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Story Idea—Foreign Buyers Flock to Warmer Dwellings

It’s not uncommon to hear of friends, family and neighbors packing up and heading to a second home in warmer states during the winter months. After all, many parts of the country experience brutally long bouts of cold and...

Story Idea—Commercial Real Estate on Upswing as Demand Rises

While many people only deal with real estate when they buy and sell their homes, commercial real estate has a huge impact on the national economy. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, things are improving for commercial real...

Story Idea—Vacation Homes: Not Just for the Wealthy

When people dream of vacation homes, oftentimes they cut themselves off quickly, thinking they would never be able to afford one. However, new research by the National Association of REALTORS® shows that is probably not the case. While vacation...

Story Idea—Need a Realtor®? Ask Your Friends

There can be a lot of anxiety in finding the right person to help you buy or sell a home. After all, buyers will be spending a lot of time with them throughout the process and agents are helping...

Story Idea—The Disappearing “Shadow Inventory” and What it Means for Homebuyers

The housing market has been on quite the roller coaster ride the last decade. And while things are looking up after a few tough years, one issue that has surfaced is that of inventory—specifically shadow inventory. Shadow inventory, or...

Story Idea—Only Able to Afford a Small Down Payment for Your First Home? You’re in Good Company

Many first-time buyers are overwhelmed by all the questions to ask before jumping into homeownership. People often wonder, “Am I ready? Is this a good investment for me? Can I afford it? Will I live here long enough to...
May 7, 2015

Story Idea—Kitchen Remodeling Trends to Make Life Easier and Impress Your Friends

As most people will attest, the kitchen is often one of the most important rooms in a home. It’s where families get together to talk about their day, where kids bake cookies and do their homework, and where meals...

Story Idea—Welcome to Homeownership: Now Where’s that Toolbox?

The dive into homeownership is both exciting and a little scary. After all, while buyers now own their home and can enjoy all the benefits, they can no longer rely on a landlord to drop by every time something...

Story Idea—Millennials Still Want to Own

While it’s widely known that millennials (those age 34 years or younger) are waiting longer than their parents and grandparents to venture into homeownership, they are still feeling the urge to purchase their own home. According to the National...

Story Idea—Home Sweet Home: Owners Staying Put Longer…For Now

There are many benefits to owning a home—security, having a place to watch your family grow, building wealth and helping to foster a community. On a more basic level, it also means owners tend to move less, alleviating all...