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By Neil Walter Many investors today wonder if they should wait for the market to fall before investing in real estate—but is this the best investment strategy?  Related: 4 Top Modern Methods of Investing in Real Estate In my opinion, waiting for the market to correct before buying is not the most strategic approach to real estate investing. Why? Because timing...

By Meghan Belnap Condo living is wonderful for many reasons. Most places have a variety of amenities and luxury features like swimming pools and marble countertops. Some people find they love living in a condo while others miss the privacy of a single-family home. One of the best ways to find out if this lifestyle works for you is to rent for a year and immerse yourself...

The average homebuyer spends countless hours online looking at listings, views more than four homes, attends approximately two open houses and typically makes two offers on a home. However, according to a recent Zillow analysis, one of the most important things they overlook when shopping around is trying to find the best mortgage rate. Related: 6 Questions to Ask...

By Meghan Belnap When the air turns from steamy and sizzling to a crisp chill, it's essential that you close down and store your pool as winter calls for some special annual attention. In warmer climates with fairly mild winters, some owners can get away with closing their pools for the season without a full breakdown—even pools in notoriously colder regions...

It's officially autumn! In preparation for the fall selling season, we reached out to three of the top real estate professionals in New York City to get their take on the best ways to get your home ready to be viewed by potential buyers. Related: Fall Maintenance Tasks for Your Property "In a competitive market, it's essential that a seller focus on the little details...

Like everyone else, you're probably living your life in search of happiness. Makes sense—that's all anybody wants, right? Related: These Are the Cities Millennials Are Moving to Right Now But did you know that simply moving can point you in the right direction? While we make no promises that you'll find complete bliss in one of these spots, WalletHub says these...

By Jeffrey Fagan The desire to be settled into a new home in time for the start of a new school year is one of the primary driving forces behind the annual real estate buying and selling cycle. In Orlando, for example, where school began in mid-August, our transaction numbers traditionally peak in July. Related: Q&A: Educating Buyers on the Real Estate Impact...

By Richard Kearsey The real estate industry is one of the most competitive in the services sector. Trying to carve out a name and brand for yourself in such an industry can, at times, feel like a herculean task. Related: When Branding Gets Targeted, Results Start to Multiply What will aid and guide you in this venture? Experience—the experience of those who have...

By Brooke Chaplan Have you ever turned on one of the household appliances that hasn't been used in a while and watched dust fly out of it? That's a clear sign it's time to bring out the dusters and blow some clean air through your home to eliminate dust buildup and tiny debris particles like pet dander. Related: How to Clean Your Home Quickly and Efficiently Before...

By Meghan Belnap If you've noticed unusual signs of damage around your property, pests may be to blame. Rodents, insects and other types of pests can wreak havoc on properties and cause unforeseen damage that ends up resulting in costly repairs. Related: Why Should You Hire an Inspector When Buying a Home? Here are four signs that are indicative of pests causing...