with 4+ bedrooms and 3+ full baths is going up. Why are new houses still getting bigger?

Take an Oath to be Accountable for Your Own Well-being
Like it or not, real estate can be a high-risk business, and we as real estate professionals need to hold ourselves accountable for keeping ourselves safe.

Home Prices in U.S. Rise at Slowest Pace in Almost Two Years
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose in the year ended in July at the slowest pace in almost two years as still-tight credit and limited wage gains weigh on demand.

Only 10.7 Percent of All Mortgaged Homes Still Underwater
Nearly 950,000 homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity in the U.S. to more than 44 million.

11 tech tools to boost agent productivity
Bernice Ross, CEO of RealEstateCoach.com, discusses the must-have Web tools that actually work and will simplify your business rather than complicating it.

How Wearable Devices May Enhance Mobile Marketing and Improve Productivity
You think we’re attached to our mobile devices now, wait until we’re literally attached to them! Some ideas on how wearable devices may shape the way we do business.

What sale of realtor.com operator Move to News Corp signifies: Nothing. Zippo. Nada.
In a contributed byline, Joseph Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens® Rand Realty, holds that the average real estate agent and broker will not be affected by the sale of realtor.com operator Move to News Corp. 

My Life as a Teenage Homeowner
Joe Rand of BHGRE® Rand Realty is a featured speaker in this segment that spoke to young homeowners about why they made the big decision to invest in property while their peers were investing in prom dresses and video games.

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