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Don’t Know Your Mortgage Rate? You Could Be Costing Yourself Thousands

July 22nd, 2018
(TNS)—Not knowing your mortgage rate can be an expensive mistake, especially in this rising interest rate market. Yet nearly three in 10 mortgage holders (29 percent) either didn’t know their mortgage rate or wouldn’t say, according to a survey by...

Listing This Summer? The Best Investments to Make Outdoors

May 28th, 2018
Are you listing this summer? Get your outdoors in shape—it can pay off. According to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) research, certain exterior improvements are likely to recoup at resale. Based on feedback from REALTORS®—who, through their experience, know what...

A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel

June 18th, 2018
(Family Features)—Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting your hands dirty on the front end—with some planning and preparation – is the best blueprint for a...

Buyers: Challenged by Student Debt? Consider Down Payment Programs

July 8th, 2018
Student loan debt is one of the biggest factors impacting millennials’ ability to purchase a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 80 percent of millennials do not own a home, and, of that, 83 percent say student...

Survey Finds Hidden Costs of Homeownership

February 19th, 2018
(TNS)—Your day burns brightly on both ends. You prod your kids out of bed at daybreak, get them dressed, fed and off to school. You drive to work, endure meetings, colleagues, power lunches, memos and strategy sessions, only to return...

Sinkholes: Avoiding Collapsed Transactions

March 4th, 2018
In 2017, multiple regions were severely impacted by natural disasters—and the real estate industry has been affected by them all. But one event which often occurs across the U.S. has largely been out of the limelight. Sinkhole activity typically occurs...

Want to Save for a Down Payment? Skip the Pre-Wedding Shenanigans

August 13th, 2017
Would-be homeowners can easily plunk down savings for a home—if they forgo their friends’ one last hurrah before the big day. A recent report by Zillow reveals the cost of destination bachelor or bachelorette parties can equal up to one-third...

Crowdfunding Your Way Into a Home

October 9th, 2017
Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Great Spaces: Living Luxe in Beautiful Bradenton Survey: Broker Operations and Technology Relaxation Awaits: 2018 Best Places to Retire Crowdfunding has appeared...

Ask the Expert: What Advice Do You Have for Homebuyers Forgoing a Home Inspection?

July 6th, 2017
Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: What advice do you have for those thinking of buying a home without waiting for a home inspection? A: As housing markets continue to...

REALTORS®: Home Staging Cuts Time on Market

July 9th, 2017
Home staging offers a distinct advantage for sellers: a speedy sale. Sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents believe staging a home cuts down the time it spends on-market, with the majority believing it “greatly” reduces the window, according to the new...
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