If your neighbor wrapped up his house and trees in aluminum foil, you’d probably think one flew over the cuckoo's nest, but that’s exactly what one Florida man did recently, lighting up his street and befuddling his neighbors. Piotr Janowski of Tarpon Springs, Fla. dangled foil off his trees and draped his home in aluminum, including the utility box and meters,...

Prospective homebuyers may see a few more weeks of near-zero mortgage rates following news that the Federal Reserve will maintain its current interest rate policy. Economists have long anticipated a rate change in September of this year. “The (Federal Open Market) Committee anticipates that it will be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate...

A few weeks ago we asked our followers on social media about the strangest items they've ever seen in a listing. The responses were off the charts in terms of number and hilarity, so we'd like to thank everyone who participated! Below were some of our favorite submissions: "Used to do foreclosures and in one house in a relatively nice, upscale neighborhood, I...

Contributed by Bryn Huntpalmer, Modernize.com
Sure, we’re glad it’s here, but did summer creep up a little too quickly on you? Don’t worry, there’s still time to plant your summer garden and enjoy your harvest of basil, kale, beans, corn, and so much more. Warm temperatures and long sunny days also provide the perfect climate for hearty perennials that...

It’s almost summer! With the weather getting better outside, maybe it’s time to start making a list of weekend projects to complete. While you might not be able to tackle some of the hard, long-term projects -- kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, deck additions -- you can do some easy improvements that will make your house more appealing and functional. To help...

By Tyler Zey One of the biggest things REALTORS® struggle with is finding profitable ways to generate leads online, and this is actually a pretty hard thing to accomplish. However, there are two types of ads that work in almost every real estate market.  I’m going to show you two ways that you can effectively generate profitable leads using Google Ads. Let’s...

It’s no secret staging has become synonymous with selling a home. A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent, according to listing agents surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® 2015 Profile of Home Staging. Staging is so effective, in fact, it may influence a buyer to bid above asking price. It can be challenging keep up appearances...

Food Network star and diabetes drug-pusher Paula Deen is listing her home, located on Wilmington Island River in Savannah, Ga., for a savory $12.5 million. Like the chef herself, the 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom estate is a mix of laid back southern charm and extravagance, with soaring whitewashed ceilings that lend the space a barnyard feel (if by “barn” you mean “28,000...

Last month at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, NAR made the .REALTOR domain available to local and state REALTOR® associations as well as brokerages in the U.S. and Canada. This move followed the domain’s launch to NAR members this past October. Before the year is out, NAR will up the ante even further by rolling out the .realestate domain...

Hey, "Flintstones" fans! Did you ever dream of living in the Stone Ages? Well, BAM (BAM)! Your dream is about to come true! The campground that houses the Bedrock City Theme Park is now up for grabs for a cool $2 million. Located 30 miles south of the Grand Canyon in Williams, Ariz., the family-owned park was established in 1972 and housed a gift shop, restaurant,...