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11 March 2016

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 3/11/16

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“What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?”
― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

In honor of the anniversary of Frankenstein‘s publishing, we’re getting motivated by the world’s first science fiction novel today! Now that you’re in the mood for reading, catch up on real estate news and industry updates from this week. It’s time for the Real Estate Resource Roundup!

Millennials Are Moving to the Suburbs
According to an annual survey by the National Association of REALTOR®‘s, only 17 percent of millennials bought homes in urban or central city areas, meaning the majority moved to suburban areas.

North America’s Superstar Housing Markets
From San Francisco to Dallas, and everywhere in between, the hottest markets for real estate in 2015 have been revealed!

Home Prices Are Rising But a New Housing Bubble is Not Forming
Despite similarities to the 2006 market, today’s price increases are the result of qualified buyer demand exceeding the current inventory of homes available for sale. Once the supply increases, prices will level out, not bubble.

Mortgage Rates Well Below End-of-2015 Level for Spring Home-Buying Season
Mortgage rates are at historic lows as we enter spring 2016, the busiest season for real estate.

Foreign Demand for US Real Estate Waning
The evidence is mounting that the number of foreign buyers is slowing down and demand for U.S. properties is set to diminish, under pressure from high prices.

Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends
At 35 percent, buyers 35 years and younger continue to be the largest generational group of home buyers. Find out which trends each generation is currently looking for during the buying and selling process.

Why Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Humanize Their Social Media Strategy 
As social media marketing continues to evolve, real estate agents need to update their strategies and humanize content to better connect with clients and communities.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, Senior Director of Learning Technologies and Solutions Karlton Utter interviewed Steffany Farmer of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy about her rise to the top! As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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