Real Estate Resource Roundup – 9/11/15

Real Estate Resource Roundup - 9/11/2015 -

We’re on the verge of a new season, the weather is finally cooling down, and there’s a ton of great real estate industry updates ready for you. So settle in, put your feet up, and relax, because it’s time to read the Real Estate Resource Roundup!

Mortgage Applications Down 6.2 Percent as Refinancings Slide
Total volume fell 6.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending September 4 versus the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

The Next Wave of Senior Housing [Infographic]
Real estate is aging well as senior housing transaction volume increases nearly fifty-nine percent in one year.

New Home Construction Trailing Job Growth in Majority of Metro Areas
Despite positive improvements in the labor market in recent years, new home construction is currently insufficient in a majority of metro areas and is contributing to persistent housing shortages and unhealthy price growth in many markets, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors.

Why a Stronger Housing Sector Isn’t Boosting the U.S. Economy That Much [Subscription]
Housing still isn’t contributing much to overall economic growth because new construction of single-family homes, which packs an outsized economic punch, is stuck near levels hit during the early 1990s recession.

Five Professional Skills that Will Make or Break a Business Deal
Being able to negotiate and communicate effectively is key to real estate success. To negotiate requires more than willingness; it requires specific professional skills. Luckily, these skills can be learned.

Why Real Estate Could Be a Better Investment than Stocks – Ya Think!
The recent drastic dip in the stock market highlights the benefits of investing in real estate over the risky stock market, which historically experiences more turbulent progress.

Four Apps That Can Make You a Better Writer
Before you’re ready to write your next listing or client email, take a peek at four applications that can help you brush up your literary skills!

How to Curate Content on Twitter in Ten Minutes a Day
Take advantage of the power of Twitter without altering your busy schedule with this how-to guide on creating content in ten short minutes.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we revealed how to convince your sellers that staging is for their own benefit. And if you have a few minutes, please participate in our “Real Estate and Social Media” survey. We’d like to find out how you’re using social media to build your business, and if you’re not, we’d love to know why. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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