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What China’s stock plunge means for US real estate

This post was originally published on this site Texas is seeing a huge influx of Chinese buyers, both investors and owner occupants, thanks to more affordable housing. And recent turbulence in China’s stock market is likely to boost demand for U.S. property, not hurt it. “My schedule is very full. Sometimes I cannot handle more,” […]

Homeownership rate drops to lowest since 1967

This post was originally published on this site The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7 percent in the first quarter and from 64.7 percent in the same quarter of 2014. It marks the lowest homeownership rate since 1967. […]

US home prices rise 4.9% in May: S&P/Case-Shiller

This post was originally published on this site U.S. home prices continued to rise in May, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, but the increase fell short of analyst estimates. The 20-city index rose 4.9 percent year-over-year in May. Analysts had expected an increase of 5.7 percent. Denver led the gains with 10-percent year-over-year […]

Google+ Disconnects from YouTube

This post was originally published on this siteWhile once positioned as a rival to social media giant Facebook, Google announced yesterday that in a few months users will no longer need a Google+ account to share videos or make comments on YouTube. This is following a decision earlier this year to move Google+ photos and […]

Better Days Ahead for First-Time Buyers

This post was originally published on this siteFor now, first-time home buyers have mostly found themselves in a sellers market, faced with above-average price appreciation and bidding wars due to limited inventories of homes for-sale. Read more: Home Prices Reach an All-Time High But in the second half of the year, the market is expected […]

Property Taxes Are Highest in the U.S.

This post was originally published on this siteIn an international comparison of property taxes, the United States has the highest amount in taxes collected on properties. Read more: Foreign Buyers Spend More on US Real Estate The average share of total government tax collections due to real estate property taxes (recurrent taxes on immovable property) […]

Millennial Buyers Reach Tipping Point in 2018?

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This post was originally published on this siteMillennial home ownership levels may still be low for now, but that is expected to change in three years. Fifty-three percent of nearly 6,000 millennial renters, age 18 to 34, recently surveyed say they expect to buy a home but plan to wait until after 2018, according to […]

7 Best Places to Successfully Age

This post was originally published on this siteWhat makes a city perfect for successfully aging? Researchers from the Milken Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, set out to find the answer. But they were quick to note the following cities that top its list for successful age have nothing to do with retirement. Read more: Why […]

47% of Homes Are Selling in Less Than a Month

This post was originally published on this siteIn some cities across the country, homes are selling faster than ever. Nationally, properties typically stayed on the market for 34 days in June, the shortest number of days since the National Association of REALTORS® began tracking in May 2011. Short sales spent the most time on the […]

How to Improve Your Presentation Skills

This post was originally published on this siteWhether hosting a buyer or seller seminar or making a sales pitch at your next listing presentation, your speaking skills are vital to engage your audience and ignite confidence in you from those listening. Speaking Power 5 Ways to Improve Your Vocal Impact What Your Voice Says About […]