While the old saying, “good fences make good neighbors,” may ring true for some, a new study out could indicate they may not be needed as much these days. According to realtor.com®, there's a 75 percent chance that the folks you live next to consider you a good neighbor. This is according to realtor.com's recently released Good Neighbor report, which found...

This article originally appeared on the Apartment Guide Blog. By Brian Carberry With a growing number of Americans renting, Apartment Guide conducted research to help uncover what renters really think is important and what they learned while going through the process of finding a home to rent. These findings provide insights to renters who are just getting started...

As an agent or leader of a real estate team, you control how you operate, from the brand you build to the investments you make. How much you earn is in your power, as well—but, often, agents allow conditions out of their control to determine their income, instead of focusing on what fosters lasting, steady success. Dynamics inevitably shift, but if built smart,...

It's that spooky time of year again, and while ghouls and ghosts are typically reserved for Halloween night, there's a segment of the population that has haunting experiences year-round. Is this a concern for homebuyers? According to realtor.com®'s new Haunted Real Estate Report, which surveyed 1,067 people across the U.S., haunted homes are not completely off the...

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Employing social media influencers—or those individuals with large social followings—to help sell a product is nothing new. However, Halstead has approached the trend from a unique angle and turned to a dog with a hefty Instagram following. Like Grumpy Cat, Doug the Pug and others before him, Rudeboy has captured the hearts of many on the photo-sharing social...

By Abigail Sawyer When you're ready to list your home on the real estate market, you conduct a thorough inspection and fix any problem areas. You make your house look shiny and new by replacing broken items, upgrading light fixtures, floors, cabinets and window treatments, cleaning every inch and staging your home perfectly for your open houses. But aside from listing...

By Frederick Peters, Warburg Realty Proptech. Although the word, a contraction of "property technology," did not exist ten years ago, it has now taken the venture capital world by storm. But what it means, and to whom, varies widely within both the tech and real estate sectors. Is the goal to render the real estate agent obsolete, or to help him or her do their...

Amid this year's historic hurricane season, and in the aftermath of two devastating storms, countless homeowners are on the path to rebuild. For the communities in a hurricane's wake, there's a danger to be mindful of: contractor scams. If a Contractor Knocks… When disaster strikes, homeowners are often targets, having just bore the brunt of catastrophe and in...

Moving to a new city can be extremely stressful. With so many moving parts, one thing you certainly don't want to forget is researching how noisy your new neighborhood will be. And nowhere is this more true than in New York City, where some of the highest levels of noise pollution in the country can be found. But how do you research how noisy different neighborhoods...