Appraiser Shortage Sparks Sales Delays

Appraiser Shortage Sparks Sales Delays

Appraiser Shortage Sparks Sales Delays   The number of appraisers is rapidly shrinking, which is causing delays in closings and possibly even costing your buyers and sellers money on their way to settlement, CNBC reports. Since 2007, the percentage of appraisers...
Study: Outdoor Projects Pay Back at Resale

Study: Outdoor Projects Pay Back at Resale

Study: Outdoor Projects Pay Back at Resale Home owners may want to focus more of their remodeling dollars on boosting curb appeal. Outdoor remodeling projects not only offer some of the highest returns at resale, they can also increase the happiness of home owners who...
Red vs. Blue States: Which Has the Best Homes?

Red vs. Blue States: Which Has the Best Homes?

Red vs. Blue States: Which Has the Best Homes?   When it comes to Republican red-voting states, Democrat blue-voting states or the swing states, who fares the best in real estate? Realtor.com®’s research team evaluated the data to see which has the biggest homes,...
One City Moves to Require Home Energy Scores

One City Moves to Require Home Energy Scores

One City Moves to Require Home Energy Scores The mayor of Portland, Ore., is proposing a mandate that would require all homes listed for sale there to have a home energy score. However, some in the city are opposed to his initiative, claiming it could be an impediment...
The Wizarding Home of Harry Potter Hits the Market

The Wizarding Home of Harry Potter Hits the Market

The Wizarding Home of Harry Potter Hits the Market If Potterheads were to consider investing in some Harry Potter real estate, they’d probably aim for the Hogwarts castle. Yet, while the castle is indeed stunning, Potterheads must also remember their muggle condition....
This Wireless Device Can Read Your Emotions

This Wireless Device Can Read Your Emotions

This Wireless Device Can Read Your Emotions   In the future, you may never have to guess what your clients truly think about that home or transaction. MIT researchers have announced a device that can determine a person’s mood using wireless signals. MIT’s...
Hey, Single Home Owner: You are not alone

Hey, Single Home Owner: You are not alone

Hey, Single Home Owner: You are not alone It’s National Singles Week, a week that recognizes single men and women, a population of 107 million Americans. Single men and women make up a large portion of the adult American population – 45 percent to be exact, according...
Retirement Homes Get the Luxe Treatment

Retirement Homes Get the Luxe Treatment

Retirement Homes Get the Luxe Treatment Some retirees say they don’t want to skimp on luxury features when it comes to choosing a home for their Golden Years. In fact, they want the most upgraded home of their life. “Because this is it. This is the last house...
Study: A ‘Green’ Building Makes You Smarter

Study: A ‘Green’ Building Makes You Smarter

Study: A ‘Green’ Building Makes You Smarter   There may be even more reason to go green, besides the potential energy costs savings. It could improve your health and your thinking too, a new study finds. Researchers from Harvard, Syracuse University, and SUNY...
Compared to 100 Years Ago, Owners Live Large

Compared to 100 Years Ago, Owners Live Large

Compared to 100 Years Ago, Owners Live Large Homes built in the last six years are 74 percent larger than those built in the 1910s, according to a new study released by PropertyShark, a real estate information site. Americans have lots more space to themselves too,...