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By Anita Ginsburg Buying a house is one of the largest investments you'll ever make. It's crucial that you make wise decisions when purchasing a house to protect your investment. Here are five criteria to consider to ensure this: Location of the House Location is often considered the most important criteria when buying property. The house should be located in a...

By Brentnie Daggett Whether you're a new homeowner or just a homeowner new to an HOA, it can be difficult to understand exactly what your responsibilities are and how these new rules will be enforced. A homeowners association, commonly referred to as an HOA, is an organization in a neighborhood, community or complex that determines and upholds a set of rules or standards...

By Meghan Belnap You may think that selling your home will be a near-impossible feat without an expensive advertising campaign; however, there are many cost-effective ways to market your property to the masses, and you and your real estate agent can work together to create a budget-friendly plan to sell your property faster. Related: Top Tips for Marketing and Selling...

By Richard Frankel Gone are the days of traditional real estate offices filled with cubicles. Like most things in life, the office culture is ever changing, catering to a new generation of employees. Brokerages are opting to enhance their offices and create effective workspaces, not only to attract new agents, but also to keep top performing agents where they are. Related:...

When it comes to home decor, styles vary widely, but how exactly are Americans shopping for their home furnishings?  Related: Damage-Free Decorating Ideas for Your Home A new ImproveNet survey explores just how Americans deck out their spaces, specifically focusing on furniture, and the results were surprising. To gather results, the team at ImproveNet surveyed...

By Anita Ginsburg Winter is on its way and you know what that means... soon, you'll need to turn on your furnace. In fact, if you live in a colder climate, you might have already done so. Related: 4 Tips for Home-Buying During the Colder Months Keeping your home warm while keeping your electric bill low is the goal for most homeowners. If it seems like your home...

By Brooke Chaplan As a real estate agent, getting referrals is the lifeblood of having a consistent paycheck. When you apply the right tactics, you'll have enough referrals to keep your financial situation solid. Related: Generating Leads and Landing Customers Online Here are some of the best tactics that you can start applying today with your existing leads to turn...

By Lizzie Weakley When you're ready to put your home on the market, make sure it looks its very best in order to outshine the competition. Related: Top Tips for First-Time Home Sellers While there are many things you can do to enhance your property, here are four of the most important aspects to highlight when attempting to attract buyers: Appeal Appeal reigns supreme...

By Virn Del Valle Poor plumbing conditions in your home can escalate to bigger problems such as flooding and accidents. On top of that, you'll most likely find your monthly water bills with exceeding charges. Related: Your Home Isn't Ready to Sell Until It's Been Checked By These Professionals Avoid these troublesome and costly issues by keeping your home's plumbing...

By Rob Barber Real estate brokerages aren't letting tech take them down without a fight. In fact, many are using technology as a differentiator—critical leverage in the battle for great agents in an already-crowded industry. And the proof is in the headlines. Just a quick glance at the past month's news shows all kinds of tech developments on the brokerage front....