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1 February 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week: 2/1/2014

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Before you get started with all the prep for the big game weekend, check out our Real Estate Resource Roundup, industry articles that caught our eye this week.

7 Tech Tools Everyone is Talking About
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, LLC, CEO Sherry Chris offers insight on the latest technology tools to use for business.

Latest Real Estate Numbers Give Reason to Hope
TIME shares the latest housing price data for November which shows dazzling year-over-year gains, but a slowdown in month-to-month prices.

In Housing, Big Is Back (Not Counting the Extras)
When it comes to new homes, bigger is again better, in this New York Times article. Tim Gehman, design director at Toll Brothers says the homes that sell best today are those with the biggest kitchens and most expansive master suites — much as they were before the recession. Despite the bursting of the housing bubble, the ensuing recession and the slow recovery, buyers have not abandoned luxury homes. It turns out that they just took a break.

How to succeed in real estate: Go to bed when you’re tired, and stay there until you’ve had enough sleep
In real estate, hard work is certainly encouraged, and there isn’t anything wrong with that. However, a work-life balance is also important. Life lessons from Arianna Huffington at Real Estate Connect earlier this month.

‘My home is my castle’: 4 tips for understanding Americans’ unique real estate needs
Global buyers and sellers continue to be a growing segment of the U.S. real estate market. A critical step in serving this market, though, is being able to identify the unique cultural needs of your clients.

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