REAL ESTATE NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 6, 2015
Technology, Spring Buying and Vacations seem to be the themes of the week, with a range of articles that focus on everything from HAR’s new website launch, Vacation Homes (and whether or not you can purchase in Cuba!) and more. There’s something for everyone to read in this weeks real estate news roundup, so make sure and share what articles resonated the most with you over at the Champions School of Real Estate and pages! - Karla
- R/E in Cuba: http://on.wsj.com/1CbHGUh
- HAR.com Goes Live: http://bit.ly/1C6CC4i
- Vacation Homes: http://bit.ly/1ab1Rv5
- Tech Assault on R/E: http://huff.to/1PclmUs
- Evernote: http://bit.ly/1F69BMw
- Mortgage Applications: http://bit.ly/1DbCwfL
>> 5 Things to Know About Buying Real Estate in Cuba (Wall Street Journal)
The diplomatic opening between Washington and Havana is creating a frenzy of speculation over what might happen in Cuba if Americans can legally buy real estate again. But as a gold-rush mentality takes hold, foreigners need to proceed with caution… :Continue Reading:
>> HAR.com Goes Live as a Statewide Texas Real Estate Resource (RISMedia)
After nearly a year of testing and fine-tuning, the statewide ‘Homes and Rentals’ website, HAR.com has gone live, serving as a unique gateway between consumers and REALTORS® for thousands of homes and rental properties across Texas, HAR has announced… :Continue Reading:
>> More real estate dollars going to vacation homes (Consumer Affairs)
When spending on vacation property goes up, as the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says it did last year, it might say something about the economy.
According to NAR, sales of vacation homes in the U.S. boomed last year, even rising above their most recent peak in 2006, just before the housing crash… :Continue Reading:
>> The Tech Assault on Traditional Real Estate Is Gaining Minimal Traction With Consumers (Huffington Post)
Traditional real estate sales and management companies as we once knew them are under assault by an army of tech savvy, bent on disintermediation companies.
During the last 10 plus years the Internet has permeated the bedrock of the U.S. economy. And, the smartphone is accelerating the digital economy in ways that are hard to predict… :Continue Reading:
>> Any size agent team can benefit from Evernote (Inman News)
There are tons of apps for notes and checklists and to-dos. You could download a new one every day for a year and still be unorganized.
Most everything we need to remember falls under a larger category, and this is where most general note-taking tools go awry. They make it too easy for us to mismanage the method by which we try to manage ourselves.
Then there’s Evernote… :Continue Reading:
>> Mortgage Applications in U.S. Increase in Late March (World Property Journal)
According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 27, 2015, mortgage applications increased 4.6 percent from one week earlier… :Continue Reading:
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