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...
Down Payment Gift? Better Watch Out

Down Payment Gift? Better Watch Out

Down Payment Gift? Better Watch Out Many first-time home buyers receive down payment assistance from a family member or close friend, but they may not realize there are specific guidelines they must follow when they take money from others for a home purchase. First...
These Plants Can Improve a Home’s Air Quality

These Plants Can Improve a Home’s Air Quality

These Plants Can Improve a Home’s Air Quality A study 30 years ago by NASA reveals that certain houseplants can help clean the air to space stations, and studies since then have confirmed they may be able to do that for a home or office too. Further, studies have...
Infographic: Thanksgiving at Home

Infographic: Thanksgiving at Home

Infographic: Thanksgiving at Home Its the time of year where we gather together with loved ones while gorging ourselves on delicious (and far too much) food! For most of us, this tradition will take place in the warmth of our home, or the homes of friends and family....