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Real Estate News Now: March 21, 2017

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Take a look at our latest roundup of real estate news from our Real Estate News Now Blog Series! Don’t forget that there’s something for everyone to read, so whether you click to increase your awareness of the real estate innovations, trends and news article making waves around our country or simply want to share with your circle of influence, make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most in the comments at Champions School of Real Estate’s Facebook and Twitter pages!

Texas topped the country in commercial real estate development in 2017 // COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

“Oil and cattle are the iconic business touchstones for Texas. But it’s real estate development where the Lone Star State really leads the country. Last year, Texas was the top U.S. state for commercial real estate development contributions to the economy.” – Dallas Morning News

Mortgage Rates Touch 4-Year High as Benchmark Bonds Take a Hit // MORTGAGE RATES

“Rates for home loans have reached a nearly a four-year high as investors abandoned bonds in the face of stronger signs of inflation and central bank tightening, sending yields on debt higher.” –

Existing home sales bounce back 3% in February // INDUSTRY REPORT

“Total existing home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 3% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million in February, up from 5.38 million in January.” – Housing Wire

Full List: America’s Fastest-Growing Cities 2018 // INDUSTRY REPORT

“Forbes’ annual list of America’s 25 fastest-growing cities provides a holistic picture of places on the upswing. We look at growth of population, employment, wages and economic output. We also use home price growth as a proxy for wealth.” – Forbes

10 Home Landscaping Rules You Should Never Break // CURB APPEAL

“Homeowners’ use of the front or backyard can vary widely – and include everything from a patio spa or herb garden to a complete outdoor chef’s kitchen for entertaining. Despite the many options you have for making the most of your outdoor space, there are still a few cardinal rules for ensuring your landscaping is a success.” – US News & World Report

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