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15 February 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week: 2/15/2014

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Happy post-Valentine’s Day! These are just a few stories that caught our attention this week in our Real Estate Resource Roundup. Sneak a piece of  leftover chocolate with your morning coffee, we won’t tell.

These brokers are independent and innovating like crazy
Spend some time this morning watching this ICNY video of a panel session moderated by Joseph Rand, general counsel and managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, and includes two brokers from our Beta Brokerage Project, Red Oak Realty and Go Realty. The panel centers around the innovations that their brokerages bring to the table.

How confident are Americans in getting a mortgage?
More Americans surveyed now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to HousingWire, in good recap on Fannie Mae’s January 2014 national survey of consumer attitudes in housing.

Working with Millennial Homebuyers, Part 1
Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, explores the millennial generation — using findings on who they are, what they want, and what they are looking for in their real estate agents.

Why we fall in love with houses
As real estate professionals, we see it all the time, our clients falling in love with a house at first sight, and then having a “homecrush” for the ages. The Wall Street Journal recaps the REALTOR(R)’s Valentine’s Day survey.

And, if you didn’t get to read it this week, definitely take a moment to read REALTOR(R)’s accompanying infographic below. You’ll…love it!

REALTOR Homecrush

 

 

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