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Story Idea—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...

Story Idea—Student Loan Debt Causes Homeownership Ripple Effect

For some time, housing industry experts have been discussing the impact of student loans on the ability of many to purchase a home, especially since the number of first-time homebuyers in recent years has dropped and remained lower than...
April 20, 2016

Happy Tax Day, Homeowners! Now… What to Do with That Refund?

Tax season—a time of year just about everyone dreads. Even if you don’t owe money to the government, it can be hassle to get organized and actually file your taxes before that April 15 deadline (or, as is the...
April 15, 2016

Selling in Spring–Tips from Tom Salomone

The process of selling a home can be a stressful one. There are a lot of steps and things one needs to consider: Is it the right time?  At what price should the home be listed? Where are you...

Infographic: International Women’s Day

March 8 is a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. And while we all know plenty of inspirational women, we thought we’d mark the occasion by celebrating NAR’s female members (which...

Story Idea—Sellers Seeing Sales Prices Very Close to Listing Prices

Homeowners looking to sell and move to a new place are in a great position; according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, sellers are seeing the sales price of their home creep up...

Story Idea—Tax Time Can Be a Dream for Homeowners

Tax Time Can Be a Dream for Homeowners Homeownership is a wonderful thing. After all, home is where we make memories, build our futures, and feel comfortable and secure. In addition to that, homeownership holds many financial benefits. This...

Story Idea—Millennials to Remain Renters? Not if They Can Help It

Just about everyone in the housing industry has an opinion on the topic of whether millennials will ever want to give up renting and own homes like their parents. While the Millennial generation certainly faces more challenges than some...

Story Idea—Best Remodeling Projects Depend on Future Tenure

Tackling remodeling projects is a huge part of homeownership. Once settled in a new home, it’s common to make a list of all the projects you’d want to take on in the future, whether tomorrow or in five years....

Appraisal Tips from NAR President Tom Salomone

Appraisals can be complicated for potential home buyers during the buying process and homeowners looking to refinance their place. When it comes to the latter, NAR President Tom Salomone has you covered. Check out the advice he gave homeowners...