Good morning and happy Friday! Today we’re in New Orleans for the CENTURY 21 Global Conference. Be sure you’re following CENTURY 21 on Facebook and Twitter for live updates. You can also follow on Twitter with the official conference hashtag, #C21GC.
As you know, each Friday we share with you the must-read, real estate news of the week. We’ve got everything you need to know to stay on top of breaking industry news and trends.
Grab your coffee and get reading!
“Warren Buffett on CNBC: I’d Buy Up ‘A Couple Hundred Thousand’ Single-Family Homes If I Could”
Warren Buffett says along with equities, single-family homes are a very attractive investment right now. Appearing live on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Buffett tells Becky Quick he’d buy up “a couple hundred thousand” single family homes if it were practical to do so. If held for a long period of time and purchased at low rates, Buffett says houses are even better than stocks. He advises buyers to take out a 30-year mortgage and refinance if rates go down. Continue reading . . .
“Pending Home Sales Show Industry Regaining Footing”
More Americans than forecast signed contracts to buy previously owned homes in January, indicating the industry that sparked the last recession is improving. The index of pending home resales climbed 2 percent after a 1.9 percent decrease the prior month that was smaller than previously estimated, the National Association of Realtors said this week in Washington. The median forecast of 44 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 1 percent advance. Continue reading . . .
“6 Insanely Innovative Ways To Transform Your iPhone Photography”
Clever cases and lenses for iPhones equip a phone to transform into a full-fledged camera at a fraction of the cost. These exciting innovations from Photojojo are creating opportunities for real estate professionals to step up their photo game. Continue reading . . .
“[VIDEO] Pinterest For Real Estate”
Why is Pinterest becoming so popular so quickly? Why is Pinterest for real estate marketing? How can Pinterest increase traffic to your real estate website or blog? These questions and more answered in this video from Inman Next. Click to watch . . .
“10 Steps To Writing A More Professional Email”
How you write a work email isn’t going to make or break your career, but your email etiquette can affect how seriously you’re taken, and even how well you’re liked by coworkers and clients. Continue reading for ten things to keep in mind before hitting send . . .