By Megan Wild Some might say it's just a bathroom, but to you, it's a retreat. The only problem is that yours is not giving off the vibe you envision for this in-home getaway. In other words, it's time for a remodel. It's certainly a big project to take on, but it's nothing you can't handle on your own. Here are six tips to make your renovation a bit simpler this...

By Tom McMakin On her way home, Lisa Jordan complained to her husband, "I can't believe they listed their house with Betsy; I've known them for years." Seasoned real estate professionals know not to take such slights personally—it's all part of the business. While people's choice of an agent might be something none of us can fully understand, we can increase the...

Every homeowner has one question in mind before updating their house: Which upgrades will command top dollar when it's time to sell? The answer can be complicated, since each buyer offers a different perspective; however, there's one universal truth: Everyone likes bonus amenities. Zillow recently analyzed the listing descriptions of nearly four million homes across...

For Lucas Monroe, broker and chief executive officer of Kendrick Realty, Inc., in Pleasant Hill, Calif., it’s all about accountability, systems and success with online leads. In the following interview, learn how in just the first few months of the year, his office has already surpassed last year’s sales.   Region Served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area
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How is this for a statistic? Close to 70 percent of markets today are unaffordable. Incomes are being far outpaced by prices—a gap that persists even as employment gains ground—and inventory is rapidly vanishing. By all accounts, affordability is one of the critical issues in real estate this spring. For buyers, their careers directly impact what they can purchase—and,...

In honor of Earth Day 2018, the following properties have stand-out landscaping and/or eco-friendly features: Luxe Eco-Lodging in Belize Looking for luxe travel and lodging without the carbon footprint? Itz’ana Resort & Residences, an upcoming boutique residential and hotel project in Belize, will soon launch a carbon neutral program that's one-of-a-kind in...

Brad Ackerman, owner and publisher of the Central Washington Real Estate Guide, launched his listing magazine in the Yakima Valley more than 20 years ago. In that time, his guide has served as an indispensable tool for real estate professionals in Washington. However, with the desire to up his company’s online presence this year, he signed up with RISMedia’s...

By Kara Masterson It's an exciting milestone in a young person's life to be on the cusp of purchasing a first home. If this is where you are at the moment, you probably have mixed feelings ranging from thrilled to anxious. That's understandable, as this is a big purchase that will change your life forever. To help you, here's a quick guide that'll make you better...

As winter withers slowly into spring, many of us are looking forward to sunny days ahead. If you're looking to ogle a sunny estate, don't miss the recently sold Villa Moonshadow, a luxury oceanfront home in Turks and Caicos. While the price tag hung at $1,995,000, you get a whole lot of bang for your buck with this one: The villa, located in the Ocean Point Drive...

By Brentnie Daggett Spring cleaning has become synonymous with getting your affairs in order. With its roots dating back centuries ago, spring cleaning began as the heavy-duty scrub-down of a home at a certain time of year, likely coinciding with a religious tradition. Related: 7 Steps for Stress-Free Spring Cleaning This act of annual cleaning has continued through...