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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

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

Staged for Sucess: NAR’s 2017 Profile of Home Staging

Most home sellers know to keep their home clean and clutter-free while it is on the market, but sometimes taking the extra step of staging the home can help a home sell faster and for a higher dollar value. According...
July 6, 2017

Story Idea: The Importance of Lawn Care

Taking care of a home’s landscape in the summer heat can be a daunting task for many homeowners. However, if a homeowner is looking to sell his or her home in the warmer months, maintaining or creating a beautiful...
May 8, 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

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

Infographic: Thanksgiving at Home

Its the time of year where we gather together with loved ones while gorging ourselves on delicious (and far too much) food! For most of us, this tradition will take place in the warmth of our home, or the...
November 22, 2016

Story Idea: Moving With Kids

Moving, no matter your family situation, can be stressful. However, moving with children provides a whole new set of issues and stressors to take into consideration. In school districts across the country, kids are beginning to return to school,...

Story Idea: Financing a Home Purchase the Right Way

It’s common knowledge that purchasing a home can be challenging. But while some buyers may lose sleep over home inspections or finding a home in their favorite neighborhood, real estate professionals know that one of the biggest difficulties is...

Infographic: Are there benefits to home staging?

Home staging can impact a buyer’s perception of a home and even persuade him or her to offer more money. Here are a few tips on home staging from National Association of Realtors®: 96 percent of buyer’s agents say...
October 30, 2015