Real Estate Resource Roundup – 2/6/15

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Happy Friday, hope you’ve recovered from the last two minutes of the big game earlier this week!  Time to settle down and check out the articles below in our Real Estate Resource Roundup covering topics such as zombie foreclosures, mortgage applications, Millennials and ICNY.

One in Four U.S. Foreclosures Are ‘Zombies’ Vacated by Homeowner
RealtyTrac recently released its Q1 2015 Zombie Foreclosure Report, which found that as of the end of January 2015, 25 percent of homes actively in the foreclosure process had been vacated by homeowners prior to the bank repossessing the property.

Consumer Confidence Lifting New-Home Sales
The nation’s biggest public home builders are telling investors that new-home sales picked up during the second half of January, reflecting rising consumer confidence, low interest rates and an improving economy.

U.S. Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest Week – MBA
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as interest rates fell, an industry group said on Wednesday.

Millennials Are Finally Entering Homebuying Market
Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the homebuying market.

7 Things Millennial Homebuyers Won’t Tell You (Inman Select Access)
Here are seven things a Millennial will not talk to you about during the homebuying process.

Gen Z in the House: The Future of Real Estate
In this month’s cover story, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate examines the ways in which Gen Z is creating the future of homeownership.

10 Things I Learned at Real Estate Connect NYC
Joseph Rand of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Rand Realty discusses lessons he learned from (and about) Barbara Corcoran, Rupert Murdoch, and many more.

Super Bowl Landlords: From Nuns to Homeowners
Broker/owner Patrick Jones and associate broker Denise Tarney of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Sonoran Desert Lifestyles discuss the upside of staying in a Phoenix home instead of a hotel during the Super Bowl. (Interesting story about how local residents rent out their homes when the big game comes to town.)

Twitter Reaches Deal to Show Tweets in Google Search Results
For those of you active on Twitter, you’ll start noticing tweets showing up in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted – Twitter and Google came to a formal agreement this week to make this happen.

And, in case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we posted our ICNY wrap-up articles, Hiring for Company Culture, and Innovating through Marketing and Branding, and get to know much more about Kelly White of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and her thoughts on passion and tenacity (and finishing her first book!) in the latest installment of our #10QW series!


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