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By Katie Kuchta Waking up your lawn can be challenging, and there is added pressure if you want to put a home on the market. Early spring is one of the best times of the year to make your home look great. This busy season coincides with an uptick in activity in the real estate market, making it that much more critical for you to get your lawn back in great shape. Related:...

By Brentnie Daggett It's no surprise that one of the most common predictions for the real estate industry in 2019 is the continued importance of technology. As smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices continue to increase in popularity and capability, smart home technology continues to grow at pace. New technology built specifically to simplify the lives of...

By John Graff Millennials, that large generation that was born between the early 1980s and the mid- to late 1990s, lag behind other age groups in homeownership. A recent report from the Urban Institute shows that 8 percent fewer millennials own homes when compared to baby boomers at the same age, and 8.4 percent fewer compared with Gen Xers at the same age. Related:...

Would you move if your career offered you a lower cost of homeownership in another state? Well, pack those bags because you've got some great prospects! Some occupations can get you as much as $4,000 in total savings per month depending on the state in which you live. A recent PropertyShark report analyzed the median income of each occupation in each city, as well...

Credit: "The Report: State of Luxury 2019" There's a cost for the finer things, and a definitive link between living luxe and personal wealth—but in the dominant luxury markets of today, there's more to it than the price tag. According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate's new report, "State of Luxury 2019," there's a crop of luxury markets in the U.S.—dubbed "Power...

The Oaks, a luxury gated community in the Los Angeles metro area, is the nation’s most loved neighborhood, according to Zillow. Several other gated communities, as well as a number of other upscale areas, made up the majority of Zillow's list of the most-favorited U.S. neighborhoods. Related: How to Find the Perfect Neighborhood Zillow, which focused...

Things are looking up if you live anywhere besides the Northeast! States in the West, South and Midwest all made Clever Real Estate's list of the 10 housing markets with the fastest-growing home values in 2018. Research analysts at the company took a deep dive into Zillow housing data, as well as Nielsen's Top 100, to come up with their list. Related: Zillow’s...

Industrial chic meets rustic aesthetic—that's the home design forecast for 2019. This year, according to the Zillow Home Trend Forecast, expect less focus on organic, farmhouse design elements and more materials like concrete and metal accented with rustic touches. Related: Design Forecast: 2019 Color of the Year "The overtly rustic, farmhouse chic...

One hallmark of a hot housing market? An influx of new residents. In the past year, 10 areas attracted newcomers in record waves, according to Census population statistics: Nevada Growth in Population: +2.1 percent (3.03 million) Idaho Growth in Population: +2.1 percent (1.75 million) Utah Growth in Population: +1.9 percent (3.16 million) Arizona Growth...

A winner for the second year in a row, San Jose, Calif., claimed the coveted No. 1 spot in Zillow's hottest housing market report for 2019. Why so sought-after? San Jose has the highest home values and forecasted home-value appreciation among the 50 largest metros in the U.S., states Zillow, as well as the most jobs per person and the lowest unemployment rate. San...