Summer is hot, and if your home isn’t prepared for the warmer weather, your utility bills can increase significantly. Rather than spending a fortune over the next few months, why not take steps to prepare your home and make it more efficient? Here are some steps to help: #1 Find and fix air leak
To prevent your air conditioning bill from skyrocketing this...

Retirement goals have shifted for many since the recession, with one major asset hanging in the balance – housing. Though a burgeoning segment of boomers plan to “age in place” in their current homes, more than half will look to downsize, either by purchasing a smaller home or purchasing a home of equal size with reduced expenses, according to the Demand Institute’s...

You don't have to watch "Game of Thrones" to know that the HBO series aired its fifth season premiere last night. Just sign on to Facebook or Twitter for 15 seconds and you'll be pelted with a smattering of images full of dragons, Khaleesis, Iron Thrones and more! If you're in the biz and love the show, you're in luck because Homes.com just won real estate: welcome...

Whether you’ve got a litter of kids or baby’s on the way, childproofing your home is a preventative measure no family should go without. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends a number of safeguards to make your home an environment free from hazards. Here are five of those steps to maximize safety at home. Window Guards – Open or unlocked windows...

Social media is a dominating force in business today. It seems that almost every tech-savvy mobile user can be found Liking, Retweeting, and Sharing their way through the many different social media websites that have sprung up in recent years. While the big three - Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - do garner the most traffic, there are plenty of other social media...

This post was contributed by Terri Engels A large emphasis on upping the value and desirability for a rental property falls under the category of home improvement. The home improvements that pay off include new bathrooms, kitchens, elaborate sound systems, wine cellars and other various bells and whistles. There is no denying that these types of upgrades will certainly...

Regardless of the ever-changing market, there is one kind of buyer who is always on the prowl for new toys and the latest and greatest status symbols; one who is ready to go with copious cash in hand and a hunger to expand his or her portfolio. When it comes to real estate, these buyers are in a league of their own. Welcome to the world of celebrity real estate!...

For the past decade, we’ve largely been a victim of circumstance, whether it was riding the crest of the boom years or scrambling for firm footing during the housing crash. As we move further into 2015, however, a clear distinction is emerging—Power Brokers are taking back control. The results of RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Survey reveal the kind of steady...

Creating your own local community pages is a great way to differentiate yourself as a real estate agent. While it can take a little work to compile something that is informative and useful, community pages that cover the areas you work in offer a number of advantages. When you want to stand out to potential clients, every little bit helps. Advantages of Real Estate...

It’s no secret that color is crucial when marketing a product. In fact, consumers come to a subconscious conclusion about a product within 90 seconds of viewing, and much of that judgment (62-90 percent) is based solely on color, according to the Institute for Color Research. Retailers apply these findings every day (think red sale signs) to encourage consumers...