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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

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

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

Story Idea – National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate and promote the American Dream of owning a home.  REALTORS® know that homeownership is the best investment an individual can make to build their personal wealth, however, owning a home is...
June 16, 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

Story Idea: How NFIP Expiration Would Affect Homeowners

On September 30, less than six months from now, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire. The National Association of REALTORS® is working closely with federal regulators and members of Congress to strengthen the program and clear the way for a private market...
April 10, 2017

Story Ideas: Should a Homeowner Take the Lowest Bid for a Remodel?

How does a homeowner know when to spend a lot of money on a home project versus when it is all right to go a cheaper route? When taking bids for a renovation project, it can be tempting to...
March 13, 2017

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

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