You Are Browsing ‘Trending’ Category

By Nicole Andrews Winter is not just the season that ends the year; it's also the season that makes the transition into a new one! We all feel the winds of change from the moment the first leaves start falling and the urge to redecorate and bring new life into the house pokes its head out. Since redecorating can be expensive and time-consuming, here are a few guidelines...

Call a contractor? No, thanks! One of the many benefits of being a homeowner is the ability to change your home to suit your tastes—but armed with DIY Network, HGTV and YouTube, more homeowners are taking on the work themselves, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2019 Remodeling Impact Report. DIY Equals Happy Homeowners From complete control...

Things are looking up for mortgage delinquency rates across the country, according to a recent report from property information and analytics provider CoreLogic. The company's October Loan Performance Insights Report showed that only 4.1 percent of mortgages nationally were in some stage of delinquency, as defined by 30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure. The...

Are you in the process of getting your real estate license, or are you new to the world of continuing education and just getting started in real estate? Getting a schedule down and taking it one step at a time can be the difference between maintaining focus and doing well or feeling overwhelmed and performing poorly. This is especially true with online programs,...

The female millennial homebuyer has arrived—and in grand fashion. In the housing market, single women are one of the fastest-growing demographics, and those that are born between 1981 and 1996 are leading the way. According to a realtor.com® analysis, which took a look at the first names of homebuyers in this country, seven of the top 10 fastest-growing names are...

Last month, RISMedia honored more than 230 real estate professionals as  RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into eight categories—was either nominated by RISMedia readers or chosen by the publication’s editors. These folks made newsworthy contributions within their own communities and/or the housing industry as a whole....

Are you thinking of moving out-of-state? If you answered "yes," there's a good chance you live in the Northeast or Midwest. According to a national study conducted by United Van Lines, nine of the top 10 states with residents moving to other states are located in those regions, with New Jersey and Illinois taking the top two spots. The annual study—now in its 42nd...

By John Graff, CEO/Broker of Ashby & Graff Real Estate More than 5.5 million houses were bought and sold in the United States in 2017. The number in 2018, once fully calculated, is expected to be nearly the same. Both years are well below the more than 7 million homes sold in 2005 and 6.5 million sold in 2006. For the nearly 1.4 million REALTORS® working in...

Are you making a New Year's resolution? If so, you're probably going the tried-and-true self-improvement route, whether it be to lose weight, reduce stress or save money in the new year.  A factor many don't consider when trying to stick to their resolution, however, is location. In anticipation for 2019, WalletHub put together a list of the top cities where Americans...

Millennials are out in full force looking to purchase homes as they build their careers and begin having children—but where are they going? A new LendingTree report looked at new purchase mortgage requests made on its website between Jan. 1, 2018 and Nov. 25, 2018 to determine where the majority of millennials are pursuing homeownership. Among the nation's largest...