This Week in Real Estate News: July 18, 2016

this-week-in-real-estate-news-july-18As the mercury soars outside, find yourself a nice cool spot indoors to catch up on real estate news this week. We selected articles that will keep you up-to-date and well informed, from how Pokémon Go and Brexit are impacting the market, to staging solutions, millennials on the move, and staying ahead of the daily grind.

How ‘Pokémon Go’ Could Help You Sell a House

As the saying goes, the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location. But what about a Pikachu? Or a Squirtle? Or a Weedle? Some Realtors across the nation are capitalizing on the Pokémon Go phenomenon for their listings, and you can read about it here.

Mortgage Rates Defy Consumer Expectations Again; Rates Fall To New Depths

With Brexit helping to drive mortgage rates to an all-time low, both current and potential homeowners are benefiting. Get the latest on what these low rates mean for those who are buying and refinancing.

Staging Solution: Using Pop-Up Furniture to Sell a Home

Home staging is an important element when it comes to selling homes. But Forbes is reporting a new way of staging that is much less expensive than traditional leased furniture: pop-up furniture. Usually made from cheaper materials, such as corrugated plastic, pop-up furniture gives the illusion of more expensive furnishings at a much lower price.

Bike Lanes Are Bringing More Millennials to the Suburbs

Millennials have traditionally been drawn to the excitement of city centers. But as it turns out, suburbs who are catering these younger residents with trendy shops, bars, and restaurants are drawing them in with lots of sidewalks and bike trails. Read more about this growing shift from city to suburb at Realtor.com.

5 Disciplines to Beat the Daily Grind

It’s no secret that real estate agents are some of the hardest-working professionals around. Bestselling author, respected leadership expert, and prolific speaker John C. Maxwell offers his advice on making sure you don’t let the grind steal your optimism in this article on Success.com.

 

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