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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“Home Prices Trending A Fastest Upward Pace Since 1977”
This week CoreLogic reported, “U.S. home prices rose for the 16th consecutive month in June and are trending at the fastest upward pace since 1977.” Including distressed sales, Core Logic’s Home Price Index was up 1.9 percent from May to June and 11.9 percent from a year ago. CoreLogic’s Pending Home Price Index predicts prices increased 1.8 percent from June to July. The five states with the greatest annual home price appreciation (including distressed sales) were: Nevada (26.5 percent), California (21.4 percent), Wyoming (16.7 percent), Arizona (16.2 percent) and Georgia (14.3 percent). Continue reading . . .
“Where The Housing Market Is Hottest: The Top 10 Turnaround Towns”
The market is hottest in California according to Realtor.com, who puts Oakland, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Jose and Los Angeles on the list of the top 10 turnaround towns in the United States. Are you doing business in California? Are you seeing the market trend upward? Continue reading . . .
“Best Practices: Photography And Your Real Estate Brand”
To successfully sell a home, you need great photos. Though gadgets like smartphones, tablets and tripods make shooting your own photos easier than ever, there are some key considerations to review before you start snapping. Continue reading . . .