Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Customer Relationship Building: Skills for Sales Success: Part Seven.
ACE: Purchase Reverse Mortgage Course.
At Home with Diversity.
Bundle 2: CIPS Elective Courses (Non-US Version).
Bundle 3: CIPS Institute (Non-US Version).

Consumer News and Advice Archive


8 Easy Ways to Cut Your Taxes Now

(TNS)—Right now you’re probably thinking more about Santa Claus than Uncle Sam. ...


Savvy Storage for the Smaller Home

Many homebuyers may hesitate to consider a smaller home that lacks sufficient storage space. While this often means getting rid of—or acquiring fewer—belongings, there is still a need for accessible, efficient storage throughout the home. Short of adding or constructing areas specifically for storage, there are ways to coax more ...


Great Spaces: Looking for a Lease in Downtown Brooklyn?

If you’re in search of a luxury lease in beautiful Brooklyn, consider downtown’s latest residential tower, creatively dubbed City Tower. ...


Getting a Mortgage? How Credit Unions Stack up against Banks

(TNS)—You already have your dream house in mind, but have you considered whom you’d like as your lender? ...


To Your Health: Quitting Facebook Makes You Happier

(TNC)—Need a pick-me up? Try taking a Facebook break. Researchers at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen studied the moods of 1,095 regular Facebook users over a week’s time. They divided participants into two groups: those who kept logging onto Facebook per normal, ...


Before Winter, Be Sure to Pest-Proof Your Home

(TNS)—If I’ve learned anything over the last 33 years of homeownership, it’s that animals that exist happily outdoors three seasons of the year will try to find a warm space indoors in winter. ...


Shield Your Home this Season with Winter Maintenance Tips

As the colder winter weather takes hold across the country, it’s important for homeowners to ensure their heating systems are ready to stand up to the frigid temperatures. To help prevent unexpected breakdowns, American Home Shield, is offering five expert tips to maintain ...


History for Sale: Michelangelo’s 16th Century Tuscan Home

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni’s products range from sculptures to painting, poetry, engineering and architectural design, through the refinement of the High Renaissance and into the artistic age of Mannerism. He is considered by many to be the greatest artist of all ...


How to Reprogram Yourself for Success In 2016

Some people start each day with an early morning jog. Others begin with a cup of coffee and a donut. ...


Four Steps Everyone Should Take Before Holiday Shopping Begins

While millions of shoppers are expected to descend upon shopping centers and malls across the country hoping to cash in on post-Thanksgiving savings, some are deciding to stay home and avoid spending. Half of the respondents to the most recent National Foundation for ...


How Can You Prepare for a Pre-Listing Home Inspection?

A couple of the first questions you may ask once you decide to list your home for sale are: what will a home inspector be looking at and how can I possibly prepare for a home inspection? ...


Millennials Embrace Mobile Apps for Holiday Shopping

A recent holiday survey shared insights on the role mobile plays in holiday shopping, and specifically for millennial shoppers. ...


How Household Spending Changes in Retirement

On average, households spend less once they retire—but not all households, and not in the same ways. New research from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) finds that while average spending in retirement ...


7 Quick Tips to Improve Your Kitchen’s Look

Your kitchen is the heart of your home — and a major selling point. Given its importance, you might consider investing in a remodel to keep your kitchen functional and up to date. ...


Updating the Kids’ Rooms on a Budget

Whether it’s food, fashion, or especially their rooms, children’s likes, dislikes and tastes are ever changing. “Themed” bedrooms are constantly being outgrown, yet most parents want their kids to have an environment they’ll enjoy spending time in for play, homework, and sleep. No ...


Our Latest News >>