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Industry news round-up for April 22, 2013: Self-taught MBA, homebuying trends, and more

Are more homeowners ready to sell?
“The latest data from found that the number of homes for sale increased 2.36% from February to March. While that doesn’t indicate a stampede of sellers, it may be a sign that at least sellers are ready to quit sitting on their hands.”

Construction Groups Criticize Limits in Guest Worker Deal
New York Times
“Several major construction industry groups are criticizing the agreement reached last week over how many low-skilled guest workers should be granted visas each year, complaining that the proposed limits were “unrealistic.” The trade associations, including Associated Builders and Contractors and the National Electrical Contractors Association, issued a statement late Wednesday highlighting their concerns about the proposal between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the A.F.L.-C.I.O.

Existing home sales dip 0.6% in March
USA Today
“A low supply of homes for sale took a bite out of existing home sales in March while prices continued to climb, the National Association of Realtors says.”

Self-Taught MBA: Make Your Digital Devices Work Harder and Smarter
Fine Homebuilding
“To get the most out of your digital toolbox, start by using applications that address your most important or time-consuming responsibilities first. Then add more applications as you find time. I’ve grouped my favorite apps by category to make it easier to prioritize them.”

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