Real Estate Roundup 12/31/2015

How Entrepreneur Greg Hague Hopes To Change The Way America Sells Homes
Josh Steimle, Forbes.com

“The basic process for selling homes hasn’t changed in 75 years,” he observes. “It’s ridiculous that Amazon/Apple level sale strategies aren’t used to sell real estate.” His research shows the current inefficiency costing home sellers 3%-8% in reduced price for their sales.

West Michigan's jobless rate close to 15-year low
Jim Harger, Mlive.com

West Michigan's job market set new records for employment in November while the unemployment rate closed in on a 15-year low, according to figures released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

 

4 Mortgage Secrets Only Your Broker Knows
Dan Rafter, wisebread.com

Taking out a mortgage loan to buy a home is a huge investment — probably the biggest you'll ever make. That's why it's important to cut as many costs of applying for a mortgage loan as possible.