Real Estate Resource & News Roundup – January


It’s the start of a new year and the perfect time to set your gears on turbo and go after success in 2017! But to do so, you’ll need to be equipped with trending news, updates, events, and inspiration from the real estate world:


The best resolutions for real estate agents in 2017

Inman News, Rachel Hite, January 1, 2017

Article about the resolutions of brokerage leaders around the country, and includes the resolution of Bret Calltharp Director of Consulting and Special Projects at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.


Ciampaglia completes monster year with Coccia

Observer Online, January 4, 2017

Article highlights the business success of Ray Ciampaglia, of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Coccia Realty this past year.


The essential guide for lenders to help Millennials buy a home

HousingWire, Kelly White, January 4, 2017

Article cites findings about Millennial sentiments towards home ownership from a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey on the home buying habits of Gen X and Gen Y.


How to Succeed at Social Media: Who You Can Reach

RISMedia, January 4, 2017

Article highlights key findings from The Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Social report, published by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in partnership with Lumentus Social.


Girls Inc. buys new building, plans expansion

Pal-Item, Millicent Martin Emery, January 3, 2017

Article mentions how Richard Jeffers, of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate First Realty Group, has helped make the growth of Girls Inc., an after-school and summer program for young girls, a reality.


Developers Build on Home Rental Success With Whole Communities

The Wall Street Journal, Chris Kirkham, January 6, 2017

Property developers are pouncing on sustained demand for stand-alone home rentals by taking a big step: Building entire single-family neighborhoods designed for renters. Developers cite growing demand from younger millennials and aging baby boomers who want the additional space and traditional setting of a new single-family neighborhood—without the long-term commitment.


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CNBC, Diana Olick, January 4, 2017

Mortgage interest rates came down slightly to end the year, but not enough to end the bleeding in the home-loan market. Mortgage application volume plunged 12 percent for last week, seasonally adjusted, from two weeks earlier. The Mortgage Bankers Association did not report weekly volume last week but did include an adjustment for the Christmas holiday.


Housing outlook brightens despite higher rates

USA Today, Paul Davidson, January 1, 2017

The housing market is expected to pick up moderately next year on steady job and income growth and an easing supply crunch, but rising mortgage rates are likely to temper the gains, according to economists.


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HousingWire, Brena Swanson, January 3, 2017

Home price growth isn’t letting up anytime soon as the latest report from CoreLogic shows prices increased by 7.1{0a8e414e4f0423ce9f97e7209435b0fa449e6cffaf599cce0c556757c159a30c} in November 2016 compared to a year ago. And the trend is predicted to continue into 2017.


Housing Value at Record-High: Will Buyers Be Able to Keep Up?

RISMedia, January 1, 2017

Housing’s collective value grew to $29.6 trillion this year, a record-high reflecting 5.7 percent appreciation, an additional $1.6 trillion, in 2016, according to a recently released analysis by Zillow. The most housing value in the nation is in Los Angeles, Calif., New York, N.Y., and San Francisco, Calif., at 8.6 percent, 8 percent and 4.2 percent, in order.


With so many changes in the industry, lead generation has never been so important! In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, Amy Chorew tells us how to use LinkedIn to get leads. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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