Achieving homeownership status is still a goal for the majority of Americans, but for the younger generation struggling with student loan debt, the goal may feel lofty. For women—who still earn just 81 percent of what their male counterparts do, according to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau—this goal can feel even more unattainable. However, a recent SmartAsset...

Whatever industry or position you're currently working in, you're ready to move on. You're determined to make a career change and you've set your sights on real estate. What's next? Research the industry well and figure out what type of agent you want to be. Starting out, it may be easier to work with rentals and buyer clients, making your way up to listings. If...

Things are looking up if you live anywhere besides the Northeast! States in the West, South and Midwest all made Clever Real Estate's list of the 10 housing markets with the fastest-growing home values in 2018. Research analysts at the company took a deep dive into Zillow housing data, as well as Nielsen's Top 100, to come up with their list. Related: Zillow’s...

By Dixie Somers When you're getting into the real estate game, it's important to keep your potential buyers in mind at all times. You want to make certain that they have everything they need. By paying attention to these details, you can expect your property to go fast: Accessible Amenities 
It's important to research potential properties to make sure that...

This month, we're celebrating new homes in a very special edition of Great Spaces. The following properties, from Texas to Tennessee, were constructed in 2016 or later. Ranch Life Goes Luxe Sitting pretty in Boerne, Texas, this four-bedroom, five-bathroom Cordillera Ranch home stretches over 5,800 square feet of clean, contemporary lines. Located at 116 Sendero Ridge,...

In December, RISMedia honored more than 230 individuals as Real Estate Newsmakers. Each person made headlines in his or her own way; whether it was through charitable work or notable growth, they all made a positive impact on the housing industry. Here, we highlight a few who were chosen as RISMedia Newsmakers in the Achievers category: Manny Gutierrez, Broker/Owner...

By Kara Masterson Your childhood home is a place where you've likely created many cherished memories; however, it isn't uncommon for a person to have mixed feelings about inheriting that property later in life. While the home may have sentimental value, it could still cost a lot of money to maintain. What can you do with the property after taking ownership of it? Rent...

Industrial chic meets rustic aesthetic—that's the home design forecast for 2019. This year, according to the Zillow Home Trend Forecast, expect less focus on organic, farmhouse design elements and more materials like concrete and metal accented with rustic touches. Related: Design Forecast: 2019 Color of the Year "The overtly rustic, farmhouse chic...

One hallmark of a hot housing market? An influx of new residents. In the past year, 10 areas attracted newcomers in record waves, according to Census population statistics: Nevada Growth in Population: +2.1 percent (3.03 million) Idaho Growth in Population: +2.1 percent (1.75 million) Utah Growth in Population: +1.9 percent (3.16 million) Arizona Growth...

By Victoria Brown Wintertime can be fun, but the colder months are tough on plumbing. This is especially true if you live in an area where the cold season means temperatures frequently dipping below zero. Related: Winter Maintenance for Your Rental Property Then again, no matter how cold it gets, there are always steps you should take to ensure that your plumbing...