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26 June 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 6/26/15

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Another week is coming to a close, and what a week it has been! We are proud to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage across the nation, a historic and defining step forward. In case you didn’t have time to catch this week’s news, we’ve gathered up all the latest industry updates in one convenient place. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the Real Estate Resource Roundup!

The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decision Is a Housing Game Changer
The legalization of gay marriage is expected to influence the national homeownership rate, due to an estimated buying power of $840 billion amongst the LGBT community. “As with other momentous social landmarks, this progress will trigger key milestones along the path to homeownership,” says Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate.

Existing-Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Nearly Six Years
According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of previously-owned homes rose 5.1 percent in May, hitting their fastest sales pace since November 2009.

Report: Housing Outlook Remains Healthy
The national index remains near its peak, suggesting the housing market is healthy with little chance of a national housing downturn over the next year.

Housing Boosted by U.S. Millennials Finally Being Buyers
A greater share of U.S. millennials said they’re likely to buy a home this year, adding to evidence that first-time buyers are finally entering the real estate market and fueling a jump in sales.

Wealthier Baby Boomers Shun Homeownership
More and more baby boomers are choosing to rent over buying a home, an aspect reflected in a low homeownership rate of 63.7 percent, according to the U.S. Census, the lowest in 25 years.

READ  Real Estate Resource Roundup - 6/19/15

Facebook Makes Ads Manager, Power Editor Easier to Use
Advertising on Facebook is about to be much easier! The social media leader is expected to roll out new features to optimize buying and manage campaigns.

20 Productivity Apps to Keep You On Task (Infographic)
Keep your cool this summer by staying organized! These apps were made for busy professionals.

How To Unsend Emails in Gmail 
Disaster averted! Gmail finally made it possible to unsend email. Find out how to use this new feature and never regret hitting “Send” again!

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we revealed how to turn your tweets into sales. And if you have a few minutes, please participate in our “Real Estate and Social Media” survey. We’d like to find out how you’re using social media to build your business, and if you’re not, we’d love to know why. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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