Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week, 5/16/2014

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Happy Friday afternoon! Time for our Real Estate Resource Roundup, where we share just some of the industry and BHGRE® network articles that caught our eye this week.

Do Little Fixes Boost Home Sales?
To make more money, homeowners have to spend money. Brad Carlson, a real estate agent with BHGRE Gary Greene contributes to this discussion on how minor home improvements that can boost sales.

More homes are beyond reach of middle class
Rising home prices and stagnant incomes are pushing homeownership beyond the reach of middle-class Americans in more cities, a new study finds.

Why the Nation’s Hot Housing Market Is Cooling, Slightly
The housing market showed signs of cooling in the first quarter as the supply of homes for sale expanded and lofty prices put a damper on demand in recent months.

Explaining today’s real estate inventory shortage: Consumer confidence and competitive market theories fall flat
Low inventory is endemic and has become a common phenomenon in many markets across the country, and we’ve had to learn how to deal with it, as it has created opportunities for our sellers and challenges for our buyers.

And in case you missed it in RISMedia,
Why New Construction? Jeff Martel of BHGRE 43 Degrees North Explains how to Date Your Builder and What Drives New Construction
Jeff Martel of BHGRE 43° North wrote a two-parter for us, examining the misperceptions of new construction, how to put clients at ease with it, and what drives customers build or buy a new home.

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