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17 April 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 4/17/15

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Although today is National Blah Blah Blah Day, we’re back with our highly intriguing weekly Real Estate Resource Roundup to keep you on your toes about all the happenings and goings on in real estate!

Home Prices Will Beat Expectations This Quarter
As real estate agents continue to see rising demand for their existing listings, and demands for high-end homes continues to hold steady, experts conclude that home prices will likely surpass expectations for the second quarter of 2015.

5 Housing Trends to Watch this Spring
Find out how a lack of inventory, rising mortgage rates and increased credit availability will impact the real estate industry this spring.

Real Estate Likely to Ride a 3-Year Wave
Thanks to increased buyer confidence, experts predict that new homes sales could rise by 5 percent this year and then by 4 percent each year through the end of 2017.

.REALTOR Top-Level Domains Will Soon be Available to Realtor® Associations and Brokerages
Since the National Association of Realtors has begun offering it’s .REALTOR to NAR members in October 2014, more than 95,000 domains have been claimed. While the service was initially exclusive, however, the association will begin allowing state and local Realtors access to the domain starting in early May.

How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State? [INFOGRAPHIC]
This handy infographic uses the National Association of Realtor’s Confidence Index to illustrate the areas around the country with the fastest selling homes. Check it out to see how your state holds up.

The Top Must Haves for 2015 Home Buyers
Freestanding tubs, visually appealing fireplaces and unique storage solutions are just three interesting items on this list of must have features for home buyers in 2015.

3 Ways To Prepare for Google’s Mobilegeddon
Google is updating their search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly websites on April 21. Read on to find out what that means to your website and how to prepare for what experts are calling “Mobilegeddon.”

That’s all the news for this week, but in case you missed it here on Clean Slate, check out and download our Last Minute Open House Checklist for your next open house, and if you are a real estate innovator or own an early-stage tech company, don’t forget to apply for a chance to present at Realogy FWD Innovation Summit by May 1. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on social media at @AllThingsBHGRE!

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