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13 May 2016

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 5/13/16

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Whether you’re superstitious or not, Friday the 13th is known for being an unlucky (or lucky!) date on the calendar.

Never fear! The real estate resource roundup is here, with all of this week’s industry updates and news.

Home Prices Climbed in 87% of U.S. Metro Areas in First Quarter
Home prices climbed in 87 percent of U.S. metropolitan areas in the first quarter of 2016 as buyers competed for a tight supply of listings, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Housing Market Snapshot [Infographic]
Get a quick look at the biggest updates in the housing market!

Mortgage Applications Up Just 0.4%, Despite Rates Near Three-Year Lows
Despite the lowest interest rates in nearly three years, the number of people applying for a mortgage barely moved last week. Total volume increased 0.4 percent from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

7 Ways to Impress Chinese Buyers with Multiple Agents
Many overseas Chinese buyers talk to at least three agents in the U.S. at the same time. Learn how to stand out and be an informative agent.

Spring Favors Sellers More than Buyers
Springtime buyers and sellers begin showing up in larger numbers in January as now is typically the busiest season for real estate, but does the season favor sellers? Learn more here.

Millennials Changing Real Estate Market
As millennials begin to dominate the workforce and the real estate market, their presence impacts the climate for agents, buyers, and sellers alike.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we revealed the four staging mistakes every agent needs to avoid! As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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