Real Estate Now: August 23, 2016


In this Real Estate Now, we will highlight how and why now is the best time in history to be in the real estate industry. We’ll also be sharing an exciting webcast that shares strategies for aging in place – useful ideas that will give Realtors insight into how to assist their clients PLUS how some people in larger cities with sky-high rents are getting creative with their housing arrangements!

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.  Opinion: This is the best time in history to invest in real estate

“If you think we are in the middle of another housing bubble and that real-estate investing is only a sucker’s game, you may simply be letting the past color your perceptions despite continued signs of strength. And considering the investment potential — particularly in the rental market — you may want to take another look.”

2.  Tricked-out tiny home even includes a gear room

” Just because tiny house dwellings have successfully co-opted the backyard shed’s utilitarian style doesn’t mean they can’t still offer a whole bunch of storage. This gorgeous 204-square-foot build from a couple in Yakima, Washington is one stellar example.”

3.   New Home Sales Reach 9-Year High

“In another sign of strength for the housing market, new home sales unexpectedly rose to a nine-year high in July. New single-family homes in the U.S. surged by 12.4% in July, reaching their highest level since October 2007, according to data released Tuesday by the Commerce Department. New home sales are now at a seasonally-“

4.  Strategies for Aging in Place: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Housing Needs Today

“At a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently[2], Marianne Cusato shared her insights on strategies that REALTORS® can use to help buyers or sellers choose or remodel homes that will enable their clients to age in place independently, safely, and comfortably. Ms. Cusato is Associate Professor at University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, Housing Expert for HomeAdvisor, a designer, author and lecturer in the fields of real estate trends and housing.”

5. Full House

“The long-term solution, as most tenants have come to realize, is building more, bigger buildings—as well as correcting policy bias toward homeownership and enforcing stronger protections for tenants. But in the short term, there’s an easy way to ease some of the pain: revising the patchwork of laws that dictate who may inhabit existing buildings, and how.”

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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!

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

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