In today's climate, it's more important than ever to be aware of the various forms of fraud. The tactics used to steal your money, property or identity change regularly. A new opportunity that's taken hold with the stark increase in extreme weather is disaster fraud. Just this year, we're seeing massive fires ravage California—not to mention the more than $5 billion...

From the wondrous witches of "The Wizard of Oz" to Tupac and Biggie, the East and the West have always been natural rivals, and the feud now continues when it comes to million-dollar homes. Recent research from PropertyShark looked at how many homes sold for over $1 million in the largest cities on the East and West coasts during the past three years, and the results...

By Megan Wild There are only a few weeks left in 2017, and if you’re looking for a house, you might be down to the wire. Should you go all in and purchase now or wait until the spring? There are multiple things to consider before purchasing a house; location, square footage and style are just three of the many factors. Whether or not to buy a home during the...

By Peter Kernan Today’s homebuyers want to know what they’re buying—and how much it’ll cost them after they move in. In today’s market, that means going beyond monthly mortgage costs and budgets for repairs. Buyers also want to know how much energy a home will use, what that energy will cost them, and how efficient it is. Home energy bills are a major cost,...

Winter is here, the holidays are approaching and for those of us in the market for a winter home, the research has begun. Looking for a second home is no easy undertaking and shouldn't be taken lightly. Chances are you want to find a place that isn't close to where you currently live, which translates to even more research than you likely did when you bought that...

By Mikkie Mills A career in real estate is an opportunity to interact with many different buyers and sellers from many different backgrounds. If you work smart, there's no reason you can't make a comfortable income. If you're serious about becoming a real estate agent, here are a few things you need to consider before to jump-start your career: Take Pre-Licensing...

Social media can be a powerful tool for attracting new business and maintaining client relationships, but it's also a highly visible platform that can derail a business in just a few minutes. As a broker or agent, you should be careful of how you are using social media to interact with clients and promote your business. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Use professional...

Are you a ski lover looking to settle down by the slopes? This month's Great Spaces brings you some of the dreamiest ski town homes currently on the market. Ski In and Out in Sunny Sundance With a hearty lodge vibe, this French monastery-inspired ski chalet roosts on one of the sweetest spots on Mount Timpanogo. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home allows visitors...

By Brentnie Daggett The holiday season is underway with weekends full of friends, family and food. In between your celebrations, take some time to make sure your rental properties are ready for winter weather. This time of year can be hard on homes, and winter maintenance is an essential step of property management and one of the most important preventive tasks you...

By Zach Wendt Technology has made it easier than ever before for today’s homeowners to be fluent in DIY. From conducting an energy audit and increasing security, to doing minor repairs without calling in the pros, there’s a whole lot we can do with the right tools. If you’ve got a do-it-yourselfer on your gift list this holiday season, consider a high-tech gift...