This Week in Real Estate: June 27, 2016

this week in real estateTo usher in the holiday weekend, see what we found interesting, notable and ever-so-intriguing this week in real estate.  On deck: home prices, great summer reads, insights from the Property Brothers, concierge real estate services and microunits.

 

Could Soaring Home Prices Be Slowing Down?

Home prices across the country are higher than they were a year ago, delighting most sellers and frustrating many buyers. But wait, the pace of the price increases may finally be slowing down a bit. Read more about it at Realtor.com.

Top 23 Business Books You Should Read This Summer

Thinking of spending the holiday weekend curled up in a lawn chair with your favorite drink and book in hand? Inc. recommends 23 great business reads that can help you in your real estate career.

The Property Brothers Share 4 Fixer-Upper Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Drew and Jonathan Scott, aka the Property Brothers, are on HGTV nearly every time you turn on the channel. We know them for their real estate expertise, home renovations and interior design, but they also have a passion for branding and business which led them to a real estate investment company, a production company, four reality shows and ultimately, celebrity status. See a few tips the brothers have for you at Success.com.

How Technology Is Disrupting the Way Real Estate Agents Get Customers

A good read on how concierge real estate services are changing high end real estate. And food for thought on how you’ll work with (or not work with) concierge companies as you launch your real estate career.

Trending in Real Estate: Microunits

Affordable housing not much of an option in your area? Enter tiny apartments. They’re popping up from Seattle to Providence and are becoming an increasingly viable solution in urban areas where affordable housing isn’t much of an option. Read more about the tiny 200-250 square foot units here.

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