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19 April 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week: 4/19/2014

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Just a couple of articles for our Real Estate Resource Roundup this week…

Housing Market Slow to Hit its Spring Stride
Recent housing data suggests that the market’s spring selling season is getting off to a slow start, a worrisome sign after a winter of expectations that warmer weather would rekindle growth.

Real Estate Has Never Been a Business That Attracts Young People
According to NAR’s most recent member survey, the median age of REALTORS (R) in 2012 was 57, up from 51 in 2007.

Mortgage Rates Fall Back to 6-Week Lows
Great news for buyers – fixed-mortgage rates eased for the second consecutive week, Freddie Mac announced in its weekly mortgage market report.

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now
This Mashable story isn’t real estate-related, but it sure is important. Mashable provides the list of passwords you should probably change in light of the Heartbleed Virus.

Boomers on the Hunt for Perfect Retirement Pads
The BHGRE Baby Boomers survey is featured exclusively in this article, along with quotes from Sherry Chris, Vince Laviano (BHGRE Laviano & Associates), Mark McDonough (BHGRE Winans & Associates), and Terry Denoux (BHGRE Northwest Living). 

Boomers Remodel as they Age
The recent Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Baby Boomers survey helps shed light on how Boomers are willing to update their home living arrangements to make their “golden years their best years.”

Real People: Fellow Agents Pull Together to Aid Hunter’s Cancer Fight
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene agent, Ken Hunter’s colleagues decided to meet the financial challenge of his cancer battle head on and do an all-day barbecue fundraiser on Tuesday in the parking lot of their office on Louetta.  

And the latest on Clean Slate:
5 Things Real Estate Agents Know
Gregg Fous, broker/owner of BHGRE Market America Group reminds us what real estate professionals know and should keep in mind.

Finally – this came out a couple of weeks ago, but we pinned this Mad Men Era: Cost of Living Then and Now infographic from REALTOR.com. It’s a fascinating look at real estate – then and now.

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