Real Estate News Now: July 18, 2017


Take a look through this week’s 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!

1. Branding with your name in real estate? Come on, you can do better than that  // REAL ESTATE MARKETING

“The real estate community is running forward; in cities across the U.S., more buildings are green certified than ever before. This is a promising sign that even as federal priorities wander, building owners and operators recognize that efficiency continues to make sense.” – Inman News

2.  Amazon To Take On Zillow, Redfin With New Real Estate Referral Feature? //INDUSTRY INNOVATORS

“Amazon has shaken shareholders of online residential real estate services. Having disrupted the brick-and-mortar market with its physical bookstores and drive-up convenience stores, in addition to rattling the grocery delivery business with its $13.7B Whole Foods Market deal, the e-commerce behemoth is looking into entering the residential referral business.” – Bisnow

3. U.S.-China Relationship Key to Global Luxury Real Estate’s Future, Says Knight Frank’s Market Watcher // LUXURY REAL ESTATE

“As global head of Knight Frank’s Research department, Liam Bailey keeps an eye on international property markets to see what’s changing, what’s staying the same, and what’s new and noteworthy. The group’s flagship report, The Wealth Report, comes out every March and analyzes how global property markets are faring.” – Mansion Global

4. Foreign investment in U.S. real estate surges 49% //FINANCIAL ADVICE

“Foreign investment in the U.S. housing market saw an explosion of growth from last year as it surged to an all-new high. This increase was fueled by an increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, but transactions grew in all five of the top countries, according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate report from the National Association of Realtors.” – Housing Wire

5. 5 reasons to call a real estate agent before your vacation  //ADVICE 

“You might be surprised to hear this, but if you want to maximize the benefits of a vacation and minimize your costs, you ought to give a top real estate agent in the area a quick call. Top real estate agents, as local experts, can show you a place the way only longtime residents can see it. They make insightful tour guides because they spend every waking moment trying to convince people to move into the neighborhood.” – USA TODAY


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