What Buyers Really Want: What Does the Data Tell Us?
By Marc Gould
RISMEDIA, Thursday, August 01, 2013—
If data is the currency of the new economy, then the National Association of REALTORS® is flush with it, based on the recent release of the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2012. This annual survey of more than 5,700 respondents ...
Your Place: Paint Interior before Moving in to Your Home
By Alan J. Heavens
(MCT)—With the residential real estate market on the mend and more first-time buyers in the mix, it is time to think about those little cosmetic changes new homeowners are into. In this case, painting. Experts say that one of the very best times to do interior painting is just before moving into a new ...
HUD Makes Important Step Forward
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law welcomes the release of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed regulation entitled “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.”The Fair Housing Act not only prohibits housing discrimination, but also, through an affirmatively further fair housing ...
Marketing Strategies: From Procrastination to Productivity
By Maya Bailey
If you are currently suffering from procrastination, there is something you can do about it.
Try and remember that you are in a service business. When you wake up in the morning, you should be thinking, "Who can I help today?" If you really put your heart and soul into the joy of contributing to another ...
4 Reasons Why You're Losing Leads
By Brandon Stuerke
RISMEDIA, Thursday, July 18, 2013—
U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars generating sales leads only to lose more than 70 percent of them simply because they don’t make contact quickly enough, according to one study.But that’s not the only way they’re losing out on opportunities, says Brandon Stuerke, ...
The Top 10 Termite Mistakes
Termites. They're hungry. And to them, your house is food. Is there anything you can do to stop them? Can you make your home less appetizing? More than 100 termite experts say these are the top 10 mistakes homeowners make when it comes to termites:
Number 10: Repairing utilities on the property; disrupting the termite soil treatment. If your lawn gets dug up for plumbing, ...
Easy Home Improvements to Benefit Indoor Air Quality
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
(Family Features) Runny nose, itchy eyes and headache. These are just a few ailments suffered by homeowners with poor indoor air quality, potentially as a result of smoke, odors, dust or other contaminants. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, where air ...
Act Now to Keep Pets Safe for the 4th of July
Monday, July 01, 2013
The veterinarians at Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center remind pet owners to take steps now to protect their pets over the July 4th holiday. Booming fireworks, barbecues and lots of activity can present significant danger to pets. Although most pets are not directly exposed to fireworks, the loud noises fireworks ...
Foreign Home Buyers Continue to Identify U.S. as Profitable Investment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
International home sales in the U.S. declined in the past year, but are at their second highest level in recent years and are over six percent of total existing-home sales in value. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, interest in ...
Packing Tips for Summer Moves
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
(BPT) - Let's face it - moving is hard. Along with the stress of leaving a familiar place and adapting to new surroundings, moving means packing, loading, transporting, unloading and unpacking everything you own - as well as everything you forgot you owned.
While relocation may never be completely carefree, there are ways to ease the anxiety. ...