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4 September 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 9/4/15

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Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the unofficial end of summer with a hefty serving of real estate news! Sit back, relax, and get ready to read the latest industry updates in this week’s Real Estate Resource Roundup.

Mortgage Applications Soar 11.3 Percent on Brief Rate Dip
Home mortgage applications increased dramatically in one week as a strong sell-off in the U.S. stock market temporarily pushed interest rates lower.

Stocks Crash to Push More China Cash into Global Real Estate
A wall of Chinese money is heading for global real estate as local investors look for alternatives to the country’s crashing stock markets. Already the leading group of foreign buyers of U.S. homes, sales have reached a record $29 billion in just 12 months according to the National Association of Realtors.

Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report Offers Interesting Real Estate Insight
The 2015 RealtyTrac U.S. Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report reveals surprising information about real estate in terms of areas prone to natural disasters.

Real Estate Investment May Be Answer to Decreasing Net College Costs
Investing in real estate might just be the solution we’ve been looking for concerning the nearly 1.2 trillion dollars of student loan debt.

Worries for Real Estate Mount as Uber Independent Contractor Suit Moves Forward
The recent decision to grant class-action status to Uber drivers could soon spill over into the real estate industry as we examine whether or not real estate salespeople are independent contractors.

Six Growth-Hacking Tips to Boost Your Website’s Traffic
Give your professional or personal website a boost in traffic with these growth-hacking tips.

Home Prices Rising
Though reports of home price increases have garnered many headlines recently, most experts expect residential real estate values to start showing more historic levels of appreciation over the next five years.

On Social, Seven Out of Eight Customer Questions Still Go Unanswered (Infographic)
The number of customers turning to social media for customer support continues to increase and response times are struggling to keep up as the overall response rate has decreased.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we shared how to host a community event, and chatted with Daniel Rand of Rand Realty in our Ten Questions With series.

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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