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For Sale: Game of Thrones-style Mini Kingdom in Oregon

Looking for a kingdom of your own? Head on over to Ashland, Ore., where a quirky 8,881 square-foot castle awaits. Overlooking a pristine 700 acres, this mini-realm—called the Shining Hand Ranch—takes “nature inspired” décor to a whole new level. ...


How to Choose the Right Vertical Blinds for Your Home

After making the decision to use vertical window blinds in their homes, many people are surprised to learn that the decisions don’t end there. There are plenty of different options to choose from and choosing the right ones for your home is imperative. ...


Consumer Sentiment on the Rise as U.S. Real Estate Heads into Spring Home-Buying Season

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently released results of its latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey indicating that current and prospective homeowners are increasingly optimistic about U.S. real estate. Respondents cited low interest rates, an improving economy and increasing housing inventory as key reasons for their growing optimism. ...


Home Prices Show Highest Gains since December 2007

In March, U.S. home sellers sold their properties for an average of $30,500 more than their purchase price, a 17 percent average gain — the highest average price gain for home sellers in any month since December 2007 at the onset of the Great Recession. ...


NAR Broker Summit Keynote Speaker Announced

NAR PULSE—Adam Savage, of the popular Discovery Channel show MythBusters, will kick-off the 2016 REALTOR®Broker Summit in Denver, CO on June 9. From the man who blows things up for the love of learning, take a lesson on curiosity, critical thinking and learning from failure. Register today to ...


3 Productivity Hacks to Get More Done Each Day

Do you want to get more done each day? Many of us struggle to get through our to-do lists and we may feel frustrated if we’re unable to check everything off. It’s thought that productivity hinges on working harder; while it’s ...


Future Homebuyers Uneasy about Credit, Survey Says

Many future homebuyers, especially first-time buyers, do not feel confident about their credit score status, says a new survey by Experian about homebuying and credit. In fact, 34 percent of future buyers say their credit score might hurt their ability to ...


6 Essential Things to Look for in a New Home

Investing in real estate is one of the most financially sound things you can do, but buying a new home might feel intimidating when it is your first time. It is understandable that you’d want to make the best decision possible. Here are ...


Commit to Living a Greener, More Sustainable Life this Earth Day

With more than 1 billion people participating in Earth Day activities each year, it’s hard to fathom what we all did on April 22 prior to 1970—the year Senator Gaylord Nelson put into motion a movement that continues to motivate ...


Jack Kreider Named Executive Vice President and Regional Director of RE/MAX Northern Illinois

RE/MAX Northern Illinois has announced that Jack Kreider has been named its executive vice president and regional director. He will manage the day-to-day operations of RE/MAX Northern Illinois, succeeding Jim Merrion, who is retiring after 13 years in that leadership role. The announcement was made by Brian Reagan, president of ...


American Home Shield®: Helping You Help Your Clients

For Kimberly Yates, a real estate professional with the Yates Estates Team, the most rewarding part of working in the real estate industry is being of service. With 10 years of real estate experience behind her, today, Yates oversees a team of 15 ...


Rising Stars: Covering All the Bases in San Diego

Looking to revamp your management style? Glean top tips from the following interview with Peter Mendiola of Coldwell Banker West. ...


How Virtual Reality Will Change Real Estate

Virtual reality isn’t just for video games. ...


Applications for New Home Purchases Jump 17 Percent

Data for March 2016 show mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 17 percent relative to the previous month, according to The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS). ...


U.S. Extends Limited Reduction of Mortgage Principal for Stressed Homeowners

(TNS)—A top federal regulator on Thursday announced a long-awaited initiative to allow some homeowners facing foreclosure to reduce the principal on their mortgages. ...


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