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While job growth didn’t meet expectations in November, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since February 2020, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“The unemployment rate continued to plunge and is now at 4.2%, which is actually below March 2020 levels when the ugly COVID virus came to the country. This...

By Jesse Williams They say if you love what you do, you won’t work a day in your life. But what if you live where you vacation, does that make every workday a holiday? Maybe not quite, but even so, thousands of people across the country have begun looking at their second homes, or at traditionally vacation areas, for more permanent living arrangements—a trend...

Halloween is right around the corner! We’re continuing our spooky housing coverage with a topic that’s critical for all real estate professionals: what are the best and worst cities for vampires to live in? To answer this important question, Lawn Love recently released a study of the 200 biggest U.S. cities and ranked them based on several key indicators. The...

It’s spooky season again! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at some of the most infamous real-life homes that went on to inspire popular Hollywood horror films.  From the Amityville Horror house to the Old Arnold Estate in Rhode Island that inspired the first Conjuring film, these properties pique public interest, but very often fetch sale prices that are well...

Source: Wall Street Journal Elon Musk may have just surpassed Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world (at time of press), but with a net worth of $191.4 billion and owning the properties he does, he’s not bound to lose any sleep over the news. Bezos, like other billionaires, has a complex and wide-ranging real estate portfolio that includes...

Following the wake of Hurricane Ida, many homeowners are now reconsidering their action plans should a hurricane strike in their area. Residents along the Gulf Coast aren’t the only ones who are solely at risk of hurricane devastation, as Ida reminded us. Related: Tips From Industry Professionals on Surviving Real Estate During Hurricane Season
After Hurricane...

Memes are everywhere. Whether you share them across your social media accounts, in emails, or even on your website, these real estate memes offer some much-needed entertainment for agents, their colleagues, and their audience. Not only are real estate agent memes a fun and creative way to break out of your daily grind, but they can help build brand awareness...

A note from RISMedia Founder, President & CEO John Featherston on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11: “I wanted to share with you some thoughts as we reach the somber milestone of the 20th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001—a day that changed our lives forever. As we look back, we see that through the darkness of the unspeakable...

On Sun., Aug. 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, with the first death reported in Prairieville due to injuries sustained from a fallen tree. Now weakened to a tropical storm as it heads to Mississippi [at press time], the natural disaster has left a little more than 1 million homes without power after dumping a dangerous mix...

Months short of its extended deadline, the eviction moratorium has ended, struck down by the Supreme Court—voted by six justices in an unsigned opinion on Aug. 26. President Biden’s renewed moratorium, active in only the areas of the U.S. most impacted by COVID-19, was meant to continue providing a stay against evictions until early October; however,...