Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week, 8/9/2014


Just a quick couple of articles in our Real Estate Resource Roundup before you head out the door this Saturday morning!

JD Power Survey Provides Insights on How to Satisfy First-Time Homebuyers
Real estate agents who provide clear communication and walk buyers through every step of the purchase process are more likely to earn high marks for customer satisfaction, according to the latest J.D. Power Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study.

The Importance of Brand Cohesiveness in Social Media
A few do’s and don’ts when considering your social media posts across each of your channels.

Default Risk Rises on 20{0a8e414e4f0423ce9f97e7209435b0fa449e6cffaf599cce0c556757c159a30c} of Boom-Era Home-Equity Loans
As much as 20 percent of home equity lines of credit worth $79 billion are at increased risk of default as their payments jump a decade after the loans were made during the U.S. housing boom, according to TransUnion Corp.

Underwater Homeowners are Turning into Landlord
There are simply not enough homes listed for sale to meet the demand—and part of that is because a growing number of home buyers are not selling their previous homes.  

Now REALTORS are Civil Rights Activists
The “right community” is too often code for consumers with a whispered agenda. The subtext of the questions about locales hovers around urban professionals wanting homogeneous, exclusive, ethnically specific suburbs with certain social benchmarks that have nothing to do with the actual housing stock we sell.

VME TV and BHGRE(R) Office Hispanic Americans Solutions to Home Buying
We were excited to announce our new initiative with VME TV and Casa Latina – our new series “VME Hogar” debuted this week, and you can learn a little bit more about it here.

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