Best and Worst Places for Millennial Home-Buying

Members of the millennial generation, especially first-time buyers, are already struggling to purchase a home due to student loan debt, trouble saving for a down payment and tight inventory—factors cited in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. According to GOBankingRates, slow wage growth and low unemployment rates across […]

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All About Clean: Master Bathroom Trends

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Talking With Today’s Top Producers: The Power of Prospecting, Staying Competitive and More Best Practices in Generating Leads From an Industry Pro How to Sell a Vacant Home in the Off-Season Thumb through any home decor magazine, […]

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Home Haunted? No Problem, New Survey Shows

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Answering the Call: HomeSmart CEO Pilots Irma Rescue Mission Buying in a Seller’s Market: Who’s the Winner? Crowdfunding Your Way Into a Home Would you ever live in a haunted home? A new survey from realtor.com® shows […]

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Safety Warnings for Fidget Spinners

Any household where kids live or even visit today probably has a couple (or dozens) of fidget spinners lying around. On Aug. 10, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle announced the agency was investigating some reported incidents that prompted a warning to parents and caregivers to keep fidget spinners and similarly […]

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Relaxation Awaits: 2018 Best Places to Retire

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Great Spaces: Let’s All Move to Maui Double Your Business With Double the Tweet Length Home Renovation for (Less Than) the Cost of an iPhone 8 Are you getting ready to find your retirement paradise? There are […]

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4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Know Your Model, Work It Well Brighter, Faster—but Not Stronger? Breaking Down the iPhone 8 Florida Waterfront Home in Kings Bay Homeowners are often looking for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, […]

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Infographic: Easing the Burden of Student Loan Debt

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How to Make Buying a Beach House an Affordable Thing to Do Great Spaces: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s Park Slope Pad 4 Ways to Host an Effective Open House Is your crippling student loan debt keeping […]

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Your Fall Produce Guide

Do you like to eat locally? While the summer has an abundance of fresh produce for you to grab at your local farmer’s market, as fall hits, many wonder what local produce is still available. Below are the top five things to eat this autumn, available in most regions in the country. Apples! All hail fall, […]

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Get in Early on Emerging Neighborhoods

Buying in a hot housing market while prices are reasonable is a sure ticket to wealth. Analysts at GOBankingRates recently spotlighted 20 up-and-comers. The top 10 are: 1. Jungle Terrace – St. Petersburg, Fla. Median List Price (as of July 2017): $239,900 Price Change Year-Over-Year: +44.5 percent 2. Beacon Hill – Seattle, Wash. Median List […]

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The Latest and Greatest Fall Home Trends

As the days shorten and autumn arrives, it’s time to start considering holiday gift items, or even a couple of household goodies you might just want to keep for yourself. Take, for example, the remotely controllable slow cooker from WeMo, which lets you check on your meal in progress without actually having to be in […]

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