Category Archives: Real Estate News

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 7 Tips for Writing a Great Real Estate Agent Resume Facebook’s Latest Ad Product Is Designed Specifically for Real Estate 5 Stunning Staircases to Move You Higher If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar […] The post 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House appeared first on RISMedia .
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The Best Way to Invest Money You May Not Ever Need

(TNS)—Having money sitting in an individual retirement account that you won’t need to spend anytime soon—or maybe you’ll never want to spend—is a First World retirement problem. Yet financial advisers have answers for the well-heeled retirees who find themselves in this fortunate situation. If you are in that lucky group, consider these strategies on the […] The post The Best Way to Invest Money You May Not Ever Need appeared first on RISMedia .
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Tips That Can Prepare You for Bringing a Puppy Home

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 5 Benefits of Choosing Suburban Life Over City Living How to Give Your Bathroom a Tropical Vibe Great Spaces: Historic Brownstone in Gramercy Park Bringing home a puppy is exciting because he becomes a new member of […] The post Tips That Can Prepare You for Bringing a Puppy Home appeared first on RISMedia .
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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 […] The post Want to Save for a Down Payment? Skip the Pre-Wedding Shenanigans appeared first on RISMedia .
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5 Benefits of Choosing a Suburban Life Over City Living

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How to Give Your Bathroom a Tropical Vibe Great Spaces: Historic Brownstone in Gramercy Park Real Estate Agents: 5 Ways to Create Shareable Content Choosing the right house for you and your family can be a very […] The post 5 Benefits of Choosing a Suburban Life Over City Living appeared first on RISMedia .
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How to Give Your Bathroom a Tropical Vibe

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Great Spaces: Historic Brownstone in Gramercy Park Real Estate Agents: 5 Ways to Create Shareable Content Great Spaces: House of the Rising Sun for Sale Looking to redo your bathroom? Adding a tropical twist is all the […] The post How to Give Your Bathroom a Tropical Vibe appeared first on RISMedia .
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‘Soft’ Credit Checks: Do They Hurt Your Credit Score?

(TNS)—Lenders use your credit score to determine whether you are eligible for a loan and to decide what terms they are prepared to offer. Credit bureaus keep track of when companies check your score, regardless of the outcome, and checks designated as “hard inquiries” may lower your score. Understanding what constitutes a hard check versus […] The post ‘Soft’ Credit Checks: Do They Hurt Your Credit Score? appeared first on RISMedia .
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How to Stay Cool and Save Money

Staying cool can be difficult during uncomfortable summer spikes and dreaded heatwaves. According to fan manufacturer Lasko, an average homeowner spends nearly $2,000 annually on energy bills, with 25 percent of that consumed by air conditioning. By simply turning the A/C thermostat up, and adding fans to any space, consumers can still stay comfortably cool […] The post How to Stay Cool and Save Money appeared first on RISMedia .
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How to Avoid Flying in the Dreaded Middle Seat

(TNS)—Flying in the middle seat is rarely a pleasant experience, but it’s considerably worse when you never saw it coming. While many airlines allow you to select a non-middle seat ahead of time, even that strategy isn’t fool-proof. After all, somebody has to sit in the middle, right? When a flight is overbooked, people are […] The post How to Avoid Flying in the Dreaded Middle Seat appeared first on RISMedia .
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Helping Minority, Low-Income, and Young Borrowers Access Credit

The National Association of REALTORS® hosted government, industry and academic leaders at a symposium this month to discuss mortgage credit issues. Throughout the conversation, one question kept coming up: How do we make credit available to responsible borrowers who don’t have a credit history? More than 40 million people in America have what is known…
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