RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

FEB 2019

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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18 February 2019 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE Trending in Real Estate The smart home movement is heading outdoors. Today's green thumbs are opting for gardening apps that ID plants, automated lawn mowers and technology that provides soil-nutrition and watering info. Interior designers are expecting jewel tones to make their mark in 2019. Look for ruby reds, emerald greens and sapphire blues to shine in home decor this year. If your credit history is a bit "thin," Experian Boost now allows you to shore things up by reporting your utility and cellphone payments for an instant lift to your Experian credit score. The top three states for female entrepreneurs to start a business in 2019 are Texas, Ohio and Minnesota. According to FitSmallBusiness.com's annual ranking, the determination is based on four metrics: general business climate/ opportunity; outlook for women; economic and financial health; and livability for females. New Jersey, Illinois and Connecticut lead the nation in residents moving out of state, according to United Van Lines' 2018 National Movers Study. Chinese buyers—the top foreign investors in U.S. real estate for six years straight, according to NAR—are now expanding into lower price tiers. CNBC reports that more middle-class Chinese are searching for lower- priced homes in the U.S., and increasingly using a mortgage as opposed to all cash.

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