Are you considering buying or building a shipping container home? The idea of having a shipping container home intrigues many people. Using an affordable container that has been used to ship products around the world has its advantages. Multiple containers can be fashioned together to make a home to suit your needs. Even a home with living space over a few different...

RISMedia just wrapped the third in its series of virtual events, "Spring Into Action," co-presented by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The event was held on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, and attracted 5,000-plus attendees who tuned in to learn from more than 75 of the industry's top leaders, coaches and trainers. RISMedia CEO and Founder John...

By Anita Ginsburg Preparing to redecorate your home can be a daunting prospect. Sometimes you decide to redecorate due to a desire for a fresh, new home environment. Other times, you might want to redo your home due to damage like mold or smoke affecting all or part of your house. Whatever your reason, you'll likely want to move the redecorating project along quickly...

By Jordan Grice As the lumber industry tries to meet the overwhelming demand for building materials, experts say the supply of homes has continued to dwindle under lagging new construction and rising price tags. "We're still amid major shortages across the country, where the lead time for people to get their lumber can be months instead of weeks," says David Logan,...

For the real estate professionals who connected on RISMedia's most recent webinar, technology is king. The modern agent is looking for a brokerage that can provide the systems and support that foster growth and success. During RISMedia's webinar—"Innovative Recruiting Strategies to Attract the Modern Agent"—panelists Mark Shepherd, principal broker...

Kathryn Redican, recently promoted to chief operating officer for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) New England, New York and Westchester Properties, understood the importance of supporting her team during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Under her guidance, they rolled out more tools and campaigns than ever before, including adding the ability to make offers on a property...

By Bill Gassett Do you know what to expect from a buyer's home inspection? When your property is on the market, expect a home inspection to take place. This is positive, as it means someone is willing to pay to have it checked over, and then move forward with the purchase. No house, especially an old house, is perfect—and the potential buyer is just taking good...

The Malibu beach house where Judy Garland, along with her second husband, Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter, Liza, once took up residence is currently on the market. Listed for a cool $3,895,000, the home was originally built in 1947 into the early 1950s, but was completely rebuilt in 2013. Garland was one of the biggest stars of her time. Aside from her timeless...

By Anita Ginsburg If hot weather is just around the corner in your area, you need to be sure that your home is ready for the summer heat. With these simple upgrades and repairs, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your home will remain cool and comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside: Roof When it comes to your home’s efficiency, few things are...

By Lizzie Weakley Many homeowners don't fully utilize their basements; some even ignore their basement altogether. Rather than being wasted space, a basement can be great for storage, working areas and recreation. Here are four ideas for making the most of your basement by changing up the floor plan: Make a Secluded Office Space Thanks to their natural sound insulation,...