8 DIY Halloween Decorations for Under $10—or Free!

Want some Halloween decorations so you can celebrate this spooky holiday in style—but without the terrifying prospect of draining your wallet? Look no further than this list of easy DIY crafts that are easy to pull together and cost under 10 bucks. Some are even free! Behold … [Read more...]

Homeowners Reveal: ‘The Best Purchase I Made for My New House’

Moving to a different house gives you license to finally ditch those worn-out chairs and frayed rugs and pick up something new. So what should you get? While everyone has their own particular styles and needs, certain items show up time and again as homeowners' fave purchases—and speak to … [Read more...]

Annual Checkups! 5 Maintenance tasks all homeowners should do once a year (Video)

Check out this great video on needed yearly maintenance tasks  Annual Checkup! 5 Maintenance Tasks All Homeowners Should Do Once a Year … [Read more...]

Tour de Force: Don’t Make These 10 Huge House-Hunting Mistakes

By Cathie Ericson | Oct 5, 2017 iStock; realtor.com You've been thinking about settling down and buying a home for a while now, and you finally think you're ready. It's time to tour some digs! But hold up—you need a game plan. House hunting is about more than popping into a few open … [Read more...]

‘Worse Than Anything You’ve Seen on TV’

Please help our friends and the good folks in Puerto Rico. The real estate community in Puerto Rico is working frantically to help deliver emergency supplies to the island’s 3 million residents, most of whom are in total darkness—without electricity, clean water, or adequate shelter—a week … [Read more...]

6 Easy Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

The exterior of the home counts big for creating first impressions. Indeed, 99 percent of real estate pros say that curb appeal is a critical factor in attracting a buyer, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Remodeling Impact: Outdoor Features survey. Get more ideas: Amp Up … [Read more...]

Flip, Rent, or Hold: What’s the Best Path to Real Estate Riches?

realtor.com Maybe you're addicted to those home-flipping shows on HGTV where glam couples buy grim shacks, spend 22 minutes smashing down walls and adding funky kitchen backsplashes, and then make tens of thousands selling the refurbished places on the open market. Or perhaps you're jonesing for … [Read more...]

Housing Predictions for 2018

New homes are expected to be a “primary driver of sales in 2018,” as 1.33 million housing starts are predicted next year—up from 1.22 million in 2017, according to Freddie Mac’s September Outlook report, which gauges future real estate activity. Total home sales are expected to increase … [Read more...]

Fall May Be Best Time for Buyers to Move

A slower fall season in home buying may help more lingering home buyers to jump in. Prices are easing somewhat. For the second month in a row, the median price of an existing home dropped. It reached $253,500 in August, after reaching a record high of $263,300 in June, according to the latest data … [Read more...]

Survey: Kids Have Big Say in Home Choice

Your toughest critics may very well be the children of your clients. Their children’s input on a home carries a lot of weight. Nearly two-thirds of all home buyers say their children have input on what type of home they plan to buy, according to newly released data from Bank of America’s … [Read more...]