Category Archives: Real Estate News

Older Buyers Expect Longer Tenure in Homes

One of the things homebuyers think about when preparing to purchase a new abode is how long they expect to be there. This is not only true for first-time buyers who are weighing whether to continue renting or buy, but for buyers of all ages. And while many mortgages last 30-years, homebuyers typically do not…
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Get More Money for Your Home by Following These Staging Tips

When putting a home on the market, there is a lot to consider. How will you find a REALTOR®? What should you price the home? And the big one—is the home ready to sell? Most sellers know to get rid of clutter and fix any big or obvious problems. But what else can sellers do…
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Common Overlooked Expenses of Owning a Home

Homeowners spend an average $9,080 each year on common, yet often overlooked expenses associated with owning a home, including maintenance and utilities, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. The breakdown is as follows: Homeowners Insurance/Property Taxes/Utilities – $6,059 Professional Home Maintenance – $3,021 (Note: Homeownership costs vary considerably by location—see chart below.) “Determining how […] The post Common Overlooked Expenses of Owning a Home appeared first on RISMedia .
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Gardening for Your Small Deck or Patio

Having limited outdoor space is no reason to curb your love of gardening or to settle for less than a thriving green space. From tasty fruits and veggies to flowering plants, trees and shrubs, container gardening is a great way to enhance your small deck or patio, say gardening editors at HGTV. Test your green […] The post Gardening for Your Small Deck or Patio appeared first on RISMedia .
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REALTOR® Profession Experiencing Shifts in Demographics

As with any profession, REALTORS®, members of the National Association of REALTORS®, are a diverse group; there are members of both sexes, of all generations, and with varying amounts of experience. According to NAR’s 2016 Member Profile, however, there have been shifts in some of these groups. For example, the report shows a drop in…
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Home Safety: Best Places to Put Security Cameras

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Prospecting: Online and Offline Lead Sources That Dominate in Today’s Market 5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500 Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor If you’ve decided to put up […] The post Home Safety: Best Places to Put Security Cameras appeared first on RISMedia .
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Dos and Don’ts of Viewing Homes—an Etiquette Primer

With spring buying season in full swing, potential homebuyers are flooding into homes they saw on realtor.com® and in person with the help of a REALTOR®. It’s an exciting time, full of possibility and hope,but it is easy to forget that, while you’re playing home inspector, the space currently belongs to someone else. Still, buyers…
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5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor Reduce Your Stress as a Landlord With These 5 Tips How Brokers Can Use Predictive Analytics to Recruit, Retain Top Agents Summer is a time filled with […] The post 5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500 appeared first on RISMedia .
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Millennial Attitudes to Homebuying by Region

We’ve all heard someone say that millennials don’t see the value of buying a home, and that they will remain renters forever; both claims are refuted by research from the National Association of REALTORS®, which found that millennials both see the financial value in homeownership and want to own someday. However, it is true that…
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Homebuyers Seeking Green Features

There are many reasons to live life “greener”—to help the environment and to save some money on energy bills are typically the biggest draws. But how many homebuyers are actively seeking green features, and what are they looking for? According to research by the National Association of REALTORS®, 11 percent of new homes are bought…
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