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By Cary Teller Whether you want automatic doors and windows or color changing lights that can be controlled by your phone, turning your home into a technologically advanced smart home can be an intimidating venture. Today's market contains hundreds, if not thousands, of Internet-connected devices that can all be controlled by separate means. Smartphones, touch-sensors,...

Shopping for a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. But after the excitement of finding that perfect space, making an offer and closing, you have to face the harsh task of packing up all your belongings and moving. Whether you're moving across the 'hood or across the country, moving is always stressful. Unfortunately, unless you plan to live...

By Megan Arevalo Something most real estate agents don’t realize is the power Instagram has to take their business to the next level. In December of 2016, Instagram reached 600 million users. The general assumption a businessperson makes is to think that those are all preteens posting selfies on their phones. But this isn’t quite true. Within the United States,...

In modern office settings, the 9-to-5, Monday-through-Friday work experience is becoming extinct. For companies focused on building a collaborative office culture with happy, invested employees, alternative work arrangements are the new norm. Think working from home once a week or spending only part of your work week in-house, telecommuting and flextime. According...

By Matt Metcalf One of the first focuses for most people looking for a home is square feet. How many square feet are there? How does it compare to the rest of the neighborhood and area? Does size really matter? Size, of course, does have an impact. More square footage provides the opportunity to have more flexibility with design, room arrangements and features,...

Whether you've been on social media for a few months or a few years, understanding how to leverage your presence on various platforms can make all the difference when it comes to generating and converting leads. And having a well thought-out and up-to-date strategy in place is paramount to your future success as consumers continue to flock to popular sites such as...

Sure, price matters a lot when a buyer is in the market for a new home. But do you know what matters more? Wireless service. A consumer survey commissioned by CTIA found that homebuyers put more of a premium on reliable at-home wireless service (67 percent) than they do on home prices (60 percent), decent commute times (41 percent), proximity to a major airport (28...

In the following interview, Rachel Adams, REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty in Roseville, Calif., discusses her team’s exponential growth—and the online lead-generating efforts that started it all. You’re relatively new to the real estate business, yet you’ve built a team and are expanding rapidly. Describe the investment you made in time and effort.

While it’s no news that having a college education can bring in higher wages, a new study shows that continued education may make you more likely to become a homeowner by age 30. Recent findings from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show that those with an education level of bachelor's degree and higher are more likely to own a home by 30—regardless of their...

And Other Insights From the Census Population Report One sure sign of a buzzy housing market is if it's being mobbed by newcomers—after all, out-of-towners need places to live, too. The states pulling in the most people, according to population estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, are Florida and Texas. Both are home to the counties that added...