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Are you ready to buy your own home? That may sound like a bit of a weird question; however, many homebuyers are just not prepared when it comes to buying their first or a new home. Related: Should You Buy a House Remodeled Without Permits? On the surface, it may seem that taking out a mortgage is going to be easy. Often, the opposite is true. There are many people...

In 2018, millennials made slightly over a third of all property purchases, making them the most active generation of buyers for the fifth year in a row, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2018 Home Buyer and Seller General Trends study. Here, 2019 Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association President Jeffrey Fagan shares tips with the agent population...

By Meghan Belnap Selling your home will vary in difficulty depending on where you live; however, using online resources as part of your marketing strategy will help you sell your house faster and get you more exposure to those who may be looking to move from another area. Here are some of the top tips for marketing and selling your home online: List on Major Real...

In RISMedia's latest webinar, moderator Verl Workman, CEO and founder of Workman Success Systems, sat down with a fleet of top industry professionals to chat about working with first-time homebuyers, from how to attract first-timers, to guiding them through the homebuying process and helping them overcome setbacks in a transaction. The webinar, held Wednesday, February...

Are you confused about building permits when buying or selling real estate? When you're a first-time buyer, you may wonder why so many homeowners try to sell a property without all of the necessary building permits. There are many reasons why a homeowner may pass on selling a home without the necessary paperwork required by state or town planning laws. It's all very...

RISMedia and Quicken Loans have teamed up again this year to get a fresh take on your views, familiarity and expectations of mortgage lenders. How involved do you expect to be in your client’s mortgage process? How much does their technology play a role? And most important, what can a lender do to be of greater value to you? Take our short survey and we will report...

By Carl Carter, Jr. As a real estate professional, you're likely working alone and entering empty homes with people you may have never met before on a regular basis. In such a role, safety should be a top priority. Related: Tips and Tricks for REALTOR® Safety Month Here are four safety tips every real estate professional should consider employing: Carry an alarm...

By Kara Masterson Many homes are bought and sold every year—and a good chunk of them are newly constructed. However, an even larger number of existing homes are sold every year. In 2017, about 5.51 million existing houses were sold. Related: History and Housing: 4 Benefits of Living in an Historic Neighborhood Not all of these homes are just a few years old,...

By Brentnie Daggett We’re in the throes of the cold winter months in much of the country, which means many of us are spending a great deal of time thinking about our heating systems. In the U.S., roughly 40 percent of homes are heated via electric heat, rather than gas or oil. Related: Winter Maintenance for Your Rental Property Some electric systems encompass...

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...