By Ryan McNeil A solar home: for most people, this idea conjures images of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels steadily yielding electricity to power their computer, their TV or maybe even an electric car. Though were you aware that there is another type of solar that can help save money, even in the shower? A solar water heater is a system that uses the sun’s energy...

As a native New Yorker, the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center profoundly affected me. Over the years, all of us connected to New York City have continued to share stories of that horrific day, still trying to process, never able to forget. By now, though, I figured I had heard most if not all of the compelling recounts of 9/11. I was wrong. During...

For brokers and agents at the top of their game, attracting prospects and making sales can lead to great success, but keeping the best clients coming back is really the key to mastering the biz. In RISMedia’s most recent Broker Best Practice webinar entitled, “Boomerang Business: Build a Brand That Keeps ‘Em Coming Back,” Robert Allan Paul, founder and president...

By Tyler Zey Have you been struggling to get the results you want for your business on Facebook? Are you wondering why real estate Facebook marketing just doesn’t seem to work? Here's a real estate Facebook marketing challenge for you that’s going to change everything! While Facebook ads definitely have their place, pouring money into advertising on Facebook week...

Real estate professionals are grappling with a gray area in the industry: independent contractor status. With recent litigation shining a spotlight on this contested issue, tell us: Is independent contractor status a help or hindrance to real estate? Share your thoughts in our brief Reader Report survey below! // Create your own user feedback survey ...

Every now and then, we call on our neighbors for favors. That’s what they’re there for, right? These one-off requests rarely take a turn for The ‘Burbs—and we always pardon the elderly neighbor-turned-pet sitter for peeking through our mail. (I’m looking at you, Mrs. Schmidt.) Turns out, —and it’s for reasons rooted deeper than rumors on the Wisteria...

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In the summer, the roof garden of The Metropolitan Museum of Art comes alive thanks to its many outdoor exhibits that offer 3-D renderings that often immerse its spectators. This year has proven no different with British artist Cornelia Parker's...

Looking for a kingdom of your own? Head on over to Ashland, Ore., where a quirky 8,881 square-foot castle awaits. Overlooking a pristine 700 acres, this mini-realm—called the Shining Hand Ranch—takes “nature inspired” décor to a whole new level. Inside the home, whimsical woodland details will stop you—and members of House Forrester—in your tracks. Handcrafted...

By Megan Wild Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions if not properly cared for. When purchasing furniture, it’s always a good idea to ask for specific cleaning and care instructions. For furnishings already...

With more than 1 billion people participating in Earth Day activities each year, it’s hard to fathom what we all did on April 22 prior to 1970—the year Senator Gaylord Nelson put into motion a movement that continues to motivate people into action when it comes to caring for—and protecting—our environment. Whether you’re a preservationist, conservationist...