National Curb Appeal Month: How your clients can spruce up the exterior of their home

National Curb Appeal Month: How your clients can spruce up the exterior of their home

Aug 8, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

August is National Curb Appeal Month, and as Realtors®, you know the first thing homebuyers see is usually the exterior of the home. What can home sellers do to make sure their house looks as great on the outside as it does on the inside? Expert advice from Interiors by Anastasia designer Anastasia Laudermilch

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ZipForm® Plus update coming Aug. 9

ZipForm® Plus update coming Aug. 9

Aug 7, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

For current users of the zipForm® platform, you will see a redesign of the software this Wednesday, Aug. 9. 

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Homeownership? It's for the dogs

Homeownership? It’s for the dogs

Aug 4, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

One-third of millennials in the U.S. said they purchased their first home to have better space or more yard for a dog

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What do seniors want in homes?

What do seniors want in homes?

Aug 3, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

More seniors prefer walkability and closeness to urban areas.

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Should homebuyers get approved for a mortgage before home shopping?

Should homebuyers get approved for a mortgage before home shopping?

Aug 2, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

According to Carrie Niess at American Financing, most homebuyers are doing it in reverse, finding their dream home and then hoping to get approved for a mortgage to afford that home.

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Number of U.S. renters hits 50-year peak

Number of U.S. renters hits 50-year peak

Aug 1, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

In 2006, 31.2 percent of households were rentals. By 2016, 36.6 percent of households were renters.

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Forms on lockdown

Forms on lockdown

Jul 31, 2017 | Desiree Brougher, Esq.

Inappropriately providing forms to others is not only a violation of PAR’s copyright, but also actually devalues the contracts and your services. In the end, sharing the forms on social media or websites helps no one.

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How aging and disabilities affect the housing industry

How aging and disabilities affect the housing industry

Jul 28, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

In the U.S., 21.5 million homes have at least one adult 65 and older residing.  Is the housing industry ready to accommodate?

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More first-time homebuyers turning to Google for information on mortgages

More first-time homebuyers turning to Google for information on mortgages

Jul 27, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

So far this year, 44 percent of searches about mortgages were from first-time buyers, an increase of 11 percent from last year.

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