In this Real Estate Now, we see real estate trends to anticipate for 2017 along with popular trends right now (hello, Pokemon Go!) We take a look at stats reflecting the United States real estate landscape and even include a little bit about social media etiquette for real estate professionals as well!
” There’s likely no sector as important to the U.S. economy as housing. In the first quarter of 2016, residential investment accounted for roughly half of the 1.1% increase in real GDP. Historically, this is on the high side, but when you count spending on housing services as well as spending on various kinds of housing construction, the home construction industry can account for as much as one fifth of overall output in the U.S. economy.”
” Looking to remodel, renovate, or design a new home? You probably want to make sure you’re on the forefront of modern trends. These 6 items and features will give you a head start on 2017, ensuring that your home is the chicest one on the block.”
” It’s a well-known bit of advice to keep your political opinions out of the workplace, but it’s easy to forget that now extends to Internet forums, too. And politics isn’t the only topic we occasionally find ourselves being too open about. Here’s what NOT to post on your professional social media.”
” With the augmented reality app Pokemon Go sweeping the nation, homebuyers from Team Valor may find it beneficial to move to East Dallas. However, downtown isn’t exactly slim pickings, either (are you listening, Team Mystic?). Truth: We can’t hate on this fad, as it’s helping people connect, making people go outside and get some fresh air and exercise, and also creating a new marketing opportunity for small business — and real estate, of course!”
” The concept of a “starter home” is quickly becoming a real estate relic, like track lighting and brass hardware. Time was, young families with average incomes who were shopping for a first house would choose a small one in an affordable neighborhood — maybe with just a hint of a yard and a carport, rather than a half-acre lot and a two-car garage.”
Enjoy your read — see you next week! Do you have a response or is there a relevant article I should have included? Send me an email with all questions, opinions, and suggestions to Karla@ChampionsSchool.com!
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