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What makes a happy community? That’s what HomeAdvisor sought to find out when it launched its Homeowner Happiness Survey. Here’s what their 18,000 respondents had to say about the traits that help create a happy community: 1. Accessibility
Practical commutes and access to cultural hotspots are important parts of a happy community. Well-planned highway systems...

As a real estate professional, you may have come into contact with a spooky space. Self-slamming doors, footsteps on the stairs, the laughter of small children - we've heard all about haunted houses here on Housecall. But are there any disclosure laws for selling a haunted house? With Halloween haunting us from right around the corner, Western Michigan University-Cooley...

We get it—you're busy—and we're right there with you! Maintaining a social media presence is hard enough for companies and teams, let alone a single individual. If you are a real estate agent who finds it hard to keep up with the changing paces of the internet and social media, you're not alone. Even the savviest of the bunch might find it difficult to write...

Are you looking to create a sleek, fancy bathing space just begging for a selfie photo-thon? Below are 5 items to bling out your bathroom. Saucy soaker Finally, a tub fit for a queen – or a retired 90s pop star. This Swarovski-encrusted tub, also known as the “Crystal Bateau”, is priced at £150,000, for it takes over 200 man hours to place the crystals on...

Contributed by LawnStarter.com In 2016, a visit to a haunted house is on the Halloween agenda for about one-fifth of Americans, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Kids and adults alike will be shelling out millions of dollars to snake their way through haunted attractions with names like House of Torment and 13th Gate. “From locations in creepy...

Zillow has unveiled its annual ranking of the Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating, and—unlike swarms of trick-or-treaters dashing door to door—the top 5 haunts on this year’s list have hardly moved since last year. The most spooktacular shift? Philadelphia, last year’s No. 13, scaring San Francisco down from No. 1 to No. 3. Who said 13 was unlucky? The ranking,...

By Susan Finch Digitized manufacturing is emerging as a leader in home design trends. It's becoming easier to customize homes with a variety of textures and colors thanks to sustainable materials like glass and new manufacturing technologies. In fact, 3-D manufacturing, or the third industrial revolution, is changing how homes are being built. As the path to sustainable...

Labor Day’s almost here! With the holiday approaching, tell us: Which dream feature would you want in your backyard this weekend? A: Outdoor Fireplace
B: Lazy River
C: Treehouse
D: Outdoor Movie Theater To submit your pick: Follow RISMedia on Facebook.
Comment on our contest post with your answer to the question above. OR Follow RISMedia...

If you are a real estate agent who has a blog and are not using Pinterest as part of your social media marketing strategy then you are missing the boat! If you ask most real estate bloggers who have adapted Pinterest as one of their social networks, more than likely you'll hear rave reviews of just how good the traffic can be. One of the unique things about Pinterest...

I've seen lots of elaborate listing videos in my days, but never has one stumped me quite as much as the latest video put out by “real estate brokerage” Huge Property Corp (mind the quotes, here). In this elaborate music video, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen poses as buyer while producer/composer Danny L Harle acts as a real estate agent. Together they cruise a sterile-looking...