Here’s a batch of articles we found this past week that piqued our interest, including the growth of suburban poverty, landscapers’ expected increase in revenue, the benefits of using Facebook Live and two celebrity homes going off the market.
Suburban Poverty Is Growing – and It’s Affecting Housing Markets, realtor.com
Realtor.com’s Clare Trapasso takes an in-depth look at the growing poverty outside of city limits. High-poverty neighborhoods in the suburbs have risen 76 percent from 2000 to 2015, while those in the exburbs (farther-out suburbs) skyrocketed 123 percent.
Three Reasons Landscapers Are So Optimistic About Their Business, HomeAdvisor
Out of 13 business categories in the home improvement space, landscapers expect their revenue to increase the most over the next year-plus, according to a recent survey. The reason? Millennials, the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers and readying a home for sale.
Using Facebook Live for Real Estate Marketing, Nadine Larder on Active Rain
Nadine Larder, a real estate marketer, gives real estate agents suggestions on how to use Facebook Live. She mentions virtual open houses, live Q&As, seller tutorials and more.
‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Lena Headey Lists Sherman Oaks Home for $1.945M, Trulia
The good? The Great Sept of Baelor’s rubble isn’t nearby and Headey’s neighbors surely think more of her than the King’s Landing population does of Queen Cersei. The bad? No Red Keep or Iron Throne.
Steph Curry did it. How do you lose money in the Bay Area real-estate market? The San Jose Mercury News
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is a two-time NBA Champion and two-time Most Valuable Player, but he somehow came up short buying, updating and selling his home. The San Jose Mercury News breaks down how Curry lost money in the country’s hottest real estate market. (Hint: He bought high in a less-than-prime location.)
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