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In today’s real estate market, homeownership has become more and more difficult for millennials to obtain. However, one subdemographic that may have a leg up? Millennial veterans. With many having access to VA loans, there's a large block of potential millennial buyers that are qualified to purchase a home with no down payment, mortgage insurance or great credit.  For...

By Marissa Boles Whether it's down the street or across the country, moving is a major task that requires much effort and coordination. For this reason, many people choose to hire a moving company, but knowing who to entrust your belongings can be a daunting task. Related: Real Estate Insights: Moving Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs That's why ConsumerAffairs has compiled a...

By Barbara Butler My mom insisted we go outside and play every day, no matter what the weather. We might have grumbled about it on cold and rainy days, but once we were outside, we always ended up having fun. Getting the kids off their devices and outside in the fresh air can be a bit difficult—if your backyard isn’t as large as you’d like, you might feel extra...

Calling all brokers, agents and team leaders! How's your year going? Are you overcoming challenges with ease or are there continuing obstacles preventing you from reaching your true growth potential? Before we head into the fall and the final quarter of the year, we'd like to check in with you from your perspective as a broker, executive or team leader, and as agents,...

By Meghan Belnap If you're ready to start a family, you're likely concerned over how you'll be able to afford the right family home. You can save money on your first family home by going through the right channels to secure the best deal. Related: Looking to Buy Your First Home? Settle These Things First Here are four affordable ways to get a first home to start...

Affordable homes. Jobs. Millennials. The Midwest has 'em all, according to a new ranking by realtor.com®, identifying the most sought-after zip codes in the U.S. Grand Rapids, Mich. – 49505 List Price (Median): $178,050 Omaha, Neb. – 68144 List Price (Median): $238,950 Boise, Idaho – 83704 List Price (Median): $289,950 Shawnee, Kan. – 66203 (Kansas...

It's been a scorcher this summer, with temperatures reaching record highs. So it's no wonder the masses are heading toward the water in search of a summer heat reprieve. Related: Great Spaces: Beachfront Living at Its Best Forget beach houses, however. Lake towns are trending and realtor.com® just announced the best affordable lake towns of 2019. Here's how they...

By Meghan Belnap If you're selling your home, you're likely trying to make as much of a profit as possible. Unfortunately, most markets are crowded and it can be difficult to stand out. If you want to get a good price, you should consider following these steps: Work With an Appraiser Your first step should be to work with an appraiser. A good appraiser will help...

By Meghan Belnap Becoming a real estate agent can be a great way to make a living and take charge of your own schedule. But if you're just getting started, you need to be aware of the fact that there's already a lot of entrenched competition. Related: 5 Ways You Can Use Your Smartphone to Gain an Edge and Become a Better Agent If you want to make sure that you attract...

Every team finds success in different ways. The size of any given real estate team directly correlates to how much inventory they're moving. At a certain point, teams find that hiring a support staff is necessary and that being able to delegate certain tasks is integral to their success. Related: Real Estate Teams: Which Tech Tools Are You Using? Any successful...