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Story Idea – How to NOT Get Scammed by a Contractor

While the majority of contractors are honest professionals, it is still important for homeowners to be aware of possible scammers, frauds or swindlers when hiring a contractor before undergoing a remodel. Consumers should be wary of contractors who ask...
September 8, 2017

Infographic: A Dollar a Day: Simple Ways to Save For a Down Payment

Approximately 60 percent of homebuyers financed their home using a 6 percent – or less – down payment, according to data from the National Association of REALTORS®. With the most recent median existing-home price clocking in at $258,300, a...
September 6, 2017

Infographic – Back to (Home) School

First-time homebuyers may have been out of the classroom for a while, but that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from some of the back-to-school tips, tricks and hints that come pouring out this time of year. Here are a...
September 4, 2017

Are Child Care Expenses Affecting Home Buying?

There is no doubt about it: children are expensive. According to a report from the Department of Agriculture, it costs an average of $233,610, or $13,000 a year, to raise a child from birth to age 17 in the...
September 1, 2017

Sellers With Children Want to Sell NOW!

The process of selling a home is often emotionally taxing, but selling a home with children in the mix can be a downright nerve-wracking experience. The National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 Moving With Kids Report explores the one-of-a-kind adventure of trying...
August 29, 2017

Story Idea – Selling a Home? Consider Staging!

Most home sellers know the importance of keeping their house clean and clutter free while it is on the market, but sometimes, taking a few extra steps can make all the difference. That is where staging comes in. According...
August 23, 2017

Families with Children Want Bigger Homes

Buying and moving into a new home always comes with stress, but moving with children can add completely different sets of needs and hassles. The National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 Moving With Kids Report explores the unique experience of...
August 21, 2017

Tips for Hosting a Summer Open House that Sizzles

According to the National Association of Realtors®, 40 percent of all homes sold in 2016 sold during the summer months. There are many reasons why summer is the perfect time to sell your home – families are anxious to...
August 2, 2017

Story Idea – Homeowners Are Finally Ready to Sell

According to a new survey from the National Association of REALTORS®, 71 percent of Americans believe that now is a good time to sell their home. This is an increase from 69 percent last quarter and 61 percent last...
July 25, 2017

Story Idea – Common Mistakes Homeowners Make With Good Intentions

New homeowners always have the best intentions when it comes to taking care of their house. However, no one is knows all the ins and outs of maintaining a home right off the bat, so avoidable mistakes are often...
July 13, 2017