January 20, 2018
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Bitcoin Fever Hits US Real Estate Market
 
Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially that of Florida, offering foreign investors a way to dodge currency controls at home and US economic sanctions. As of the end of last year, the digital currency was listed as a way to pay for some 75 properties for sale, especially in south Florida and California, according to the real estate firm Redfin.


INDUSTRY NEWS
Monthly Indicators: 10K Reports December 2017
 
The number of homes for sale, days on market and months of supply were all down in year-over-year comparisons in a majority of the country for the entirety of 2017, as was housing affordability. And although total sales volumes were mixed,
price were consistently up in most markets. Buyers may not benefit from higher prices, but sellers do, and there should be more listing activity by more confident sellers in 2018. At least that would be the most viable prediction for an economic
landscape pointing toward improved conditions for sellers.


The Agent's One Page Business Plan
 
One of the most important steps an agent can take in their business is to treat it like a business. Having a written business plan is crucial to starting, growing, and even selling a business. In this hands-on workshop, agents will explore the key elements to a business plan. DOWNLOAD FLYER 
 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm  
Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS┬«  
$10 WCR Member / $20 Guest (Includes Lunch) 
LEGISLATIVE NEWS
Fannie Mae Offers Rewards for Health and Wellness Programs
 
 Fannie Mae on Wednesday announced a new program designed to reward multifamily property owners who provide programs including daycare, health and wellness initiatives, and job training to tenants of affordable housing complexes. Fannie Mae's new Enhanced Resident Services program promises savings for multifamily borrowers in the form of lower borrowing rates, saving between $15,000 and $75,000 annually.  


NEWS YOU COULD USE
8 Ways to Get Rid of Awful Pet Smells That Turn Off Buyers
 
Having pet odors inside a home can turn off potential homebuyers and keep a home from selling. As a real estate agent give your client your honest opinion about whether your home has a pet smell.


TECH TIPS
Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email
 
To help those with slow connections, limited-data plans or internet provider limits on attachment size, some mobile email apps can reduce the size of a photo attached to a message that's going out. Choosing the "small" or "medium" size scales the image down, but also reduces the resolution when it arrives at its destination. Smartphone apps vary, but some can automatically resize photos, so check your default settings.

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