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Have you ever envisioned living in one of your favorite fictional towns? I’ve personally dreamt of living in Stars Hollow—albeit for a short period of time, or else I’d go crazy—or waking up in Hogwarts. We tend to get excited about fictional towns because anything that can separate us from our mundane and earthly existence sounds like a good deal at first....

When you think about the ideal state for Millennials to live in, you likely imagine them traipsing around California or New York. But a recent MoneyRates.com study shows the best state for young folks these days is actually...wait for it...North Dakota? The study looked at eight different aspects to determine the best states for Millennials. These criteria are: Job...

Doctors, lawyers, and reporters. There are so many shows about them. But what about the rest of us? What about the nice people who help you sell your apartment? The ones that help you find a new home? Maybe they don’t play as hard as Harvey Specter or save as many lives as Dr. Shepherd. But hey, fictional and inspirational realty figures must exist out there. And...

Audubon, Columbia Park and Sheridan are just some of the areas that make up Northeast, Minneapolis. Unlike the other neighborhoods I’ve covered in this series, Minneapolis’ first neighborhood is actually made up of 13 smaller neighborhoods. Originally, the Northeast area was called St. Anthony Falls, named after half of a waterfall. Because the River Warren Falls...

In recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about the importance of appraisers and all that they do for the housing industry. Despite this, the number of appraisers continues to dwindle and the turnover time between when appraisers enter and exit the field has slimmed. These trends beg the question – why are we seeing less of them and is this a concern? To address...

A lot goes into the decision to buy, sell or remodel a home. After all, this is one of the most significant investments of your lifetime, so there are a lot of factors to be weighed and considered...including how happy your pet will be. Yes, you read that right. In fact, 81 percent of respondents to a recent report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR),...

When it comes to a home's square footage, Americans seem to have a Goldilocks mindset: too big, too small, jussstttt right. At least, this is the consensus from a recent Trulia/Harris Poll study. The study, which surveyed over 2,000 American homeowners, found that most folks want a different sized home than the one they’re in now. However, they don't necessarily...

As rising rents sweep the country, the channel between the cost of owning and the cost of renting continues to slim. According to the latest Florida Atlantic University national index, today’s active rental prices make for a great time to purchase a home. “We are not where we were in 2012, when nearly any purchase was a sound financial decision,” said Ken...

Whether it’s your first house or your fourth, you’ve likely heard the phrase “location, location, location.” A recent Smart Asset study procured information on the very best city to sell a home based on five factors. They looked at the change in median home value, the percent of homes in the area sold at a loss, the average number days a home sits on the...

As a real estate agent, you have a lot on your plate. So when a bill arrives in the mail alerting you that your real estate license is in jeopardy, it may seem like a plausible occurrence. At least, that’s the idea behind a recent scam targeting REALTORS® and real estate licensees in Florida. The fictitious (but plausible sounding) “Florida Board of REALTORS”...