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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

Story Idea: Selling in Winter

Selling a home during the winter months can be an overwhelming undertaking. For most families the holidays are already a stressful time of year, so adding a house sale to the mix is an intimidating prospect. However, there are...
January 5, 2017

Smart Home Products You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Smart home technology has become increasingly popular with homeowners since the advent of the smartphone. In fact,  according to the National Association of REALTOR®‘s 2016 Smart Homes and REALTORS® report, REALTORS® expect this trend to grow and continue with...
January 3, 2017

Story Ideas: Protect Your Home From the Cold

When the temperature drops and words like “icy conditions” and “blizzard” start appearing in the weather forecast, keeping a house warm and cozy becomes even more important and even more difficult. There are several things homeowners can do to...