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As COVID-19 continues to rage across much of the U.S., people are still buying homes and moving into rental units—and "pandemic pricing" may be one of the few silver linings of this crisis. Although home prices have steadily risen, mortgage rates have hit all-time lows, and rent prices have stayed close to where they were in 2019. In a recent report, WalletHub...

In these polarizing times, there's one thing that we can all agree on: Americans love their coffee! Coast to coast, there are more than 100,000 coffee-related businesses and establishments. Some cities, such as Portland and Seattle, have become synonymous with great coffee, but are they actually the best cities in the country to have a cup of joe? Apartment Guide...

By Anita Ginsburg With summer officially underway, it's an ideal time to give outdoor entertainment spaces a facelift. Whether the goal is to spend quality time with immediate family or to invite a few friends over for drinks, outdoor entertaining is very popular. There is nothing more pleasant than being able to enjoy a fresh breeze on a hot day from the comfort...

By Brooke Chaplan Remodeling your kitchen may be a dream come true. You likely have a ton of ideas about new appliances, countertop colors, etc. However, one aspect that should get your attention during the design process is the sanitation of your cooking space. Related: Planning to DIY Your Kitchen Floor? Here’s What You Need
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By Brentnie Daggett Our country faces challenges all the time. Whether it's a recession, natural disaster or, yes, even a global pandemic—no matter what's happening in the world, life still happens. Today, many families find themselves needing to move at a less than ideal time. Moving is always stressful, but moving while trying to navigate certain restrictions...

http://blog.rismedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ShootBetterListingVideo_OPT1.mp4   For agents looking to grow their business and expand their social media presence, utilizing the power of video is a fundamental tool for your marketing strategy. Prospective homebuyers are looking for new ways to explore for-sale homes and listings, so it's time for agents...

For many real estate professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a complete shift in the way they conduct business. Most brokers and agents were relegated to their home, despite the fact that most people don't have a home office, according to Zillow. This change, and the current prospect of being able to work from home indefinitely, has put a premium on home...

Still working from home? Many continue to be unable or unwilling to return to their office and the pandemic has made it clear that most Americans can competently execute their jobs from home. And, according to Zillow, many want to continue working from home after we return to a "new normal," which opens up the possibility of an exodus from major metropolitan areas. According...

By Meghan Belnap A luxury home might make you think there's little need to advertise or do the same things you do with a starter home. However, the opposite is true. It's imperative that listing agents use a larger budget and give more attention to these homes; otherwise, the sale may not happen. Here's how to market luxury homes for better sales: Use the Right Jargon Did...

Calls for justice against racism and police brutality have manifested in the form of protests all around the U.S. after George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, lost his life after a white police officer kept his knee on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes during an attempted arrest. Nationwide, U.S. residents have responded by taking the message to the streets...