We're going to say that again: it has its own lazy river! This Mediterranean-style Poway, Calif. estate (more photos below) located in the Maderas Golf Club is its own luxury resort and home all in one. In addition to floating around their own compound, its new buyers can go to work in their on-site gym or hit the basketball court or full-sized baseball field without...

By Jeff Knox, Knox & Associates, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas I am a techie broker.  I'm a techie broker because I have to be, not because I started out wanting to be one or because I already was one. I once had a guy with another firm ask me: "Are you a technical guy who became a broker, or a broker who became a technical guy."  I am the latter. It is my belief...

By Kelly Hager of the Kelly Hager Real Estate Group My favorite kinds of transactions are those where I really get to use my skills as a REALTOR®! One type of family that I really like to help is the family that needs to get on the same page before moving forward. When you first meet with clients to understand what their needs are, it's easy to see when their wants...

Finding out that your home has been burglarized can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person's life. A burglary is a violation of your personal space and after you've become a victim, it may take some time to recover - both your personal items and from the emotional stress.  Here are some steps to take should you find yourself the victim of a break in. Source:...

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The Super Bowl turns 50 this weekend. To mark the event’s golden anniversary, Census number-crunchers rounded up a collection of facts comparing life back in 1967 to present-day. The play-by-play includes housing stats, which we’ve broken down below. In 1967… The U.S. population was 197.5 million. The median sales price of a new, single-family home was just...

By Aaron Lewis Whether your home is a house in the suburbs or a high rise in the city, taking advantage of the outdoors is a great way to expand your livable space. If you are working with a large backyard, your possibilities may be endless, but even the tiniest balcony can be transformed into a functional area. There is nothing quite like enjoying a delicious meal...

By Jim Burch The home of the future doesn't just live in science fiction anymore. You can own it today. Better yet, it doesn't require thousands of dollars or long construction times. Home automation is available and affordable thanks to wireless Internet and smartphones. If you want to make your home smarter and work for you, look at these easy fixes to some of...

Posted on Jan 28 2016 - 11:06am by John Egan
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Curb appeal is in the eyes of the buyer. But as Texas Tech University researchers Emmett Elam and Andrea Stigarall point out, the precise factors that influence a homebuyer’s perceptions of curb appeal are debatable. What is not debatable is the lift that curb appeal gives to the value of a home. Improving the curb appeal of your home can boost its value by as...

Adele is still so hot right now...even in real estate! Meet Megan Hill Mitchum, a REALTOR® from CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate Iowa who just released one killer parody of Adele's worldwide smash hit "Hello." It's a parody so spot on that every agent who's ever been in the field will be able to relate. Judging by its 150k+ view count in mere days, we'd say the video's...