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Photo credit: Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Two side-by-side test homes were set on fire. One burned, the other endured. Researchers have been working around the clock trying to figure out a solution to the devastating wildfire problem that has destroyed more U.S. homes and buildings in the last year than ever before. In an experiment conducted...

Sellers are often faced with a difficult question: "When should I list my home for sale?" Each season has its own pros and cons. The winter months, for example, are slower so there is less inventory competition. The spring market, however, is abuzz with new buyers coming out in full force. For the best answer, the question needs to be expanded to "When should I list...

This month, Housecall is highlighting some of the biggest and brightest the U.S. luxury housing market has to offer. Here, we continue that theme with the results of a recent realtor.com® study. Related: Great Spaces: March Is for Mansions By calculating the 2018 median listing price for every ZIP code in the country, realtor.com's data team was able to pinpoint...

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...