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By Brentnie Daggett According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 40 million Americans—one in nine people—move each year. While the majority of these movers are in their 20s, people of all ages can be found relocating around this time of year. Moving is such a prevalent activity for Americans during spring that the entirety of May is dedicated to this trend. This...

In the following interview, Robert Slack, broker/owner of Robert Slack Fine Homes in Ocala, Fla., discusses the firm’s growth, leads and recruiting.
Region Served: Ocala, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Miami, Sarasota
Next Move: Naples
Native of: Cumbria, England
2017 Transactions: Just over 1,000; expecting to do 3,000 in 2018
Inventory...

By Brian Wallace Real estate is the largest asset class in the world, with residential real estate alone valued at $162 trillion. The median price of a new home in the U.S. reached $323,000 in January 2018, according to 2017 U.S. Census data, and the value of housing stocks continue to rise. If you're looking to invest, or are considering getting into house-flipping,...

By Hannah Whittenly When you're ready to buy a home, it’s important to take every factor into consideration. Changes in the market from year to year can have a major impact on how you purchase a home. Keep these things in mind while looking for a new home: Millennials Are Taking Over Even though millennials aren’t the biggest category of homeowners right now,...

By Meghan Belnap Do you have a home to sell? Are you ready to get the selling process over with quickly? There is no better time than now! Here are four top tips for getting your house ready to list for a ton of interest and potential bids: Give Your Yard Attention Cleaning up your yard and making it look welcoming will do two things for sellers: First, a beautiful...

Rising interest rates, a demand for housing in challenged markets and a whole lot of buyers—that's the recipe for a busy market being overtaken by bidding wars. But where are the largest battles being fought? According to a recent realtor.com® report, Akron, Ohio, and Worcester, Mass., are at the top of the list. The report determined which locations are experiencing...

For the past dozen years, Richard Rawdin has consistently been a top producer in the Hamptons, N.Y. real estate market, working as a luxury home specialist with Saunders & Associates for the last six. He credits social media as a major contributing factor to his success. Just last year, Saunders & Associates did $1.5 billion in sales with Rawdin, closing...

By Brian Wallace Although growing quickly, augmented reality and virtual reality still represent a fledgling industry. Its rapid, compounding growth is indicative of a very important piece of the technology sector, but that doesn't answer the question of where it is meant to be applied. Right now, we see this technology being used mostly for gaming and other entertainment...

By Hannah Whittenly The housing market in some areas may make your home search more difficult. Be aware of what the market looks like before you decide to go house-hunting. Here are some other tips if you're new to the housing market: Be Prepared to Make an Offer Get pre-approved for a loan before you start shopping for a home. This will let you know the types of...

Everything about today's world is public. Lives are on full display because of social media and tech puts everyday life data like personal running stats in public view. So, it's no wonder homebuyers are looking for privacy through any means possible—and forming a limited liability company (LLC) to purchase property is gaining ground quickly. Here's why many turn...