Renovations Uncover Secrets Behind Walls

Renovations Uncover Secrets Behind Walls

Renovations Uncover Secrets Behind Walls Homeowners are finding that as they renovate and walls are removed, they’re uncovering tokens from the home’s past. They’ve found everything from ritual objects placed behind the walls to ward off evil spirits to time capsules...
The Noises That Are a Blow to Home Prices

The Noises That Are a Blow to Home Prices

The Noises That Are a Blow to Home Prices Airplanes buzzing overhead, trains roaring by, or that bustling 24-hour supermarket can all take a toll on your property value. But, by how much? Realtor.com®’s data team analyzed nine major noise factors and then calculated...
Housing Shortages Abound Here

Housing Shortages Abound Here

Housing Shortages Abound Here In many markets, there are just not enough homes for sale to meet buyer demand. “More than two-thirds of the markets are seeing less inventory now compared to a year ago,” says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “Tight credit...
Even High Earners Struggle to Save

Even High Earners Struggle to Save

Even High Earners Struggle to Save A considerable percentage of Americans lack the savings needed to cushion against a surprise expense, even with enough income to save, according to a recent report by Bankrate.com. Approximately 60 percent of those surveyed do not...
Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions Friday the 13th is generally considered one of the unluckiest days in western culture. In fact, the stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $700 million to $800 million is lost in business revenue as so many...
Where Land Surpasses Property Values

Where Land Surpasses Property Values

Where Land Surpasses Property Values In some markets, the land is more valuable than the home that stands on it. Case in point, in San Francisco’s Sunset District, a fire destroyed a home for sale leaving it inhabitable. Despite that, last February, the home sold...
5 Home Design Needs for Your Boomer Clients

5 Home Design Needs for Your Boomer Clients

5 Home Design Needs for Your Boomer Clients The number of home buyers ages 55 and older is expected to grow over the next decade, and builders across the country are ramping up to serve them. At the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., this week, the...
As Commutes Worsen, Cities Get Innovative

As Commutes Worsen, Cities Get Innovative

As Commutes Worsen, Cities Get Innovative Traffic is getting worse across the country. The average American commute time is at a record high: 26 minutes. And more of the public has become “megacommuters,” spending up to 90 minutes in the car each way. Some cities are...