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Real Estate News Now: November 5, 2018

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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!

Million-dollar tips: Life lessons with Ryan Serhant // Success in Real Estate

“Ryan Serhant initially turned to New York real estate just to pay the rent and ended up becoming one of the stars of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York” TV series as a top broker with Nest Seekers International. He spoke with Reuters for our Life Lessons series about how he embarked on his stunning career – and how others can do the same.” –

Millennials prefer ‘influencers’ over agents when it comes to real estate // REAL ESTATE TRENDS

“A majority of millennials rely on “influencers” to make purchasing decisions — and a whopping 80 percent said they would consider hiring one as a real estate agent, according to a new study by Engel & Völkers released Tuesday.” –

D-FW is the top U.S. homebuilding market, with Houston second // U.S. REAL ESTATE MARKETS

“No place builds more new houses than Dallas-Fort Worth. As of the third quarter of this year, D-FW was the solid leader in U.S. homebuilding with almost 35,000 single-family annual home starts, according to a new report by housing market analysts at Metrostudy Inc.” – Dallas Morning News

Zillow is now officially in the mortgage business // INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS

“Zillow announced Thursday that it completed its acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America, marking its official first step into the mortgage industry. Zillow began making significant changes to the housing industry when, back in May 2017, it announced that it was getting into the home selling business by launching “Zillow Instant Offers.” In that program, prospective home sellers in certain markets can receive offers for their home direct from investors, all through Zillow’s platform.” – HousingWire

Sick of Renting? Here Are the Top Buyer’s Bargains in America’s Biggest Cities // U.S. REAL ESTATE MARKETS

“Just how high can home prices go in America’s biggest cities? That’s the question many prospective buyers are asking as they wait (and wait) on the sidelines of the nation’s top housing markets—watching for that magical time when crazy-high price tags get slashed and they can sprint toward the homeownership end zone.” –

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