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Home to the Future
Posted on: January 2018
Meteorologists with some certainty can call for rain a few days away; real estate professionals can look out that far – in fact, up to a year – to predict if you’ll have a roof over your head. Yet research and experience isn’t always enough, and experts forecasting the... read more


Yes In My Back Yard
Posted on: December 2017
First came nimbys – loose-knit groups of entrenched neighborhood homeowners that oppose adjacent new development. The title, which reputedly dates to the early 1980s, is based on the slogan, "Not in My Back Yard." The once-catchy moniker has lost much of its luster as a societal... read more


Still Open … Sometimes
Posted on: December 2017
The high-tech, instant information world of websites and text alerts may be knocking a dent in old-style real estate staples. For instance, when was the last time you saw the mammoth home-listing guides that agents guarded like treasures in days gone by? Yet a few more casually paced real... read more


Safety for Realtors
Posted on: December 2017
The real estate business tends to be a solitary profession, enough so that agents can find themselves in potentially vulnerable settings. Associates meet one-on-one with clients, in some cases for the first time, at vacant houses. The get-togethers can be after dark, in secluded parts of town or... read more


Let’s Grow Old Together
Posted on: November 2017
They’re dubbed active adult, retirement and 55-plus communities – attracting millions of homeowners and tenants who left the working world behind and jumped in their golf carts to revel in resort-style activities. Many of the residential sites are gated, showcase swimming pools... read more


Look Into the Future of Real Estate
Posted on: October 2017
Imagine the shape of the housing and commercial property industries in the next five to 10 years. There's no telling. It's the future, right? Actually, a field known as predictive analysis contends that researchers can map out a sketch of what's in the works. Predictive analysis uses... read more


Safety While Selling
Posted on: October 2017
The real estate business tends to be a solitary profession, enough so that agents can find themselves in potentially vulnerable settings. Associates meet one-on-one with clients, in some cases for the first time, at vacant houses. The get-togethers can be after dark, in secluded parts of town or... read more


Protection Against the Rising Waters
Posted on: September 2017
They're heart-wrenching images: Aerial scenes of cities and towns blanketed with water, families wading through waist high waves, motorists caught unawares of torrential rains filling once-dry gullies. More than that, floods aren't limited to the coast, bayous and massive rivers. They take... read more


Setting the Stage
Posted on: September 2017
Prospective homebuyers touring a vacant house, or residence shown “as is” with a lived-in appearance might find it hard to imagine how the property would look with their own stuff. That’s why sellers and agents often stage homes in an open and organized way to allow viewers... read more


Up On High
Posted on: September 2017
These ranch spreads, A-frames and traditional designs are up windy dirt roads, hidden in the woods or nestled among spectacular peak views for miles. Or they’re condos, townhomes or cliff-side properties in mile-up resorts or even city suburbs. Mountain homes have been around almost... read more


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