Marilyn Cortez's Blog Posts

Marilyn Cortez's Blog Posts

Hollywood Regency Style Defined
Hollywood Regency Style Defined And How To Make It Work For YouThough we’ve all seen Faye Dunaway’s legendary role as Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest by now, what we really took...

Latest Home In Mission TX
Looking for a New Home in Mission TX3 Car Drive Way For Plenty of Large TrucksOpen Concept with Plenty of Room for a Large FamilyHuge KitchenMaster with Walk In Closet, High Decora...

2019 Best Kitchen Renovations Trends And What To Stop Doing
The Best Kitchen Renovation Trends Of 2019As you can imagine, a kitchen remodel ideas can be perplexing as you may not know where to begin, or how to chart the best course of actio...

10 Best Interior Paint Color Trends For 2019
10 Best Interior Paint Colors Trending For 2019Because no wall in your home should be left as a blank canvas, we’re looking at trending interior paint colors for 2019 to get you...

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5 Eating Habits That Rewire Your Brain for SuccessTry these easy tips to lose weight and gain energy. Image credit: Alexander Spatari | Getty Images Elisette Carlson GUEST W...

Our Favorite Healthy Food Blogs
Our Favorite Healthy Food Blogs With creative recipes, mouthwatering images, and nutrition know-how, these writers will inspire you to experiment in your kitchen By Locke ...

Easily Declutter With Tidying Hacks That Really Do Work
Easily Declutter With Tidying Hacks That Really Do WorkNow that ‘sparking joy’ has become a common catchphrase thanks to Mari Kondo, we’re looking at decluttering tips for yo...

12 Luxurious Mothers Day Gifts To Treat Her With
12 Luxurious Mother’s Day Gifts To Treat Her WithBecause she’s been there with you through thick and thin, we’re looking at the best mother’s day gifts according to Décor ...

Spring Party Decor Tips
Create Magic With These Unforgettable Spring Party Decor TipsSince Easter falls around the coming of spring, take advantage of nature’s reemerging beauty by hosting a memorably s...

Mesmerizing Living Room Wallpaper Ideas
Mesmerizing Living Room Wallpaper Ideas For A memorable StatementWhen it comes to bringing your living room to life with an irresistible spirit, nothing beats the room-defining app...

Recreate Your Dining Room Walls To Make Entertaining More Engaging
Recreate Your Dining Room Walls To Make Entertaining More EngagingWe’re often surprised by how many of our clients overlook one of their most commonly used rooms for entertaining...

Spring Decor Items To Perk Up A Home
Spring Decor Items To Perk Up A Home, Even If It’s Still Cold OutIt might not feel like it just yet since much of the country is still reeling from cold climates, but spring is f...

Commo Decorating Mistkaes To Avoid
Common Decorating Mistakes To Avoid For GoodWhether you’re about to decorate a new home or are looking into a room refresh, here’s a checklist of decorating mistakes that you s...

Furniture Ideas Perfect For Small Spaces
Double-Duty Furniture Ideas Perfect For Small Space DwellersAt some point in our lives, we’ll all live or will have lived in a challengingly small space, but how do you make the ...

Mid Century Modern Design Defined
Mid Century Modern Design DefinedEven if you’re not a design aficionado, chances are you’ve heard of mid century modern design and have most likely been in a room featuring the...

Traditional Interior Design How To Ace This Forever Popular Look
Traditional Interior Design: How To Ace This Forever Popular LookOne of the most popular and enduring yet frequently dismissed design styles of them all, traditional interior ...

15 Bar Stools That Wont Kill Your Back 2019
15 Bar And Kitchen Counter Stools That Won’t Kill Your Back In 2019That gorgeous kitchen island you’ve been dreaming about? You know, the one with the overhang designed for sea...

Turtle Bay Towhouse Renvoation
A Turtle Bay Townhouse with Beautiful Outdoor SpacesThe frenetic pace of New York is unquestionably appealing, but it also pushes urban dwellers to search for quiet sanct...

Urban Modern Decor Defined
Urban Modern Decor Defined To Ace This Design StylePerfect for sophisticated city dwellers, urban modern design style is the ultimate for cosmopolitan living – with nods to conte...

Refined Rustic Decor For Your Home
Defined + Refined Rustic Decor For Your HomeRustic decor provides the perfect combination of comforting, fuss-free design and practical, functional decor, put together to create a ...

Breaking The Mold 5 Innocative Ceramic Artist To Watch
Interiors & DesignBreaking the Mold: 5 Innovative Ceramic Artists to Watch Meet the new generation of ceramicists whose intricate work breathes new life into an ancient craf...

An Old Soho Duplex Gets An Interior Remodel
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8 Luxurious Living Room Design To Try Now
8 Luxurious Living Room Design Ideas To Try NowBecause there’s something to be said about a well-judged, well-appointed, elevated living room or common room, we’re looking at e...

Contemporary Vs Mondern Interior Design
Contemporary Vs Modern Interior Design: A Breakdown Of The StylesIf you’re finding yourself at a loss when considering the differences between contemporary vs modern interior des...

5 Ideas For The Host That Has It All
Art & DesignInteriors & DesignGourmet Gift Guide: 5 Ideas for the Host Who Has It AllThe Luxury Defined edit of what’s new and noteworthy in the world of fine dining, entertainin...

20 Home Design Trends For 2019
20 Home Design Trends For 2019Rose gold, subway tiles and exposed lighting were some of the top home decor trends of 2018. With a new year comes new decorating patterns, stylish, t...

10 Best Interior Paint Colors Trending For 2019
10 Best Interior Paint Colors Trending For 2019Because no wall in your home should be left as a blank canvas, we’re looking at trending interior paint colors for 2019 to get you...

Modern Office Design Thatll Have You Wanting To Stay At Work
Modern Office Design That’ll Have You Wanting To Stay At WorkLucky for all of us, modern office design is no longer confined to fitting as many people in a workspace as possible....

6 Beyond Beautiful Entryways
Art & DesignInteriors & DesignProperty GalleriesDesirable Doors: 6 Properties with Beyond Beautiful EntrywaysFrom Marrakech to Mexico City, the doors of these properties make an im...

Black Panther Set Designers Palm Springs Estate
Home ToursOscar-Winning “Black Panther” Designer’s Set Piece Jay Hart, the Academy Award-winning production designer, lists stunning contemporary Palm Springs estate ...

15 Interior Design Tips To Impress
15 Interior Design Tips To Impress Guests InstantlyCreating inspiring interior design that makes a good first impression on guests is something that every homeowner wants as it’s...

Converted Homes From Public Buildings To Private Retreats
ARCHITECTUREPROPERTY GALLERIESConverted Homes: From Public Buildings to Private Retreats Creative redesigns have converted eight historic buildings, originally intended for co...

5 Luxury Homes In Ireland
Property GalleriesLegendary Landscapes: 5 Luxury Homes in Ireland For St. Patrick’s Day, we spotlight five properties in the Emerald Isle March 13, 2019 ...

6 Homes With Spectacular Fireplaces
Property Galleries6 Homes with Spectacular Bespoke Fireplaces Luxury Defined spotlights a collection of properties with designer fireplaces and antique hearths March 11, ...

Jodie Fosters Beverly Hills Home Is Trophy Worthy
Home ToursJodie Foster’s Beverly Hills Home is Trophy Worthy The Oscar winner’s Los Angeles-area estate is an elegant private aerie with dazzling views March 13, 2019...

25 Trendiest Sofas And Couches 2019
25 Of The Trendiest Sofas & Couches To Buy In 2019Well-designed couches and sofas should bring you comfort, joy, and satisfyingly beautiful design while upgrading any room with a s...

9 Homes With Spectacular Private Libraries
9 Homes With Spectacular Private Libraries Inspired by Christie’s Bibliothèque Marc Litzler sale in Paris, Luxury Defined spotlights a collection of elegant homes for bibli...

Desirable Doors 6 Properties With Beyond Beautiful Entryways
Desirable Doors: 6 Properties with Beyond Beautiful Entryways From Marrakech to Mexico City, the doors of these properties make an important design statement—serving as the ...

Rocky Mountain Retreat An AwardWinning Mountain Home In Aspen
Rocky Mountain Retreat: An Award-Winning Mountain Home in Aspen Presiding over Colorado’s dramatic landscape, this award-winning home just outside Aspen was custom-built for...

Artistry Innovation 8 Contemporary Homes
Artistry & Innovation: 8 Contemporary Homes Ahead of Christie’s Contemporary Edition sale in New York on February 27, Luxury Defined spotlights a collection of ultramodern h...

What Is PMI Private Mortgage Insurance
What is PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance If you’re planning to buy with a down payment lower than 20%, you might’ve heard of “private mortgage insurance”, or PMI. If you...

7 Ways To Make Your Offer Stand Out
7 ways to make your offer stand out in a competitive marketKurtis Rhee, Real Estate Partnerships Manager at Better, explains how you can make your offer stand out in a seller’s...

Luxury Homes For The Young At Heart
House of Fun: Luxury Homes for the Young at HeartLuxury Defined explores 7 unique properties with adventure playgrounds, waterslides, and other kid-friendly amenitiesLIKE THIS ARTI...

Interesting Facts About The American Home
Interesting Facts About the American HomeAmerica’s population is a melting pot of different cultures. In fact, you can often see the individual history of a person’s family jus...

How To Avoid Buyers Remorse
How to avoid buyer’s remorseWe’ve all felt guilty after making a purchase. But social psychology research suggests a remedy: Buy experiences, not objects. BY Zachary Crocket...

The Buyers Driving Luxury Property Sales
'Luxury Defined' Global ReportWho are the Buyers Driving Luxury Property Sales?Discover how Millennials are finally becoming a major force in the luxury housing marketMay 22, 2018A...

Home Buying Checklist Things To Consider
20 Thing to check off the list when buying a home1. Indoor-outdoor flow. The ease with which you can move from indoor to outdoor living areas and back again can make a huge di...

5 Homes In Romantice Destinations
Property GalleriesPlaces of the Heart: 5 Homes in Romantic DestinationsAs Valentine’s Day nears, Luxury Defined presents five dream homes ideal for proposals, weddings and happil...

How To Design And Decorate The Perfect Home Office
How-TosHow to Design and Decorate the Perfect Home OfficeAs the world becomes ever-more connected, and communication becomes ever faster, a well-designed home hub is essentialMarch...

12 Best Family Beach Destinations
Property Galleries12 of the Best Family-Friendly Beach Destinations Around the WorldThese coastal resorts offer pristine beaches, welcoming restaurants, natural wonders, and calm w...

5 Not To Be Forgotten Superbowl Moments
Travel, Food & Drink5 Not-to-be-Forgotten Super Bowl Moments Historic tales from The Big Game about playing hurt, balletic precision, root canals, Grammy Awards—plus super...

Explore A Luxury Contemporay Home On The Isle Of Ibiza
Home ToursExplore a Contemporary Hilltop Home on the Isle of Ibiza Villa Can Marés is a contemporary hideaway high above Ibiza’s legendary nightlife, that ski...

How To Design A Luxury Home Swimming Pool
Interiors & DesignDive In: How to Design a Luxury Home Swimming Pool Infinity pools will never go out of fashion, but today’s design-conscious homeowners are customizing the...

Best Place To Buy A Home In The US
This is the best place to buy a home in the U.S. Published: Jan 26, 2019 12:10 p.m. ET A recent study looked at which housing markets have the winning combo of low prices and...

6 Creative Window Ideas For Tract Homes
6 creative window ideas for tract homesShannon Lee | Improvement Center Columnist | May 12, 2016Do you live in a residential neighborhood where everything looks the same? Tract hou...

5 Common House Problems You Can Fix Yourself
5 common house problems you can fix yourselfDo you have your share of home-related issues that keep you awake at night? You're not alone. Some may be worries, but others may be dis...

5 Strange House Sounds Explained
5 strange house sounds explainedShannon Lee | Improvement Center Columnist | April 28, 2014Does your house have things that go bump in the night? Maybe between the creaking door, t...

6 Contemporary Homes For The 21st Century Luxury Lifestyle
ArchitectureProperty GalleriesArtistry & Innovation: 6 Contemporary Homes Luxury Defined presents six exclusive homes deftly designed for the 21st-century luxury lifestyle ...

Luxury Castle Living
ArchitectureProperty GalleriesLuxurious Castles Bring Romance into the 21st Century Luxury Defined tours five castles that blend the medieval with the modern October 18, ...

Nature And Minimalism Architecture
ArchitectureLuxury Real EstateSpirit of Place: Architect Chad Oppenheim Talks Nature and Minimalism Ahead of speaking at the World Architecture Festival 2018 in Amsterdam, a...

The Design Appeal Of Contemporary Open Plan Living
ArchitectureLuxury Real EstateThe Design Appeal of Contemporary Open-Plan Living Open-plan living has been a staple of contemporary design for more than a century—here, th...

The Impact Of Natural Disasters On Prime Property Markets
'Luxury Defined' Global ReportThe Impact of Natural Disasters on Prime Property Markets Extreme weather across the globe has scripted a new kind of mantra for real estate ag...

The Penthouse Premium
'Luxury Defined' Global ReportThe Penthouse Premium The trend for upscale and up-high living is reflected in the number of record-breaking penthouse apartment sales across t...

Trophy Homes The Pinnacle Of Real Estate Ownership
'Luxury Defined' Global ReportTrophy Homes: The Pinnacle of Real Estate Ownership Trends and market forces that set the bar higher in the game of trophy real estate May 2...

Second Home Sales Rebound Across International Luxury Vacation Markets
'Luxury Defined' Global ReportSecond-Home Sales Rebound Across International Luxury Vacation Markets New 2018 Luxury Defined white paper reveals strong consumer confidence a...

Luxury Real Estate Flourish In City And Suburbs Across The Globe
'Luxury Defined' Global ReportLuxury Real Estate Sales Flourish in City and Suburbs Across the Globe Sales of US$1 million+ homes in primary housing markets grew by 10% in 2...

Undiscivered Luxury Havens In North America
'Luxury Defined' Global ReportUndiscovered Luxury Havens in North America A showcase of up-and-coming and lesser known luxury communities hidden in plain sight June 6, 2018...

What Does 5 Million Buy In Luxury Beach Front Estate
Price of LuxuryWhat Does $5 Million Buy in Luxury Beachfront Real Estate? From the white-sand beaches of the Caribbean to the sapphire seas of the Mediterranean, these luxury ...

What 5 Million Buys Around The World
Relative Values: What $5 Million Buys Around the WorldFrom global cities to resort destinations, discover the diverse range of residential property offerings available for $5 milli...

Luxury Ski Market Report 2019
Luxury Ski Market Report 2019 Christie’s International Real Estate looks at the ways in which classic and emerging ski destinations continue to evolve in order to reta...

6 Reasons You Should Never Buy Without An Agent
6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an AgentBy Rachel Stults | Feb 4, 2016 Manfred Rutz/Getty Images It's a slow Sunday morning. You've just brewed your Nespresso...

Foreign Buyer Restirctions The Politicization Of Property Ownership
The Politicization of Property Ownership Foreign-buyer restrictions and taxation on high-value homes are increasingly the norm in many prime property markets across the globe ...

Paper Art Of Artist Marianne Guely
The Fantastical Paper Art of Artist Marianne GuélyUsing only paper, imagination, and cutting skills, Paris-based artist Marianne Guély creates intricate sculptures for haute cout...

An Art Gallery Owners Guide To Staging The Perfect Dinner Party
An Art Gallery Owner’s Guide to Staging the Perfect Dinner PartyRebecca Willer, owner of the eponymous London art gallery, on why tableware matters, and how to ensure your holida...

Get A Taste Of The Worlds Best Dressed Resturants
Get a Taste of the World’s Best-Dressed Restaurants A feast for the eyes as well as the appetite, these are six of the most stylish destination restaurants around the world ...

Make Your Home Worthy Of An Art Gallery
Old Masters Wallpaper to Make Your Home Worthy of an Art Gallery If you’d like to decorate your walls with some of the most famous works of all time, now you can thanks to l...

6 Cities To Watch In 2019
6 Cities to Watch in 2019 New cultural hubs, emerging art enclaves and investment opportunities are making these top urban centers places that you’ll want to keep an eye on ...

Interior Update 6 Design Ideas For A Stylish Dining Room
Interiors Update: 6 Design Ideas for a Stylish Dining Room Invigorate your dining space this year, with our editors’ round-up of the best in furniture design, wallpaper, and...

Top 10 Emerging Trends That Will Shape Real Estate In 2019
The 10 top emerging trends that will shape real estate in 2019 The Urban Land Institute’s annual look at the year ahead focuses on technology and transformation at an uncert...

2019 Real Estate Trends
2019 Real Estate Trends: What You Need to Know11 MINUTE READOkay, 2018 was quite the tease in the housing market. The year started out hot, only to taper off halfway through. But p...

Nine Surprising Real Estate Opportunities That Will Grow In 2019
Nine Surprising Real Estate Opportunities That Will Grow In 2019Expert PanelCommunityVoiceForbes Real Estate CouncilCommunityVoiceReal EstateAnyone who hopes to succeed in the ...

The Home Buying Process
The Home Buying Process: A Comprehensive Guideby JD Esajian| @JDEsajianKey Takeaways Following a step by step guide can help alleviate the stress and confusion associated ...

10 Ways To Know You Found The Right House
10 Ways to Know You Found the Right House Should You Sleep on Your Decision Before Buying a House? ByElizabeth Weintraub Updated October 31, 2018 It is normal to ha...

Maintenance Tips Every New Homeowner Needs To Know
Maintenance Tips Every New Homeowner Needs to KnowBuying a home is exciting and scary. Home maintenance doesn't have to be hard. Learn what tools you need, how to find the circuit ...

12 Unbelievable Real Estate Facts
12 unbelievable real estate facts that will make you question everything You won't be able to keep this trivia to yourself BYSETH WILLIAMS DEC 20EMAIL SHARING: ...

Home Hacks Clever Tips And Tricks
Up-cycle Old Picture Frames with Milk PaintMilk paint is a non-toxic, water based paint with pigment added for color. You can make it yourself (online tutorials abound for this) or...

New Home New Year 33 Ideas For Celebrating At Home
33 Creative Ideas For Celebrating New Year’s Eve At HomeI don’t know about you….but I’m not much of a New Year’s Eve partier. Since moving to a smaller town several years...

What Is A Buyers Agent And What Does It Cost
What Is a Buyer's Agent? A Trusted Guide Who'll Help You Find a HomeBy Liz Alterman | Sep 13, 2016 DragonImages/iStock Ready to house hunt? It's a jungle out there:...

Recently Reduced Homes In McAllen
*** Keller Williams Realty RGV - Cortez Team ***If you are looking for a Recently Reduced Home in McAllen, these are it! Be ready to move on these homes because they won't last lon...

Hot Trends And Popular Styles For Millenial Home Buyers
Hot Trends and Popular Styles for Millennial Home BuyersBy Elizabeth Weintraub Updated June 20, 2018To understand what's hot among millennial home buyer trends today, it's alm...

12 Bizarre Real Estate Facts That Will Make You Say WOW
12 bizarre real estate facts that will make you say "wow" BYSETH WILLIAMS NOV 14 EMAIL SHARING: SHARE ON SOCIAL:...

Cleaning The Outside Of Your House Without Breaking Your Back
How to Clean the Outside of Your House Without Breaking Your Back (or Bank Account) ADD VALUE  SIMPLE MAINTENANCE by Christine BartschPosted onJuly 24, 20182 m...

What Are Todays Current Mortgage Rates
Current Mortgage Rates – Mortgage Interest Rates TodayBankrate.com August 29, 2018  in MortgagesWhat is today’s mortgage rate? The average 30-year fixed mortgage...

How To Find Recent House Sales In My Area
How to Find Recent House Sales in My Area January 16, 2010 By:Karina C. Hernandez Share on Facebook Whether you're planning to sell your h...

How To Design A Home Swimming Pool
August 20, 2018 / Luxury Lifestyle Dive In: How to Design a Home Swimming Pool Infinity pools will never g...

How To Buy A Home Even If You Have Bad Credit
How to Buy a Home Even if You Have Bad CreditProtect your credit score by reviewing it for mistakes, so you'll be ready to start the home buying process when you find a place you l...

Millions Of US Consumers Get Credit Score Boost
Overhaul Boosts Credit Scores of Millions of U.S. ConsumersThose with at least one collections account removed from their credit reports experienced an 11-point increase, on averag...

10 Steps To Buying A Home
10 Steps to Buying a Home Understanding how to find and finance the perfect home for you Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort, but these 10 steps can help m...

8 Tips For Finding Your New Home
8 Tips for Finding Your New HomeWhen looking for your new house, make sure to take into consideration how long you plan to stay there. Image: Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Image...

Rent Or Buy In 2018
Rent or Buy in 2018? More than Half of Markets Still Favor BuyingIt’s a new year, but the rent vs. buy a home argument hasn’t gone away, or become any clearer. It’s always a ...

Six Homes With Architectural Accolades
August 2, 2018 / Property SpotlightSix Homes with Architectural Accolades For your consideration: homes with award-winning designs and designersLIKE THIS ARTICLE? SHARE...

11 Amazing Real Estate Facts To Entertain You Brain
11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain Ever wonder why brass doorknobs are so ubiquitous? BYSETH WILLIAMS OCT 20EMAIL SHARING: SHARE ON SOCIAL: ...

6 Things You Must Do Before Buying A House
6 things you must do before buying a homeDana Dratch June 8, 2018  in MortgagesMario Gutiérrez/Getty ImagesBuying a home is a huge investment, probably the most signific...

Tax Breaks To Be Aware Of Going From Renter To Owener
Homeownership can be a costly endeavor, especially since certain tax breaks are now less generous. Here are a few things to be aware of if you're planning to go from renter to owne...

5 Essential Questions To Ask Your Mortgage Lender
5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Mortgage LenderMay 9, 2018 Categories: home buying process homebuyer programs lendersLet’s face it, it’s much more fun to search for homes on...

4 Common Down Payment Programs Myths Debunked
4 Common Down Payment Program Myths DebunkedJanuary 31, 2017 Categories: down payment myths homebuyer programs homeownershipIf you’re considering buying a home, you’re probabl...

Patterned Tile What The Portuguese Can Teach Us About Style
Patterned Tile: What the Portuguese Can Teach Us About Style By Kacie Goff July 20, 2018 in Bathroom / Kitchen / Design and Decorate /&...

11 Sneaky New Build Budget Busters And How To Avoid Them
11 Sneaky New Build Budget Busters (and How to Avoid Them) By Jae Curtis July 23, 2018 in Homes / New Build  0 You’ve painstakingly picke...

9 Treehouses Your Kids Will Beg You To Build
9 Treehouses Your Kids Will Beg You To Build I'll go out on a limb and say you've got this. By Sienna FantozziJun 13, 2018 Etsy There's nothing more magical as a kid ...

Garden Designs For A Changing Climate
Planting for the Future: Garden Design for a Changing ClimateThis year’s Chelsea Flower Show showed how green technology can be used to create beautiful, sustainable gardens with...

How To Design Childrens Bedroom
June 14, 2018 / Market InsightsYoung at Heart: How to Design Children’s BedroomsGreat design isn’t just for grown-ups—dreamy home interiors should include kid appeal, tooLIKE...

How To Grow A Flower Cutting Garden
How to Grow a Flower Cutting GardenA cutting garden that stands apart from ornamental beds and borders lets you have a home full of beautiful blooms all year round—all you need i...

6 Summer Home Maintenance Items You Shouldnt Miss
6 Summer home maintenance items you shouldn't missby Jana RandallMay 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ETShareTweetPinReady to entertain guests for a summer barbecue? Get your home looking an...

8 Homes For Entertaining Outdoors
July 6, 2018 / Property SpotlightDining Alfresco: 8 Homes for Entertaining Outdoors Luxury Defined explores 8 magnificent homes with outdoor dining areasLIKE THIS ARTIC...

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July 20, 2018 / Property SpotlightArtistry & Innovation: 8 Contemporary Homes Luxury Defined presents eight exclusive homes deftly designed for the 21st-century luxury ...

Property Tax Lien Can Be Auctioned Off To Investors
Property-tax liens can be auctioned off, picked up by investorsG.M. Filisko May 9, 2018  in Real EstateMark Poprock/Shutterstock Financially strapped homeowners who a...

7 Home Interior Trends To Try
July 23, 2018 / Luxury Lifestyle Ahead of the Curve: 7 Home Interior Trends to Try Natural...

11 Amazing Real Estate Facts To Entertain Your Brain
11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain Ever wonder why brass doorknobs are so ubiquitous? BYSETH WILLIAMS OCT 20EMAIL SHARING: SHARE ON SOCIAL: ...

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1,2, 3 FLIPBy: J ScottHi. My name is J Scott, and I’m a professional house flipper. If you’re looking for a free resource where you can learn how to flip houses for a livi...

Aug 8 2017 9756 1
Seven Steps to Saving For a House This YearbyPatrick ChismAs the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are considering home ownership this year. But between gett...

9 Crazy Confessions From A Celebrity Real Estate Agent
If you really want to know a celebrity, you have to get on the inside — like, literally on the inside of their house. Just ask Dolly Lenz, who's been in real estate for over...

Jul 24 2017 9756 1
When To Buy Investment Real Estate by MarcoSantarelliWhen people ask, “Is it still a good idea to buy real estate now?”, there are often two underlying problems. First, i...

Jul 19 2017 9756 1
How To Make The Most Money When You Sell Your House By Andrew FortuneWhen I first started in real estate, I was taught that the two most important elements of selling a hom...

Jul 14 2017 9756 1
5 Financial Steps to Take Before You Invest in Real Estate By Jim WangSo you want toget started investing. Now is the best time to set yourself up for a comfortable financi...

Jul 13 2017 9756 1
How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: 3 Simple Habits By: HENRIK EDBERGI sometimes write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general.A social, an...

10 BestKept Secrets For Buying A Home
10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home Get the most out of your money with these handy home-buying tips.  ...

How To Really Become A Millionaire Through Real Estate
Brandon Turner ,   Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.PauseUnmuteCurrent Time0:19 /Duration Time3:16 ...

The Secret To Selling Real Estate To The Rich
SECRET LIVES OF THE SUPER RICHThe Secret to Selling Real Estate to the Rich and FamousDolly Lenz|Vice Chairman, Prudential Douglas EllimanThursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 3:19 PM ETCNBC.com ...

The Secret To Selling Real Estate To The Rich And Famous
The Secret to Selling Real Estate to the Rich and FamousDolly Lenz|Vice Chairman, Prudential Douglas EllimanThursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 3:19 PM ETCNBC.com 92 SHARES ...

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by Graham Wood on January 6, 2017 Here we are at the beginning of a new year once again, and you’re probably already thinking about how to make 2017 even better than 20...

17 Most Unique Homes From Around The World
17 Most Unique Homes From Around The WorldMost of us live in pretty standard houses or apartments, but these stunning domiciles really break that mold. Would you like to live in an...

AllStars The Best Athletes Homes Of 2014
All-Stars: The Best Athletes’ Homes of 2014By Erik Gunther | Dec 13, 2014 While we’ll never achieve the on-field greatness of professional athletes, we can alwa...

Should You Buy An Old Or New Home
Should you buy an old or new home? ByMarcie Geffner• Bankrate.com Highlights Older home will need new roof, windows and heating-and-cooling system. ...

10 Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home
10 Ways to Be More Energy Efficient at HomeHome → Consumer Resources → 10 Ways to Be More Energy Efficient at HomeWe all want to save money while helping th...

Which Direction Should You Run Your Wood Flooring
Which Direction Should You Run Your Wood Flooring?Home → Consumer Resources → Which Direction Should You Run Your Wood Flooring?By Rebecca BradshawGleaming ...

4 Beautiful Countertops To Complete Your Kitchen
4 Beautiful Countertops to Complete Your KitchenHome → Consumer Resources → 4 Beautiful Countertops to Complete Your KitchenBy Jacklyn RenzEveryone loves to...

The 11 Most Expensive US Homes Ever Sold
The 11 Most Expensive US Homes Ever Sold Megan Willett  May 5, 2014, 5:08 PM 381,460 FACEBOOK LINKEDIN ...

Nixons Western White House For Sale At 75 Million
President Richard Nixon's Western White House, an oceanfront San Clemente estate owned by retired Allergan CEO Gavin S. Herbert, is for sale at $75 million.Herbert, 83, is selling ...

How To Decide If A Home Is Right For You
Lifestyle   , Forbes Staff  Gallery How To Decide If A Home Is Right For You Launch Gallery ...

10 Tips To Find The Perfect Home
Go for the long haulWhen looking for a home, search for one that you could see yourself living in for several years -- at least five to seven years is ideal. Buying -- and moving...

REAL ESTATE MOGULS HAMPTONS HOME CATCHES FIRE
Lawrence and Marilyn Friedland's majestic $9.2M Southampton mansion burst into flames on Saturday afternoon. It took firefighters from 10 departments several hours to control ...

How Celebrities Buy And Sell Homes
How Celebrities Buy And Sell Homes Morgan Brennan ,   Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.We recently ...

Roger Staubach From Cowboys QB To Real Estate Mogul
Roger Staubach: From Cowboys QB To Real Estate Mogul Kurt Badenhausen ,   ...

Homes Of The Highest Paid Celebrities The Superstars Who Bought Sold And Listed Homes This Year
Homes Of The Highest Paid Celebrities: The Superstars Who Bought, Sold And Listed Homes This Year Samantha Sharf ,   ...

What Real Estate And Football Have In Common
Getting Ready for Game Day! What Real Estate and Football Have In Common…According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, an estimated 190 million Americans will t...

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10 Simple Ways to Start your 2017 off on the Right FootByHENRIK EDBERG1.Keep things simple.This year, keep things simple. And get back to the basics that you may already know wo...

Jan 4 2017 9756 1
The She Shed Wish ListBy Sarah FogleDo you ever wish there was a retreat where you could enjoy your hobbies without leaving the backyard? Somewhere to get a little “me time” ...

Dec 28 2016 9756 1
7 Smart Practices to Speed Up the Sale of Your HomeBY ADAM WINTERS1. Set your goals.A successful home seller should be objective. Look at your home from a potential buyer’s poi...

Dec 27 2016 9756 1
The Home Style Renovation Mortgage: How to Use it to Fund Fixer-Upper HousesHome Style Renovation Mortgage: What is it?The Home Style Renovation mortgage is a single-close loan t...

Dec 14 2016 9756 1
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Dec 13 2016 9756 1
CURBED HANDBOOK Mortgage rules explained, from credit scores to income requirements1New programs and updated regulations are changing the mortgage game BYJANET THOM...

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Cost of housing is a drag for jobs2Dearth of affordable homes pinches job market says consulting firm BYADAM BRINKLOW DEC 6, 2016, 12:06PM PST  TWEET   ...

FALL HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR HOMEOWNERS
Fall is a popular and ideal time for home maintenance. It can also be daunting for many homeowners to think about seasonal projects that help keep up their property values. But man...

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By Jesse McCarlHere are the most popular mortgage loan options in the United States. See basic qualification information and down payments for these home loan option...

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PROMOTE 17 Apps You Need If You’re Bad With Money So you know when you can actually afford the pub.posted on Jul. 9, 2015, at 8:00 a.m....

4 Smart Moves To Challenge A Home Appraisal
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JANUARY 14, 2016 BY JUSTAGIRLABBY 56 COMMENTSHOW TO ORGANIZE EVERY SPACE IN YOUR HOUSE This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures&...

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How to Start Couponing for Beginners1. Set aside time.Commit a time-slot to coupon and cut the distractions. Like many things in life, couponing doesn’t take ...

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Jethro SeymourFollow Real Estate Broker at Royal LePage R.E.S Ltd. Toronto Listing Specialist. I help buy & sell homes in Davisville, Leaside & Midtown. Active Communi...

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WHEN SHOULD RENTERS CONSIDER HOME OWNERSHIPOctober 5, 2015By Teresa Cowart inBlog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:First Time Home Buyers•Home Buyers•Homeownership•Rent or Own•Teres...

Mortgage Rules Explained From Credit Scores To Income Requirements
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How to Make Money in Real Estate Passively Ever wonder how to make money in real estate passively? Passive income, as many imagine, through real estate is when you mak...

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Election Day 2016: A historic moment arrives By Stephen Collinson, CNNUpdated 10:44 AM ET, Tue November 8, 2016  ...

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Will Real Estate Agents Become Obsolete?TheStreet.com/Nov 26, 2015 MMehdi MohammadzadehReal estate2 reflips1 likeLeave a comment Share on Getty ImagesBy Farran PowellNEW...

How Much Mortgage Can I Get
Home Loan Math Made SimpleOf all the questions you may have when buying a home, one of the biggest that may stump you is this: How much mortgage can I get? After all, the amount of...

The Ins And Outs Of Seller Financed Real Estate Deals
By Amy Fontinelle| Updated October 21, 2016Are you a potential homebuyer having trouble securing financing? Are you a home owner who wants to sell but is having trou...

Realities Of Real Estate The Human Side Of Home Sales
By Bob and Donna McWilliams, Realities of Real Estate columnists.Technology has become such an integral part of our society, that it’s hard to believe life without your cellphone...

IMPROVING YOUR HOMES CURB APPEAL ON A BUDGET
If you’re trying to sell your home, you know the importance of curb ...

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5-step guide to a killer marketing strategy Email  Be the first to comment! Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Just as you pl...

What You Need To Know About A Second Mortgage
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7 reasons your home isn't selling Dr. Penny Pincher, WiseBread 50m 74 FACEBOOK LINKEDIN TWITTER...

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6 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years EarlierMar 28th 2016 11:08AMGettyBy Marilyn LewisChances are your home mortgage is the largest debt you'll ever have. How would ...

Make Money On Your House 3 Diffrent Times
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Beware Of The Flip
Sparkling new quartz countertops, polished hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances. Aren’t your buyers lucky? But when sellers are flippers, a good buyer’s rep shou...

Women In Real Estate
Interesting Article ! #womenmakegreatrealtorshttps://www.inman.com/2016/03/18/womens-history-month-lets-celebrate-women-in-real-estate/?utm_campaign=AddThis&utm_source=email&utm_me...

For The First Time In Years Incomes Are Rising Faster Than Home Values
A trend that's helped force U.S. home ownership to a 50-year low may finally be running out of steam.According to a new report from Zillow, ...

8 Reasons You Should Use Professional Real Estate Photography
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 BY MATT THORNTONNot all listings are created equal, and in this fast progressing marketing environment, it is important to stay on the cutting edge.Whe...

Condos Or Single Family Homes
Should You Invest in Condos or Single-Family Homes? Search for Single-Family Investment Properties on Mashvisor This is a common question in real estate investing, is a ...

Forclosure
Carolyn Rosenblatt ,   Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.There are a lot of things reverse mortgage lenders never emphasize...

All About Pricing Your Home
If You Don’t Price Your Home Right, You’ll Really Pay ByBeth Braverman When it comes to selling your home quickly and (hopefully) for a sweet profit, setting...

How To Choose Your Logo
Choosing a logo for a brand is one of those things that should never be done rashly. The logo is the face of a company, and the more attractive this face is, the bigger the chances...

Real Estate Daily Market Daily Market Update
We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest.CoreLogic Home Price Index for July 2016: Home prices increased year-over-year by 6 percent i...

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Ranking the Homes of NFL Pros As Super Bowl 50 approaches, we tally up the real-estate deals of football stars like Ndamukong Suh, Asante Samuel, Marcus Mariota and Alex SmithPr...

Things To Do In The Rio Grande Valley Of South Texas Including Winter Texan Activities
Things to Do in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, Including Winter Texan ActivitiesThe Rio Grande Valley (RGV) is located in the southernmost tip of South Texas and offers an a...

Mortgage
MortgageA mortgage is a loan provided by a bank or a financial institution for buying residential or commercial real estate. A mortgage can be given to either an individual or a bu...

10 Things Every New Homebuyer Needs To Know
Homebuying can be a confusing and somewhat daunting task. We'll help you understand the homebuying process and find the home that's the perfect fit. 1. Know your needs. First, ...

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Could Austin Housing Market Weather A National Downturn
Could Austin housing market weather a national downturn?BUSINESSBy Shonda Novak - American-Statesman Staff24Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016In a speech this mon...

Top 6 Real Estate Investment Strategies
Real estate is a huge industry and there are a lot of opportunities to invest in real estate. But where should you start? What types of real estate investing is best for you? Learn...

MCALLEN EDC CLOSE TO ANNOUNCING THOUSANDS OF NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS
MCALLEN, RGV – McAllen Economic Development Corporation is close to announcing thousands of new manufacturing jobs for the Rio Grande Valley and Reynosa.MEDC President Keith Patr...

10 Questions To Expect From Your Mortgage Lender
Your lender won’t put you in an interview room and demand answers, but completing a loan application can feel like an interrogation. But you’ll sweat only if you don’t k...

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5 Things Renters Should Know About OwningFor renters who aspire to be home owners, transitioning from an apartment to a house requires a shift in their thinking that they may not b...

Closing Costs 101
What are closing costs!? What should you expect to pay? Check out this video on youtube.com shared by REALTORS:...

Mortgage Facts
Mortgage is a scary word... get educated by reading this article about 8 surprising facts about mortgages from realtor.com here....

Do Not Believe Everything You Hear About Home Buying
Buying a home is exciting but also a huge investment! People who've gone through it (and some that haven't) are full of advice once you're in the process, BUT don't believe everyth...

Real Estate Scammer Bilks Man Out Of 33K
Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:00 amFORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Someone impersonated a man’s real estate agent July 1 and convinced the victim to wire $33,500 to t...

Dilapidated Seattle Home Vandalized And Unsafe To Enter Fetches 467500
BY LINDSAY COHEN MONDAY, JULY 11TH 2016  The 116-year-old house at 805 23rd...

9 Common Real Estate Myths That Plague Buyers And Sellers
Even though most people are rarely part of a real estate transaction, everyone believes they are an expert. By Teresa Mears | Contributor Aug. 4, 2015, at 10:34...

What Brexit Will Do To US Real Estate
Ely RazinINWith the Brexit vote triggering a new sense of risk and instability, what happens to commercial real estate finance, especially from United Kingdom and Europea...

Kenny Rogers Massive Former Estate Near Athens To Be Auctioned
On the block: 12,000-square-foot mansion, 18-hole golf course, spring-fed lakes BYFRANK REDDYJUL 5, 2016, 1:32PYou got to know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em. Know ...

Real Estate Scam Costs Investors 4 Million
Bill Young byoung@waaytv.com (photo courtesy: MGN)Steven and Kristine Beeler were like a lot of investors hoping to cash in on the red-hot real estate mark...

LA Real Estate Broker Among 3 Found Dead In Rancho Santa Fe Home
Sheriff s deputies investigate at the Rancho Santa Fe home where three people were found dead on Monday. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)Dana LittlefieldTwo of th...

Brooklyn Nets Players Checking Out Local Real Estate
By Net Income  @NetsDaily on Jun 30, 2016, 7:54a 8  Brooklyn Nets TWEET SHARE (1)PIN Real estate brokers are noto...

2 Types Of Resort Real Estate On The Rise
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Exballers To NBA Stars Dont Let RE Investors Scam You
Danny Granger and Devean George spoke at players’ symposium June 28, 2016 08:00AM By Konrad PutzierFrom left: David Eyzenberg, Devean George and Danny GrangerIn his ...

Should You Start With A Starter Home
Should the Millennial generation start off with a "starter home" as past generations have? Should they bother? Read about it from Forbes.com here....

Blindness By Smarphone
Can this be possible?? Put your phones down, people!! Read about it from livescience.com here. ...

Do You Use A Big Bank Or A Local Lender
Buying a house is a big decision - so what type of lender should you use? Read about it here from realtor.com...

Which Mortgage Lender To Use
Is there any difference between them? Advice from realtor.com here....

Which Loan Is Best Suited For You
Wondering what types of loans are out there are which is the best for you? Check out this article by realtor.com here. ...

UTRGV VAQUEROS TO OPEN NEW ARENA IN 2017
UTRGV Vaqueros Men's Basketball team will play against Oklahoma for the opening. Read about it here....

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ByClaudine Zap 3:00 pm ET June 22, 2016 Jon Durr/Getty Images Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson brings it Texas-style (think big!) when it com...

Is Inexpensive Venice Housing So Rare That Snapchat Is Renting Some For Its Workers
The hip apartments are basically on the beach BY BIANCA BARRAGANJUN 20, 2016, 11:47AGoogle Maps Street ViewSnapchat’s renting up real estate left and right...

Adam Levine Slays In Real Estate Lists Beverly Hills Mansion For Huge Profit
Price more than triples in four years June 20, 2016Brena Swanson0 CommentsKEYWORDSADAM LEVINEBEHATI PRINSLOOCELEBRITY REAL ESTATELUXURY REAL ESTATEThe reasons why singer Adam Levi...

How To Avoid Real Estate Cyber Scams
Denise Creswell, For The Tennessean8 a.m. CDT June 19, 2016 (Photo: Submitted)Phishing, hacking, wire fraud — these are all ways people attempt to steal from others on...

SAPD Seeks Man Accused Of Posing As Real Estate Agent
Dillon Collier, KENS 6:08 PM. CDT June 16, 2016 (Photo: Bexar Coun...

5 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Wouldnt Do
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NBAs Theo Ratliff Selling Atlanta Mansion For 52M
ByClaudine Zap 3:00 pm ET June 9, 2016 Sporting News via Getty Images Retired NBA player Theo Ratliff is selling his over-the-top Atlanta estate. The ...

How One Man May End Up With A Milliondollar Home That Isnt His
JUNE 9, 20165:46PMThis run down dump in Redfern could be worth more than $1 million and one man has decided to take possession for himself. Picture: Google StreetviewKirsten Crazen...

The Changing Face Of The Mall Dominates Chatter At Retail Real Estate Show
Malls are looking to a new breed of retailers to replace their longtime department store anchor tenants — such as Sears — which are shuttering stores. At the sam...

Celebrity Real Estate Ice Cube And John McEnroe
Ocean Views for Ice CubeMarina del Rey is technically not that far from Compton. Then again, it’s a long way from the South Central L.A. streets where Ice Cube cut his teeth in l...

Full House Home Hits Real Estate Market
'Full House' home hits real estate market10:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1709 Broderick Street was the exterior of the Tanner house on "Full House." (ForbesLife/Twitter) S...

REAL ESTATE WORLD AFLUTTER AS OBAMA LOOKS FOR HIS NEXT HOME
Thursday, May 26, 2016 07:37AM WASHINGTON --Real estate circles buzzed Wednesday over reports that President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have decided to lease a nine-bedr...

Is The Silicon Valley Real Estate Bubble About To Explode
After a four-year boom, real estate prices in the country’s priciest housing market are experiencing a sudden slowdown.BY  MAYA KOSOFF While rental prices in the Bay...

How To Begin Investing In Real Estate
Lessons learned from stocks, bonds and mutual funds won’t help.How to Begin Investing in Real Estate MORE By Jeff Brown | Contributor May 17, 2016, at 9:37 ...

Help Your Retired Parents Purchase A Home
Good article from Realton.com. Read it here....

Hurricane Preparedness Week
That time of the year is almost here! Be prepared for Hurricane season! The Monitor spreads the word here....

Rare Beetle Found In Mexican Shipment
A rare beetle was found in a Mexican produce shipment at Reynosa-Pharr International bridge. Read about it here. ...

Paternity Claim Against Prince Estate
A Colorado Inmate is the first to file a paternity claim against Prince's Estate. Read all about it here....

Get A Side Job To Come Up With Down Payment On A House
How can you come up with your down payment when you're ready to buy a house? Get a side gig! Read how here....

Don Cheadle Selling Totally Transformed Venice Home For 245M
ByLisa Kaplan Gordon 9:00 am ET May 10, 2016 Rommel Demano/Getty Images Actor Don Cheadle, now starring in a biopic of Miles Davis hitting high not...

Downsizing
You might think it saves you money, but according to Realtor.com, there are 5 surprising ways that it could cost you. Read about it here. ...

Summer Fun In McAllen
The 2016 McFUN summer is here! Check it out here....

Apple Seeking Large Expanses Of Real Estate For Autonomous Car Project
Thursday May 5, 2016 7:37 pm PDT byHusain SumraApple is looking to purchase "large expanses of real estate" in the San Francisco Bay Area for its much-rumored car project, codename...

How Real Estate Adds To Retirement Income
By Kira Brecht | ContributorMay 3, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.When it comes to retirement, multiple streams of income may be the magic phrase. Perhaps you will have Social Se...

Heres Why Driverless Cars Matter To You
Carusi: “You could be in your driverless car going to a retail destination and have your iPad or tablet in the car, making reservations and menu selections before you get the...

Hackers Scam Homebuyers By Pretending To Be Real Estate Agents
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Federal Trade Commission says criminals are hacking into email accounts and stealing money from people buying new homes.If you’re planning on buyin...

Real Estate Smart Tips For A Fast Home Sale
Real Estate: Smart tips for a fast home sale Posted: Monday, April 4, 2016 1:26 pmBy Angela LanutoIt’s time – time to sell. You’ve lived in your house for decades, you...

Best Moves For Todays Housing Market
Sarah Max  April 15, 2016     Photograph by Gregory Reid for MONEY; Paper sculpture by Daniel Sean MurphySupply is tight and prices are rising....

Dave And Busters Coming To McAllen
Yes, you read correctly! Dave & Busters is coming to McAllen!! Read about it here. ...

8 Surprising Real Estate Tips
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Tokyo Real Estate Prices Plummet As Ghost Homes On Outskirts Of City Lie Abandoned And Unsold
Tokyo real estate prices plummet as ghost homes on outskirts of city lie abandoned and unsoldThe World TodayBy North Asia correspondentMatthew CarneyPosted 10 Dec 2015, 7:51pm...

Selling Your House These Words Can Boost Its Price
PHOTO COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCKWant to sell a home fast? Mentioning its subway tiles or barn doors could help make that happen.Real estate website Zillow analyzed listing desc...

5 Real Estate Trends That Will Dominate 2016
5 Real Estate Trends That Will Dominate 2016 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015  This year may have marked the best for housing since 2007, but the market w...

Your Yard Is Important To Your Health
Having a yard has its benefits - health benefits! Read about it here....

Inside Princes Paisley Park Home
Inside Prince's Paisley Park Home It was perfectly Prince. Nickolaus Hines April 22, 2016Tucked away in the Chanhassen suburb just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a l...

It Is All About Customer Service
We love to be treated right! If you're in retail - or any industry - focus on customer service. Read all about it here. ...

Finally A Woman On A Bill
Harriet Tubman is the new face for the $20 bill!! Read about it here. And if you need to #buyhomesinmcallen call me! ...

Which Kind Of Real Estate Agent Is The Right One For You
Which kind of real estate agent is the right one for youHal Bundrick, NerdWallet6 a.m. EDT March 27, 2016 (Photo: Getty Images)When you’re buying or selling a hou...

Abu Dhabi Rolls Out Real Estate Reforms
Abu Dhabi rolls out real estate reformsUAE: Abu DhabiReal EstateEconomic News Update 19 Apr 2016 Wide-ranging reforms aimed at regulating Abu Dhabi’s real estate sector a...

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Trump: How New York City Real Estate Helped Shape the Presidential CandidateBy Jason D. Meister Published April 19, 2016 Opinion FOXBusiness Facebook Twit...

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THE BLOG5 Predictions for the Housing Market in 2016 03/09/2016 12:38 pm ET | Updated Mar 09, 2016 NerdWalletProviding clarity for al...

LaMarr Woodley Buys A Mansion
Check out  Arizona Cardinals Linebacker LaMarr Woodley's Michigan Mansion here....

Cofounder Of The United Farm Workers Union Antonio Orendain Dies
Civil rights leader passes away in McAllen at age 85.  “Orendain was one of the giants of farm worker organizing, and so much of what he knew, so much of that history is now...

Zika Outbreak
How long will it take to develop a vaccine? Read more here....

Ask For A House Down Payment Instead
Getting married? Stop in your tracks before heading to Bed Bath & Beyond!! You should really think about a new beginning and what would be better than starting off with a house of ...

Should The RGV Cities Join Forces
The RGV is growing! Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa believes that there is power in numbers .  He suggests in his The Montior Commentary that if metropolitan planning organi...

House Flipping Skyrockets
House 'Flipping' Skyrockets, Sparks Concerns on Potential Housing Bubble http://nbcnews.to/1Y4wEx4 via @nbcnews...

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5 Real Estate Trends That Will Dominate 2016 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015  This year may have marked the best for housing since 2007, but the market w...

Broadway Coming To McAllen
One of the things I miss the most about moving to the McAllen area is Broadway Across America! I love plays and I love going to beautiful theaters! Well, it looks like starting nex...

Making A Good Impression
Great tips on how to make a great impression in this article....

FAQs When Buying A Home In Texas
First time home buyer in Texas? Here is the link to FAQs from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA):https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/homeownership/fthb/buyer_f...

The Roles Of The Listing And Buyers Agents
Who does what? Who looks after after whom? This article spells out the roles of the Listing Agent and the Buyers Agent.http://www.realtor.com/advice/listing-agent-vs-buyer-agent/&n...

Definition Of A Realtor
"REALTORS® are held to a higher ethical standard than licensed agents and must adhere to a Code of Ethics." Read more below:http://www.realtor.com/advice/what-...

You Need A Buyers Agent
"Remember, you wouldn’t hire your spouse’s attorney to represent you in your divorce. The same goes for real estate. Why use the seller’s agent to negotiate your best interes...

Compromises When Buying A Home
When looking to buy your dream home, we have to make some trade offs or compromises :http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/home-buying-compromise/?cid=soc_20160324_59688266&adbid=71304...

Credit Scores To Buy A Home
If you are wondering how high your credit score needs to be or how to get a free credit report, read this article: http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/what-credit-score-do-i...

Digital Upgrades Can Help You Sell Your Home
The new generations love technology, and more and more homes are become smart houses. This means that buyers are looking for these features in homes. These relatively inexpens...

Buy A Home
Sometimes even when we are ready to pursue our dream, our fears make us come up with a lot of excuses of why not to move forward. Here is a good article for those of us who keep ma...

Credit Tips For Buying A Home
First time home buyers: Don't get discouraged. Read these great tips from loan officer Scott Sheldon:http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/4-credit-tips-for-buying-a-home/ ...

Bathroom Upgrade
Thinking of upgrading the bathrooms before selling? Read this article before you start:http://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/bathroom-renovations-that-pay-off/?iid=rdc_new...

School Districts Are Important When Buying A Home
Even if you don't have school-aged children, this is important to know. http://http://www.zillow.com/blog/3-reasons-to-consider-school-districts-when-buying-a-home-136303/...

Buyers Agents
Here are the reasons why you need a Buyer's Agent! http://www.forbes.com/sites/zillow/2013/10/29/what-does-a-real-estate-buyers-agent-do/#54654ec52457...

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Bad credit? You still might get a mortgageScott Sheldon Looking for a mortgage loan with bad credit? Believe it or not, you may be able to seal the deal even with a credi...

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Bad credit? You still might get a mortgageScott SheldonLooking for a mortgage loan with bad credit? Believe it or not, you may be able to seal the deal even with a credit scor...

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7 Programs That Help First-Time HomebuyersHal M. Bundrick, CFPBuying a home is so hard, they should make it an Olympic event. It’s not just the paperwork; it’s the terminology,...

Mar 2 2016 12299 1
7 Programs That Help First-Time HomebuyersHal M. Bundrick, CFPBuying a home is so hard, they should make it an Olympic event. It’s not just the paperwork; it’s the terminology,...

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First Time Home Buyer : The 2016 Guide to Buying a Homeby CRAIG BERRY Strongest Housing Market In A DecadeWith current mortgage rates low and demand for homes h...

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First Time Home Buyer : The 2016 Guide to Buying a Homeby CRAIG BERRYStrongest Housing Market In A DecadeWith current mortgage rates low and demand for homes high, i...

Feb 25 2016 9756 1
Renting vs. Buying a House – How to Make a Decision, Pros & ConsBy Michele Lerner  Extremely low mortgage rates and rising apartment rents in many cities have led some ...

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Renting vs. Buying a House – How to Make a Decision, Pros & ConsBy Michele Lerner Extremely low mortgage rates and rising apartment rents in many cities have led some people...

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Buying a Second Home in Seven StepsFollow these seven steps to make a sensible decision about buying your second home.By Craig Venezia Thinking about buying a second home...

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Buying a Second Home in Seven StepsFollow these seven steps to make a sensible decision about buying your second home.By Craig VeneziaThinking about buying a second home? Whet...

Feb 18 2016 12299 1
Real Estate Home Buying Tips: Thinking Of Buying A House This 2016? Here’s What You Should KnowPosted byStaff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com)Is it a good time to buy ahouse...

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Real Estate Home Buying Tips: Thinking Of Buying A House This 2016? Here’s What You Should KnowPosted byStaff ReporterIs it a good time to buy a house this 2016? If you are think...

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4 WAYS YOUR LOCATION CAN BOOST OR BUST YOUR HOME VALUEWritten by Jaymi NaciriA few years back, "the Starbucks effect" became a legitimate term to explain the higher real estat...

Feb 17 2016 9756 1
4 WAYS YOUR LOCATION CAN BOOST OR BUST YOUR HOME VALUEWritten by Jaymi NaciriA few years back, "the Starbucks effect" became a legitimate term to explain the higher real estat...

Feb 15 2016 9756 1
5 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to MissThere are plenty of tax breaks for homeowners. Make sure you get them all.Dan CaplingerOne of the biggest financial benefits of owning...

Feb 15 2016 12299 1
5 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to MissThere are plenty of tax breaks for homeowners. Make sure you get them all.Dan CaplingerOne of the biggest financial benefits of owning...

Feb 9 2016 12299 1
5 Things to Know About Buying a Home in 2016Rebecca Lake  The new year looks like it’s shaping up to provide first-time buyers with the opportunity to enter into the ho...

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5 Things to Know About Buying a Home in 2016Rebecca Lake The new year looks like it’s shaping up to provide first-time buyers with the opportunity to enter into the housing ...

Feb 8 2016 12299 1
6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016Author: Kimberly Dawn NeumannIs it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in t...

Feb 8 2016 9756 1
6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016Author: Kimberly Dawn NeumannIs it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in t...

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4 reasons 2016 is the year to buy a homeby Kathryn Vasel  If you've been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge.Mortgage rates have been bo...

Feb 5 2016 9756 1
4 reasons 2016 is the year to buy a homeby Kathryn Vasel If you've been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge.Mortgage rates have been bouncing...

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Credits for First-Time HomebuyersByGina Roberts-GreyThinking of buying your first home? You'll need to save for the down payment and closing costs. But there are a number of federa...

Feb 4 2016 9756 1
Credits for First-Time HomebuyersByGina Roberts-GreyThinking of buying your first home? You'll need to save for the down payment and closing costs. But there are a number of federa...

House Of The Week An Early 1800s Creole Cottage In The French Quarter
The style originated 1700s France. The architecture of New Orleans is as much a potpourri as the European settlers who claimed it — the Spanish, the French, the English...

How To Choose And Keep A LongLasting Roof
Built to last from extremely durable materials, your home’s roof probably receives scant attention — until there’s a problem.It’s best not to wait until water pours through...

1000 SquareFoot Apartments For Rent
Starting at $1,560 a month and packed with amenities and desirable features, these apartments are just missing one thing: you. With apartment rentals being the choice living q...

Warm Up To Cozy Spaces
Grab a soft sweater and a good book, then take your pick of these snuggly spots for whiling the winter days away. It’s funny how after the holidays, living in a Winter Wonde...

Help Clients Find A Home For Life
An increasing number of buyers are thinking ahead to ensure they are able to age in place. Are you ready to be the trusted advisor in their housing search? DECEMBER 2015 | BY&...

How Buyers Should Prepare For Their Final WalkThrough
Think you just show up and make sure the house hasn’t fallen down? There’s a little more to it than that. The final walk-through in real estate was designed so that the bu...

4 Must Know Tips For Buying Selling In 2016
What do buyers and sellers need to know to be smart about the housing market in 2016?“The 2016 housing market is forecasted to be mainly a seller’s market, filled with increasi...

The New Kitchen Finish Black Stainless
Among all the tech hype at CES 2016 this week, appliance manufacturers are showing off their latest high-tech, super energy efficient models. But they’re also doing it ...

The 5 Most Common Home Insurance Claims
Does your policy protect you against the problems you’re most likely to encounter? By Shannon IrelandHome insurance is necessary to protect one of the largest investmen...

Habits Of A Creative Renter
Food stylist Hannah Messinger’s Nashville rental also serves as her photography studio. Renters often feel like their homes can never be as Pinterest-worthy as a space ...

House Of The Week 1920s Villa Overlooking The Sunset Strip
Barry Manilow once called it home. It may not be the Copacabana, but it’s easy to picture Barry Manilow crooning from the balconies of this villa where he use...

10 Tips For Organizing Your Whole House
Tackle one task per day and you’ll be more organized in no time. Getting your home and space organized at the beginning of the year will help you move through the coming mon...

UPDATE Slashed Price On The Silence Of The Lambs Home
They’ll take $50,100 less, Precious. UPDATE: The allure of a horror movie house with the possibility of a fabled pit in the basement was not enough to garner $300,000 for th...

Hosting A Cozy Game Night
A few special touches take a winter’s eve from dull to dazzling. Entertaining expert Douglas Calhoun shows you how to make it happen. It’s cold out there, and whether you...

5 Mortgage Misconceptions Set Straight
Looking for a home loan? Make sure you’ve got the facts, then proceed with confidence. Getting a mortgage can be a breeze or a slog, depending on what you know about the pro...

Starting The New Year On Firm Financial Footing
A smart start to 2016 will put you on track for a great 2017 and beyond. New year, new you? Here’s how to start things off right financially, and boost the odds of having a ...

Playboy Mansion Hops On The Market For 200M
Here’s your chance to hang out in the infamous grotto (and have Hugh Hefner as a roommate). Looking for somewhere to put that $1-billion-plus Powerball win?A slice could go ...

Factors To Consider When Pricing Your Home To Sell
Do your research, choose your listing price, and watch the buyers line up. Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin...

7 Safety Upgrades And Tech Tools For Seniors Living Alone
Smart tools make independence easier and safer than ever. Aging in place is the hottest housing trend for modern seniors. You may remain in your current home or you may c...

John Legend Chrissy Teigen Nab New House For The New Year
The 8,520-square-foot stunner, once owned by Rihanna, arrives on the scene just in time to welcome the couple’s first baby. Musician John Legend and his stunning superm...

How To Personalize Your Rental Space Without Losing Your Deposit
Not allowed to paint or remove cabinet doors? There’s still plenty you can do to make your place feel like home. Rental living can be the perfect option for your family — ...

Lighten Up Decorating With The New Pastels
Take baby blues and pretty pinks beyond the nursery with these tips for decorating with delicate tones. Taking cues from Pantone’s Color of the Year 2016 announcement, ...

Sarah Palins Equestrian Estate For Sale
You can’t see Russia from the 5-acre property, but it boasts plenty of other amenities. Former Alaskan Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is putt...

5 Things You Didnt Know About Home Renovations
Ready to remodel? Add these facts to your toolkit first. Home renovations are so shiny and attractive on the surface that it’s hard to imagine the ways they can go terr...

What Is A Home Warranty And Do You Need One
If you own a home, chances are this repair and maintenance safety net could come in handy. First-time homeowners may be in for a shock when their water heater breaks on a...

LA Penthouse For Real Housewife Yolanda Foster
It may not be Beverly Hills, or Malibu, but the views are terrific. In the face of her battle against Lyme Disease and recent divorce from music-industry titan David Foster, Y...

Arrow Star Stephen Amell Lands Lush LA Estate
He closed on the place a few days before his big WWE recognition. Fresh off a Slammy Award for the way he took on pro wrestler Stardust earlier this year, actor Stephen A...

Americans On The Move 2015 Trends In Residential Relocation
Curious about why you have so many new neighbors? Here’s a look at where people moved and why. As the year draws to a close, many people look back and analyze past milestone...

Best Business Tips We Picked Up This Year
Best Business Tips We Picked Up This YearEvery year, we watch the home buying and selling process move more online. While technology has brought an abundance of conveniences and ad...

3 Trends Sellers Should Know In 2016
There are three dominant trends in real estate that sellers should be aware of going into the new year. CNNMoney recently asked industry insiders to share what will be important wh...

10 Expert Tips For Finding The Perfect Contractor For Your Latest Project
BY MINDY JENSEN ON DECEMBER 27, 2015One of the most popular questions on the Forums is, “How do I find a good contractor?”10 Expert Tips for Finding th...

House Of The Week The Oldest House In Washington DC
It started out in Massachusetts. What to do if you’re new to Washington, DC, and can’t find a colonial home suitable for your Americana collection? If you’re G...

Biggest Winter Home Risks
The winter season is a prime time for house fires. Half of all destructive fires tend to occur in December, January, and February, according to the National Fire Protection Associa...

New Home Sales Surprise
New-home sales rebounded last month, led by a strong upswing in the West. Sales of new, single-family homes nationwide ticked up 4.3 percent in November to...

Top Home Design Trends For 2016
Discover the looks that will make your place ultra chic (and which ones have worn out their welcome). Today, Zillow Digs announced the top home design trends for 201...

Year End Home Insurance Checklist
Wind down the holiday season with assurances that your home is ready to start the new year right. By Shannon IrelandSoon, colorful ornaments and Christmas carols will be repla...

Preventing Accidents At Home During The Holidays
Lights are strung up on houses and trees throughout neighborhoods, snowflakes decorate grade school classrooms, and candy canes fill grocery store shelves. The holidays have s...

Caring For Holiday Cacti
The poinsettia is overrated. Though its festive blooms are pretty enough at first, after a few months it becomes unattractive and falls prey to problems like spider mites and dropp...

10 Of The Most Expensive Homes Sold In 2015
Imagine yourself living in the lap of luxury (without having to worry about the mortgage). This nation may not be a monarchy, but modern-day palaces fit for royalty grace the ...

Terry Bradshaw Looks To Pass Big Island Estate
A year after purchasing the home, the NFL Hall of Famer is ready to hand it off to another owner. NFL Hall of Famer and announcer Terry Bradshaw has listed his nearly 12-acre ...

Your Guide To Online Real Estate Auctions
They aren’t just for commercial properties anymore.Real estate auctions, long a staple of commercial real estate, are gaining popularity in the residential arena.Auctions? R...

5 Repairs You Might Encounter During The First 5 Years Of Owning A Home
Routine inspections and maintenance can help keep these issues from becoming bigger problems. Fact: Things in your home can break. Faucets might leak, windows can stick and ce...

How An Easement Can Make For Lousy Neighbors
Ideally, neighbors would respect each other’s property and try to keep the peace. But sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. By Mary FetzerConsider this hypothetical: A m...

Jerry Hairston Jr LA Dodgers Broadcaster Is Selling Scottsdale Home
Jerry Hairston Jr., a retired baseball player, listed his home in Scottsdale, AZ, on the market for $2.05 million. Jerry bought the newly renovated, 5,472-square-foot ranch home in...

Irina Shayk The Russian Bombshell Model Is Selling Duplex For 4M
Irina Shayk, a Russian model who has appeared in the cover of Sports Illustrated and has dated soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, has placed her West Village duplex on the market for $...

Brooklyns Gingerbread House Among Years Favorite Listings
It’s rare to see a home of this style in the U.S., especially so close to lower Manhattan.UPDATE: This slice of Brooklyn real estate whimsy won readers’ hearts as the...

How To Pick The Right Kitchen Island
Whether you need extra workspace, added seating, or a storage boost, there’s an island for every home. There are few better workhorses than the kitchen island. It’s beauti...

5 Surprising Home Buyer Incentives
In up markets and down, there are always motivated sellers — those who want a quick or painless close, or just want to move the home. Incentives are common in buyers’ markets t...

UPDATE 5M Fire Sale On Brad And Angelinas New Orleans Mansion
Actor Jonah Hill crashed there and heard fans give ‘a collective audible sign of annoyance when it wasn’t Brad Pitt.’ UPDATE: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have slas...

What Amenities Do Renters Most Desire
Renters are fairly practical when it comes to what they most desire in their apartments. Among a variety of options, they rate high-speed Internet access as their most important am...

Mortgage Rate Update
The rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow was 3.72 percent Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Z...

Brokers Duke It Out For Charity
A Chicago-based amateur boxing event that puts real estate pros in the ring to raise funds is now taking the fight nationwide. Many brokers would agree that you’ve got to be...

Should You List In January Or Wait For The Spring Selling Season
Conventional wisdom says wait until the warmer months to put your house on the market. Here are a few reasons to rethink that idea. Thousands of homeowners speak to their real...

5 Reasons To Be Thankful For A Great Real Estate Agent
Not all real estate agents are created equal. Like all industries, there are plenty of terrific pros, but once in a while a bad apple rubs a buyer or seller the wrong way and ...

The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons
The annual presidential turkey pardoning event at the White House, which takes place again today, is a peculiar one. Presiding over his sixth one last year, even President Obama se...

Mountain House Marvels A Small Village In Monroe County
Mountain House Marvels: A small village in Monroe County for $1.9 millionCalling this property a singular mountain house marvel feels somewhat insufficient. How do you calculate sq...

Deck Out Your Guest Room To Give Holiday Visitors A Warm Welcome
Feather your nest with a few special touches to make Thanksgiving guests feel at home. As the holidays approach, chances are good you’ll have friends and family staying with...

Real Estate To Benefit As Crowdfunding Gets Boost
When businesses expand, real estate benefits. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing a final rule in January that will take a big step in making so-called crowdf...

House Of The Week A Rebuilt 255YearOld Farmhouse
A bayonet from the French and Indian War was hidden in an old stone fireplace. The walls of this 1760 colonial home are mostly new.It’s been stripped down to the s...

Rent Vs Buy Calculator
Rent vs. Buy CalculatorIs it cheaper for you to rent or buy? We'll show you how many years it will take before the cost of buying equals the cost of renting - the breakeven horizon...

Condos Are Climbing Back 3 Tips For Leveraging Their Growing Popularity
Millennials are starting to buy homes, and condominiums and cooperatives (co-ops) might be where many of them choose to hang their hats. Condominium values fell harder th...

The 4 Most Important Mortgage Documents Youll Sign
When it comes to buying a home, knowing your way around the paperwork will help you feel more confident on closing day.Laws effected in October 2015 require home buyers to sig...

Scarface Mansion Sells For 22M Under Original Ask
The buyer said, ‘Say hello to my $12.3 million!’ UPDATE: After 17 months on and off the market, the Mediterranean-style mansion where “Scarface” left its bloody mark o...

5 Ways To Really Save For A Down Payment
Forget skipping your daily latte. That tired tip will get you nowhere. Fast-track your way to homeownership with these tips for saving big. Rents are projected to outpace home...

7 Ways To Save Money On Home Repairs
You may be surprised by how many home repairs you can tackle by taking the DIY route. When something breaks, immediately calling the professionals may not make the most sense.As a ...

House Of The Week An UltraModern Home Wrapped In Rubber
“I love that some guys showed up one day and literally glued it on our house.” On a ridgeline overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains sits a terra cotta-colored jewel....

The Final Frontier A USS Enterprise Theater Above A Garage Near Houston
In a town outside Houston, a Star Trek fan with a vision sought to boldly go where no one had gone before: Re-create the USS Enterprise as a home theater with all the bells an...

Mixing 21stCentury Modern And Rustic Decor
Soften a modern home’s sharp angles and sparkling glass with log-cabin inspired touches. Modern design and rustic elements may seem to be polar opposites in home design, but...

5 Affordable Home Upgrades To Make This Month
Looking for affordable, simple upgrades that will add a touch of class to your home? There are tons of projects out there that won’t hurt your wallet, and can be done without the...

No Joke Amy Schumer Asks 2M For Manhattan Apartment
A perfect pad for gettin’ lush and skylit near Central Park. While comedian Amy Schumer tours the country and hangs out with new BFF Jennifer Lawrence, her Ma...

5 Distinctive Dining Room Styles
Dive into prime entertaining season with a great new look for your dining room.Dining rooms are a wonderful place to express your style through furniture, lighting, art, ...

5 Tips For Renting In A Pricey Market
Don’t let sticker shock keep you from finding the perfect place to call home.Recent data shows that U.S. renters can now expect to pay more than the suggested...

10 Projects To Tackle Before Selling A House
Looking to get a leg up on the housing market? These easy upgrades can make your home more appealing to buyers.Like all sellers, you want your house to appeal to a wide range of bu...

Whats Included In A Builders Warranty
Even if you've paid close attention to all the details, a builder's warranty on your new construction home can give you some extra peace of mind. The allure of buying a n...

Cameron Diaz Lists Colorful Apartment For 4 Million
Cameron Diaz Lists Colorful Apartment for $4.25 MillionOn 12th Street in Greenwich Village, the two-bedroom apartment was designed by Kelly WearstlerActress Cameron Diaz ...

When Your Teenager Picks The Architect
Glenn Schroeder and Janet Wong had spent months searching in vain for a modernist house around Princeton, N.J., in 2007, and were nearly ready to give up. Why not just buy one of...

Dont Let Your Time Get Away From You
Chris Heller is CEO of Keller Williams and he shares a story of how he came to manage his real estate career in the way he has. He was at a doctor’s office and he couldn’t help...

Falls Best Gothic Design Elements
Looking to add drama to your space? It’s the perfect time to go Goth with moody lighting, dark woods, and plenty of candles.Gothic design brings to mind giant gargoyles and ...

Tax Advantages Of Owning A Home
It has long been understood that there are considerable financial benefits to owning a home. You are paying money into an actual investment, instead of into your landlord’s bank ...

Dont Be A Scaredy Cat About Selling Your Home
Selling a home is one of the most challenging activities we undertake in life. It’s a huge transaction with financial, emotional and practical implications. Not unlike meeting wi...

UPDATE Tom Cruise Had Them At 11 M
UPDATE: Tom Cruise Had Them at $11.4MThe actor’s former European-style villa compound has a main house with three bedrooms and a guest house with four more.UPDATE: Faster than yo...

Best Fall Buys Big Ticket Items
In the market for a new stove, upgraded set of wheels, or major getaway? Now’s the time to save on these and other purchases. Have you been noticing some good prices on big-...

Renters 5 Biggest Nightmares
Forget Michael Myers, Jigsaw and Jason — your biggest rental fears are what really keep you up at night. From creepy-crawlies to scary neighbors, renters face unique challenges i...

Condos See HighRise Growth In Value After Slow Recovery
Condo markets are heating up in many U.S. cities as first-time home buyers seek affordable urban living. Condos took a bigger hit than houses did during the housing bust,...

Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home
Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s mar...

Chinese Slowdown Could Help US Real Estate
Could the slowing Chinese economy actually end up being a boon to U.S. real estate?  Johns Hopkins economist Alessandro Rebucci thinks so. He was at NAR’s Washingt...

Here Come The Millennials
Many have been wondering when the much anticipated move by Millennials’ into homeownership would actually take place. We know the belief in owning a home is there.According to a ...

11 Ways To Beat The Monday Blues
Does the start of your workweek trigger overwhelming feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress? Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning? Are you sluggish or tense?If you...

5 Things Local Realtor Associations Can Do To Stay Relevant
All it takes is one drive through the Mile High City — navigating new construction and moving vans — to know there is a wave of migration continuing to happen in the greater De...

9 Fun DIY Halloween Decorations For Your Front Porch
It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin patches are popping up, scary movies are on the TV guide and fully-stocked aisles of bite-sized candy are taking over grocery stores across ...

Scary Real Estate Stories The House Is Vacant But Someones Home
The Halloween decorations have already been up in my neighborhood for about a week, announcing that the season for spine-tingling ghost stories has arrived.To get in the spirit, we...

10 Really Smart Ideas About Selling A Home
Selling a home is all about incorporating the right ideas into the home selling game plan. Everybody and everything seems to have a game plan, a strategy to get something done. Hey...

What Investors Should Know About The Role Local Government Plays In Real Estate
BY TYLER FLAGG ON OCTOBER 8, 2015 If you’re anything like me, the idea of going to the local Sheriff’s Office reminds you of sheepishly paying for parking t...

Long Term Vs Short Term Vacation Rentals Which Strategy Is Better For Investors
BY TREY DULING ON OCTOBER 19, 2015Over the past few months when meeting with new vacation home owners, I’m often asked what would bring them the most return o...

Is An Open House Still A MustDo Step When Selling Your Home
Despite all the changes technology has made in how houses are bought and sold, one standard feature of the process remains: the Sunday open house.Shortly after a house go...

Real Estate Conferences 10 Key Benefits Of Attending
Even though the tried-and-true real estate conference format can get a little old — general session, lunch, breakouts, mid-afternoon break, dinner — you find yourself attending...

To Lead Or Not To Lead
A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with an agent about the time he spent in the he United States Marine Corps. I was impressed and intrigued about the level of discipline ...

No 1 Reason To List Your House Today
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year or even early next year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleA...

How To Budget For Home Renovations
Before you start picking out tile and collecting paint chips, be sure you know how much your project will cost. Ready for a new kitchen? Anxious to redo the bathroom? The easy...

Why You Shouldnt Hate Your Homeowners Association Dues
You may not love making that payment, but the benefits are bigger than you think. If you buy a house in a planned development, a subdivision or a gated community, you’ll lik...

FastStart Real Estate Investing
The title is about gaining traction in real estate investing so that you can grow your business. It's not about "easy money"or even "fast profits" ... though doing it right should ...

Top 7 Most Amazing Homes In The World
There are more than a few amazing homes in the world but these seven stand out from the competition with unusual and extraordinary details that are truly incomparable to ...

Foreclosures And Short Sales Whats The Difference
If you’re a potential home buyer, chances are, you will come across a foreclosed property or a short sale during your search. Most buyers want to know the difference between the ...

HGTV Star Shares Chic Solutions For Empty Walls
Posted in Room Makeovers, by Blog Contributor on September 21, 2015By Christina El Moussa, HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” When I look at blank walls, I see a fun o...

Texas Ranked Second In US For Relocation Activity And Outofstate Migration In 2014
Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2014, according to the 2015 Texas Relocation Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Ba...

Buying A Brand New House Make Sure To Keep These 7 Tips On Mind
Many home buyers prefer to buy a newly built home over a pre-existing home. This is because newly built homes are typically built using more eco-friendly materials and&nb...

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What To Ask When You're Buying A House, According To 'Million Dollar Listing' StarsThe Bravo brokers reveal a tip for getting the best deal.Emily Tess KatzAssociate Editor, HuffPos...

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Do homebuyers really care about rising rates?Diana Olick| @DianaOlickThe short answer is: sort of. Potential homebuyers certainly care if the monthly payment goes up for the same h...

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Babe Ruth's Apartment for sale for $1.6 millionBy Jennifer Gould Keil and C.J. SullivanThe home that Ruth built is for sale for just under $1.6 mil...

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What Makes A Home a Good Buy? Written by Blanche Evans          There's no perfect home, but some homes are more ideal for your h...

Sep 14 2015 12299 1
Move Over Man Caves, the ‘She-Shed’ Is Gaining PopularityBy Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® MagazineMen have their man caves, but how about a space just for females? Welcome...

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FICO Scores and Mortgage Interest Rates Written by Blanche Evans               If you want to take advan...

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Getting the House Ready to SellDisconnect Your EmotionsWhen conversing with real estate agents, you will often find that when they talk to you about buying real ...

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 More homeowners are becoming first-time landlordsTim LoganThe real estate market has long worked on a simple system: If you want to buy a new house, sell the old one and use ...

Is Your Mortgage Payment About To Increase
In many cases, the answer is yes — and here’s why.When you signed the papers on your fixed-rate mortgage, you likely thought you were committing to a set payment for the life o...

The Dos And Donts Of Borrowing
Do:DO stay current on all your existing debts/payments. If you are obtaining a home equity loan and using the proceeds to pay off debts please continue to make your monthly payme...

Tax Breaks For Homeowners
Calling all homeowners! With tax season rapidly approaching, it’s time to get your paperwork in order and consider all the ways to minimize your tax liability.  Whether you...

3 Moving Hacks So Smart Even MacGyver Would Be Proud
When it comes time to move from the old place to the new one, everyone could use a few handy moving hacks … even MacGyver.Sometimes, there are things about moving that ...

Mortgage Acronyms 101
Guiding you through all the jargon and giving it to you straight, no chaser. Learn the lingo! Knowing what the acronyms mean will make the experience less frustrating.It’s e...

You Cant Avoid Closing CostsBut You Can Reduce Them
Unless you’re Kylie Jenner, it takes a long time to save for a down payment on a house. The rest of us sacrifice our gourmet coffee for the lukewarm in-office drip in the ho...

Is Your Payment History Hurting Your Credit Score
Missing one bill payment might not seem like a big deal. That is until that payment blemish causes a lender to rethink your loan’s terms—or even your overall eligibility.B...

Home Automation Comes Of Age
A futuristic kitchen designed by Virginia Tech University researchers includes a dishwasher that sends a text or email when it is out of soap, a microwave that listens for the mome...

APR Comparisons Can Be DeceivingHeres Why
When you’re shopping for a mortgage, don’t fall into the trap of comparing only APRs. The APR, or annual percentage rate, is an estimate of how much you will pay on your loan d...

How To Create A Balanced Gallery Wall
One of the biggest changes in our recent dining room redo was the new gallery wall.  Today, I’m going to talk about how we went from the one central picture to thi...

Tips To Stay Focused While House Hunting
While you are house hunting, it’s helpful to keep track of what you’ve seen. After walking through more than a half-dozen homes, the features and foibles of each hous...

In Honor Of Valentines Day
The rich wine hue of Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala, has set the stage for incorporating jewel tones and Victorian furnishings into living spa...

Why Mortgage Debt Threatens Boomers Retirements
A new study finds that, by many measures, debt levels among Americans age 55 and older continue to climb, putting millions of families—and their homes—at risk.The report, “De...

All Eyes On Texas Real Estate As Oil Prices Plunge
When you live in a state heavily influenced by oil, saddle up and hold on for the ride. What comes up must come down, and real estate has room on the downside. The real question is...

Obama To Cut FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums
In an effort to expand homeownership among lower-income buyers, President Barack Obama plans to cut mortgage-insurance premiums charged by a government agency.The annual ...

Tips And Tricks For Buying And Selling In 2015
Another year of strong economic growth, improved employment and pent-up housing demand bodes well for most sellers in 2015, particularly in the Farm Belt and in energy-producing st...

2015 Real Estate Predictions
Expect the home-purchase market to strengthen along with the economy in 2015, according to Freddie Mac's U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for November."The good news for 20...

5 Reasons Real Estate Is Once Again A Prudent Investment
Originally posted on www.entrepreneur.com/ If you are someone who has given up on the dream of real estate investment, before even giving it a serious look, consider a fe...

Investing In Commercial Real Estate
Many people start out investing in residential real estate simply because they're more accustomed to buying homes, but commercial real estate can be a great way to balance your por...

Know When To DIY And When To Call A Professional
While a house doesn’t come with an owner’s manual, there are several things you can do to stay on top of, and ahead of, your home. Knowing how to handle small maintenance f...

Winter Selling Tips
1. Take photos of the house on sunny days before the clouds take over and the leaves fall from the trees. Sellers want to be sure to show the full potential and beauty of the h...

Why Hire A Real Estate Agent
Such a helpful infographic about why you should be hiring a real estate agent! You need someone who will fight for YOU. You shouldn't be wading the waters of real estate on your ow...

Almost Time For Launch
We are almost ready for our new website launch with Kunversion! So excited to get started. It's been crazy getting the office ready, plus with the crazy Holiday season in full swin...


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