June 7, 2012 - 10:30 AM
We all know that buying a home can be a bit of a stressful life event (understatement?), but buying from across state lines is even harder! With some thoughtful planning, you can undertake a successful interstate move without losing your mind on the way. Think about the costs You may be relocating for a job... Read More

Buying Out of Sight Without Going Out of Your Mind

We all know that buying a home can be a bit of a stressful life event (understatement?), but buying from across state lines is even harder! With some thoughtful planning, you can undertake a successful interstate move without losing your mind on the way.

Think about the costs

June 6, 2012 - 11:12 AM
Renters have probably noticed: rents are up, way up, all across the country.  Famously expensive cities have only gotten more expensive. For example, a report released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition in March of 2012 names San Francisco as the most expensive place in the country to rent housing... Read More
June 5, 2012 - 7:45 AM
Yes, this chronicle has a happy ending, because we did finally close on our very first home. Over champagne, I will tell you that after all that house-hunting, weekends spent open-housing and hours spent internet searching, the home we bought is right across the street from the home we’re renting now. I was... Read More

The First-time Buyer Chronicles End with Success

Anna Marie Erwert

Yes, this chronicle has a happy ending, because we did finally close on our very first home. Over champagne, I will tell you that after all that house-hunting, weekends spent open-housing and hours spent internet searching, the home we bought is right across the street from the home we’re renting now.

June 4, 2012 - 11:22 AM
The state of American real estate is, right now, basically an entirely new state. The conditions making this market are so extremely opposite, and have such opposing ramifications, experts find themselves without firm precedence to make predictions. Industry professionals, struggling to define the current... Read More

The Nations's Summer Sales Outlook: Expect the Unexpected

Summer Sales Outlook

The state of American real estate is, right now, basically an entirely new state. The conditions making this market are so extremely opposite, and have such opposing ramifications, experts find themselves without firm precedence to make predictions.

June 1, 2012 - 12:01 PM
This week, we’re switching our focus to color combinations since most of you probably don’t decorate in monochrome. And we’re starting off with the Power Couple of color combos: yellow and gray. Seriously, yellow and gray are like that awesome couple you know that have totally different personalities, but... Read More

Color of the Week: Yellow and Gray

This week, we’re switching our focus to color combinations since most of you probably don’t decorate in monochrome. And we’re starting off with the Power Couple of color combos: yellow and gray.

Seriously, yellow and gray are like that awesome couple you know that have totally different personalities, but are somehow magically on the same wavelength. They’re both cheerful and chill at the same time.

May 31, 2012 - 10:27 AM
May brought a mix of real estate news: median prices are up in more than half of US metros for the first quarter and builder confidence is at its highest point in five years; on the other hand, the shadow inventory of foreclosures still looms in the background and home prices are still at post-housing bust... Read More
May 30, 2012 - 10:53 AM
Thinking about buying a 2nd home for vacationing? You aren’t alone. Lower home prices and low interest rates make now an attractive time to snap up that little beach house, cabin the mountains, or condo in the city next to the Theater District. We’ll show you who’s already taking advantage of great deals on... Read More
May 29, 2012 - 10:07 AM
How agents help you sell your home
The nation is experiencing record low inventory of homes, especially market rate listings; the resulting competition for these homes is reaching fever pitch. Buyers, feeling pressure, try brave (and sometimes dangerous) ways to outbid their competitors: pre-emptive bids, zero contingency bids, and the plain... Read More

A Great Realtor(R) Is a Great Weapon in a Bidding War, Part 2

Realtors help buyers make bidsThe nation is experiencing record low inventory of homes, especially market rate listings; the resulting competition for these homes is reaching fever pitch. Buyers, feeling pressure, try brave (and sometimes dangerous) ways to outbid their competitors: pre-emptive bids, zero contingency bids, and the plain old over-bid.  It can all get a bit crazy

May 28, 2012 - 10:53 AM
In honor of Memorial Day, we post today on real estate news worth being thankful for. April’s report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows some positive—even promising—numbers. More People Can Afford to Buy in this Country NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun feels one of the biggest steps toward... Read More
May 25, 2012 - 2:50 PM
Ah, Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer, backyard barbecues, and wearing white. We’ve rounded up five projects to make your weekend a success.   If you’re heading toward a coast this weekend, try setting up this awesome beach party tent – most of what you need, you can find right on the... Read More

DIY Friday: Five Ideas to Celebrate Memorial Day

Ah, Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer, backyard barbecues, and wearing white. We’ve rounded up five projects to make your weekend a success.

 

If you’re heading toward a coast this weekend, try setting up this awesome beach party tent – most of what you need, you can find right on the beach! Plus, you can make this in your backyard for kids.

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