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Here's a lesson about what not to do on social media. There are so many pros to connecting on the web: social media expands your reach, helps you build your sphere of influence, and ultimately, helps you strengthen relationships that are necessary to fuel your business. Unfortunately, the free exchange we value so much on the internet and social media has also encouraged...

Can a groundhog and his shadow predict the strength of the housing market? Here is what happened the past 20 years in real estate when Punxsutawney Phil climbed out of his hole; does seeing his shadow extend to real estate? You decide. Shadow of a Doubt: Groundhog Day and Real Estate Year Shadow Home Sales Increase Home Price Increase Year Shadow Home...

The world's wealthy have their pick of places to call home—and those places, according to a new report, run the gamut of the globe. The Global Property Handbook, published by Barnes International, Warburg Realty and Wealth-X, ranks the "Alpha" housing markets that are drawing elite in search of luxury real estate, based on "emotional," "financial" and "practical"...

A new presidential term always brings change, especially when it comes to the economy. But despite the doom and gloom of the media, the overall economic outlook for the country and real estate market seems relatively positive, according to a recent Urban Land Institute webinar. During the hour-long webinar held last week, institute experts shared their views on what...

Smart homes are rapidly gaining popularity. Being able to control numerous features of your home even while you are away is not only convenient, but it can increase security. There are all kinds of ways to turn your home into a smart home. Some are a little more expensive than others. The following five home automation steps can help you get started. 1. Controlling...

By Meghan Belnap Becoming a homeowner for the first time is an exciting and stressful process. However, once the papers are signed and the keys are in your pocket, your work really begins. Homeownership can be fraught with financial and emotional perils, especially if you've been renting from a landlord up until now. Landlords are on the hook for not only minor...

By Kathleen Peddicord and the Editors of Live and Invest Overseas Looking to invest overseas? Live and Invest Overseas recently released their ranking of the top 9 places to buy real estate overseas in 2017. The top four places hail from Portugal and Colombia. Other locales on the list include the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil and Cape Verde in Africa. 1) Algarve,...

Keeping your home clean can be quite a challenge after a busy holiday season. Here are a few helpful suggestions to ensure that you begin 2017 with a clean house. Plan for Trash It might not seem like a wonderful concept to have small garbage cans in your living room or family room, but putting small trashcans in busy areas will help you better manage the trash in...

All photos ©Netflix Last Friday the 13th truly lived up to the “misfortune” hype with the Netflix release of “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The sequence of misfortunes, narrated by Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton), begins with Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire (Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith) being informed that their parents have perished...

If you tuned into the Golden Globes on NBC this past week, you may have noticed more than fabulous dresses and Meryl Streep's Lifetime Achievement speech. Century 21 used the posh party to unleash the first of four new ad spots. Titled “Not An App,” the 30-second ad opens with “It's not an app. It's not a website. It's a team of actual humans.” The ad shows...