Real Estate News Now – Brief recaps and links to the latest in real estate news! (April 11, 2018)
Take a look at our latest roundup of real estate news from our Real Estate News Now Blog Series! Don’t forget that there’s something for everyone to read, so whether you click to increase your awareness of the real estate innovations, trends and news article making waves around our country or simply want to share with your circle of influence, make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most in the comments at Champions School of Real Estate’s Facebook and Twitter pages!
“On the surface, it may look like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is bad for real estate. But after digging through the fine print, the outcome is that real estate may actually be the big winner.” – Forbes Contributor (Opinion)
2. The Real Estate Surprises Every Home Seller Should Be Aware Of // INDUSTRY TIPS
“A real estate agent’s job is to inform clients and help them understand what is typical of a home transaction and what is simply untrue. Many homeowners are still unaware of things they can do that would help the process run more smoothly, from updating a property to accommodating showings for potential buyers and more.” – Forbes.com
3. Number of multigenerational households hit all-time high // DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS
“The share of Americans living in multigenerational households, homes with two or more adult generations, hit an all-time high in 2016, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from the Pew Research Center. In 2016, the number of multigenerational households increased to 20% of the U.S. population, or 64 million people, an all-time high. ” – Housing Wire
4. How the Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2018 Measure Up // BEST PLACES TO LIVE
“Austin, Texas, ranks No. 1 for the second year in a row. Known as a hot spot for the tech industry, Austin attracts young professionals with its reputation as a city teeming with diverse cultural opportunities and draws visitors throughout the year with music, film and arts festivals.” – US News & World Report
5. Cheap House Improvements Under $500 That Will Increase the Value //HOME IMPROVEMENTS
“Whether you intend to sell your home in the near future or stay put for the long haul, house improvements can increase the value of your property. But if you shudder at the thought of wasting your time on labor-intensive projects that may or may not add equity, you’re not alone.” – Realtor.com
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