Credit: Sherwin-Williams In our new Updates on Updates series, we take a look at some of the top home decor trends that are capturing the minds and hearts of homeowners across the U.S. Each month, we’ll bring you the most up-to-date interior design styles. One of the simplest, but most impactful, updates you can make to a space is a fresh coat of paint....

By Jordan Grice When it comes to leveraging social media to drum up business in the new year, providing content that educates your audience on real estate is a great way to promote and build trust in your brand. With access to market data and other valuable information, agents can build a winning digital marketing strategy to package and present their educational...

By Meghan Belnap Historic homes are often an important staple in the architecture and culture of certain areas. Therefore, it’s important to maintain the integrity of these unique pieces of real estate. You can do this with various renovation projects, but the options can be overwhelming. Related: 3 Routes You Can Take After Purchasing a Historic Home One of the...

After four months on the market, a property on Star Island—a neighborhood in Miami Beach, Florida—sold for $75,000,000. That number sets a record as the most expensive sale in the history of Miami real estate. The waterfront mansion, located at 8 Star Island Drive, Miami Beach, FL, sits on nearly two acres of land on the ultra-exclusive Star Island, a man-made...

By Jesse Williams Everyone knows someone (or is someone) that makes sports fandom a defining passion. From everyday choices like clothing to enormously important life events like weddings, these individuals dedicate tremendous energy, time and money to their favorite team, school or competition. But when it comes to the biggest financial decision of their lives,...

By Tracey Hawkins National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Centers for Environmental Information reported that, in 2021, there were 18 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each.  One of my leading goals as a real estate industry safety expert is to show how safety education and planning can be a tool to grow business...

By Meghan Belnap Buying home appliances is expensive. From dishwashers and refrigerators to espresso machines and water heaters, once they're fitted into a home, the responsibility of making sure they operate efficiently lies on the homeowner. Related: How to Avoid Dust Buildup in Household Appliances Although it may seem like a daunting task for new homeowners,...

From part-time real estate agent to law professor to author, Joe Rand brings a vast array of expertise and knowledge to his leadership role at Howard Hanna | Rand Realty, and now to his position as the executive director of the Broker Public Portal. But while his talent and acumen are diverse, there’s one thing that Rand does better than perhaps anyone else: educate. To...

By Kara Masterson Buying a new home can be a complicated undertaking, especially for first-time buyers. From assessing your financial situation and establishing a budget to arranging for a professional inspection of a property you're interested in buying, here are some essential steps that could end up making quite a difference: Establish a Budget Lacking a clear...

The former L.A. residence of rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs has hit the market for a cool $14.5 million. One of the most influential rappers in the genre, Combs, who only lived in this 2004-built home between 2008 and 2013, has gone on to have a hugely successful career in business and marketing, amassing a fortune of nearly $1 billion. Recently updated, this five-bedroom,...