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10 January 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week: 1/10/2014

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Happy New Year and welcome to the latest Friday edition of the industry articles that caught our eye this week.

Better Homes and Garden Real Estate opens office in Cape
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Market America Group has opened its first Cape Coral office. The company currently has two offices in Fort Myers and Sarasota.

Estate Once Owned by Eddie Murphy Asks $12 Million
Karen Martin of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st is included in this article about her client, David Cassidy’s waterfront Fort Lauderdale mansion. The 7,016 square foot home has five bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths and is in the Harbor Beach community.

BHG Mason-McDuffie Enters into Joint Venture with BHG Ventura Barnett
Better Homes and Gardens Mason McDuffie Real Estate has entered into a joint venture partnership with Better Homes and Gardens Ventura Barnett Properties in San Jose.

Prices up, fewer American Canyon homes sold in 2013
In this contributed byline, David Broker, a Broker Associate with Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate writes about the current housing market in American Canyon.

Like ‘EM or Not, Online Agent Ratings Drive Business
Sherry Chris is quoted in this article about online customer reviews. Sherry states that having positive things said about you online via third-party sites, social media circles or in-person is the best way to communicate your value.

Low housing supply worries real estate agents, buyers
Ennis Antoine, an associate broker at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, is included in this article about how low housing supplies are worrying real estate agents and buyers. Antoine says he is advising his clients to be patient and to understand there’s not a lot of inventory and people can’t afford to bargain down now when they find the home they want.

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New mortgage rules protect American dream: Column
Writing for USA Today, Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discusses the new mortgage rules. Under the new rules, lenders must determine that borrowers can afford a mortgage before making the loan.

 

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