In celebration of the upcoming release of "Independence Day: Resurgence," Homes.com put together a guide on how to protect your home from a potential alien invasion which includes handy tips such as where to purchase UFO insurance, as well as booby trap ideas to keep the extra-terrestrials at bay. To go alongside it, they have also created a seriously addictive, retro...

Whether you’re in the process of downsizing or simply looking to open up your home a bit, self-storage units offer a practical solution to the lack of space issue homeowners are faced with on a day-to-day basis. While factors such as security, cleanliness, temperature control, customer service and price will likely play a large role in determining which self-storage...

By Than Merrill

Now that the cold, wet dreariness of winter is in our rearview mirrors, it is time to rejoice in the “summery” outdoors. But what do you do if you’ve gotten so used to spending your days cooped up inside that you’ve forgotten how to take advantage of your backyard? The answer is simple: bring the...

Achieving the American Dream conventionally involved acquiring a starter home—purchasing a house for life led now, with the intention to trade up to a home that meets needs in the future. The Dream’s alive and well. Starter homes? Hardly. A solid three-quarters of first-time homebuyers polled by Bank of America would prefer to forgo an entry-level home and buy...

Want to blow your pops' mind this daddy's day? Give him nothing. Nothing, Ariz., that is. Century 21 Real Estate recently launched a clever Father's Day campaign allowing children of all ages to sign their dad up to receive a free, printable certificate of a 24-hour license on Father’s Day for a parcel of land in Nothing, Ariz. Kiddos can then download, print or...

By Meghan Belnap Moving into a new place is both exciting and challenging, and that is especially true if it's your first time as a homeowner. Instead of allowing the process to overwhelm you, keep some tips in mind to help navigate through this exciting journey in your life. Don't Proceed Alone You don't need to take on the process of searching for and buying a home...

  It’s not the first time that an entire American town has gone on the auction block, but it might be the most unusual. Sugar Grove Station, W.Va. was originally a United States Navy military base to support part of the National Security Agency’s surveillance operation. Though the array of giant parabolic dishes that continue to track location and content...

By Matt Banner As time goes on, the realm of social media is constantly changing. Real estate agents use visually heavy platforms like Instagram consistently, so it’s always beneficial to stay on top of any changes coming down the pipeline. Today we’ll look at five crucial tips that will help you elevate your presence on social media. We’ll follow that with...

Traditionally, hardwood floors added warmth and natural beauty to the home. These days, hardwood competes with copycat laminates and engineered wood floors, which can cost less. Here are the differences between wood and wood-like flooring, according to Melissa Maker, host of the Clean My Space channel on YouTube. Hardwood – Hardwood flooring is made of solid, natural...

REALTOR®. Lawyer. Superwoman. Patricia Houlihan, a Coldwell Banker agent from Vancouver, Canada, just redefined real estate marketing. In a recent poster ad she created to promote her business, Houlihan proved to the world how she "sees what others miss." The answer is so simple: LASER BEAM EYES!!! "I am sick of boring ads with all REALTORS® saying the same thing,...