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By Brentnie Daggett The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones, and for many, this means traveling. There are certain precautions you should take whenever you leave your home for an extended period of time, but the holidays specifically tend to lead to an increase in home break-ins and stolen packages. Beyond theft and vandalism, vacant properties...

By Lori Thomas Retirement is a massive goal for many seniors and a big milestone in every retiree's life. The average person spends decades saving for retirement and planning for this major financial decision; however, while most seniors envision retirement being completely stress-free, there are many financial hurdles to clear, and multiple factors that can impact...

By Tim Harris Welcome to the Age of Sharing. The sharing economy is a 21st century phenomenon that's expected to grow from $15 billion in 2014 to $335 billion by 2025. A recent COUNTRY Financial Security Index® revealed that over half of Americans (54 percent) are currently participating in the sharing economy, including using services such as home-sharing and...

The time has finally come. After what has seemed like an eternity for many potential homebuyers, the seller's market appears to be cooling off in many real estate markets across the country. According to Zillow research, after several years of rising prices and competitive bidding, now is the perfect time to purchase a home, and the outlook only looks sweeter as...

Buyers on their first go at homeownership are a product of their surroundings today—budgets burdened by college debt and mounting prices (and, now, rates), with the inability to save. With the barely-there headway in inventory, many are simply spinning their wheels. "With the lower end of the housing market—smaller, moderately-priced homes—seeing the worst...

While housing prices may be rising across many parts of the country, you can still snag a deal—if you're willing to move to Elm Street. According to spooky new findings from Zillow, the typical home on Elm Streets across the country is worth $133,000, which is about 65 percent lower than the median U.S. home value of $220,100. Additionally, the average Krueger...

It's that spooky time of year again, and while ghouls and ghosts are typically reserved for Halloween night, there's a segment of the population that has haunting experiences year-round. Is this a concern for homebuyers? According to realtor.com®'s new Haunted Real Estate Report, which surveyed 1,067 people across the U.S., haunted homes are not completely off the...

By Abigail Sawyer When you're ready to list your home on the real estate market, you conduct a thorough inspection and fix any problem areas. You make your house look shiny and new by replacing broken items, upgrading light fixtures, floors, cabinets and window treatments, cleaning every inch and staging your home perfectly for your open houses. But aside from listing...

By Frederick Peters, Warburg Realty Proptech. Although the word, a contraction of "property technology," did not exist ten years ago, it has now taken the venture capital world by storm. But what it means, and to whom, varies widely within both the tech and real estate sectors. Is the goal to render the real estate agent obsolete, or to help him or her do their...

Amid this year's historic hurricane season, and in the aftermath of two devastating storms, countless homeowners are on the path to rebuild. For the communities in a hurricane's wake, there's a danger to be mindful of: contractor scams. If a Contractor Knocks… When disaster strikes, homeowners are often targets, having just bore the brunt of catastrophe and in...