Crowdfunding Your Way Into a Home

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Great Spaces: Living Luxe in Beautiful Bradenton Survey: Broker Operations and Technology Relaxation Awaits: 2018 Best Places to Retire Crowdfunding has appeared in the real estate industry in a variety of forms: house flip investing, mortgage payoff […]

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Want to Save for a Down Payment? Skip the Pre-Wedding Shenanigans

Would-be homeowners can easily plunk down savings for a home—if they forgo their friends’ one last hurrah before the big day. A recent report by Zillow reveals the cost of destination bachelor or bachelorette parties can equal up to one-third of a down payment on a median-priced home. With attendees spending an average $1,106 (for […]

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REALTORS®: Home Staging Cuts Time on Market

Home staging offers a distinct advantage for sellers: a speedy sale. Sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents believe staging a home cuts down the time it spends on-market, with the majority believing it “greatly” reduces the window, according to the new 2017 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Seventy-seven percent of […]

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Ask the Expert: What Advice Do You Have for Homebuyers Forgoing a Home Inspection?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: What advice do you have for those thinking of buying a home without waiting for a home inspection? A: As housing markets continue to heat up, many buyers are forgoing the important step of getting a home inspection. While […]

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Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: $1 Million a Week, Starting With Quality Leads Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Wreak Havoc on Your Home Easy Tips to Stage Your Home With Toddlers Around Buying a luxury home isn’t as straightforward a process as one […]

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5 Root Causes for U.S.’s Depressed Homeownership Rate: New Study

Despite steadily improving local job markets and historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages. That’s according to findings of a new white paper titled, “Hurdles to Homeownership: Understanding the Barriers” […]

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Free Report: The Power of Real Estate IRA Investments

Entrust clients have a long track record—35 years—of investing in real estate using their tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts. Part of our mission is to educate investors, and our new real estate report is a prime example of that effort. The report’s detailed analysis of both purchases and sales data is a valuable tool for investors, […]

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6 Things Professional Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Looking to Leverage Your Social Media Presence? Shift Your Viewpoint 4 Fictional Towns That Would Be Bad for Real Estate How to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you […]

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Location, Location: Trading Up Costs $450 More a Month, With Exceptions

There are many benefits to trading up to a home with more square footage, especially for growing families—but with more house comes more cost, and, as a recent analysis by Zillow reveals, it can vary by location. Trade-up homeowners can expect to spend an average $447 more each month if they move from a home […]

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How to Prepare Yourself for Becoming a Landlord

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 10 Easy Home Improvements to Make on your Fixer Upper Brighten Up Your Kid’s Bedroom with ‘Beauty and the Beast’-Inspired Decor Mortgage Credit’s More Crunched Than in 2001—Here’s Why If you own some property that you are […]

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