Karla Lárraga


Happy Wednesday!

Due to some icy weather, this weeks round up is a few days late and for that, our apologies. This week’s articles feature news from Ken5 San Antonio, ABC News, Investopedia, Inman News, Investors Business Daily, Financial Buzz.

Whether you’re invested in how the chilly weather is affecting real estate professionals across the country, the latest on Zillow vs. Trulia, the challenges of real estate crowdfunding and more, there’s something for everyone to read, so make sure and share what articles resonated the most with you over our Facebook or Twitter pages.


Quick Links

- San Antonio’s Million Dollar Market: http://bit.ly/1B9Pudf
- Historic Snows Causing Real Estate Headaches: http://abcn.ws/1wpdPMb
- Zillow Trulia Merger: http://bit.ly/1Bv80i7
- Challenges of Real Estate Crowdfunding: http://bit.ly/1Bv80i7
- Online House Hunting: http://bit.ly/1Bv8e8L
- Real Estate Market’s Continued Growth: http://bit.ly/1JMZjU1


In Brief…


>>A look inside San Antonio’s million dollar real estate market (KENS 5)

Kuper is the listing agent and said the key to selling a multi-million dollar home like the one on Crescent ledge, is targeting buyers outside of Texas.

“Last year people came from 42 states in the United States and about 28 countries came to San Antonio so we’re a very global market,” said Kuper.

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 >> Historic Snows Causing Headaches for Real Estate Industry (ABC News)

The storms that have dropped an epic 8 feet of snow are causing grief for the real estate industry.

Some real estate agents have had to cancel nearly a month of weekend open houses because of the poorly timed snowstorms. Others have had to brace prospective buyers about to tour homes showing the ravages of winter, including leaky walls and ceilings caused by a buildup of ice on the roof.

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>> Zillow Vs. Trulia (Investopedia)

If you’ve ever done research online to buy or sell a home or to see how much your home might be worth, you’ve probably used Zillow (Z) or Trulia (TRLA). Comparison…

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>> 6 biggest challenges of real estate crowdfunding (Inman News)

Crowdfunding is a relatively recent phenomenon. Although it is based on the old principle of collecting money from lots of small investors, the new spin makes all types of projects a reality. From producing useful products, games, and even financing movies and television series, crowdfunding has been used for myriad different projects.

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>>House Hunting Online Becomes Real Estate’s Big Deal (Investors Business Daily)

The $2.5 billion Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) -Trulia merger finalized this week builds an online real estate powerhouse far outdistancing News Corporation’s Realtor.com network in visitors — although that one’s gaining.

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>>Real Estate Market Will Continue to Grow (Financial Buzz)

A consistent growth is expected in the real estate market by the realtors in Louisiana, irrespective of the ambiguity regarding the lowered oil price impact. The Louisiana Real Estate Association’s members gathered recently to discuss the predictions for commercial as well as residential real estate markets the coming few years.

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See you next week!

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Karla Lárraga

About Karla Lárraga

Karla Lárraga is the Communications Director for Champions School of Real Estate® and Champions School of Business Etiquette® statewide. With active social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and more, Karla enjoys sharing everything Champions - be sure to stop by and say hello or drop her a note at Karla@ChampionsSchool.com.

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