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Unless you hire a crew for upkeep, your responsibilities as a homeowner likely include some form of landscape maintenance. Did you know that a large portion of household water usage goes directly to maintaining a landscape? Enter the xeriscape. Xeriscapes require just a fraction of the water you’d generally use to keep your landscape lush. A University of Georgia...

Fret not, gentle readers: summer is right around the corner. Sure, spring will peek its head out first, but let’s keep our eye on the prize here. If you are one of the lucky few homeowners to own a shed, you have just become part of a super elite ninja-style group of owners. A secret society, if you will. And if you don’t currently own a shed, you might change...

Digital currencies continue to take hold in real estate – this time, across the Atlantic. RE/MAX London recently announced a trial program with payment platform GoCoin that will support digital currency payments on property rentals throughout the country. “RE/MAX just topped representation in over 95 countries; this represents over one third of the world, hence...

Having and maintaining a presence on Twitter for your real estate business is a great start, but putting the time in to tweet daily is only half the battle. If you’re using Twitter to help boost your marketing strategy, you’re already leaps and bounds ahead of many of your colleagues in the industry. However, learning how to really take the plunge can launch you...

This blog was contributed by Tom Woods In November of last year, we brought to you the concept of re-purposing end of life shipping containers and converting them into residential housing. In this blog post we are following this up by taking a more detailed look at the advantages and disadvantages of using shipping containers to build residential homes. Why Should...

Forget a virtual tour – how about a hologram to market a listing? That’s just what real estate developer Extell did to market One Riverside Park, a 35-story, 219-unit condominium located in the company’s Riverside South residential complex in Manhattan. In perhaps the most technologically-advanced sales tactic ever, Extell tapped holography pioneer Musion to...

Despite current regulations prohibiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, for real estate photography, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted an exemption this week to one real estate agent in Tucson, Ariz. According to the FAA, Douglas Trudeau, associate broker with Tierra Antigua Realty, has been authorized to operate his Phantom...

As the McMansion era continues to fade into the abyss, the green building movement is picking up speed with each passing day. In fact, many of today’s buyers are trading square footage for spaces that are not only smaller, but eco-friendly to boot. There’s also much more attention being paid to unique building materials such as re-purposed shipping containers. Yes,...

Jenifer Elam and Lea Harthcock celebrate Elam's winning lottery ticket. Want to get lucky in real estate? Forget selling houses. Join this Missouri real estate company and enter to win the lotto! The St. Louis-based Coldwell Banker-Premier Group has had three agents win the lottery in the past 18 months. In May 2013, real estate professional Jamie Aldridge started...

Photo via Dezeen Shoffices, or shed-office hybrids, are rapidly becoming a backyard fixture for homes across the pond. A handful of London homeowners have already jumped on the bandwagon, combining a home office and storage shed with the help of some serious space-saving architecture. Will American homeowners follow suit? Probably not any time soon. But permits and...