By Brentnie Daggett Although many associate cleaning with springtime, summer cleaning tasks deserve their time in the sun as well. With warmer temperatures and longer days ahead, there’s no better time to open the windows, throw on the rubber gloves and get to work. Deep cleaning your home and getting rid of dirt and dust is important, but don’t forget to take...

By Anita Ginsburg Are you in the market to buy a home? If so, then you may be trying to decide between new construction or purchasing an existing home. With your home being such a huge purchase, you need to be sure you make the best choice for your family. Related: 4 Things Homebuyers Should Know About New Construction Homes
Here are some things you should...

By Brian Davis When I was 22 and working in a miserable cubicle, it occurred to me that if I had enough rental income, I could retire by 30. Life didn't work out that way, but not because the premise wasn't sound. Unfortunately, it didn't work out because I invested all my money without knowing what I was doing. Related: Here's Why Rentals Matter Right Now
Whether...

By Bill Gassett Are you considering renting a storage unit? If you need to rent storage during your move, there are a few things you need to consider. One storage facility might appear to be the same as any other, but there could be some differences that will affect you. Picking a storage unit should be something you research and not just choose randomly. Here are...

Purchasing your first home is a major milestone and an exciting time in most people’s lives. First-time homebuyers regularly make up a large chunk of the market; according to WalletHub, 39 percent of all U.S. single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers in the fourth quarter of last year. However, in the midst of the pandemic, many who are ready...

In January, RISMedia named some 300 real estate professionals as 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into eight categories—was either nominated by you, the RISMedia reader, or chosen by our editors. These folks made newsworthy contributions within their own communities or the industry as a whole. They have dedicated their lives to...

By Brooke Chaplan Being the first person to own a newly-built home can be a source of immense pride and enjoyment. Having the chance to build a house to your exact specifications gives you a great opportunity to move into a home that you can enjoy for many years. Related: Essential Steps to Take When Buying and Developing New Land
As a potential buyer of a...

By John Voket If you're strapped for time or don't have a green thumb, at least you can help protect the environment and improve the health of your landscape by committing to composting. The Natural Resources Defense Council's Darby Hoover says there are loads of reasons for keeping food scraps and other household waste out of the trash can. She says compost adds...

The results are in from RISMedia's latest reader survey on how the coronavirus has affected the real estate business. One thing is clear: While transactions may have slowed in some areas, the business of real estate continues amid the pandemic. Additionally, agents are spending more on online marketing tools, such as video tours and social media ads, to help their...

By Anita Ginsburg Most people love summer, but not necessarily being at home when it gets hot and stuffy indoors. Luckily, there are things you can do to make your house cooler and more comfortable on those boiling, muggy days. Here are a few tips that can help: Catch the Breeze Depending on where you live, your region might experience light breezes throughout the...