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Story Idea: How NFIP Expiration Would Affect Homeowners

On September 30, less than six months from now, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire. The National Association of REALTORS® is working closely with federal regulators and members of Congress to strengthen the program and clear the way for a private market...
April 10, 2017

It’s National Puppy Day, and NAR Knows It’s a Dog’s House

It’s National Puppy Day, one of the cutest days of the year (I’m looking at you National Kitten Day)! According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 report Animal House: Remodeling Impact, homeowners will be one of the largest...
March 23, 2017

Story Ideas: Should a Homeowner Take the Lowest Bid for a Remodel?

How does a homeowner know when to spend a lot of money on a home project versus when it is all right to go a cheaper route? When taking bids for a renovation project, it can be tempting to...
March 13, 2017

Story Ideas: Filing Taxes as a New Homeowner

For many new homeowners the year they buy their own home will also be the first year they do not take the standard deduction when doing their taxes. It can be confusing to know what is eligible for itemization...
February 21, 2017

Living Single: Single Living and Real Estate

February 15th is Singles Awareness Day! Here is some information how single men and women are taking part in real estate from the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. ...
February 15, 2017

Animal House! A New Report on Pets and Remodeling

According to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS®, a majority of Americans take their pets’ needs into account when making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes. The 2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact report discussed the importance that...
February 13, 2017

Infographic: New Year, New Home Projects!

With 2017 underway there is still time for homeowners to commit to making this year their home’s most productive year yet! Here are few ideas for quick and easy home improvement projects from the National Association of REALTORS®....
January 31, 2017

Let’s Get Packing on Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Happy Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! When we aren’t frantically trying to pop an entire roll of the stuff, bubble wrap usually enters our lives when we are in the process of packing up a home. In honor of Bubble...
January 30, 2017

Story Ideas: Preparing homes for extreme weather

Preparing for typical winter weather can be hard for homeowners, but dealing with dangerous winter conditions, such as blizzards or extreme cold, can be overwhelming. The key to surviving extreme weather is preparation. Homeowners should trim tree branches to...
January 26, 2017

Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Friday the 13th is generally considered one of the unluckiest days in western culture. In fact, the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $700 million to $800 million is lost in business revenue as so many people...
January 13, 2017