By Paul Kazlov The window industry offers a myriad of window styles to meet your personal taste. Be it the slender looking double hung windows or the gorgeous bay windows, there’s a window for everyone. And it’s not only about aesthetics either. Today, many window providers are now carrying energy efficient windows to keep your home insulated and tightly sealed....

By Marlena Stoddard Home building used to be an art, and it is important for our neighborhoods that we preserve history rather than bulldozing it for a new, cheap house. While new buildings are nice, there is something about the charm and character of an older home that is mesmerizing. Each home has a story. There was a dream that built the place and all these years...

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Some may say a house, some may say family. Some might say comfort. Home is all of the above—and then some. The Life at Home report, released annually by IKEA, surveys thousands of people around the world to determine what makes a home a home. The findings this year pose an idea of home that transcends the need for shelter—a haven where “space,” “things,”...

Using the right CRM, lead and transaction management programs is critical to managing your business and staying on track and organized. Industry professionals have many software platforms to choose from or may use their own approach to keeping track of contacts and contracts. RISMedia would like to take a pulse on this topic and report back to you on: What CRM, Lead...

If donning a panda suit to help sell your latest listing has never crossed your mind, you’re probably not alone (but you may want to rethink your strategy. Maybe?). For Jessica Arnett—co-owner of Villa Real Estate in The Woodlands, Texas—the decision to dress up as a panda and be photographed for a series of listing photos has created widespread panda-monium...

Fans of famed troubadour James Taylor, rejoice. You can now live in the star's childhood home. Well, if you win it at auction, that is. The sweet North Carolina spot is currently on the market, with bids due by 3 p.m. on June 29. With a sleek, modern look, the home and guest house—built in 1952—incorporate the work of three renowned architects: George Matsumoto,...

By Nicki Escudero Consumer spending on home remodeling is outpacing the growth of the economy, according to data from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The proliferation of home improvement programs on TV and online has contributed to the DIY movement, but don't think you can do it all yourself. Realtor.com reports that only about 10 percent...

By Tyler Harman I work in one of the most competitive markets in the country and have seen how frustrated buyers can become. After seeing a few horror stories myself, here are five tips that will help manage expectations (for both buyers and agents) and make their journey smoother and more enjoyable. The Learning Curve In this new age of technology, buyers are drowning...

In celebration of the upcoming release of "Independence Day: Resurgence," Homes.com put together a guide on how to protect your home from a potential alien invasion which includes handy tips such as where to purchase UFO insurance, as well as booby trap ideas to keep the extra-terrestrials at bay. To go alongside it, they have also created a seriously addictive, retro...

By Than Merrill

Now that the cold, wet dreariness of winter is in our rearview mirrors, it is time to rejoice in the “summery” outdoors. But what do you do if you’ve gotten so used to spending your days cooped up inside that you’ve forgotten how to take advantage of your backyard? The answer is simple: bring the...