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5 April 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week: 4/5/2014

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Happy Saturday morning – grab your coffee and let’s get started with our Real Estate Roundup.

Home Sales in U.S. Poised to Surge With Spring: Mortgages
More than half of U.S. home sales take place between March and June. However, the market’s getting a late start this year because so much of the country has been in the grips of bad weather.

After 8 years, the real estate market is finally looking normal again
Since 2006, the real estate market has either been severely depressed or white hot, but in 2014, it’s looking to settle down.

7 Ways to Sell a Not-So-Perfect House
Linnette Edwards, an associate broker at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Highland Partners in Piedmont, California discusses how to stage the not-so-perfect house.

Our Baby Boomers Survey Coverage continues to roll with the below articles:

Don’t Count Out The Baby Boomers
The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Baby Boomers survey is featured here, along with the infographic.

Baby Boomers Don’t Want Your Retirement Communities
According to the Baby Boomers survey by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, 57% of homeowners ages 49 though 67 plan to move out of their current home and not to a retirement community.

Baby Boomers Anticipate Retiring in Style
According to the recent Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey, 57% of baby boomers intend to move out of their current home, and 70% are optimistic that their retirement home will be the best they have ever owned and lived in.

Baby boomers ignite the housing market
Rita Van Buren, an associate broker with BHGRE Rand Realty in Rockland County, is quoted discussing how the Boomers survey relates to what she sees with her local clients on a daily basis.

Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, sits with the Chicago Tribune for a Q&A about our Baby Boomers survey.
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