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A new study by Ikea, found that less is more in some areas but not in the kitchen. The survey, recently released, found that Americans are cutting back in many areas of living but when it comes to kitchen storage space, "more" is the operative word.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 6:00 am
Maybe you've been there so long you've lost sight of how cluttered and unwelcoming and old and ugly it is. Or the sheer volume of stuff that needs to be done is so overwhelming you just ignore it altogether. Pack it up. It's time to move on. Really.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 6:00 am
Making the decision to move into a larger home involves many factors. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether upsizing is the right move for you:
Posted: April 18, 2014, 6:00 am

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Less than a decade after the U.S. housing bust almost blew the world economy to smithereens, Americans are once again looking at real estate as their best long-term investment — better than gold, stocks, savings accounts and bonds. That’s according
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:03 pm
Interesting, go-figure week. New economic data were strong but ignored by markets; Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made dovish speeches, which revived the stock market; and Ukraine (back from the brink) removed a safety bid from bonds. March retail sales
Author: Lou Barnes
Posted: April 18, 2014, 7:43 pm
Century 21 Real Estate LLC is hoping that its latest “real-time” marketing video featuring amateur-looking footage of the Easter Bunny laying eggs will go viral. The Realogy-owned brand runs massive marketing campaigns that include TV ads during huge events like the
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 18, 2014, 7:03 pm
When the housing bubble burst, some of the hardest-hit markets around the nation were the “exurbs” — bedroom communities built far from job centers in high-cost housing markets to provide single-family homes for workers who are willing to become road
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 18, 2014, 6:54 pm
How many times have you looked at your phone and worried that your battery is about to die? My solution to this phone battery phobia is the Anker Astro Mini Charger, or as I like to call it, "the lipstick charger."
Author: ActiveRain
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:54 pm
In 2013, the average single-family home seller in San Francisco who kept his or her property off the local multiple listing service left more than $200,000 on the table. That’s according to a study by San Francisco agents Matt Fuller
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: April 18, 2014, 10:00 am
Do you feel you can liken your Facebook or LinkedIn news feed to a client's hoarding nightmare? Are things appearing in front of you that you no longer have interest in? Great gems are hiding under that mess! Old clients and friends you haven't heard from in a while, new potential business partners who haven't had the opportunity to get in front of you
Author: Sue Koch
Posted: April 18, 2014, 10:00 am
Houzz co-founder and CEO Adi Tatarko, who is helping take home renovation out of the dark ages by marrying technology and community, has some advice for aspiring startups who’d like to follow in her footsteps: Build and refine your product
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:26 am
The number of homes for sale and the amount of time they’d typically been on the market both increased in March, “welcome signs” for spring buyers, realtor.com reported today. The number of homes listed for sale on realtor.com rose 5.3
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 17, 2014, 6:37 pm
We are living in a world dependent on technology, and apps play an integral role in our lives touching everything from counting calories and getting directions to directly impacting the way we conduct business. But how do we find the most effective, affordable and best apps when there are over 300 apps created each day? Well, if you are a real estate professional, you are in luck
Author: Lindsay Listanski
Posted: April 17, 2014, 6:27 pm
I've been doing research on the code of ethics as it applies to fair housing and the new "religious freedom" laws. I still have a lot to learn, but I found some very interesting details about segregation. In the late 1910s, protective covenants became popular as a way of protecting white neighborhoods. The states were barred from setting specific racial boundaries, but private citizens could
Author: ActiveRain
Posted: April 17, 2014, 4:59 pm
Remember Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems Inc. (MERS), the sometime whipping boy of the robo-signing scandal? It’s still the only game in town for electronic recording of mortgages, and hasn’t implemented all the fixes it promised to in a 2011 legal settlement,
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 17, 2014, 4:43 pm
Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.27 percent with an average point of 0.7 for the week ending April 17, down from 4.34 percent last week but up from 3.41 percent a year ago, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:06 pm
Sometimes you do everything right and you still end up in litigation or losing your commission. Attorneys thrive on the fact that it is often cheaper to settle rather than to defend a frivolous lawsuit. On the other hand, sometimes the suit is justified even when you did nothing wrong
Author: Bernice Ross
Posted: April 17, 2014, 10:00 am
According to the National Association of Realtors, 89 percent of home shoppers use a mobile device during their search. Furthermore, 68 percent of them contacted a real estate professional based on a mobile search. And 21 percent of them found a listing agent based on their mobile search. Those are pretty staggering stats, and proof that real estate consumers are using mobile more than the average consumer
Author: Marci James
Posted: April 17, 2014, 10:00 am
According to the National Association of Realtors’ most recent member survey, the median age of Realtors in 2012 was 57, up from 51 in 2007. Just in case anyone forgets the difference between “median” and “average,” that means about half
Author: Teresa Boardman
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:54 am
What’s one of the secret weapons for success at media juggernaut Huffington Post Media Group? Nap rooms. So says Chairwoman, President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington. Yes, people looked at her askance when she insisted on providing spaces for her 580
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:35 am
Big brokers would like to use multiple listing service data to create automated property valuations to sell to financial institutions, and they want the National Association of Realtors to require MLSs to help them do it. That’s according to a
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:23 am

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