Real Estate News Now: June 23, 2016


In this week’s Real Estate Now, there is some exciting news for Real Estate professionals interested in using Drones to market homes – regulations are loosening and, while high-tech delivery services aren’t necessarily on the horizon, real estate marketing with drones is now a go! Also, starter homes in the United States by the numbers, the sizzling hot real estate market in Austin and the United States and more!

Don’t forget; there’s something for everyone to read, so make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most over at the Champions School of Real Estate Facebook and Twitter pages!

1.  Drones regulations are loosening – but don’t expect deliveries [Video]

“New regulations for commercial drone use are set to go in effect in August, opening the gates for such businesses as farm surveys to real-estate photography. But don’t expect drone-delivered packages: The FAA says they will only allow drones to be flown within their operators’ lines of sight. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.”

2.  Starter Homes in the United States: By the Numbers

“A recent report from Zillow found that entry-level home prices in the United States are rising faster than any other category, but that doesn’t mean that buying a home is more expensive than ever before (that distinction belongs to 2006, at the peak of the housing bubble).”

3.   New report signals the hottest summer yet for Austin real estate market

“With the official start of summer comes a new report from the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) that outlines the state of our increasingly hot Austin housing market.”

4.  Low mortgage rates boost U.S. home sales to nine-year high

” U.S. home resales rose in May to a more than nine-year high amid low mortgage rates, pointing to sustained housing market strength that should keep the economy on solid ground.”

5. Goal of Owning a Home Sill Strong + 8 More Housing Trends

“Americans still want to own homes — if they can afford to. That’s the finding of a report being released Wednesday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. Pat Sullivan FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, “For Sale” signs are stacked up outside a new complex of townhouses in Houston. Americans still want to own homes — if they can afford to.”

6. 8 Secrets Only Real Estate Agents Know

“What do the formula for Coca-Cola, the subject of Carly Simon’s classic song “You’re So Vain,” and selling a home have in common? They all involve secrets. Although we don’t have the inside scoop on the first two, we did manage to find some real estate agents who are happy to share some trade-secret real estate tips. So read on—but shh, don’t tell!”

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This entry was posted in News, Real Estate by Karla Lárraga.
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