Each Friday we share with you the must-read, real estate news of the week. We’ve got everything you need to know to stay on top of breaking industry news and trends.
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“Most Affordable U.S. Cities To Buy A Home”
Based on home prices, median income and mortgage rates, these 10 cities have the most affordable home prices in the nation, according to the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo. Number one? Indianapolis, IN. Continue reading . . .
“Pending Home Sales Drop In April, Still Up 14.4% For The Year”
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), after three consecutive months of gains, pending home sales (contracts signed) fell 5.5 percent in April from March, but is 14.4 percent higher than April 2011. Continue reading . . .
“Home Prices Lowest Since 2002”
Home prices hit new post-bubble lows in March, according to a report out Tuesday. Average home prices were down 2.6% from 12 months earlier, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 major markets. Home prices have not been this low since mid-2002. Continue reading . . .
“[TECH TIP] 30 Days, 30 Photos”
We are huge fans of Katie Lance, social media guru at Inman News, and one of her best tips is for social media content creation. Katie recommends that if you’re struggling with what to post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your blog, take a day to drive around your local neighborhood and take 30 photos. Take photos of the coffee shop, the schools, the parks, the dog park and beautiful views and then share one of those photos each day across your social media channels. Poof! A month’s worth of content. Continue reading . . .
“7 Things You Should Be Obsessing About Daily (Without All The Noise)”
Consumers are demanding that you keep up with the rapid changes and advancements. So are you? There are too many options for real estate agents to choose from. Many have become a jack of all trades while not mastering any. Continue reading . . .
“How To Turn Any Bottle Into An iPhone Or Camera Tripod”
With so many photo sharing apps and the excitement surrounding visual based sites like Pinterest, professionals are scrambling to find ways to simplify the process of taking and sharing photos so that it is not expensive or time consuming. While your competitors go out and buy thousands of dollars worth of equipment, here is a quick and inexpensive hack that will help you get better pictures from your smartphone while in the field, without having to carry around giant devices. Continue reading . . .