Real Estate Resource Roundup – January 13, 2017

Real estate trends and news of the week.

We’re one more week into the new year, and it’s the perfect time to catch up on everything you may have missed in the real estate world! Here are this week’s trending news, updates, events, and insights:


Swanepoel announces 2017’s most powerful people in real estate
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has female executive leadership that ranked in the SP200’s top 50 overall.


Millennials Patient, Thrifty when It Comes to Homeownership
How do millennials perceive homeownership? The findings from this survey could change the way you approach millennial first-time homebuyers.


Supply Watch: Gradual Single-Family Construction Expected in 2017
With the new administration promising to lower construction costs, there could be a boom in single-family homes and townhouses, which may affect your sales strategy.


Real People: Dinner at Ronald McDonald House a true celebration of holiday spirit
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene’s Susan Cline and Linda Beck show us how to give back during the charity’s annual holiday dinner.


Lack of young homebuyers fuels generational wealth gap
The absence of Millennial homebuyers is a big story for the economy, but an equally important one for agents targeting the Millennial housing market.


Mortgage applications rebound 5.8{0a8e414e4f0423ce9f97e7209435b0fa449e6cffaf599cce0c556757c159a30c}, as interest rates ease off recent highs
Although still historically low, total mortgage application volume increased 5.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis last week from the previous week.


Government-backed mortgages are about to get cheaper
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that the Federal Housing Administration will reduce the annual mortgage insurance premiums borrowers pay when taking out a home loan that’s insured by the government.


By the way, winter is the best time to start getting your clients’ homes ready for the market. Aside from making needed home repairs and upgrades, your clients also need to start thinking about writing a compelling real estate listing, so why not get them started with these tips from the pros.

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