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Real Estate News Now: September 13, 2016


In this Real Estate Now, we look at market changes as we fall into the last few months of the year, we see how discounts are the new normal in high-end Manhattan real estate, tips from realtors worth sharing on how clients can save for a down payment for a home and tips for realtors on what clients look for in a Realtor!

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1.  4 Ways The Real Estate Market Changes After Labor Day

“While some homeseekers might throw in the towel after Labor Day and wait until spring to begin a new search, others will find some definite advantages to starting their home pursuit in September. Find out how the market changes after Labor Day and what makes it a pivotal day for the real estate industry.”

2.  Austin developer attracts $110M to grow nationally

“Aspen Heights Partners has ambitious plans afoot in Texas and elsewhere as it grows its national reach. The Austin-based developer released more details Thursday about four projects underway, including a 717-bed apartment complex in Houston and a 797-bed complex in College Station.”

3.   There’s a new normal in high-end Manhattan real estate: discounts

“Prices for luxury residential real estate in Manhattan declined for the 10th consecutive month in July, marking “a point of oversaturation,” said Krishna Rao, an economist at StreetEasy. The real estate data provider’s most recent report on the city also showed homes across the board in Manhattan are taking longer to change hands and sellers are receiving a median of 97.7% of their original asking prices.

4.  How To Save For A Real Estate Down Payment: 20 Financial Experts Share Their Tips

“Like my five-year-old self, most Americans have a hard time saving money. An increase in income usually results in an increase in spending. In fact, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve, 47% of Americans do not have enough savings to cover a $400 emergency. Savings, however, are incredibly important, especially if you are looking to someday buy a house or get an investment property loan.”

5. How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent for You

“When you’re buying or selling a house, you’ll likely reach out for professional help from a real estate agent. But how to choose? There are Realtors and just plain real estate agents, part-time and full-time agents, family friends who are in the business, maybe even neighbors down the street. Which one is right for you?”

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