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Avoid Getting Soaked
Posted on: February 2017
Consumers purchase homeowners insurance to safeguard their property from a variety of perils, including fire, wind damage, theft, and vandalism. But they often incorrectly assume that a major water hazard – flooding – is included in their coverage. Not to worry, you may think: I... read more


Equity Rising
Posted on: February 2017
If you’re a homeowner who survived the real estate market downturn from a few years back, chances are the value of your home – and your equity in it – has increased. And therein lies an opportunity: the chance to tap into that equity in the form of a home equity line of credit... read more


The Hunt For Senior-Friendly Housing
Posted on: February 2017
Many people live in a make-believe real estate world in which they think their homes – and their bodies – will never get old. But the truth is that both will begin to show signs of wear as the years pass, and graying Americans may be inadequately prepared to age gracefully in their... read more


Return of the Real Estate ROI
Posted on: January 2017
They say home is where the heart is. Ask the experts and they’ll tell you that home is where the profit is, too. Indeed, many are bullish today on real estate as an investment. Consider the results of a recent poll of American investors by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate: 89... read more


The Future Is Now
Posted on: January 2017
It’s a new year and a turn of the clock toward a new administration. Which begs the question: What can home buyers, sellers and owners expect from President Trump when it comes to housing matters in 2017 and beyond? That query is currently top of mind for folks inside and outside the... read more


Getting Renters Off the Fence
Posted on: January 2017
Despite rising rent prices nationwide, mortgage interest rates remaining at near historical lows and positive job growth numbers, many renters aren’t buying into the American dream of homeownership – at least for now. A new survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR)... read more


What Goes Up
Posted on: January 2017
“What goes up must come down,” Isaac Newton once said. But the opposite is also true, which has many folks in the real estate industry thinking that the golden era of the past few years – when mortgage interest rates reached historical lows – may gradually be coming to an... read more


The Hot and Cold Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
Posted on: December 2016
Before purchasing, home shoppers scrutinize many financial factors that affect affordability – including the cost to finance and insure the residence, property taxes and expected upkeep. But a new study by Trulia and UtilityScore indicates they often underestimate a crucial metric that can... read more


How to Get a Good Deal In a Seller’s Market
Posted on: December 2016
In the current real estate market, sellers hold most of the good cards and have been able to claim near top dollar for their properties for sale. But that winning streak can’t continue forever. In fact, new data by Redfin indicates that the climate may be shifting gradually toward... read more


Rise of the Real Estate Rookie
Posted on: December 2016
There’s a first time for everything in life: your first day at school, first kiss, first car, first job and – eventually – first home. Now, more Americans are choosing to take that initial step into homeownership in a rising trend that’s got the real estate pros sitting... read more


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