Selling your home can seem a daunting task. When you close that deal, you want to make sure that your home goes to the best buyer for the best price. It may seem cheaper to sell your home yourself, and many do; however, there are a lot of details to work through. “Selling your home through a REALTOR® can help you make sure you get the best value overall,” says...

Ever wonder what it would be like to live the life of a Manhattan mogul or city-dwelling celeb? Well, guests at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange will get to experience that lifestyle first hand—at least for an hour or two!—during the event’s unique closing event, “The Ultimate Power Broker Open House Experience.” Sponsored by Halstead Property,  a...

Apartmentlist.com recently delivered an ambitious study on millennials and their intentions about buying homes. The site's inaugural Apartment List Renter Confidence Survey drew on data from nearly 6,000 millennial renters (age 18 to 34) at a time when homeownership for Americans under 35 years old is at its lowest point in the history of Census recorded data dating...

It’s RoboCop-meets-real estate. Whether local or abroad, homebuyers appreciate a visual. But a growing segment of buyers are benefitting from a new kind of visual marketing far from the mainstream grid: virtual reality. For the better part of the year, a Los Angeles-based real estate team has been toying with virtual reality as a means to market high-end properties...

Contributed by Kyle Foley In our over 39 years as custom home design builders, we’ve seen it happen more often than we like, and more frequently than it needs to. The somber truth is that over 50 percent of custom builds never get off the ground, including those where the client has already purchased their lot, and may even had plans drawn. The number one reason...

Is it parks, schools, city services or affordability that you should look for when searching for a home with higher than average resale value? All of these factors matter, in fact, and homeowners lucky enough to be near one popular grocery chain enjoyed a boost in their home's value. Jennifer Von Pohlmann recently headed into the aisles at RealtyTrac.com to get the...

As we march swiftly toward fall in many parts of the country, homeowners should prepare for the eventual chills and precipitation that winter will bring. According to diynetwork.com, the most beneficial - and in most cases - easiest maintenance can go a long way toward ensuring your home is fully buttoned up, safe, dry and warm come fall. Here are just a few of the...

Contributed by Tori Toth The word “excellent” means to possess outstanding quality and isn’t that what we want to promote to buyers - that your home is the best there is on the market? Too often though, I find a seller’s perception of excellence becomes unknowingly compromised by certain circumstances and rationalizations that have seeped into the way they...

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there existed a unique fixer-upper opportunity for home buyers: the house that once belonged to legendary Jedi Master Yoda. Thanks to the gang over at Movoto, we now have the first evaluation of a property from the world George Lucas first brought to life on screens in 1977. If you could buy Yoda’s house (okay, so it’s...

Contributed by Kaitlin Krull, Modernize Keeping and maintaining a beautiful backyard is an important part of home ownership. However, at Modernize we know that landscaping and restyling your outdoor space can quickly get expensive. If you don’t have the money for luxury-grade backyard transformations, IKEA is the answer. Make your garden’s flat pack dreams come...