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Story Idea: Clever Cures for the Worst of Winter

Cold weather can keep homeowners cooped up inside for months, so why not use that time to take on some quick and easy DIY home repairs! For homeowners who are not that handy, they can take on projects as...
December 5, 2017

Down Payments Across the U.S.

A majority of buyers finance their home purchase with a down payment of 6 percent or less. How much does that actually amount to? Here is what a 6 percent down payment looks like in 5 major U.S. housing...
November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving: Food and Real Estate

It’s almost that time of year, where we sit down with friends and family to eat way too much food and reflect on what we are most thankful for this past year. Here are a few facts about Thanksgiving...
November 22, 2017

Student Loan Debt Keeps Millennials From Buying Homes, Starting Businesses

Real estate industry experts and researchers  presented data and discussed the effects of student loan debt on millennials’ ability to participate in the housing market and own a business, during a panel titled “Digging Out: Growing Your Business While...

Detailed Data Can Help Curb Condo Confusion

Agents, appraisers and lenders discussed the importance of being educated on the specifics of a condominium building or project when selling a condo unit, during a panel yesterday at the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. During the panel “Dispelling...

How to Keep Consumers Engaged

Leading power brokers shared their strategies for effectively reaching and engaging with consumers during a session titled, “New Strategies for Engaging Consumers,” during the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. REALTORS® and brokers from across the country listened as the...
November 3, 2017

Happy Halloween from the REALTORS®!

It’s the spookiest day of the year, but some cities have a ghostly presence all year long. Here are the median home prices and some eerie facts about some of America’s most haunted towns!  Happy Halloween!...
October 31, 2017

Love Your Bathroom the Kitchen and Bath Month!

Its October, and that means it’s National Kitchen and Bath Month! The National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 Remodeling Impact Report shows homeowners the benefits they reap – both financially and emotionally - from showing their bathrooms a little love. Adding...
October 27, 2017

Kitchen Remodeling Projects for Kitchen and Bath Month

October is National Kitchen and Bath Month! For homeowners considering taking on a remodeling project in honor of the holiday, here is some information on the benefits – both finiancial and emotional – of upgrading or renovating the kitchen...
October 25, 2017

Enjoy Your Home! 8 Remodeling Projects That Bring Homeowners Joy

Homeowners who take on remodeling projects gain major benefits – both emotionally and financially - according to the 2017 Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors®. Remodeling projects are assigned a  Joy Score to rank the of amount of...
October 3, 2017