Rebound in Houston Home Sales, Mortgage Applications Up, Dressing for Success, and More

rebound in Houston home salesWith fall well underway and the holiday season still quite a few weeks away, you might be ready to put your nose to the grindstone—and you need to look no further than our weekly round-up of real estate news. These articles answer some burning questions: Where are mortgage applications this week? How much do home alarm systems affect resale? What should be wearing for your next meeting? And more!

Rebound in Houston home sales fuels uptick nationally

An amazingly quick rebound of home sales in the wake of Hurricane Harvey has surprised most real estate experts, who say the uptick says a lot about just how resilient the Houston market is.

Weekly mortgage applications rise 3.6 percent after rates dip

Mortgage applications 3.6 percent for the week from the previous week, but volume is still 19 percent higher than this same week one year ago. The likely reason is the rise in interest rates. Get the Mortgage Bankers Association details here.

Rising seas threaten nearly $1 trillion worth of US homes, and most of them are moderately priced

A new report out by Zillow estimates that nearly $1 trillion worth of coastal homes in this country are in danger because of rising ocean levels. And the majority of the homes at risk are not the sprawling mansions depicted in magazines but are median-priced homes.

How much do home alarm systems affect resale?

Protection against theft is an appealing notion for buyers, but just how much do home security systems impact home prices and how long a home is on the market?

What to wear as a real estate agent

How does your wardrobe stack up when it comes to presenting yourself as a competent, professional real estate agent? Here are some ideas on what you should be wearing from head to toe when you want to put your best foot forward.

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