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As children, many of us dreamt of living in the homes of the fictional characters we saw on screen and read about in books. From Spongebob Squarepants' pineapple-shaped home to the Lars Homestead in "Star Wars," there are plenty of residences that we'd move into, even today, if given the chance. It's for this reason that outdoor furniture manufacturer FarawayFurniture.com...

It's a crucial question, especially for first-time homebuyers: Should I buy a home, or rent one? As is the case in real estate, it comes down to location. In 53 percent of the country's housing markets, you're better off buying than renting, according to ATTOM Data Solutions' 2020 Rental Affordability Report, newly released. For the report, ATTOM compared 855 counties,...

Curb appeal really does have a major impact on the return you'll see at resale. Among the top 10 home improvement projects with the highest return on investment (ROI) in Remodeling magazine's newly-released Cost vs. Value Report, nine are outdoor projects. Related: 4 Resolutions for Home Improvements to Make in 2020 Topping this year's list is Manufactured Stone...

Credit: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®—a Tri-State Delaware-New Jersey-Pennsylvania brokerage—recently began automating its rental listings to post to Facebook Marketplace, in partnership with HomeSnap. The move, which at first glance looks like an unusual tactic, has paid...

300 Honored in RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine and in Online Newsmakers Directory
RISMedia, the leading information and news provider for the residential real estate industry, today announced its 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers, a dynamic group of individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their...

By Brooke Chaplan With the New Year just beginning, it's time to think about resolutions to improve your life. Many people give up bad habits related to their health or finances while others start something new, such as taking a college class or changing jobs. Related: NAR Report: Theses Are the Top Home Improvements One of the most important improvements you can...

Credit: Zillow In Zillow's pursuit of helping builders attract more clients to new-construction homes, the company has introduced a new home tour feature, On-site Tour Booking, that allows buyers to request a tour while browsing homes on Zillow.  If an individual sees a home they'd like to tour on Zillow, they can simply click a button and choose the time and date...

If you plan on buying in the Carolinas or Tennessee in the upcoming year, you'll be competing in the hottest housing markets in the U.S., according to a new realtor.com® report. Credit: realtor.com® Boise, Idaho McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Tucson, Ariz. Chattanooga, Tenn. Columbia, S.C. Rochester, N.Y. Colorado Springs, Colo. Winston-Salem, N.C. Charleston-North...

Credit: Pantone As we move toward the new year, many are thinking about new resolutions, new habits and new beginnings. But are you thinking about new colors? For the past 20 years, Pantone has chosen a Color of the Year to guide design trends as we dive into the future. And the official shade of 2020? Classic Blue (19-4052).

According to Pantone, the...

There are over 624,000 veterans and servicemembers in the U.S. who have taken advantage of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan benefits during 2019, according to a new Veterans United Home Loans report. This is a 43 percent increase compared to just five years ago. And the growth has been consistent, with the number of VA home loans increasing for eight consecutive years. What's...