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By Brentnie Daggett Without the cold of winter or the wet of spring and fall, the summer months might seem like the time when property maintenance tasks are at a minimum; however, in some cases, summertime brings with it more chores for property managers and tenants themselves. In larger complexes, landlords will need to ensure that all outdoor community features...

By Rob Stephens Being in the vacation rental business since 2000, I've interacted with thousands of property owners and managers. Many of our larger customers started by managing their own rental property. After finding success there, these owners often begin their expansion by helping a family member manage their property, or by purchasing a second or third property....

Robert Lyszczarz Robert Lyszczarz, owner of nine-office RE/MAX Select, is expanding into Florida after rapid growth in Northern New Jersey. In the following interview, we asked him his viewpoint on knowing ahead of time how many leads he would have before starting a new office. Robert, you took a position on using online consumer inquiries to expand your business—how...

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and, apparently, things are just getting bigger, as five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. are located there. San Antonio topped the entire list, but Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco and Austin also made it, according to new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates focus on the 3.9 percent...

Even America's favorite house-flipping couple isn't exempt from following lead-safety standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The lighthearted remodeling show, "Fixer Upper," hit a snag during its last season. The Gaines' real estate company, Magnolia Waco Properties LLC, which does business as Magnolia Homes, recently reached a settlement...

According to data from the Pew Research Center, there are currently 71 million millennials in the U.S., representing nearly one-quarter of the nation's population—one-quarter! While there's some debate as to who qualifies as a millennial, according to the Census Bureau, they're those born between 1982 and 2002, making them between 36 and 16, respectively. A large...

Choosing to purchase your first home and leave the renter's life behind is a big decision. Today, it's far more difficult for young people to save for a home, especially for those with massive student loan debt; however, in many parts of the country, it makes more sense financially to take the homeownership dive rather than holding off and continuing to rent. According...

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By Sheva Knopfler Whether you're purchasing a home or selling one, a lighting upgrade may soon be climbing your to-do list. In order to modernize your lights and potentially increase your home's value for years to come, find light fixtures that not only gel with recent trends, but also have lasting design power. Statement lighting, as the name implies, is your opportunity...

Everyone's favorite superhero family—The Incredibles—is speeding, stretching and zapping its way back to the big screen on June 15 for the sequel: Incredibles 2. And if you've ever wondered how these crime-fighting vigilantes live, Zillow now has the answers. Listed as "off market," 1444 Incredible Way, Municiberg—a four-bedroom, four-bath mid-century mansion...

By Tim Harris Backyard barbecues and pool parties are summer staples that most of us look forward to after a long winter of being cooped up in the house. But the pools, trampolines and swing sets that are meant to make summer fun can quickly become backyard bummers if you're not prepared. Taking simple steps to protect your family and visitors from outdoor accidents...