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.
“Home Prices Show Biggest Gain In 7 years”
This week AOL Real Estate shared news on the improving market, courtesy of a new data, “A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006. CoreLogic, a real estate data provider, said Tuesday that annual home prices have now increased for 13 straight months. Prices are rising in part because more buyers are bidding on a limited supply of homes for sale.” Is this what you’re seeing in your market? Continue reading . . .
“Optimism Over Home Prices Reaches Milestone”
Teke Wiggin of Inman News reported this week that optimism about the housing market is growing among consumers, “A majority of Americans now expect home prices to increase over the next year, pointing to growing optimism among housing-market observers, according to the results of Fannie Mae’s April 2012 National Housing Survey. By comparison, in April of last year only 32 percent of those surveyed said they believed home prices would appreciate over the next year. In April, the three percentage point increase in the share of Americans who believe prices will increase was enough to push the total share of those bullish on home prices to 51 percent, Fannie Mae said.” Continue reading . . .
“8 Tools To Boost Your Office’s Productivity”
We all wish we had more hours in the day, especially when it comes to the real estate business. This week Agent Genius posted a terrific article about 8 tools and apps you can use to streamline your business. Continue reading . . .