Real Estate Resource Roundup – 12/16/2016 - real-estate-roundup-12-16

It’s time for festive spirits, some chillier temperatures, and a season of giving! Before you deck the halls for the next big holiday gathering, take a break from the hustle and bustle to catch up on all this week’s industry news—in our latest real estate roundup:

Why You Shouldn’t Panic About Rising Mortgage Rates
Mortgage rates have been on a steady rise recently, but buyers shouldn’t panic, because rates are still very low, historically.

Will Home Prices and Sales Continue to Rise in 2017?
Rising mortgage rates as well as a decline in affordable, existing homes on the market are expected to lead to a smaller increase in sales in 2017, according to the latest quarterly survey from the National Association of REALTORs®.

Buy Vs. Rent Index Shows Record High Home Index Prices in U.S. Housing Market Being Supported by Rising Rents
Record high home prices in the U.S. housing market are being driven upward by rising rents in cities across the country, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty.

2017: The Year of Women and Minorities
The housing ecosystem is evolving for more favorable circumstances for women and minorities. In addition to personal advancements, women and minority homebuyers will be assisted by government policies in 2017.

Homebuilders Happy But Not Building More Homes
A monthly survey of homebuilder confidence in December from the National Association of Home Builders spiked to the highest level in 11 years, but home construction numbers went down 19 percent. Read why here.

Why You Shouldn’t Take Your House Off the Market During the Holidays
Why is this season such a great opportunity for home sellers? Help your clients now by sharing the unique facts of the market now, from this report.

7 Quick Leadership Tips for Masterful Communication
Get yourself prepped for 2017 success now, with these powerful tips on leadership and expert communication!

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we shared our end-of-year tips for business planning success. 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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