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18 October 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup

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Good Saturday morning! Grab your coffee and take a peek at just a few stories from our Real Estate Resource Roundup before you head out the door.

Housing Starts Rise as U.S. Construction Firms Regain Footing
Work began on more U.S. homes in September, indicating gains in residential construction will help bolster economic growth. Housing starts climbed 6.3 percent to a 1.02 million annualized rate from a 957,000 pace in August, the Commerce Department reported this week in Washington. 

National group of LGBT real estate professionals to convene in Fort Lauderdale
The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals conference is sponsored by mainstream and LGBT businesses, including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate.

New-Home Sales Optimism? September Numbers May Disappoint, Burns Survey Suggests
A monthly survey of home builders conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting Inc. found that respondents’ volume of home-sales contracts inked in September was down 3 percent from August and down 11 percent from September 2013.

No real estate bubble: JPM, Starwood, Morgan Stanley pros
Big names in real estate investing don’t believe there’s a market bubble, per the latest market insights. 

6 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Right Now
A housing market never remains even. There are always surges and dips. Buyers could wait for better market conditions, but the present alignment of low mortgage interest rates, slowing home prices, rising rents and pent-up demand add up to great reasons to buy a home right now.

Stock plunge a threat to housing
Joseph Rand, a managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens® Rand Realty, discussed his views on the current stock market’s plunge, and its effect on the housing market. 

What Millennial Buyers Want (Now)
Kevin Woody, CRS, GRI, broker-owner of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Go Realty, is featured in this article discussing what millennial buyers are looking for in a home right now.

Business Improvement Needs to Come from Within
Our recap of RISMedia’s CEO Exchange in September, featuring Ed Krafchow, Joseph Rand and Jennifer Marchetti.

Finally, if you haven’t heard, Amy Chorew, vice president of platform technology  at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate is hosting a webinar this Tuesday, with Robert Siciliano, personal security and identity theft expert, as well as Michael Soon Lee of Better Homes and Gardens® Mason-McDuffie Real Estate and Barry Jenkins Sr. of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Native American Group. Save the date – Tuesday, October 21 at 3PM Eastern Daylight Time – everyone is welcome to register: http://bit.ly/1CduUoJ

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