Real Estate Resource Roundup – 12/09/2016

Real Estate Roundup - 12/09/2016

Did you know that, although gingerbread has been around since the ancient times, it was the Brothers’ Grimm tale of Hansel and Gretel that helped popularize the concept of gingerbread houses? Because we love all things home, we can’t help but get very excited about next week’s Gingerbread House Day. So, if gingerbread decorating is on your list of weekend activities, be sure to bookmark this real estate news roundup for a light read during breaks.

Employment Report Shows Solid Increase Despite Tight Labor Force
Strong gains from the latest employment report bolster anticipation of imminent mortgage rate hike.

What Will Happen to Mortgage Rates in 2017? Seven Expert Opinions
Predictions abound as the real estate market heads into the new year under a new administration. Inman rounded up opinions from seven housing and economic experts.

2016 Home Buying Trend: Purchasing Larger Homes Continues
Despite the recent popularity of micro-homes, large houses are not going out of style. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Americans are trading up, big time.

Americans Are on The Move [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Northeast continues to see high outbound activities, while Oregon reigns as the top destination for movers.

Top Ten Apps for 2017 to Power Up Your Real Estate Business
Supercharge your real estate business in 2017 with these top apps.

Facebook’s New Tool Lets Anyone Create Custom Profile Frames
Coming soon to Facebook: Snapchat geofilter-like “Profile Frames.” The new feature, currently being tested outside of the U.S., lets Page owners design promotional frames and offer to users within a specific geographic area.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we shared our findings on how real estate professionals are using social media as a networking and marketing tool. As you enjoy the spirit of the season with loved ones, please consider donating $5 to help fund a new home for a family in El Salvador. You can learn more about our Home for the Holidays campaign here.

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