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RISMedia and Quicken Loans have teamed up again 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 below and we will report...

Are you considering buying a foreclosure or bank-owned home? It can be tempting to look at foreclosed properties if you want a bargain, but are the lower prices really worth the potential problems? A different approach is needed when you are looking to buy a foreclosed house. Below are some tips and tricks to make the process smoother. It's essential to know that...

By Brooke Chaplan Desert living can be a life-changing experience for homeowners seeking a getaway from the daily stress of living in the city. Though living in the desert, in states like Arizona and New Mexico, may seem a bit extreme to some, a few upgrades can turn any house in the desert into a dream house. Consider the following suggestions: Water Purification...

By Marquis Matson Before committing to purchase, people want to get a feel of the properties they intend to spend their hard-earned cash on. What better platform to showcase this than on Instagram? With over a billion users monthly, Instagram is undoubtedly one of the best social media platforms if you're looking to grow your real estate business. Through your photos,...

By Meghan Belnap Retirement looks very different than it did even a few decades ago. Today's seniors are more active and most are looking for new opportunities after retirement. It makes sense, then, to consider these reasons why so many seniors are choosing to live in communities instead of more traditional retirement locations: Homeownership One of the most attractive...

Why Have a Buyer's Agent When Purchasing a House? Buying a house is one of the most significant undertakings you'll make in your entire life. It's not simply about finding the right home for you and your family; more than anything, buying a house is about making the right financial investment on a long-term basis. Before you even put down your earnest money deposit,...

By Anita Ginsburg Winter is the perfect time to tackle those home renovations that you've been putting off all year. Costs will likely be lower during the colder seasons, and if you plan it well, you might even be able to have your renovations completed by the holidays. Consider taking on these five home renovations during the winter season: Add Insulation If the...

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...