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Jump in U.S. New Home Sales Defies Expectations
By Laura Kusisto, The Wall Street Journal
U.S. new homes sales exceeded economists’ expectations in February, which could indicate a strong spring selling season.
FHFA: Home price increase halts for second time since 2012
By Kelsey Ramirez, Housingwire
Home prices in the U.S. came to a stop in their monthly growth in January for only the second time since 2012, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index.
Introducing the moderators for Inman Connect San Francisco 2017
By Kristy Dodge, Inman
More than 4,000 of real estate’s top professionals will converge in San Francisco at Inman Connect August 7-11, 2017, to build relationships and discover strategies to grow their businesses. Inspiring moderators will lead informative sessions, including our own Sherry Chris.
Richmond Depot Getting New Life
By Alex Brown, Inside Indiana Business
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate First Realty plans to repair and renovate Richmond, Indiana’s historic Depot building and turn it into a usable space. The Depot was constructed in 1902 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Seeing green: Carson Arthur approaches gardening as outdoor investment
By Laura Severs, Edmonton Journal
Landscape designer and Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Dream team member, Carson Arthur, gives advice about protecting your outdoor investments and urban faring.