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As Renting Becomes More and More Unaffordable, Homeownership Is On The Rise

When people think “affordable housing,” they typically think of renting. However, that’s no longer the case. According to Realtor.com’s most recent Market Outlook Report (from September 2017), rents rose year-over-year in an astonishing 78% of counties across the US. In fact, renting has become so unaffordable, it’s officially become more expensive than homeownership. According to […]

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21 Most Unusual Pet Encounters Realtors Are Still Reliving

If you thought cranky and quirky buyers and sellers presented one of the biggest challenges Realtors face, you may have forgotten about something even more unpredictable: their pets. Real estate industry experts shared the strangest encounters they’ve had with animals. Some are hilarious, while others are downright scary. All will make you think twice the […]

4 Hidden Costs Of Not Owning A Home

There’s no arguing there’s costs associated with owning a home. But the adverse is also true; there are also definite costs associated with NOT owning a home. The benefits of buying vs. renting has always been a hotly debated topic, with most people believing that — at least in the short term — renting is […]

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Think Owning A Home Is Out Of Your Reach? Think Again

In the current economic climate, a lot of renters thinking homeownership is out of their reach. But if you think buying a home is out of reach, you might want to think again. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Realtors Confidence® Index, first-time buyers accounted for 29% of all home sales from late 2016 […]

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18 DIYs That Failed So Badly, They’re Actually Impressive

In the world of home repair and remodeling people do the best that they can. They pour what money they have available to add value and character to their beloved estates. Then there are these folks who can’t be bothered with things like, you know, instructions, skill, patience… 1. Should have gone with a bud […]

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10 Signs That You Might Be a Real Estate Agent

1. If your career choice has ever made you question your sanity… …you might be a real estate agent. 2. If your passenger seat doubles as your desk (and occasional lunch table)… …you might be a real estate agent. 3. If you’re more lost without your cell phone than the average teenager… …you might be […]