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How to Manage Buyer’s Remorse

January 4th, 2022
It’s natural to second-guess your choice after making a significant purchase like your first home. Here are some strategies to help you cope. Buyer’s Remorse Is price haunting you? If you see more affordable houses coming on the market, you...

National Radon Action Month: What You Need to Know

January 17th, 2022
While most of us are familiar with the word “radon,” the term is most important to those who deal with it. This includes the home inspectors who find evidence of it in a home, and those who mitigate it. The...

Most Popular Reasons Why Homeowners Are Considering Home Equity Loans and HELOCs

January 25th, 2022
On average, 48.59% of people seeking a home equity loan or HELOC across the nation’s 50 largest metros cited making home improvements as their primary reason. This is according to a new report by LendingTree that analyzed home equity loan...

Could Bitcoin Real Estate Transactions Become Mainstream?

February 1st, 2022
With the rising normalization of cryptocurrencies in our marketplaces, it’s no surprise that crypto has found its way into real estate. In fact, the first commercial property in New York has been put on the market exclusively for Bitcoin—29 million...

5 Focus Areas for a Fantastic First Quarter

February 11th, 2022
If you’re like most people, February is the time when New Year’s resolutions fade away and we settle back into our usual ways of doing business. Here’s an effective way to combat this backslide: instead of setting general goals, consider...

Study: What’s the Most Popular Day for Snapping Real Estate Listing Photos?

February 22nd, 2022
If it’s the middle of the week, there’s good chance a future real estate listing is having a photo shoot. In fact, a recent study from HomeJab found that Wednesdays are the most popular day of the week for real...

From Local Leader to Worldwide Contender

March 11th, 2022
As 2021 came to a close, Thad Wong and the company he founded with Mike Golden more than 20 years ago—Chicago-based @properties—made a giant leap forward with the acquisition of the Christie’s International Real Estate brand and network. The acquisition...

Income Analysis Unveils True Extent of Affordability Crisis

March 28th, 2022
Affordability is a huge issue—maybe the biggest and most urgent facing the housing industry today. That is rarely disputed, but one question that divides many experts and observers is how to define it, with no single standard or hard line...

Broker Confidence Continues to Decline Month-Over-Month

May 4th, 2022
At a macro level, 2022 has been a year of ups and downs for the U.S. economy. Supply chain issues are still prevalent. Inflation continues to rise, although some experts suggest it may have peaked. Thirty-year mortgage rates topped a...

How to Prepare for an Emergency Situation

November 9th, 2021
You don’t want to find yourself unprepared, especially in an emergency or disaster situation. But this is the unfortunate reality for many households every year. With some advance planning, however, you can ensure your safety. Set up emergency alerts. Emergency...
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