By Liz Dominguez RISMedia recently presented Frank Abagnale, author and film subject of "Catch Me If You Can," as the keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, held in Chicago in conjunction with the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Abagnale is one of the world's most famous fraud-prevention specialists, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio...

The numbers look good for the housing industry right now—the economy continues to improve, interest rates remain favorable, and consumer confidence in homeownership is high. But challenges remain. Home inventory is low; student debt is high, and changing regulations could cause the momentum to stall. With these challenges in mind, we wanted to hear directly from...

By RISMedia The results are in on RISMedia's and DocuSign's recent broker survey on operations and technology. Brokers offered a lot of great insight on a variety of topics, from deciding on which technology to use, to agent adoption, to how they make their firm's technology decisions, and how they incorporate them into the business. Brokers also offered further insight...

By Elaine Thompson Economically speaking, the gap between states with renewable energy sector policy support and states without it is incredibly vast. States with no incentives or legislative support for renewable technologies see almost no investment in renewable technologies when compared with supported or incentivized states such as California, Massachusetts, and...

By Mikkie Mills When you're in the real estate market, you may have an idea of the type of property that you're looking for in a specific area. Although most people want plenty of square footage or a stunning bathroom, there are particular home features that are often considered to be must-haves. Here are a few essential home features to look for when shopping around: Laundry...

By Monica Thomas Once a trend, open floor plans have become a staple of most modern homes. An open floor plan generally means the living room, kitchen, and dining room are combined into a large space or great room. Before taking a hammer to all interior walls, it's important to know the structure of your home, as well as the benefits and ways you can accomplish an...

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By Liz Dominguez Single-family homes and condos may dominate the housing market, but there are other options out there—even if they aren't what you'd expect when you think of a traditional home. These structures are trending as affordable options for those who are tackling debt and can't afford a conventional home, or for homeowners that just want to live a minimalist...

By Jameson Doris Weather is becoming more extreme. With the increase in natural disasters across the globe, people are noticing and taking it into account when deciding where to settle down. Sperling's BestPlaces recently released a list of the 10 safest and least safe metros to live in based on the frequency and severity of extreme weather events over more than...

By Hannah Whittenly Buying your first family home can be a monumental event, but it can also be stressful. After all, you may be focused on finding the perfect home to move into that is affordable for your budget. With many factors at play, it may seem challenging to find the ideal new space to call home; however, by using these tips, you could more easily locate...

By Liz Dominguez The real estate industry is constantly evolving, and the next big thing is here. Amazon's latest innovative tech product, Amazon Key, an app exclusively for Prime members, is being advertised as a safer way to get packages delivered, but has the potential to be so much more than that. It's similar to how eKey real estate applications work for letting...