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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House Hunters Get in the Black Friday Mentality With Holiday Home-Buying

The holiday season is here, and with it the mass amounts of consumer shopping tied to gift-giving, or just personal spending at a discounted price. While terms like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are synonymous with post-Thanksgiving consumer spending sparked by widespread sales, real estate shoppers are no strangers to home-buying during the holiday season, […]

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Consumer Trust at Risk Amid Equifax Breach and CFPB Arbitration Rule Repeal

The real estate world lies within a network of sensitive contact information, financial records, identifying paperwork and the team of experts that keeps these things secure. So, what happens when this information isn’t properly safeguarded? Or when companies use information to take advantage of consumers? Between financial corporation scandals, like the cyber attacks on Equifax, […]

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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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Kindred Cities: Affordable Alternatives to Your Favorite Pricey Places

America’s premier cities seem to have it all: Instagram-able park and city views, edgy bars, oodles of culture, a vibrant and weird street life, shops that sell cookie dough by the scoop. All that awesomeness comes at a steep price. The harsh reality: Buying or renting in urban meccas like New York, San Francisco or […]

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Zillow: 1.9 Million Homes Underwater by Year 2100

Flood damage as a result of rising sea levels over the next 100 years, are expected to impact over $900 billion worth of homes in the U.S. This, according to a recent report by Zillow that analyzes the types of homes that could be underwater by 2100, based on recent climate change estimates. According to […]

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Ghostly Listings: What It Costs to Own a Famous Haunted House

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Collaboration Key to Bringing Convenience, Transparency and Flexibility to Real Estate Transactions Tips From Industry Professionals on Surviving Real Estate During Hurricane Season Buying a Home? Factor These Into Your Interest Rate Calculations After purchasing a house, […]

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The Most (and Least) Valuable States in America

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: San Francisco: The Sweet Spot for Trick-or-Treaters Jeff Bezos May Seek HQ2 Close to Home Home Haunted? No Problem, New Survey Shows Everyone knows location is the most important part of real estate. You can’t change where […]

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‘Hottest Zip Codes’: A Tale of Three States

Realtor.com®’s annual Hottest Zip Codes in America ranking reads like a tale of three states: California, Colorado and Michigan. Watauga, Texas (76148) Livonia, Mich. (48154) Kentwood, Mich. (49548) Medford, Mass. (02155) Littleton, Colo. (80123) Castro Valley, Calif. (94546) Colorado Springs, Colo. (80922) Overland Park, Kan. (66210) Mira Mesa (San Diego), Calif. (92126) Hilliard, Ohio (43026) […]

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San Francisco: The Sweet Spot for Trick-or-Treaters

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Jeff Bezos May Seek HQ2 Close to Home Home Haunted? No Problem, New Survey Shows Answering the Call: HomeSmart CEO Pilots Irma Rescue Mission The annual Trick-or-Treat Index from Zillow puts San Francisco in the sweet spot: No. 1 […]

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