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20 March 2017

Real Estate Resource Roundup – March 20, 2017

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Catch up on all the news you need to start your week on a productive note.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hosts Biennial International Conference
RIS Media, March 16th
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently hosted its biennial international conference, Fusion 2017, which featured industry insights, awards, expert-led education and networking.

Everything real estate agents need to know about 2017 tax deductions
Amber Taufen, Inman, March 16th
Getting your tax deductions together is a serious pain. Here is a guide to more than 100 deductions agents can claim, including home office and mileage claims.

It’s official – Fed raises rates for second time in 3 months
Kelsey Ramirez, HousingWire, March 15th
While some reports say this rate raise will be the demise of the housing market, expert economists weigh in that even with higher interest rates, owning a home over renting may still be the best option for consumers.

NAGLREP Housing Policy Summit covered Fair Housing and Equality Act issues for LGBT citizens and agents
Marian Mcpherson, Inman, March 16th
The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals wrapped up its first-ever Housing Policy Summit. Leaders gather to discuss issues and craft legislation to better serve the LGBTQ community going forward.

High-income millennials use their buying power on luxury homes
By Michele Lerner, The Washington Post, March 16th
A surprisingly high number of millennials around the country have enough income to afford a $1 million residence. This article looks at the young home-buyer’s lifestyle and priorities when looking for a luxury home.

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