Easy Ways to Enhance the Home’s Entryway

Easy Ways to Enhance the Home’s Entryway

Easy Ways to Enhance the Home’s Entryway The entrance to the home is where buyers often form some of their first impressions of the interior of the home. However, too often, “the entryway gets neglected because it isn’t necessary in the same way that a living room...
Is the Starter Home Coming Back?

Is the Starter Home Coming Back?

Is the Starter Home Coming Back? Starter homes were largely viewed as a dying fad, but millennials are showing renewed interest. They believe the starter home may help turn them into a homeowner more quickly. Six in 10 millennials recently surveyed by Berkshire...
Older Adults Are Facing Troubles With Housing

Older Adults Are Facing Troubles With Housing

Older Adults Are Facing Troubles With Housing The nation’s housing inventory is unprepared to meet the needs of an increasingly older population through the next two decades, according to a new report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies....
6 Tips to Speed Up Closings

6 Tips to Speed Up Closings

6 Tips to Speed Up Closings Home buyers in a hurry to move into their new house may be discouraged to know that the average time to close on a property is 50 days, according to Ellie Mae. But you can help your clients shorten the timeframe by encouraging a more...
New Mantra: Live Where You Eat

New Mantra: Live Where You Eat

New Mantra: Live Where You Eat Developers are now turning to food to help gain attraction to their residential projects and even command higher home values. Access to healthy food, community farms, chef-driven restaurants, or innovative food retail areas is...
Easy Property Upgrades to Conserve Water

Easy Property Upgrades to Conserve Water

Easy Property Upgrades to Conserve Water Many states are facing a drought, and home owners and renters are increasingly under pressure to conserve. “Often we’re bombarded with a message of sacrifice and cutting back,” says Benjamin Inskeep, a research analyst at EQ...
Many Borrowers Unaware Higher Payments Coming

Many Borrowers Unaware Higher Payments Coming

Many Borrowers Unaware Higher Payments Coming Borrowers with home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) may unexpectedly find their monthly payments rising. Mortgage rates have been on the rise, and while that doesn’t impact borrowers with fixed-rate mortgages, those with...
Recycle & Compost in the Community

Recycle & Compost in the Community

Recycle & Compost in the Community Sustainable Events Sustainable events have the opportunity to create a positive community legacy through purchasing decisions, energy conservation, and waste reduction efforts. Events can engage the community in sustainability...
The 10 ‘Surprising’ Cities for Foodies

The 10 ‘Surprising’ Cities for Foodies

The 10 ‘Surprising’ Cities for Foodies New York and San Francisco have long reigned supreme over the food world, but other cities may be catching up, notes a new analysis by realtor.com®. The site scoured the data to find out where the best up-and-coming...