Real Estate Resource Roundup – 2/5/16

Real Estate Resource Roundup –

In honor of World Nutella Day, this week’s real estate resource roundup is best enjoyed with a heaping spoonful of the delicious chocolate spread!

Sit back, relax, and indulge, it’s time to catch up on this week’s biggest industry news and real estate insights.

REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of ‘Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act’
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance legislation aimed to expand housing opportunities for homeownership, in an act that is being hailed as progress for home buyers and sellers alike.

Six Economists Forecast the 2016 Housing Market
Housing News Reports asked six prominent economists to contribute their predictions for the 2016 housing market in the U.S. and gathered the results here.

Mortgage Rates Move Lower Than Expected
Mortgage rates trended down, surprising even forecasters, for the fifth week in a row, bringing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to its lowest average since April of last year.

The 20 Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets in January 2016
Numbers from the first month of the year are in, and the top twenty most popular markets in the country have been revealed.

Why You Should Sell Before Spring
Though many sellers believe spring is the best time to place a home on the market, the next six weeks before spring also have their own advantages.

Owners Cautiously Taking Cash Out of Homes
Home values are rising and homeowners are taking advantage by tapping into that equity again with cash-out mortgage refinances. However, they are pulling the most conservative amounts in history.

What’s Driving Down the Cash Sales Share?
Cash sales have been on a steady decline since peaking in January 2011. CoreLogic estimates the cash sales share will reach 25 percent in mid-2018 if it continues to decline year-over-year at the rate it did this past year.

Bet Your Real Estate Dollars on Debt in 2016
Real estate investors may wonder where to put their money in 2016 as prices for high-quality properties in global developed markets top out.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we pulled together all the best pieces of Inman Connect New York 2016 with insightful articles by Director of Talent Attraction Bret Calltharp and Broker and Owner of BHGRE 43° North Jeff Martel. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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