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While the holidays are known as a time for giving, real estate professionals give back to their fellow REALTORS® and the community all year long. These are just a few of their stories: Natally Fisher, REALTOR®, The Pure Integrity Homes Team, RE/MAX Preferred, Wisconsin "We hold a cocoa bar toy drive to help our community in the holiday giving spirit. Additionally,...

It's that time of year—there's gifts aplenty and wrapping paper and bows galore. Money, however? That's in short supply for many American renters during the holiday season, according to a new study by RentCafé. No one wants to rain on the holiday parade, but there's a bitter chill this winter—the average renter goes into debt by $400, according to data from the...

People flock to different areas for a variety of reasons, but there's a trend age-wise. Which states have the highest homeowner age average, and which have the lowest? A recent LendingTree report that uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey ranked the 100 largest metros in the U.S. by average homeowner age. The results? The average homeowner...

By Berta Melder There was a time when cybersecurity was essential only for large finance and retail companies; however, computer technology is now a crucial part of any business and data is a valuable resource that can be worth millions. Every company and its employees generate data streams that have a certain value—real estate is no exception. Brokerages have...

By Lizzie Weakley Instead of decorating your home for the holidays, why not buy a new one? While winter is part of the off-season in real estate, many buyers find that it's the perfect time of year to buy the home of their dreams. After all, you'll have a lot more fun decorating a new home than your current one. Here are some reasons to consider buying real estate...

This past year, each individual honored as one of RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers made headlines in his or her own way. Whether it was through charitable work or notable growth, each honoree made a positive impact in the real estate industry. Here, we highlight a few who were chosen as RISMedia Newsmakers in the Inspirations category: Kiesha Curtis
Senior...

Santa's North Pole home has jumped in value again! St. Nick's estate is valued at $764,389 and Zillow, where the home is listed, predicts that the 2,500-square-foot home will appreciate 6.9 percent next year. Related: Santa Claus’ Home Jumps in Value Built in the 1800s, much of the home's spike in value can be attributed to a recent remodel. The three-bedroom,...

Whether for commendable growth or inventive thinking, many of RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers garnered headlines for more than one reason this year. Here, we highlight a selection of stories, with claims to fame that include increased marketshare, an IPO, and a pivotal rebrand. Brian Bair (Trailblazer)
CEO & Co-Founder, Offerpad In May 2018,...

By Brentnie Daggett Year after year, many homeowners find themselves surprised when their first heating bill arrives. The frugal-minded tend to turn to extra blankets and multiple layers in lieu of paying expensive heating bills, but at the end of the day, you should be comfortable in your own home. With a little knowledge and a few behavior tweaks, you can heat...

Whether advocating for a cause, challenging “what’s always been done” or inspiring the masses, RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers are linked by a shared thread: positivity. Our 2019 class contains the stories of more than 230 Newsmakers, or individuals in the industry making news in positive ways, from their backyard or on a bigger stage. RISMedia’s...