How to help your allergy-stricken clients in real estate

Researchers from the National Institute of Health report that over 90 percent of homes have at least three detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes have at least one allergen at an elevated level.

Your home probably has at least 3 allergens, study finds

The National Institutes of Health today released the results of a report that revealed 90 percent of U.S. homes have three or more detectable allergens from pets, pests and rodents …

A survival guide for moving with pets

My cat, Boomer, is one weird puss. We rescued him as an 8-week-old kitten, and no sooner than we brought him home, he took over the house. He walked right out of the cat carrier and promptly punched our 70-pound Plott hound in the nose …

Removing pet odors from subfloor

In this Q-and-A column, we discuss how to treat stubborn pet odors that have gone beyond the carpet and padding, and which products (homemade and commercial) to consider.  …

6 reasons the home won’t sell (besides price)

It never hurts to tip the scales in your sellers’ favor, increase their bottom line and potentially expedite the home sale timeline …

6 reasons the home won’t sell (besides price)

It never hurts to tip the scales in your sellers’ favor, increase their bottom line and potentially expedite the home sale timeline …

When It Comes to Homeownership Decisions, Pets Rule

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When pets are dealmakers — or breakers

When a Chinese couple finished touring one of Vincent Smith’s listings, they said they were interested in making an offer. But on one condition: The cat that followed them throughout the condominium would have to be part of the deal …

Pet-friendly accommodations in new construction puts lifestyle first

Are the dog days of summer really over? Given the high-end, pet-friendly features within national homebuilder Taylor Morrison’s newest communities, they very well could be …

12 tips for keeping homesellers secure from attack

The doorbell rang. The homeowner, a woman, opened it. There stood a man and woman. The man said he was there to look at the house, which made sense because it was for sale. But their real estate agent had not yet shown up …