Midland takes the cake again! The Western Texas city with a population just shy of 135,000 was revealed as the nation's hottest housing market for the third month in a row, according to new data from realtor.com®'s Market Hotness Index. Surprisingly, only five California markets appeared on the monthly list, in contrast to three months ago, when more than half...

By Art Lopez Moving to a new house, city or state is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. Even when everything goes smoothly, you'll likely be exhausted when all is said and done. However, if your whole move is marred by one mistake after another, your stress levels can skyrocket. It's perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of...

Everyone loves to see a good before and after shot. Regardless of whether it's a personal weight loss journey or a newly painted piece of furniture, it's all about the dramatic reveal and being able to see change happen right before your very eyes. So, why hasn't the real estate industry jumped on the #transformationtuesday bandwagon? It's the perfect opportunity...

By Kathy Fettke Flipping homes has never been so popular. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, 207,088 single-family homes and condos were flipped last year alone. That's almost 3,000 more than in 2016, and the highest level of flipping activity since 2006. Don't be misled by TV shows and real estate gurus who make it sound easy. Buying, fixing and reselling a home...

By Hannah Whittenly Determining the accurate value of a home can often be a difficult task. If you're looking to buy a new home, there are some factors that you should be aware of that can help you decide whether or not a particular listing is really worth its value. Here are four ways to find out if a home's price is really worth that much: Home Inspection Results Hiring...

By Steven Kaufman Many real estate investors or properties don't qualify for a traditional loan through a bank for a variety of reasons. This is where a hard money loan comes in. It can accomplish the same job of helping investors secure funding for their next investment property. Related: Your Home Loan Journey You're probably wondering how these loans work, and,...

By Roger Odoardi When it comes to getting approval for a home mortgage loan, borrowers can either work with a mortgage broker or a bank. Either option will take you one step closer to becoming a homeowner, but they involve very different processes and result in different mortgage terms. As you get started, it's helpful to remember that whichever option you ultimately...

Nominations are open for RISMedia’s 2019 Class of Newsmakers! Set to be released in the December 2018 issue of Real Estate magazine, the forthcoming list of Newsmakers will include hundreds of influential real estate professionals, as well as individuals outside the industry who have had a major impact on real estate. The Real Estate Newsmakers showcase is designed...

The rise of social media in the 21st century has completely changed our lives. It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet; such a necessary evil. And of course, social media comes with a plethora of mistakes to go with it. Please, avoid these slip-ups! Trash talk other agents or brokerages.
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Fashion trends come and go, and, unfortunately, the same can be said of interior design. How you decorate your kitchen today can look outdated 10 years down the road. So, when looking for projects that'll provide a lasting return on investment, look to tech. Innit, the first connected food platform, put a list together of the five best ways to future-proof your...