Real Estate Resource Roundup – 10/30/15

Real Estate Resource Roundup –

Happy Halloween! It was a dark and stormy night… until the Real Estate Resource Roundup appeared!

While all the goblins, ghouls, and ghosts come out to play, you can catch up on the latest real estate news and industry updates. So settle in if you dare, but read quickly because the spookiest day of the year is almost here.

Home Flipping Returns, Slightly Different From Before
After declining in popularity thanks to the real estate market crash in 2008, house flipping is regaining momentum as the number of homes flipped in the third quarter of 2015 was up 18% from the same time last year.

Fed Again Delays Raising Interest Rates
The Fed’s statement left open the possibility of raising rates later this year at its final meeting. Though the Fed acknowledged job growth has slowed, it said that other economic indicators remain relatively strong.

Housing Will Still Expand Despite Economic Weakness
Sales, new construction, and home prices have all been rising and will continue to rise. In fact, it will be housing market gains that will enable the broad U.S. economy to avoid a recession.

Real Estate Market Sours: Home Sales Down Twelve Percent
Home sales fell by twelve percent from August to September of this year indicating the U.S. residential real estate market may have hit a rough patch.

Fewer Americans Signed Contracts to Buy Homes in September
The National Association of Realtors’ seasonally adjusted pending home sales index dropped 2.3 percent to 106.8 in September after it had risen 3 percent over the past 12 months.

Mortgage Applications Down 3.5 Percent on Fewer Rate Swings
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the total application volume decreased 3.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis in one week.

The Difference An Hour Can Make [Infographic]
The clocks change this weekend, which means you have an extra hour to take advantage of! Find out what you can do to maximize your time in the market.

Eight Ways Real Estate Is Your Smartest Investment
Potential home buyers should know that real estate could be the best investment option, especially where protecting and growing wealth is concerned.

Seven Tips to Make More Sales with Social Media
See more return of investment from your social media presence in the real estate world. Find out how to maximize your digital marketing.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we caught up with Better Homes and Gardens® Gary Greene director of strategic initiatives Toni Nelson in our “Ten Questions With” series as she excels in the midst of the Texas real estate craze! And if you have a few minutes, please participate in our “Real Estate and Social Media” survey. We’d like to find out how you’re using social media to build your business, and if you’re not, we’d love to know why. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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